Good news! Middlewich’s Kings Lock pub re-opened on Thursday after a closure of about 3 months.
This pub has a marvellous lockside location, and overlooks the junction between the Trent & Mersey and the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union which can provide hours worth of gongoozling on a summers afternoon as boats of all shapes and sizes take their turn to negotiate the tight turn into the branch only to find they get flushed back out again when someone drops Wardle Lock. The 20 or so yards from the junction to the lock is the Wardle Canal, claimed to be Britain’s shortest canal.
I wish the new tenants every success in making this pub into the great canalside pub which it deserves to be.