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The Trent Lock

Lock Lane, Sawley, Long Eaton, NG10 2FY

((((* British
  •  - Nottinghamshire
  •  - Nottinghamshire
  •  - Nottinghamshire
  •  - Nottinghamshire
  •  - Nottinghamshire
  •  - Nottinghamshire
  •  - Nottinghamshire
  •  - Nottinghamshire
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Will be back in New Year
Will book for next Xmas
Chris Selvey

Chris 27 December 2018

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In a unique and beautiful location, The Trent Lock sits at the crux of 3 counties and 2 rivers, on the Trent Lock river junction. Serving an accomplished menu of well-loved British food, the views from the pretty al fresco garden are spectacular. Interiorly, the pub has rustic furnishings, with exposed oaken beams, a grand hearth and British art.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Trent Lock menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Trent Lock ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

With its highly distinctive and eye-catching situation, The Trent Lock Sawley is only a 15-minute walk from Long Eaton Train Station, on the edge of Nottinghamshire.

The Trent Lock

Lock Lane, Sawley, Long Eaton, NG10 2FY

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Customer reviews for The Trent Lock

4.2 ((((* (based on 40 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (28)
  • lunch (24)
  • views (13)
  • value (10)
  • al fresco (9)
  • private dining (8)
  • romantic (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • child friendly (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • business (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (((** 26 February 2017 by Jane from Nottingham

    Good food. But we were rushed to vacate a table that I had booked. Apologies from staff for doing so still made me feel not valued. Only had 1 course & forced to drink coffee in bar not good enough.

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Andrew from Derby

    Excellent service. Good food at a reasonable price. We went midday on a Saturday in February - busy enough to have some ambience but not overcrowded. Will definately go again.

  • ((((( 27 January 2017 by Birgit from Nottingham

    Very welcoming, good choice of dishes. Food was very well presented and very nice.

  • ((((( 29 November 2016 by Keith from Long Eaton Nottingham.

    Brought my friend for her birthday - a lovely evening thank you.

  • ((((( 14 November 2016 by Matthew from Nottingham

    We had a very pleasant meal at the Trent lock. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. My farther and I had stakes and both were cooked to perfection. A lovely range of drinks both for us real ale drinkers and soft drinks for the driver.

  • ((((* 31 October 2016 by Jane from Nottingham

    We had a great meal with our parents on a busy Saturday night. Although busy the server Yvette was very attentive and excellent at her job. There was a steak meal special which was very good value for money and both rib eyed steaks were cooked just as we requested. We will be back.

  • ((((( 23 October 2016 by Ann from Derby

    Excellent service from the minute we walked in. Friendly staff and lovely food, well presented .

  • ((((( 17 October 2016 by David from Nottingham

    We booked a table which was ready for us when we arrived , which we were pleasantly shown to ,The menu was explained to us as we had vegetarians and a celiac in the party. The food was delicious and served piping hot .We had a very good experience and will return .Thank you to all at this Inn.

  • ((((( 20 September 2016 by Alison from Derby

    Great location, good decor doesn't feel like a pub, attentive staff, food of a good standard

  • (**** 24 August 2016 by Diane from Nottingham

    Unfortunately the food was again very disappointing. My friend had to send hers back because the fishcakes were too overcooked and dry for her to eat. The fishcakes were clearly burnt on the outside and it must have been obvious to the chef before he sent it out that the fishcakes would be dry and possibly inedible. I had a chicken breast on risotto and again the chicken was very overcooked and dry but I was too hungry to send it back and so just ate it. Sadly this is the 5th time we've been and said we wouldn't eat there again however the location and ambience keeps saving it. Please, please get your food sorted out because there is great potential for this to be a packed restaurant every lunchtime and evening.

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