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Runcorn's premier entertainment venue

Steeped in history and renowned as the heart of Runcorn's entertainment scene, The Lockdown Pub stands as a beacon of community, music, and sport. You might remember this venue as formerly known as The Canalside or Quayside. We are
free house and as such serve and sell all types of beers and are not part of group as we are independently owned.

Live Music

Join us every weekend where we have live music every Friday and Saturday night

Live Sports

We screen all major sporting events on one of our many screens throughout the bar


Come and join us and play pool in a private room with friends or in our new pool hall

Function Room

We host many functions for all different types of occasions, holding up to 150 guests

Food, drinks & LIVE SPORT WITH the best atmosphere in Runcorn

Good drinks, live sports and a great team here to look after you. And is if that's not all, we now have the team at Turn Up The Base serving incredible Pizza Thursday- Sundays.

  • Beers, Wines, Spirits & Delicious Cocktails
  • The Best Pizza around
  • Live Sports 7 days a week
  • Live Music Every Weekend
  • Great Atmosphere
  • First Class Service


Looking to hold a celebration? Look now further than hosting your event in our function room which holds up to 200 people.

Enjoy live sports 7 days week

You will never miss any of the live sporting events. With 7 screens there is always room for you and your friends at The Lockdown

Watch All major Sporting Events live

Upcoming Events


Local business Turn Up The Base now opporate from our kitchen providing the very best Neopolitan Pizzas around and much more soon to come. These guys share our passion to offer customers the best available food and service and they don't disappoint.


To those living locally you will have formally known us as the Canalside or Quayside, next to the old home of Runcorn Linnets. Our address is: 45-47 Canal Street, Runcorn WA7 1SA

We can take group bookings in advance but generally speaking you can turn up and eat with us.

In 2023 we have teamed up with the incredible team at Turn Up The Base to serve amazing pizza and burgers. Please check with us first to see which we will be serving on the day you plan to visit.

We are proud to offer live music every weekend, typically on Saturday nights. The fun doesn’t stop there as we often have DJs playing live on a Friday night along with theme nights throughout the year in our function room.

Great food, great beer, live sports, live music and great people!

Live Music Every Weekend
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