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The Lock Keeper (Ashtown), Dublin 15, Co. DUBLIN

The Lock Keeper (Ashtown)

4.6
4.6
439 Reviews
€30 and under
Gastro Pub
Nestled in the heart of Ashtown Village, Dublin 15, overlooking the Royal Canal, The Lock Keeper can be found at Lock #10.

Steeped in heritage, this double lock was constructed c.1792. With quality stonework and attractive sloping edges Lock 10 is one of 46 along the Royal Canal and continues to be a testament to the skill of the craftsmen involved.

Our bar is adjacent to the Lock Keepers House, a post that became obsolete in 1961 when the canal was closed to traffic the previous year. The Royal Canal, which runs from the River Liffey to the River Shannon and stretches a distance of 145km, was originally built for freight and passenger transportation with the last working barges ceasing to operate in 1951.

Now beautifully maintained by Irish Waterways, you are welcome to visit The Lock Keeper by canoeing, walking or cycling from Dublin City Centre. Equally idyllic, why not catch a train from Connolly with a short 6 minute journey bringing you to our

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 866 4970

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 439 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dublin

    Gastro Pub

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  1. B

    Brian

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food is consistently good and the staff are excellent. Can be noisy but this also adds to the atmosphere. A little on the pricey side..
  2. EH

    EHSH

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place to eat or have a drink. Staff are always so pleasant. They made a lovely Happy Birthday plate for my brother's dessert.
  3. JD

    JamesD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Booked at last minute and lucky to get a table. Good service and lovely food.
  4. m

    mart0m

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely meal for Fathers Day
  5. SB

    SeanB

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening of food and drink. Thanks.
  6. E

    Emma

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nothing to fault, food was lovely, service was great and was a lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and would definitely go back again!
  7. CQ

    CarolineQ

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you, lovely food, great service and lovely atmosphere. I would highly recommend anyone to visit!
  8. SF

    StephenF91

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, quick but absolutely fresh. Cocktails are lovely. Terrace is great. Staff are so friendly. Will be back
  9. EH

    EHSH

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and top class staff and service.
  10. O

    stuartO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed meal and drinks with my wife and two young kids. Staff are excellent same as food. We have been several times and always a great experience.
  11. DJ

    DJH1

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We were disappointed with the penne pasta dish. 2 of our group got this. The sauce was watery and food was between cool and luke warm. Chicken curry was very tasty. The service was a bit slow, had to get our own napkins and cutlery. It was just ok, not as good as it usually is.
  12. AF

    AdeF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I love to go in lock kipper. Always good food , person very nice. Yesterday just a small mistake ( I don't see before) , we pay in double the dessert. But it is very good place. I will come back
  13. CD

    ClaireD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely location on the canal, great variety on the menu, reasonably priced.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice setting and bar Live guitar Food was tasty good value Huge portions
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was lovely and very accommodating also very friendly will definitely return
  16. PE

    PaulaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are all very nice they look after customers very well. Leon and Leo two of the best bar staff there and Leons cocktails well there is nothing like them 😀🍸🍹
  17. LM

    LindaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed my night at the canal bar .The waitress was so so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble . Food was lovely .couldn't have been a better evening and will be back again
  18. JM

    JessicaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing came out fresh and so hot service was fast
  19. SG

    ShaneG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good customer service and all round nice place to eat and drink
  20. NG

    NikkiG

    Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely food and really good service, very enjoyable experience
  21. LM

    LindaM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and efficient service. Good food and nice atmosphere. Not too loud so we’re able to have conversation.
  22. PD

    PatriciaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They accommodated our party of 12 on quite short notice. Staff were very attentive, friendly and professional. Food was delicious and the location is beautiful. Restaurant is very airy, you're not on top of anyone or too warm. Just a lovely afternoon all round. Thank you
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  24. JB

    JasonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice tasting food, good value and great lication
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The staff as always are brilliant.. Andy and the team always so attentive.
  26. HD

    HarryDympOscar

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The canal bar is a beautiful spot for bite to eat & drink and relax, service was Great, they did everything to make my stepsons communion day special, thanks from Har Dymp & Oscar
  27. R

    Raphael

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, would definitely go back. Food was great, drinks were great and service was A1
  28. DK

    DeanK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Beautiful meal overall evening very nice and service was great. Only fault was 10pm we were asked for last orders.
  29. C

    Ciara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing. Could not have fault it in any way.. 8 of us at the table and every one of us demolished the food. Service was 100%. When music started played it just brought the level 10000%. Will definitely be returning.
  30. JD

    JamesD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Spur of the moment we went down and had a lovely meal
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always in the lock keeper couldn’t do enough for us 10/10
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic time at The Lock Keeper celebrating my graduation. The staff, particularly the manager, were fantastic and really made an effort to make the meal special. Food and cocktails were amazing. Highly recommended!
  33. C

    Ciara2022

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I am a vegetarian and the menu is a little limited. I got the vegetarian burger the last time I ate there and that's about all I can get from there. This time I ordered the same but was told they had run out of vegetarian burgers. This was at 4pm. For me, this is a little early in the day to be running out of your only vegetarian open. A nice vegetarian pasta dish wouldn't go a miss. My mother got the fish and chips and which she liked but the mushy peas had pepper in them which was unpleasant. Overall will probably not return anytime soon but would visit again in a year or so
  34. GT

    GerryT

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good option for Sunday lunch, first time visit
  35. RK

    RichardK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, good variety, reasonably priced, great service, great drinks menu. Very enjoyable evening
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff very friendly food was tasty great service Great atmosphere
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing. Cocktails great too
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Fantastic service. Amazing staff. Great setting.
  39. M

    julieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This is our third time to the lockeeper pub and we bought family members with us on Easter Sunday food was amazing the staff are very friendly we will deffo be returning .
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant so much we came back the second night. Delicious food and the cocktails were excellent!

FAQs

The Lock Keeper (Ashtown) is rated 4.6 stars by 439 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Lock Keeper (Ashtown)

The Village Centre Dublin 15, Co. DUBLIN D15 FYP5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ashtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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