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

4.5
4.5
516 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


Booked 5 times today

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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 516 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Dublin

    Gastro Pub

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  1. A

    Alelivs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alex, Rob and Lio are amazing and have always given us a great service.
  2. PW

    PatriciaW

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was very curteous and polite. Excellent service and food.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Food good service good. Only 1?problem: Starter ordered was Feta cheese and tomato parcels - got something like a samosa with potato and garlic. When i told staff initially i was told yes theres potato and cheese in it as was on menu- i said thats not what was on menu. As we were leaving the poor girl tried to tell me there was a typo on the menu - should have said potato not tomato?!?! Bizarre ….
  4. LL

    Lh903Lauralouisehelloooo

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot! And do theeeeee best cocktails! Great place for nice cosy dinner and drinks
  5. D

    kenD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice food and good atmosphere. There was a chap playing the guitar as well and he was very good.
  6. SO

    SeanOC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not my first time here but decent bar food menu and quality and service is always very good. Recommend a visit for relaxed afternoon or night out
  7. S

    Shadybelle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    I have already sent The restaurant an email outlining our disappointment with last nights experience. Quite a lot of it was outside their control but nevertheless it spoiled our experience and we just ate and ran !
  8. JC

    JoannaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, lovely atmosphere incredible staff and delicious food
  9. SD

    StephenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night. Lovely food, staff were excellent and live music was brilliant
  10. PW

    PatriciaW

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The venue was lovely, cosy. The staff were happy, efficient and welcoming
  11. LM

    LynnM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service plenty of staff …. All round great night
  12. E

    Emmie

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food is very good. Panko prawns, chicken wings and penne pasta were absolutely delicious. The duck was very disappointing fat not rendered and dish was so dry. Dessert selection was a let down as i dont like chocolate and think everything had chocolate. I was so looking forward to the apple and rhubarb crumble that iv had before but its gone from the menu. Man on the guitar was brilliant. Will definitely be returning.
  13. MG

    MaggieG

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service excellent as usual, all staff very friendly and helpful. Food absolutely gorgeous, lovely Christmassy atmosphere, will definitely be back.
  14. F

    Flynn79

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was fabulous as always. The chicken wings are some of the best I’ve had
  15. CM

    CormacM

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had been here before but was quite a time back. I saw it again on opentable and didn't regret booking it. We timed it well as it wasn't that busy, The lighting could have been better, as a moderate visually impared person I found it difficult to see the menu. It was a bit cold inside as dont feel they had the heating on, We asked to be put beside a fire but the manager who seated us didn't pick up on it and sat us at a 2 table. We could have asked again but we just sat where we were put. The first server was very nice, kind, pleasant, told us about the specials which was brilliant. Second server came over straight away to get the drinks order, Food came out quite quick, The deep fried Tipperary brie was amazing, my wife had the haddock special which was perfectly cooked, would prefer to have it come with a few veg and potatos though, and on her request the sauce came on the side, I had the Burgandy chicken which was cooked to perfection, Not big on the mash though, as previously mentioned I would have liked some fresh steamed or boiled veg and potatoes, I believe its a little more expensive to make the mash with all the extra ingredients like salt, pepper, cream, butter added to it, Other than that, the food was fantastic, portions were just right, atmostphere was good as it wasn't too busy, noise level was perfect, service was incredible, could fault the staff at all, they were fast, friendly and efficient, we'll definitely be back again soon. Thanks to all the staff for everything and a great dining experience
  16. C

    Chloe

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, food arrived quick, and the staff were lovely and very attentive. Will definitely be back again!
  17. FT

    FionaT

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food, attentive service and friendly staff.
  18. S

    Sarah

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing and served so quickly. Great choices on the menu too.
  19. KB

    KeilaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Im very HAPPY for having chosen this charming, welcoming pub, with such a polite, proactive team, with excellent communication and one of the best atmospheres in the city! Terry Kavanagh sang beautifully last night turning my birthday into a chorus of voices in tune with him! It was perfect! It was wonderfull🎶 I recommend this pub to everyone who wants to get together with friends and celebrate life! 🥂🎈🍰
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Our food was good and the service was very good
  22. AS

    AnnabelleSmith

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Nice venue, pleasant staff however service was very slow from ordering to paying, toilets looking a bit shabby, food average. Would recommend for a convenient location with parking nearby but wouldn’t rush back. It’s a shame, the venue could really capitalise on overflow custom from the Half Way House very close by which is always packed if they had better service & food & just upped their game.
  23. D

    David

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner with friends , and staff very accommodating of 4 kids under 10.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food great staff
  25. J

    John

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Pleasant environment with helpful staff. Two diners disappointed with chicken burger, one happy with chicken curry.
  26. TC

    TonyC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Sirloin cooked to profection. Live music a little loud for my liking. Pints good
  27. KR

    KaledaR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    the chicken wings were so tasty and very nice atmosphere.
  28. LM

    LindaM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly service, good food, comfortable surroundings
  29. PC

    PamelaC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    This is a place I go a lot with my friends. But last night they gave our table to someone else even though we had it booked over 2 weeks ago. Weren’t very nice or accommodating about it. A lot of shoulder shrugging.. doubt I’d be in a hurry to go back so quick. Very quiet for a Thursday usually quite busy. Overall very disappointing
  30. M

    Madzer

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed it myself and young dauther had dinner service was great staff real polite and friendly and no noise levels at all burger was amazing as we're chicken wings chips we're the only let down bit greasy
  31. SO

    SiobhanO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I always love this pub. but the food is a bit boring. The garlic bread was tasteless. The onion rings boring, Lots of potential but no flavour.
  32. KM

    KavitaM

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The musician was very loud - ended up sitting outside as you couldn’t talk to the people with you. Wasn’t impressed when he started singing ‘political’ songs
  33. EH

    EHSH

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, venue, and food, apart from the brown bread served with soup which unfortunately tasted very yeasty and stale. It was inedible. The soup itself was delicious.
  34. B

    Beno

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Met with 5 friends here Service and food fantastic and great value too. My hot port was more water than port and at 7.50€ needs to be poured with a heavier hand….!!! There was a guy playing guitar….Fantatsic but a little too loud for an 8pm session while people are trying to chat over dinner!! Will for sure return !!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is always great, staff were very accomodating with our small kids
  36. D

    Dani

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! Foods and drink are great. Staff are really friendly! :)
  37. S

    Sheilaw

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Sat outside had to request outdoor heating to be turned on. Food was good staff were very pleasant the coffee was cold
  38. CB

    CiaranB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and lovely drinks friendly staff in a beautiful place what more can you what
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  40. MB

    MaryB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely evening there for my mam birthday food was beautiful service brilliant staff lovely and brought mam out her dessert with a birthday candle and sang her happy birthday so lovely made a big effort thanks so much really appreciated it will definitely be back 🥰

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The Lock Keeper (Ashtown) is rated 4.5 stars by 516 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


Booked 5 times today
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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