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

The Lock Keeper (Ashtown)

4.6
4.6
464 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 8 times today

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 464 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Dublin

    Gastro Pub

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  1. p

    paulh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place staff were helpful and friendly food was lovely and not to expensive would go again and would recommend to
  2. D

    Daithi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely lunch at the Lock Keeper on Saturday. Tasty food, and very friendly waitress who knew her stuff about the menu, and gave us good recommendations on our order.
  3. PM

    PatriciaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Clientele were very loud out on the terrace. Starters and main course tasty and good but the desserts were dreadful!! Also service was good initially but began to slip towards the end of our meal.
  4. JC

    JoshC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great - good food, happily modified one meal for us, and swift friendly service!
  5. RG

    RalucaG

    Waterford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff are very nice, friendly and professional, food is lovely and prices are okay.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family lunch
  7. RK

    RodneyK

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service , premises were very good but I feel it is a little on the expensive side . I would go back but not as regularly as if it was better value for Money .
  8. LR

    LorraineR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal at The Lock Keepers (Ashtown). Booked table and was very happy with everything. My friend was presented with a lovely glass of Prosecco as it was her birthday. They had remembered this from my booking. Staff all lovely could not do enough. Will definitely come back.
  9. KB

    KevinB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience, food was very good and so was the services
  10. M

    Mandy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    Asked to change our table to inside was told it was booked out but I could see loads of empty tables inside and throughout the time spend tere Very slow service on drinks brought 1 drink out when 2 was ordered waiter spend time socialising with other tables had 2 ask 2 different waiters were the drink we ordered was Waiter never came back to offer us a table inside even though he said he would if 1 came free and it was obvious all evening tere was a numerous amount free Irish coffee was cold
  11. CC

    ChrisC

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor terrace lovely on these warm evenings. Good food well presented. We had chicken and fish dishes - very tasty. Pleasant and efficient staff.
  12. m

    martino

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere. Good food. Excellent service. 1st class
  13. GB

    GB372

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food fantastic as usual. We were meant to sit outside but decided to move in because of the heat. No fuss made of that and it was lovely and cool inside. Will be back 🍺
  14. E

    Emma

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely food and atmosphere as always! Would definitely recommend
  15. MN

    MichaelN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant place. Great area, food and staff. Would come again for sure.
  16. m

    maryc

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we have been to the lockeeper many times and have always found it very good, the food is what you expect, menu is varied, and always very good. will definitely be returning...
  17. P

    Phibbs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very enjoyable meal service excellent staff very efficient and friendly
  18. CO

    ConO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good,very pleasant waitresses,timely. Drinks a bit expensive.
  19. MB

    MichelleB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was good, particularly the fish cakes and prawns! Cocktails were lovely, service was excellent and the restaurant was clean and bright. Found it a bit loud for my liking as there was a game on the TV but overall really enjoyed the experience overall and will be back
  20. S

    Sibu

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday lunch and I really enjoyed the day with the food great value for the money, I ordered a chicken curry and it was so good and alot for only 15.50. Got a free desert written happy birthday which I thought was really sweet of the restaurant. Service was really good, and I can't fault it. Will definitely be returning.
  21. LD

    LocalDiners

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the start, The Lock Keeper has offered great food, fantastic service, great value for money in a relaxed atmosphere, lovely location, with outdoor seating and where you now can have a great lunch or dinner and chat with your fellow diners, inside or out without having to shout! I love it and we keep coming back and bringing others, as we live locally.
  22. C

    Cait

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really Lovely food. Lovely atmosphere. Lovely staff.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Food was poor. Ambiance was good and service was very good. Can’t understand why you have to book online this place is ok for drinks with very average bar food menu. Wouldn’t rush back
  25. AM

    AndrewM

    Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Kid friendly and good service and location. I would recommend.
  26. B

    Brian

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    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..
  27. EH

    EHSH

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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.
  28. JD

    JamesD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

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

    mart0m

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely meal for Fathers Day
  30. SB

    SeanB

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening of food and drink. Thanks.
  31. 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!
  32. 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!
  33. 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
  34. EH

    EHSH

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and top class staff and service.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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
  38. 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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    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
  40. 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

FAQs

The Lock Keeper (Ashtown) is rated 4.6 stars by 464 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 8 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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