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

The Lock Keeper (Ashtown)

4.4
4.4
574 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

8:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 9:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 866 4970
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 574 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin

    Great for live music

  • Dublin

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Dublin

    Gastro Pub

  • Dublin 15

    Most Booked

574 Reviews
  1. SummerA

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4
    This is a lovely bar with good food and atmosphere. I happily come in here alone to eat or even just for a coffee. It's a lovely relaxed atmosphere and I like their playlists !

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Lovely bar. Service was just perfect. Friendly staff. Food was well presented, hot and really tasty. No leftovers! Very good value. Will be back

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  3. Rachel

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Fabulous spot, would recommend to a friend , food and drinks were delicious

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  4. MariaP

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Great steak. Everyone was very happy with their choice. Would recommend

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  5. MargueriteF

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2
    The Lock Keeper was not busy so the atmosphere was muted. Despite the lack of customers service was poor - when we were shown to our table it was dirty and sticky and I had to ask to have it cleaned. Wait staff were very slow to come and take our order but once we ordered our food came quickly and service after that was very attentive. The food was fine, nothing out of the ordinary but tasty and hot.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Noise just cause of rugby match perfect though service so quick

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  7. NiamhB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Staff were very friendly & efficient. Food was absolutely delicious.

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  8. DubGal81

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Food was gorgeous. Staff brilliant. Bar staff very friendly. Was a lovely feel to the place. Went for a birthday. Was just what we needed. Lovely time had by all.

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  9. SammyTashy200

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    My favourite local!! The staff are the friendliest and so helpful, they definitely go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and looked after. The food is delicious with I would argue the best chicken wings in Dublin. I wouldn’t know where to start on recommending their cocktails as they’ve always been well made and very tasty. The only improvement I would make would be the toilets as they are a little dark and don’t reflect the rest of the restaurant experience. Lucky to have The Lockkeeper so close to where I live and my friends love meeting here too!!

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  10. ChrisC

    Dublin

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4
    Lovely location along the canal. Pleasant staff and tasty food at good value prices

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  11. Matty

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5
    Ambiance and service were fantastic. Love the place, food is expensive for what it is though. Cocktails are great, but I had the duck dish and the fat wasn't rendered properly and the noodles were quite bland. My partner had the beef burger and chips and he liked it. Still quite expensive for what it was.

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  12. BarbaraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Had such a lovely time yesterday in The Lock keeper. We were seated promptly by a friendly server & left to browse the varied & good value menu. After ordering our drinks & then food, it all came in comfortable timing & we all couldn’t find any fault with our chosen dishes, absolutely delicious!! Staff were incredibly efficient & very friendly too Such a lovely evening spent by the canal & highly recommend The Lock Keeper 100%

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  13. Evelyn

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4
    Very enjoyable meal, staff friendly, helpful and accommodating

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  14. EileenM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4
    The biggest thing that let this establishment down were the toilets. We were there at 19.15hrs and they were dirty which is pretty early on in the evening so I can only imagine what they were like later on in the night. The staff were very efficient, friendly and professional

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  15. leanne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4
    Food could be much better. Cocktails very very nice though.

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  16. ChrisC

    Dublin

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5
    Lovely location along canal at Ashtown. Good choices on menu with very good value lunch menu. Tasty food and very pleasant staff

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  17. BrendaK15

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2
    Toilets need refurbishment asap. Need regular cleaning

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  18. JoannaC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Food was lovely and cooked to perfection. Service was excellent. We had a lovely evening and will book again.

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  19. OrlaithB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4
    Great food and good variety on menu. Only negative was we were waiting a bit of time for someone to take our food order.

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  20. IngridB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    We love the food here, staff are also really quick and helpful, we will be back X

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  21. Pippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Lovely place, delicious food, lovely staff. Good choice for afternoon snack and fabulous cocktail

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  22. DwaneL

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5
    Fantastic little spot, great atmosphere and even better food, 10/10

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  23. JulianaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Very good place and delicious food! I really recommend

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  24. MaryK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4
    We went for a family meal ona Tuesday. Not too busy. Food choice very good for pub food and it was excellent food with very big portions. Staff couldn't do enough. Highly recommend for pub food and located beside Ashtown station which is an added bonus.

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  25. DavidD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Food was excellent and staff and service was excellent, looking forward to my next visit.

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  26. LisaN

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5
    Great atmosphere Leo, Alex and the team really looked after us as always.

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  27. ConorB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5
    Good spot to sit outside : would be unreal if they had some screens for sport out there.

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  28. MelissaL

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4
    Alex was wonderful as usual & Caesar wrap was delish!

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  29. MaireadO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Lovely staff, food and great atmosphere.. hughly recommend.

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  30. Luke

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Great service and gorgeous food. My girlfriend loved her cocktail

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  31. Jennifer

    Dublin

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4
    €4.50 for 3 slices of garlic buttered toast. Squid very rubbery and the burnt chips at the end of our bowl. Maybe an off day but it was our first time to have food here.

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  32. SaschaO

    Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    The Lock Keeper is a great spot for dinner and drinks. The service is excellent, really attentive, and the food on offer is delicious and has something to appeal to everyone. They have a nice cocktail menu and decent wine on offer as well as a good range of beer. Would definitely recommend!

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  33. ClionaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5
    Very friendly staff. We sat in the outdoor heated area, it was very relaxing. Food was tasty too

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4
    We had a long wait for service and had to ask for menus, as we had children with us this was not good the 2 year old was hungry and got very restless when the order came the 7 year old’s order of a burger was very over cooked and couldn’t eat it. I have eaten here before and didn’t have any issues

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  35. MelissaL

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Alexandra was amazing as usual, very attentive & professional.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5
    Excellent meal was has by all the family. Will definitely be back

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Another fantastic meal at the Lock Keeper. As always, food & service were great

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4
    Food was fine. Risotto a bit tasteless though. Apart from that it was a pleasant evening

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  39. GTEF140602

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4
    Really enjoyed our evening. Food and service fantastic.

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  40. SeanB

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5
    Great food and drink as always my favourite and local pub 👍

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The Lock Keeper (Ashtown) is rated 4.4 stars by 574 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 7 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 9:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Patio/Outdoor Dining
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