The Lock Keepers

4.4
40 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Our chefs create comforting, traditional British food with a contemporary twist. Menus include everything from beautifully seared steaks and sumptuous sarnies; to light bites, lunches, brunches, burgers and deliciously decadent puddings.

We also have a heated, outdoor seating area. If you would prefer to sit outside just let us know and we can allocate the best table for you.

We are open Wednesday - Saturday 9:30am - 10pm and 9am - 6pm on Sundays.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 40 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Concerned that we were the only people in the restaurant. Good food and great location near to canal basin. Merits more customers.

AJ
AndrewJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always, surprisingly quiet for a Sunday lunchtime but made talking easier

TM
TimM
Perth
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good location near town, but still with a country feel. Nice rooms, nice restaurant and bar and fine beer and tasty food.

MM
MichaelM
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very nice food, however we were the only ones there so not much of an atmosphere.
Regardless we enjoyed ourselves with my partner, it be nice to see tea jugs cleaned however as the one we were given wasn't washed properly. We will however definitely go back because everything else was great! Would love to see this place busy, COVID please leave already!

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foodluver
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was lovely but restaurant was a bit cold.

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent Sunday lunch; we were surprised that the tables were as close to each other as they were, and there were no screens in place. Not sure about that aspect with regard to Coronavirus

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food and great atmosphere. Staff were working hard to keep standards high during covid times. Clean and great atmosphere. Sunday lunch was perfection. Desserts were heavenly!!

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Miranda
Bath
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing find! Such a lovely place, great Sunday roast with 2 course/3 course menu option. Service was great, friendly and attentive staff. Nice outdoor area too.

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SimonB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, felt safe as covid procedure in place, well observed, will definitely go back

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RobertT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and staff were excellent would definitely. The only downside was there seem to be a function in the marquee and very often they the people inside were walking back into the pub drunk with no masks on which personally with the current pandemic showed little respect to others who was in the pub at the time.

JL
JohnL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although social distancing was in place, the staff took everything in their stride, making us feel very welcome, and also very much at ease. The confit of duck was one of the most exquisite offerings that I've ever eaten. Breakfasts were top-hole, but beware that they're not available every morning (if you're staying in The Moorings).

DB
DylanB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very tasty food. All social distancing guidelines maintained and upheld by friendly staff who deserve a medal for having to wear those masks for so long!

GD
GaryD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As a regular visitor to the Lock Keepers a refresh of the menu is needed. Food is good but needs to rotate dishes periodically.

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NickyW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious brunch, great atmosphere & service. Look forward to returning

AJ
AndrewJ
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and good value. Only negative was the track and trace QR was only noticed on way out. Staff should of checked.

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CELIAH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We visited with two friends for my hubby’s birthday enjoyed. We thought the menu was very limited but we all enjoyed what we had.

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FranD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Small menu selection. Could be a lot cosier with dimmed lighting,candles lit. But the food was presented very nicely and piping hot. The staff were attentive and very good value house wine.

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gilld
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple menu and efficient service. Felt safe. Will go again

LJ
LorraineJ
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service Food was very good Cleanliness was outstanding especially in the bathrooms

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Surfnirvana
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Lovely location with plenty of parking to the side. It has a great outside seating on the river side with a large pergola over the tables and chairs which are well spaced. Brunch was fine - but it was just the little things that could be improved - ie Service was on the slow side, hot cappuccino's rather than luke-warm, have the cutlery on the table before hot food is served - by the time we had cutlery, our food had got quite cold as we were outside. There is a lovely short walk along the canal, which is worth exploring afterwards.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A gem of a place near to the City of Gloucester. Lovely views across the river. Good food and friendly staff. Well worth visiting. Will come again.

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Trina
London
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new 'local', it is such a lovely place to meet up with friends. Food is fabulous and the service efficient and friendly. I don't want to 'big it up' too much because then it will become too popular! However, I recommend it to everyone I know!

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Flora
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Decor is modern and layout is good, didn’t feel too close to any other tables. Food was nice,would be good to see a bit more choice on the menu other than burgers/salads. Kids portions were great. Staff were all lovely however we had to flag someone down to get a drink top up and we never got a desert menu until after we asked for the bill.....after waiting quite a while, felt a bit forgotten about. Would return though to try the roast on a Sunday. Nice little spot by the basin for a short walk after your meal.

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HDS80
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a quick dinner on the way back from the Forest of Dean. We booked an hour in advance, it was not busy around 6 pm and we had a quick service. Nice garden and view on the old lock and some longboats around the back. Quiet location away from the busy road.

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GeoffC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Apleasant place, near Gloucester, for a relaxed outdoor lunch

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gilld
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely lamb burger with rustic chips and coleslaw.

BH
BrianH
London
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good service. Lukewarm cider. Tasty meals served hot. Eton mess disappointing! More like angel delight with strawberries and sparsely crumbled meringue on top. Not overly chilled. No hand sanitiser on entry and no one way system. Would go again but after Covid but not No 1 on our return list

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baroon2003
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was quite slow and social distancing doesn’t seem to be a priority with tables very close. The food was nice but not exceptional and the “large” glass of wine was debatable! Overall I have had better meals there. Every beer we tried to order they didnt have, the atmosphere was lacking and the waitress that was dealing with our order was inexperienced. I was disappointed, but would return for another try.

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and the food was so delicious. Will definitely visit again.

MD
MacDonald
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely anniversary meal in the sunshine. Food was delicious and we were well looked after. We will definitely be backx

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gilld
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

So nice to get out and feel normal again. Lovely meal and no washing up a bonus

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Forester
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Unusual times due to covid 19. The menu was very, very reduced due to our global circumstances. Staff were helpful and efficient. The food was very good too.
No beer on tap (probably due to legislation). it felt safe and clean. Tables a little closer than I expected, but two doors wide open meant it was very well ventilated. Sadly, and no fault of the restaurant, the smell of muck spreading from the local farm was rather invasive.
I would recommend this restaurant and would go there again when muck spreading is over!

AG
AlastairG
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed our lunch, partly at government expense but would go back again when the scheme stops. Nicely served, friendly staff but service just a bit slow.

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happydiner
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, friendly service and an excellent breakfast.

LK
LauraK
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We came here for our anniversary, and I was a little nervous it would be heaving and horrible, but there was enough distance between all the tables, so I was at ease instantly. We had an amazing meal, the burgers were great, (my only criticism would be that they could've been a bit more pink), the drinks lovely and the desserts amazing! Thank you!

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Laura
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, lovely location, currently on a special diet and they accommodated that. Clean and loads of alcohol gel amaing to see

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Matthew
Tahoe
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent time at the Lock Keepers to celebrate my mother’s birthday. It was definitely our best post-lockdown dining experience, feeling relaxed and yet safe and appropriate, with good tasty food in pleasant surroundings. We will definitely be back.

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StephenS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely setting with outside tables on a warm evening, service was excellent although only about a quarter full. A limited menu but interesting choices. And value for money. Desserts probably a little less choice.
Overall definitely worth a visit.

WM
WayneM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stayed in the local area for the weekend and looked for somewhere to eat before we left. Noticed that ‘The Lockkeepers’ had good reviews so booked it up. It didn’t disappoint, the food was lovely and the service was great, also a great location. Would definitely recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast - beautifully cooked. Great coffee! Lovely friendly service. Highly recommend.

FAQs

The Lock Keepers is rated 4.4 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.