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The Lock Keeper (Ashtown)

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4.7
276 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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Booked 13 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–21:00
    Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    (01) 866 4970

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 276 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dublin

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. P

    Pete

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Nice atmosphere and good service.food was really nice too. Will definitely go back.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Cosy spot , good food , lovely atmosphere, staff were very friendly

  3. NR

    NoelR

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food, excellent helpful service and comfortable even outside under the heater. Main issue was value as the food was ok priced but the drinks very ridiculous. This is a local pub and we paid over €30 for two pints and two glasses if house wine.

  4. SB

    SeanB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again a great night at the lockkeepers. Thanks Sean and Jacqui

  5. MD

    MarkD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food very nice. Staff very helpful nice atmosphere would recommend 👍🏻

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food as always, service was great, will keep coming back

  7. S

    Shivhen

    Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely cocktails and we went for an early Saturday dinner so everything was very efficient and food was very tasty. We sat outside for a drink after sinner it was relaxing. Such an improvement as I had visited when it was The Canal Bar and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as this time

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience at The Lock Keeper was excellent. Food was really good quality and great value with very decent sized portions for all of us. The service was very pleasant and attentive and professional. The only hitch was there was a small piece of plastic in the middle of one of our desserts but it was handled very well by management and they apologised profusely and immediately removed it from the bill. Despite that it was still an all round excellent experience and we will definitely be back. We could 5.30pm was a good time to book as the music and noise levels went up incrementally between then and when we left around 8.30. Overall 5 out of 5 stars though.

  9. J

    Janice

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely place .. staff excellent and very friendly.. food was very tasty … lovely area for dining inside and outside .. definitely go back

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food, wasn’t too busy so we enjoyed a more intimate night

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice relaxed atmosphere with very friendly staff ... total enjoyable night with nice food .... well be back ... thanks

  12. B

    Becky

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Lovely staff food and interiors, however we were waiting over an hour for our food despite having prebooked. Would still eat here again!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely beautiful food,fast service fantastic waiters definitely be going again

  14. G

    Garreth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovley ambiance and staff are so friendly while attentive. Toilets were a lot of a mess it nothing to get negative about food was beautiful

  15. TT

    TT123

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Would definitely recommend. Food & service was excellent. Worth a visit

  16. MC

    MartinC

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was excellent

  17. NM

    NikkiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab menu, lovely friendly atmosphere. Definitely will be back!

  18. DL

    DarrenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Was there last night..top notch place…food, staff, atmosphere everything was just perfect. Can’t fault the place

  19. KD

    KDunne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Staff were really nice and friendly Could of been a little more attentive in the outdoor area, Food was lovely we had a great time ☺️

  20. TB

    TrishaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place to go with the girl..staff are very friendly and the food was great, I had the burger

  21. H

    Holly40

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting, excellent food and outstanding service 10/10

  22. K

    Katie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went above and beyond to help us celebrate my mam's 60th birthday

  23. MW

    MaritaW

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall4food1service4ambience4

    We only ordered small portions of chicken wings and scampi. The chicken wings were fine but the scampi was the worst I have ever eaten. I only managed to eat some of them because I was pretty hungry.

  24. AN

    AlanN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting by the canal... Open spacious and an attractive interior.. Very generous and delicious starters that really whet the appetite and raise expectations for the main course. We were not disappointed, the only difficulty here was what to pick as I could have eaten almost everything on the menu.. We were a party of 3 and had a bit of a mix... The brie, scampi and fish cakes followed by steaks and the burger, every mouthful was enjoyable and as for the sticky toffee pudding just perfect. Staff couldn't have been more attentive and polite.. Overall a definite 10/10...cant wait to get back

  25. GC

    GeraldineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked a table for my daughters birthday. We ate our meal in the beautiful spacious outdoor seating area. Service was fast and efficient staff were very friendly to myself and patient with my kids when they ordered for themselves. I tried the Louisiana hot wings and fries this time and they were delish! I would usually order the Burgundy Chicken when I visit (it’s out of this world) The food was absolutely delicious. Fresh and very tasty, the 5 of us enjoyed our meal and brought home the left over chicken wings as they were plentiful. Great value and quality for your money. Looking forward to our next visit

  26. EC

    EricaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great hospitality staff were very accommodating, would fully recommend!

  27. JD

    JaneyDub

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really fantastic place to eat! Excellent food! We were a party of 4 and are 2 starters and 4 different main courses! All were equally delicious! Staff were very efficient! The gentleman on front of house is so friendly and welcoming! It’s our 2nd time to eat there recently and we will definitely be back!

  28. AM

    AlanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Staff friendly. Excellent evening

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant night great food & servive

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely evening for dinner and drinks at The Lock Keeper. Staff very welcoming and attentive as always look forward to returning soon.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Outstanding service, nice ambiance and tasty food! Waiter got my wife's order wrong (mistakes happens), but this was dealt with so professional. Fast replacement of meal, genuine apology, etc. Highly recommend. Thank you!

  32. LC

    LyndseyC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food service was excellent really appreciated the birthday desert thanks guys 👍

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was delicious and staff were very friendly.

  34. RM

    RachelM

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Service was very slow and poor, very cold eating outside, had to ask 3 times for heating to be put on, ordered drinks took very long time to appear, disappointing experience

  35. AK

    AnnaK

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice place on the canal with good food We had a lovely evening with friends

  36. RC

    RayC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place to meet or bring friends or family to, very nice food, great value and excellent service!

  37. CQ

    CarolineQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful experience! The food was so tasty, staff where really friendly and the atmosphere was lovely. It was my husbands birthday and the staff came out to sing happy birthday and gave him a lovely dessert complete with candle! I will definitely be back and highly recommend a visit to anyone.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such an enjoyable dinner! Staff were so lovely and food was great! Will definitely be returning

  39. MK

    MonicaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic experience, the staff are friendly and professional, nothing was too much trouble. We were given a free round of drinks because of a slight delay in our food order. The food was excellent 5 of us ordered different dishes 😋 and I tasted every one of them 😋 and couldn't fault any one of them. Will definitely be back.

  40. AF

    AngelaF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely place , beautiful food and staff Exceptional! Will be back!!!

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The Lock Keeper (Ashtown) is rated 4.7 stars by 276 OpenTable diners

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Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Lock Keeper (Ashtown)

The Village Centre Dublin 15, Co. DUBLIN D15 FYP5

  • Area

    Ashtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–21:00
    Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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