The Lock Keeper (Ashtown)

4.7
54 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
What 54 People Are Saying
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OliveC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was beautiful 4 at our table had the steak and it was gorgeous we will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The lock keepers menu has a great variety. I have eaten here several times and tried something different each time. The fish is exceptional especially for the price. Chicken wings are a big hit too. I can’t say enough about all the staff extremely attentive and friendly. Worth a visit

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Idabale
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing food and beautiful friendly service.

BO
BillieO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had table outside with heaters nearby, very safe to eat al fresco. Food lovely and service was very good, very friendly attentive staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 as always

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Leeroy
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, they made us feel very welcome

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Lusciouslil
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by the new look. Service was surperbe. Looking forward to our next visit 👍

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Deanie
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks as always, brilliant spot !

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely experienxe

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GavinO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top class service food and drink.. Excellent all round.

EM
ElisaM
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service with beautiful food. Will frequent

JB
JoanB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal Friday evening, tables well spaced out and not crowded by any means. All staff wearing masks and adhering to public health guidelines.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless from start to finish. Every staff member I met was courteous, helpful and had a lovely personality. The food was exceptional. The new decor is lovely and I felt very safe and separated from other tables. Can’t wait to return.

CK
CK15
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the new decor. Social distancing and covid protocols were totally adhered to by staff and other customers.
Varied menu that had something for everyone.
Definitely recommended.

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AB1998
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t fault on the food however I feel as if drinks and food are a bit overpriced!

DH
DonalH
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great refix for locals. Sooner covid19 finished it will rock.

HB
HazelB
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, really liked the Christmas decorations. Food was very tasty and service very good.

JS
JamesS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely meal for four people very happy with how everything went.

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Ellabella
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, felt safe with covid restrictions and sanitisation very well managed in the bar. I’ll definitely be back.

SB
SineadB
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fab and great value for money. Staff very accommodating and attentive. A lovely venue, decorations were fab and location is excellent

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Johnny
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

On arrival there was a nice atmosphere. It was lovely and warm also. We were shown to our seats by a friendly staff member. We ordered our drinks and food. We were pleasantly surprised to find the food was delicious. The price was reasonable also. We will definitely go back again.

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KenK
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food everything was excellent. All staff so nice, helpful and friendly. Will definitely go back. Normal value by irish standards. Loved the outside searing area. All friends with me loved it there.

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FergalS
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was our first time eating here and the food was great and the service was great too. Well done to all

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layo
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good value for money. excellent service . food was excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and lovely food. The cocktails were also great.

CB
ClareB
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service, we will definitely be back

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N2020
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Value for money, tasty food and great drinks. Staff couldn't do enough for us. We will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant staff and great food!

GO
GavinO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent spot for a bite to eat. Top class service, great atmosphere and the Guinness is great too.!

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OrlaW
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and service was great. Only issue was we were given a small table for two despite booking for three - Uncomfortable when trying to safely adhere to health guidelines at such a small table.

PG
PaulG
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi,

nice people, good service and very tasty food with good variety.

1st time in the place since the refurb but really like what they've done - very comfortable.

AH
AntoH
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch, staff are very nice and helpful. All covid-19 protocols being adhered to.

DO
DeirdreO
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable visit. Delicious food and very friendly service. Will be back.

MG
MartynaG
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I spent a lovely time with my friend. Food was delicious, christmas atmosphere made the place very cosy. Service was excellent and very polite. It was nice to go to the pub after so long time 😊🎅❄️🌲❤️

TC
TC123
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will definitely be back soon

DF
DeeF
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue - love the complete makeover this bar/restaurant received this year under new management. Very experienced and friendly staff, plus the food is lovely. Have to try the cocktails next...

EM
EMDa
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyable evening with good food and service. Only complaint was that it was a bit cold inside as if the heat was off.

TS
TinaS
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, ambient, interior and food...everything on high and profesonal level.. def recomend

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Ruth
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. We had an issue with our table and we were quickly facilitated at another table. Staff were friendly, food was great, good vibe to the place.

CS
CoraS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back in the lock keeper. We loved how the inside has been revamped. Staff were friendly & efficient as always. Very safe in relation to guidelines with covid. Food was really nice & served promptly. Pint of Guinness was lovely. Will be back again soon, 2 more dates booked! Would recommend.

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The Lock Keeper (Ashtown) is rated 4.7 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

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