The Lock Keeper (Ashtown)
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
Food was beautiful 4 at our table had the steak and it was gorgeous we will be back
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
Really amazing food and beautiful friendly service.
We had table outside with heaters nearby, very safe to eat al fresco. Food lovely and service was very good, very friendly attentive staff.
10/10 as always
Very friendly staff, they made us feel very welcome
We were pleasantly surprised by the new look. Service was surperbe. Looking forward to our next visit 👍
Amazing food and drinks as always, brilliant spot !
Top class service food and drink.. Excellent all round.
Fantastic service with beautiful food. Will frequent
Lovely meal Friday evening, tables well spaced out and not crowded by any means. All staff wearing masks and adhering to public health guidelines.
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.
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.
Can’t fault on the food however I feel as if drinks and food are a bit overpriced!
Great refix for locals. Sooner covid19 finished it will rock.
Lovely atmosphere, really liked the Christmas decorations. Food was very tasty and service very good.
Lovely meal for four people very happy with how everything went.
Lovely setting, felt safe with covid restrictions and sanitisation very well managed in the bar. I’ll definitely be back.
Food is fab and great value for money. Staff very accommodating and attentive. A lovely venue, decorations were fab and location is excellent
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.
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.
It was our first time eating here and the food was great and the service was great too. Well done to all
very good value for money. excellent service . food was excellent
Brilliant service and lovely food. The cocktails were also great.
Great food and friendly service, we will definitely be back
Great experience overall. Value for money, tasty food and great drinks. Staff couldn't do enough for us. We will be back.
Brilliant staff and great food!
An excellent spot for a bite to eat. Top class service, great atmosphere and the Guinness is great too.!
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.
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.
Lovely lunch, staff are very nice and helpful. All covid-19 protocols being adhered to.
Very enjoyable visit. Delicious food and very friendly service. Will be back.
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 😊🎅❄️🌲❤️
Great food and service! Will definitely be back soon
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...
Enjoyable evening with good food and service. Only complaint was that it was a bit cold inside as if the heat was off.
Service, ambient, interior and food...everything on high and profesonal level.. def recomend
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.
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.
The Lock Keeper (Ashtown) is rated 4.7 stars by 54 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 bookings at the moment.