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The Lock Keeper (Ashtown)

4.7
4.7
348 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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  • 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

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 348 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dublin

    Gastro Pub

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  1. DM

    DermotM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff. Friendly and good. Really nice bar / restaurant. Really like it.

  2. PR

    PaulaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and very good value. Food is delish. Recommend the chicken wings.

  3. ED

    EmmaD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very good service. Decent pub grub too. Will be back

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff excellent, very attentive and polite. Felt that all health & safety, Covid 19 regulations & precautions were adhered too. Would go back again.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We just a lovely meal here. Food and staff are sooooo good!

  6. BN

    BeatrizN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food - missing a bit of sauce on the Sticky Toffee Pudding -, great service, with very nice employees, very well decorated. A very good place to go, for drinks, food and conversation.

  7. SP

    SuziP

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Very disappointing evening it is a nice venue with a pleasant outdoor space. The food is expensive for what it is, I had the duck special which I should have sent back but with 8pm closing it wasn't worth it. I may go back for a drink but definitely not the food. Service was OK but there was no expectation of mask adherence for those using the inside area which makes me wonder what other things are.left to chance.

  8. SC

    SharonC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for dinner last night. The food was really nice. The staff were amazing especially Maritz. She was so friendly and super efficient. I would highly recommend The Lock Keeper. I was very impressed with adherents to Covid protocols, sanitising menus and tables after each customer.

  9. ED

    EoinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service, friendly staff. Delighted to have this place on our doorstep.

  10. TB

    TracyB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, fabulous food and a grest service. Staff were amazing

  11. ED

    ElaineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time, staff were friendly, efficient and attentative, we certainly will be going again

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great team from arrival to finish. We feel very welcomed as a family and safe with current situation.. Food was lovely as always

  13. PS

    PatriciaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely birthday lunch here on a quiet rainy January day. Heated outdoor terrace is dry and warm. Staff could not have been nicer. Food was tasty and generous portions. Would recommend and will be back regularly.

  14. L

    Luke

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Waiter was very attentive and fast. Food lovely...sevice great. Everything perfect with only one bit of advice....be sure both heaters are working as there was only one in operation especially given its winter . Thank you.

  15. RD

    RachelD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food prompt service outdoor seating area well done bit too warm but nothing to complain about

  16. SO

    SeanOC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely good, great service and super value for money. Recommend to anyone in the area.

  17. DM

    DeniseM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Staff very friendly without hovering nearby. Location relaxing by the canal and plenty of room to feel safe.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great food, amazing staff and very nice atmosphere. Will be back again!

  19. LE

    LiamE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food excellent, staff very friendly. Cocktails are excellent Great atmosphere. I have been a few times and will keep going back.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff Andrew running the place was very accommodating

  21. E

    Evelyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic staff, delicious food, highly recommend

  22. SL

    SusanL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely lunch with the family. Food great as always as service excellent.

  23. ES

    EmerS

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptionally helpful staff, lovely atmosphere, and great food

  24. MO

    MartinO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The staff are fantastic and go out of their way to ensure we had a great evening and the food has improved so much in recent weeks.

  25. MC

    MartinC

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Many thanks Andy and team for another fantastic evening.

  26. DM

    DezMc

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant service from Jarath and Emma.. every time I visit the lock keeper they always give 100% . Great food, service 10 out of 10

  27. CH

    CHRISC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great place to pop into for a few drinks or some really good food, safe and pleasant environment well worth a visit and to say the staff are friendly is an understatement

  28. V

    Vickym

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    This is our local and we love it. Lovely menu and plenty for the kids. Food was delicious, service good and friendly, covid compliant, we'll be back soon!

  29. MD

    MarthaD

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my 3rd visit in recent times and the food and service continued to be excellent. Andy and his staff are polite, friendly and efficient. On this occasion the young man at the door was checking Covid Certs and IDs and also seating customers and taking orders due to a temporary staff shortage. He multitasked very well despite being under pressure.

  30. LH

    LeahH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food and service were very good, staff very friendly & it was good value. Only one issue, the server told us that the kitchen was closing at 8:15, we had an 8pm booking. Didn't give us much time to browse the menu or order starters. I understood from the website that the kitchen closed at 8:45pm.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice place nearby our house, great service, attention on details and customers. Tasty food, specialties of the house are always fresh and tasty. Great staff, friendly and very considerent.

  32. RR

    RayR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Good food, great service, nice atmosphere. We will be back.

  33. MP

    MichaelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a brilliant time celebrating a birthday and would highly recommend! Can't wait to go back.

  34. MC

    MichelleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, staff were extremely friendly. Beautifully decorated.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So nice & staff were great. Especially the man at the door. Thanks

  36. CB

    ConorB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Very accommodating staff and plenty of options for food and drink , never disappointed!

  37. C

    Claire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely lovely and a really good selection too. Service was amazing, the waiters were very welcoming and attentive all night. The atmosphere was super cosy and warm (outdoor dining) which made it even more enjoyable. Will definitely be back again soon, thank you!

  38. SM

    SanM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great service. Super friendly staff. We were late to the booking and the staff were so accommodating. The food was lovely. Great variety of drinks. Really enjoyed the evening.

  39. l

    layo

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, felt very safe, lovely staff food excellent

  40. SM

    SandraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked last minute so only had outdoor. Was a bit chilly when wind blew..staff very kindly moved us further away from opem door which was fantastic. Staff are unbelieveably attentive and service ia really quick. Food and Cocktails are amazing too.

FAQs

The Lock Keeper (Ashtown) is rated 4.7 stars by 348 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.

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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

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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