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
Lovely restaurant. Very relaxed atmosphere & nice views of the canal. Lovely staff & food was great. We’d a lovely afternoon & we’ll be back again soon :-)
1) Front of house and waiters/waitresses very friendly
2) food quality very good
1) very rushed to order food and shows how quick of a turn over they want people in and out, potentially will make a good percentage of customers not return,
2) for the price you pay the portion sizes are terrible inline with alternative bars/pubs in the surrounding area- the quality partly makes up for this but overall bad value for money.
3) bill was brought over without us requesting which can be found to be very rude.
Overall due to this visit I would not recommend a revisit although if the little changes were made I would recommend this location for food and drink due to the quality of the food is very good and the staff are very friendly.
Visiting date- 25/07/21.
We had a fabulous evening - the food, service was excellent- we’ll definitely be back
Food was delicious as was cocktails outdoor seating area and as really lovely would defiantly go again
Lovely blond haired lady looked after us. We went with our son and it was lovely. Will be back again. Many thanks.
I was very disappointed when I turned up for lunch today to find that dogs are no longer allowed in the outdoor area since they have installed fake grass (a bit crazy putting fake grass down). This venue has been pet friendly since the bar first opened, and was pet friendly when ownership changed. But this seems to be no longer the case and would have been one of the things I would have enjoyed about the venue. Very much a step backwards.
Great spot to enjoy a few sociable drinks & food with friends & family ! Staff are very pleasant and attentive to your needs
Food was delicious
Lovely restaurant, staff very nice and helpful, food excellent, would like to see some more vegetarian options please
A very nice experience, lovely outdoor seating, seats could be more comfortable. Able to drink in the bar when finish food, overall a lovely experience. Variety of food a little limited.
Great can't wait to go back, fantastic being in a pub again even though its outdoors.
Food is really good. Wanted to change table as the baby wouldn't fit close to us, manager initially said he couldn't but then went completely out of his way to accommodate. We went there last week and same manager was very friendly and offered great service. Thank u guys for a lovely evening.
Menu a little limiting for non red meat eaters but other than that no complaints
An enjoyable evening nice meal & drinks with friends
Great food and service and great location on the canal. We will be back again soon
The service we received was amazing. We had a table of 6 outside, and the staff were extremely attentive. All staff members are so nice and friendly. Food is gorgeous and great selection of cocktails. Can’t recommend enough.
Food was fantastic, service friendly and the cocktails are lovely. Great value for money! Already planning a trip back.
The had the chowber and it was excellent, full of top quality fish. 10out of 10.
Excellent food ...beautiful well covered outdoor area and even though next to train station it's not too noisy at all. Lovely friendly and accommodating staff. Will definitely go back.
Lovely evening on the outdoor terrace. Staff are lovely and great friendly service. Highly recommended
Absolutely gorgeous food ,staff very nice very helpful , seating area beautiful . Highly recommend
Really nice staff. Good food and nice atmosphere. Avoid 12th lock and go herr instead
Lovely staff and atmosphere. Food was lovely a little pricey for what you get but overall lovely experience
Really enjoyable evening. Food was delicious and staff were friendly and helpful, couldn't have been better!
Very slow with drinks but everything was beautiful
Gorgeous setting by the canal. Looking forward to returning when indoor dining resumes.
Best chicken wings I've had in ages 👌🏻
Savage outdoor area. Staff are all sound. We'll be back 😋
Food and staff were lovely, great for families, wouldn't recommend for a date as it's so loud with the train etc
Great bar, staff couldn't be more helpful. Highly recommend!
Great food and great service, lovely bar/restaurant, definitely booking this again, great to have such a lovely bar/restaurant on our doorstep
Very pleasant evening a chance to catch up with friends.
Great food and great staff
We had a lovely evening in the Lock Keeper
Had a lovely meal with fantastic service . Highly recommend
Lovely food , great atmosphere. Staff fantastic , very efficient and friendly .
Will definitely be back .
Very nice food and covid regulations abided by. Excellent, would recommend
Lovely as always. Staff are so welcoming!
Very attentive and friendly to our little boy! Weren’t left waiting long to order food or drinks! Lovely!
Food was amazing, first time eating here. Will be back for sure.
Food great, service great, staff very friendly and helpful,.atmosphere and environment fabulous!
The Lock Keeper (Ashtown) is rated 4.7 stars by 198 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.