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The Lock Keepers, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

The Lock Keepers

4.3
4.3
227 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Our chefs create comforting, traditional British food with a contemporary twist. Menus include everything from beautifully seared steaks and sumptuous sarnies; to light bites, lunches, brunches, burgers and deliciously decadent puddings.

We also have a heated, outdoor seating area. If you would prefer to sit outside just let us know and we can allocate the best table for you.

We are open Wednesday - Saturday 9:30am - 10pm and 9am - 6pm on Sundays.

Breakfast is served 9:30 - 12:00
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30
Cream Tea 15:00 - 17:00
Dinner 17:30 - 20:30

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 09:30–22:00 Sun 09:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    01452 332900

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Sit down meals for up to 30 people<br />Buffet / Canapes events for up to 75

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater for private events and exclusive uses. Please see our website for more detailswww.thelockkeepers.co.uk

Experiences

  • Cream Tea

    £8.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Choice of Hot Beverage, Two Scones, Clotted Cream & Jam £8 per person
  • Prosecco Cream Tea

    £12.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Glass of Prosecco, Two Homemade Scones, Clotted Cream & Jam £12 per person

What 227 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Child Friendly

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Lunch

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Outdoor Eating

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Scenic View

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    British

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  1. NB

    NeilB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely Position for an eatery. Service and food both good.
  2. BM

    BernieM

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely food and even lovelier staff! We'll worth a visit and dog-friendly too.
  3. JR

    JonR

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food offering at lunch food was very good and reasonably priced! Huge meals!
  4. AC

    AnitaC

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, friendly service, good food all round excellent evening
  5. s

    suec

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Service & food were fine but no atmosphere Music too quiet
  6. j

    jills

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue, particularly on a nice day when you can sit outside. Would recommend
  7. D

    Davew

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had a really nice evening for our anniversary food was 1st class and cider was really good. Highly recommend
  8. JB

    JohnB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, lovely food good value. Have not been for quite a few years & very much improved. We will be back.
  9. BH

    BrianH

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Stayed for night after a wedding up the road. Lovely big room (jacussi!) - so nice to have real milk in the fridge and free bottled water. Staff were lovely and helpful and the full english excellent.
  10. L

    Lintryph

    Herefordshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice location, good choice of food and drinks, tasty salad, good service and nice staff
  11. C

    Cotswolds

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely staff, good food, great value. Outside area needed a bit of pruning but very comfortable inside. Would definitely go back is passing that way
  12. AP

    AndyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, service and ambience. Red wheelie paper/card bin could have a fence around it, very close to a table. Bit annoyed with the noise from a children’s birthday party with some kids being allowed to run around, also some picking up gravel and throwing around a little but that’s not the fault of the business. Will definitely use again when appropriate.
  13. JG

    JoanG

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect meal with a lovely waitress…couldn’t ask for more
  14. SH

    StephenH

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely brilliant food was excellent all 6 of us were delighted with the food and the Tropical IPA is my new favourite beer!
  15. CM

    ChristineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meals and great service and lovely setting.
  16. MW

    MW3l

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, location and food at The Lock Keeper is amazing! We sat outside and it was lovely and private, staff were very helpful and positive and the food was perfect, highly recommended.
  17. MF

    MichaelF

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Welcoming atmosphere and great food. We were very well looked after, our waitress remembering we had asked about a food allergy. We will be back again.
  18. AJ

    AliJ

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very enjoyable Sunday Lunch with nicely cooked vegetables and plentiful cauliflower cheese. Staff were very friendly, efficient and courteous. Nice outside terrace. Would definitely visit again.
  19. D

    Danielle

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, peaceful setting by the river and wildflower meadows. Food was fantastic and served swiftly after being cooked to order. I was delighted with the vegan option and my friend said her roast pork was delicious. The staff were friendly and accommodating without being overbearing - perfect balance. I am so pleased to have found this little treasure of a spot and will definitely be returning.
  20. SH

    SharonH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Took our Foster Parents for lunch and was thoroughly enjoyed. Good quality food and excellent service . Would recommend
  21. A

    Andrew

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We stayed for 2 nights in the hotel - which incidentally was superb. The food was amazing, fresh and great value. The staff couldn't have been more welcoming. Loved it.
  22. PK

    PippaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely place to eat, polite service, great food, reasonably priced. Happy customer
  23. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere & decor, great food, reasonably priced. You can actually hear yourself.
  24. SH

    SusieH

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all enjoyed a delightful Sunday roast in this lovely setting.
  25. V

    Vonnie4

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Hidden gem. Great value brunch. Quiet in there though as only ones dining at the time hence the lower score for ambience. Overall, very good and would definitely go again.
  26. KC

    KateC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and delicious. Bit disappointed to hear that the sweet potato fritters ran out that day! I was well looked after due to my intolerance.
  27. HO

    HelenO

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Arrived a little early and orders taken waited over 30 mins for food, other tables were served before us. Requested a desert but due to large table booking again had to wait approx 30 mins decided not to. Such a shame. 2 waitresses rushed off their feet!
  28. FC

    FCratchley

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The lock keepers is a great little find with plenty of choice for a Saturday lunchtime. The food itself was tasty and reasonably priced with our party of 5 polishing off their plates with no complaints. The drinks were also reasonably priced compared to other nearby establishments. The building although great to look at is a little loud and echoey inside which was noticeable as the venue became busier, with us struggling to hear each other across the table. The service towards the end of the meal was also a little slow but it was busy so to be expected. Thanks for a nice meal we will be back, hopefully to enjoy the garden next time!
  29. BH

    BarbaraH

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant setting with friendly service & good menu choices, providing overall value for money.
  30. RD

    RebeccaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food. Some Staff a little reluctant to make us feel special Great location.
  31. FB

    FionaB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful inside and out, varied and interesting brunch and lunch menu, staff who were attentive without being intrusive. We go there regularly.
  32. JB

    JanetB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Many items on limited lunchtime menu not available…burgers and deserts. Website advertised weds special…but on asking told steak deal only evening menu…not happy! Service was better than previous visits…just lack of choice on menu not good.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Sunday lunch at 2.30pm had clearly been sat under the heat lamps for ages- black potatoes, awful over cooked beef.
  34. YV

    YasminV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a really enjoyable experience at The Lock Keepers from booking to leaving. The food was excellent and so was the dining experience as a whole. Staff were really friendly and accommodated our requests with professionalism. The only comment was that after finishing our main meals that plates weren’t cleared and we weren’t checked so we went up to the bar for ordering a dessert (we didn’t mind doing this) but plans weren’t cleared when dessert was served so the table was a little cluttered but didn’t affect our experience. We will definitely be back :)
  35. EF

    ElizabethF

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We have eaten at the lock keepers several times. The food this time was disappointing my pork was mostly fat trying to pick out some meat put me off. My husband’s beef was good but the gravy was as if wine had been added to water it down so it went further!! Cauliflower cheese was disappointing tasted as if was frozen
  36. OD

    OlwenD

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    2 of our party ordered the roast beef meal. The beef was a small round of thick cut beef that had a thick band of gristle around the edge and was difficult to cut it was so tough and had strings running through it, the cauliflower cheese was so under cooked that it was very hard to cut also the carrots too were rock hard. The yorkshire pudding did not taste right so not sure what batter had been used to make them. We complained just to be told they would tell the chef. When we said it would have been nice to be offered a complimentary sweet the waitress said there was no manager present and they did not have the authority to make amends in any way. I think the chef must have been a stand in too. One of the waitresses that I had not seen on previous visits was quite curt and abrupt, not used to dealing with public relations I think, perhaps she too was a stand in for the day. They did say that they would make a note and perhaps make some gesture next time we were dining, but then followed that with the comment 'if you do chose to return'. I thought this quite sarcastic at the time, but on reflection she was quite right to surmise we would not return. £16 was a lot to pay for a small, badly cooked roast lunch.
  37. H

    marcH

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Not as good as exspected, and service was lacking.
  38. MM

    MrsMcP

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked after good reviews on-line and took aged parents for Saturday lunch. Staff helpful nothing too much trouble (we moved tables so we could be in the sun which needed tables to be moved) small but good menu and all cooked and presented well
  39. RS

    RajveerS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to this lovely place for breakfast. Great views outside onto the water and also very friendly service. Food was also brilliant.
  40. HG

    HelenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Chucky chips weren’t nice at all. I would have preferred French fries. It would be good to be given the choice between the two. The fish was lovely.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

The Lock Keepers is rated 4.3 stars by 227 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Lock Keepers

Horseshoe Drive, Over, Highnam,, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL2 8DB

Additional information

  • Area

    Gloucester

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 09:30–22:00 Sun 09:00–18:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Free Car Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01452 332900

  • Catering

    Sit down meals for up to 30 people<br />Buffet / Canapes events for up to 75

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater for private events and exclusive uses. Please see our website for more detailswww.thelockkeepers.co.uk

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