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The Lock Keepers

4.4
4.4
142 Reviews
£25 and under
British
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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.

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Booked 2 times today
  • 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

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

Menu

Starters

  • Sicilian Olives£6.00

    Artisan Bread & Olive Oil & Balsamic

    • Soup of the Day£6.00

      Bread & Butter

      • Goats Cheese Beignets£6.00

        Beetroot, Torched Pear, Pesto

        • Smoked Mackerel Pate£6.00

          Toasted Sourdough, Pickled Radish & Onion

          • Panko Crusted Calamari£6.00

            Lemon Mayo, Pea Shoot Salad

            • Ham Hock & Parsley Terrine£6.00

              Toasted Brioche, Sticky Fig Chutney

              • Spiced Falafel£7.00

                Pickled Onions, Cucumber, Cherry Tomato, Honey & Mustard Dressing

                Mains

                • Fish of the Day£17.00

                  Crushed New Potatoes, Tenderstem Broccoli, Lemon Cream Sauce

                  • Wild Mushroom£11.00

                    Spinach & Stilton Tart, Balsamic Figs, Tomato & Watercress Salad

                    • Over Farm Market Rib Eye Steak£22.00

                      Handcut Chips, Mushroom, Tomato, Peppercorn Sauce

                      • Grilled Chicken Salad£12.00

                        Balsamic Onions, Sweetcorn, Chorizo, Parmesan

                        • Braised Blade of Gloucestershire Beef£17.00

                          Fondant Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage, Red Wine Jus

                          Burgers

                          All burgers are served in a Brioche Bun with Handcut Chips, Dill Pickle & Houseslaw (Gluten-Free) Load your burger with extra Bacon, Hereford Hop Cheese, Caramalised Onions £2 each; Upgrade to Loaded Fries £3, toppings included Cheddar Cheese, Spring Onion and Crispy Bacon

                          • 8oz Severn Meadows Beef Burger£13.00

                            Tomato Relish

                            • Grilled Chicken Burger£12.00

                              Chilli Mayo

                              • Jake Polledri's Beef & Chorizo Burger£14.00

                                Spiced Cheddar

                                • Grilled Halloumi Burger£12.00

                                  Glazed Red Onions

                                  Pub Classics

                                  • Beer Battered Fish & Handcut Chips£13.00

                                    Mushy Peas

                                    • Ham£11.00

                                      Egg & Handcut Chips

                                      Sides

                                      • Onion Rings£3.00

                                        • Regular Fries£4.00

                                          • Loaded Fries£5.00

                                            • Side Salad£3.00

                                              Wednesday Special Offer

                                              • Wednesday Special Offer

                                                Ribeye Steak, Chips, Peppercorn Sauce Bottle House Red Wine

                                                • For Two People£40.00

                                              Last updated: 26 November 2021

                                              What 142 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                              4.4
                                              4.4 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.4Food
                                              • 4.4Service
                                              • 4.2Ambience
                                              • 4.2Value

                                              NoiseModerate

                                              Loved For

                                              • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

                                                Brunch

                                              • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

                                                Child Friendly

                                              • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

                                                Healthy

                                              • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

                                                Lunch

                                              • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

                                                Outdoor Eating

                                              • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

                                                British

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                                              1. NJ

                                                NicolaJ

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Lovely helpful staff - including the new waitress who had only started that day, but had the biggest smile and was so helpful. The food was beautifully presented and was delicious! Thank you!

                                              2. JB

                                                JanetB

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Another excellent visit…service wasn’t as good but overall would still highly recommend and have booked 2 other events.

                                              3. SS

                                                StephanieS

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                overall3food4service3ambience1

                                                This was an unfortunate choice as there are no fabrics in tje dining areas, meaning that noise lwvels were exyreme. My friend has a hearing problem so we were unable to hold a proper conversation.

                                              4. AM

                                                AllenM

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                Good food and nicely presented but... We sat next to the kitchen and there was a cold draught every time the door opened. Waiting staff were lacking assertiveness and we had to chase them for every step.

                                              5. DM

                                                DavidM

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                7 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food and service. A bit noisy at outset but quietened later. Good value restaurant.

                                              6. BB

                                                BrendaB

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Had a fantastic meal, very tasty and served quickly.

                                              7. RT

                                                RobertT

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 14 November 2021

                                                overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                Been a couple of times now and always have a very enjoyable experience. The food was excellent as always and will be going back again soon.

                                              8. WD

                                                WilliamD

                                                London

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely food, staff and surroundings 💜

                                              9. SA

                                                SANDRAC

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 12 November 2021

                                                overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                Fairly good food in the evening, a little more choice would be nice. A salad with the steak would have been nicer than just watercress? but very tasty. Breakfast was Excellent!! plenty of it, lovely Gloucester old spot sausages & crispy bacon, poached eggs lovely! Nice coffee. Great friendly staff! decor very nice too. will be back when in area. Enjoyed our brief stay in a lovely area. Very convenient for the races too!

                                              10. F

                                                Friendstogether

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 12 November 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food was excellent. Staff very.pleasant Enjoyable evening

                                              11. WD

                                                WilliamD

                                                London

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on 12 November 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely enjoyed the food and surroundings

                                              12. DG

                                                DianaG

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 10 November 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This was our first visit to The Lock Keepers, but it won't be our last! We were very impressed with the delicious food and felt that it was very good value. I had the sea bass, which was the best sea bass I've had in a long time. My husband had the blade of beef which he said was beautifully tender. Presentation was lovely and the sauces and veg were delicious. Very pleasant and helpful staff and clean attractive surroundings. A hidden gem, near to the centre of Gloucester.

                                              13. PB

                                                PaulB

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 7 November 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely Meal Gteat Valie for Money Service Very Good Highly Recommend it will Be Back soon

                                              14. LL

                                                LisaL

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 6 November 2021

                                                overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                Myself and my partner went here on a Saturday night. On arrival we were greeted and taken to our table and given menus. It was quite a long wait to have our drinks order taken. We then ordered our main meal and they were brought out, my partners meal was what he ordered but mine was something else, I told waiter that I hadn't ordered that and he apologised and said mine would be ready shortly. It left my partner having to start his as it would've been cold by the time mine was ready. It arrived and overall the food was good. At the end of the night we asked for the bill and was surprised to see that because of the inconvenience I hadn't been charged for my meal. The carpark is directly outside the restaurant but there is no lighting at all.

                                              15. GD

                                                GabbyD

                                                Warwickshire

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 6 November 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                We were a party of 5 and sat at 3 square tables which were for 6 people so it was difficult to engage in conversation. A circular table for odd numbers of people would be so much better.

                                              16. I

                                                Indigo

                                                Hampshire

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 31 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Delicious Sunday lunch, excellent service and friendly staff who got the timings just right. Will definitely recommend and return.

                                              17. KN

                                                KenN

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 28 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent service and food. Small menu but good choices.

                                              18. TM

                                                TracyM

                                                West Sussex

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 24 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We couldn’t fault the Sunday menu as it had something for everyone. We had delicious roasts and yummy desserts . Will definitely go there again

                                              19. DG

                                                DanielG

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 24 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Absolutely lovely. Staff brilliant food amazing location beautiful. Bit of a hidden gem. Will definitely be visiting again.

                                              20. MJ

                                                MollyJ

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 22 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great evening from start to finish, couldn't fault anything. Great service, delicious food and a lovely place

                                              21. NS

                                                NeilS

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 22 October 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                Food was very good. My beef melted in the mouth. For puddings, I would like to see the option of a crumble.

                                              22. OB

                                                OldBelloni

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                16 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on 21 October 2021

                                                overall3food4service5ambience1

                                                It was quiz night - this we did not know in advance. We had no wish to participate and didn’t yet our bill contained a charge for the privilege (£2 per head) which we asked to be removed. The quiz was very loud and disruptive to what would otherwise have been a pleasant evening.

                                              23. A

                                                Agnes

                                                London

                                                3 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 20 October 2021

                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                Lovely restaurant. Love the setting.g Enjoyable food. Reasonable price. Would go more if more veggie options or they changed more often.

                                              24. G

                                                Gazmaz

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 16 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                First time at the lock keepers and will definitely be returning, can't complain about anything, hospitality and food was excellent, lovely location with a nice walking area around the over basin afterwards.

                                              25. F

                                                Faydo

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 9 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The quality of the food was amazing for the price. Lovely staff, nice decor. We will definitely be back.

                                              26. RC

                                                RoyC

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 9 October 2021

                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                Very pleasant and helpful staff. Good food and value. Pleasant location.

                                              27. MC

                                                MarjorieC

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 6 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lunch with family. We all agreed that this was a lovely location, lovely food, and lovely staff. I thought the local pressed cider was particularly tasty. A really nice experience. What more can I say - we will be going back.

                                              28. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                London

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 3 October 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Pleasant and efficient

                                              29. ES

                                                EmmaS

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 1 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Really great welcome at the Lock Keepers. Friendly and helpful staff, a lovely venue and the food was delicious and extremely well presented. Highly recommended.

                                              30. JT

                                                JoyT

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 1 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely restaurant, always have a really lovely meal here

                                              31. TP

                                                TrissP

                                                Cambridge

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 1 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                We loved the sustainable fish dish. The service was kind and helpful.

                                              32. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Exclusive

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 26 September 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Good reasonably priced Sunday lunch. Plenty of lovely beef. And a great place with super friendly efficient staff. Will definitely return

                                              33. WB

                                                WesB

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 26 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fantastic food and service. Location is also beautiful. I have been twice in a week so it must be food 👌🏻

                                              34. MT

                                                MikeT

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 25 September 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                First time visiting this establishment. Ample parking. Sat outside overlooking the River Severn. Tables well spaced. Table service excellent. Today lunch menu was limited to cold or hot sandwiches with chips and salad which suited us. Drinks were cold. Overall ambience was good. I would recommend this restaurant and will return.

                                              35. v

                                                vickyp

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 25 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The Lock Keepers is lovely and in a beautiful area, near to The River Severn and canal, and the food was excellent We would definitely recommend The Lock Keepers, and will visit again very soon.

                                              36. L

                                                Laurie

                                                Shropshire

                                                8 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                8 reviews

                                                Dined on 24 September 2021

                                                overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                Lovely location, perfect to eat outdoors if weather nice. Food generally good. One of our meals not cooked perfectly but refund without argument.

                                              37. DC

                                                DebraC

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 18 September 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                I wasn't sure we were going to like the place when we first got there, it felt more coffee shop than food place. However, we were wrong. There is beer and cider on tap. The staff were lovely and there were plenty of people enjoying some great food. It is quite open and minimal furnishings. I thought it was going to be an echo chamber where people don't want to speak too loudly in case it reverberates around the place but it's not like that at all. There was plenty of chat from other patrons and a good turnover of people coming and going. Our food was good. We had 3x nibbles, a chicken burger and a good salad. All of it was fresh and tasty. The standout for us was a Pea and Mint Falafel - delicious. We'd go back happily.

                                              38. AB

                                                AlisonB

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 16 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                The food was delicious and we are going to make it our go to restaurant for birthday celebrations.

                                              39. AE

                                                AnnaE

                                                Oxford

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                Always choose this restaurant when wanting a nice meal with nice surroundings-curteous staff-a little criticism of the car park area-there is no lighting despite there appearing to be lights fitted in the car park-they have not worked in the time we have been coming, and now that the nights are drawing in, it is difficult to negotiate the uneven ground to get to the car park. Thank goodness for cars with remote.

                                              40. RM

                                                RichardM

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Recommend the Nibbles. We ordered 3 thinking they would be small but they were excellent. Mains were very nice (if not a limited menu, about 6 options if you don't want a burger) Would visit again if we're in Gloucester.

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                                              The Lock Keepers is rated 4.4 stars by 142 OpenTable diners

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                                              Booked 2 times today
                                              Google Map for The Lock Keepers

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

                                              • 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

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