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The Lock Keepers, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

The Lock Keepers

4.3
4.3
200 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.

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Booked 6 times today

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

Menu

Food served from 12pm – 2:30pm & 6pm – 9pm Wed – Saturday

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: 1 February 2022

                                              What 200 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
                                              • 4.3Service
                                              • 4.2Ambience
                                              • 4.2Value

                                              NoiseModerate

                                              Loved For

                                              • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

                                                Brunch

                                              • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

                                                Healthy

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                                              1. FC

                                                FCratchley

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                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!

                                              2. BH

                                                BarbaraH

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                              3. 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.

                                              4. 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.

                                              5. 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.

                                              6. 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.

                                              7. 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 :)

                                              8. 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

                                              9. 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.

                                              10. H

                                                marcH

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                2 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                Not as good as exspected, and service was lacking.

                                              11. 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

                                              12. 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.

                                              13. 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.

                                              14. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Herefordshire

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 4 May 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                The girls who served us couldn’t have been more friendly or helpful. The only slight issue we had was the noise level. My 92 year old father has to wear hearing aids and the noise level was really high due to the wooden floors etc

                                              15. WB

                                                WilliamB

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                The pub could do with a porch or similar. As soon as the door opened a wicked cold wind blew in.

                                              16. NB

                                                NikkiB

                                                Exclusive

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely food and staff very helpful and attentive. Would definitely recommend and return

                                              17. OD

                                                OlwenD

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                4 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                A little disappointed that the menu emailed me a few days before had been changed and the lamb I had chosen was not available as that was on the Easter menu apparently, so just beef or pork on the roast dinner menu. The meal was very tasty but lukewarm, only the gravy on the bottom of the plate was hot. I think they had plated it up before we had finished starters, because a large party followed us into the restaurant. One of our party had a seafood platter, which was cold, and said it was excellent. Would still be happy to go again another time.

                                              18. SO

                                                SteveO

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Firstly the service was excellent, it’s the second time we’ve eaten there, and we will be back. The food was excellent, high quality and plenty of it. The choice of Pale ales was also spot on again not overpriced. Thanks for a lovely evening

                                              19. DW

                                                DerekW

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Superb food as always, a great lunch at a greet venue!

                                              20. A

                                                Angelam

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Would definitely go again good service lovely freshly cooked food

                                              21. g

                                                gilld

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                6 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on 21 April 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Lovely to be able eat local food with excellent service

                                              22. WD

                                                WilliamD

                                                London

                                                6 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Lovely as usual good value

                                              23. v

                                                vickyp

                                                London

                                                3 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                Nice restaurant by the river, good service. Most meals we had were good. Disappointed with the sausage dish. Good value for food and drink.

                                              24. S

                                                Sharkness

                                                Liverpool

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 6 April 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Lovely place just off A40. Food pleasant and plentiful.

                                              25. JS

                                                JadeS

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 3 April 2022

                                                overall3food3service4ambience5

                                                Fantastic children's meal, great ingredients and price. Good beers on tap. Roast was OK, but gravy was extremely watery and veg was underdone.

                                              26. DP

                                                DonnaP

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Busy location but staff were friendly and attentive Beautiful location and pub was clean and tidy but also dog friendly Would recommend

                                              27. NS

                                                NeilS

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                Very reliable standard of food - always good at a reasonable price.

                                              28. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                overall3food1service4ambience4

                                                Lovely location and very friendly and attentive staff but unfortunately the food wasn’t very good. We had salt and pepper squid to start which was coated in a very aneamic soft batter that fell away from the chewy squid. I had steak for a main. Also chewy and coated in pepper which i didn’t ask for and don’t like. Sticky toffee pudding for desert was delicious but served with cold custard. They reheated with no problem. May be back for a drink along the riverside but definitely not food.

                                              29. MF

                                                MichaelF

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 24 March 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Brilliant fish and chips meal deal. Generous portion, cooked to perfection

                                              30. B

                                                Butterfly

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                2 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 16 March 2022

                                                overall3food5service3ambience4

                                                I think we waited nearly an hour for our food. As we were chatting and catching up it wasn’t too much of a problem but we all commented on it.

                                              31. AS

                                                AndyS

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 10 March 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Absolutely delicious food and very friendly and attentive staff without feeling pressured at anytime.

                                              32. DP

                                                DebbieP

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 9 March 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food and service very good - would definitely go back

                                              33. TO

                                                TheresaO

                                                London

                                                2 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 6 March 2022

                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                I have dined at this restaurant many times before and always had a favourable experience. Yesterday was extremely dissapointing we arrived at the restaurant at 2.15pm we had to ask to order drinks and our food order and had to repeatably go to the bar to order drinks the staff were extremly disinterested. We were not informed till nearly 1.5hrs hours later that the childrens meal was not available we had ordered and it was probably another 20 minutes till we received our main courses. It was ridiculously slow and when the food finally arrived it did not taste homecooked and tasted reheated.

                                              34. SM

                                                SanM

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely riverside pub/restaurant. Service and food excellent.

                                              35. LT

                                                LynnT

                                                Bath

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 3 March 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely food and great service as always, a bit noisy due to a large party but it disnt spoil the meal. Perfectly cooked and seasoned steak.

                                              36. LW

                                                LynneW

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 2 March 2022

                                                overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                Warm welcome from young staff. Shown to table with menus. As we were celebrating we wanted to order a bottle of champagne only Prosecco available (never been to restaurant before that did not have champagne)! One party member ordered ham, egg and chips which was on menu. Then told there was no ham (this was on a Wednesday evening the first night you open). Otherwise the food was good. Left large tip for waitress as none of this was her fault!!!!

                                              37. D

                                                David

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Nice setting, good service and very reasonably priced food and drinks.

                                              38. A

                                                Agnes

                                                London

                                                4 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on 23 February 2022

                                                overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                Disappointing visit, as regular customers we were shocked at the reduction in the choice and quality of the lunch menu. Food quality wasn't up to usual standard. Wouldn't recommend if this poor menu range and quality continues.

                                              39. PD

                                                PeteD

                                                Gloucestershire

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 17 February 2022

                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                The pub itself looks nice inside and out and staff were friendly, polite and prompt. Portions were huge and presented well. Starter was awesome We were just let down on our mains which were incredibly salty - both had burgers so can't comment on other meals.

                                              40. NN

                                                NicolaN

                                                Cincinnati

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 11 February 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was excellent, great flavours, beautifully presented and the service was excellent.

                                              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 200 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                              Booked 6 times today
                                              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

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