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The Lock Keeper (Ashtown), Dublin 15, Co. DUBLIN

The Lock Keeper (Ashtown)

4.6
4.6
485 reviews
€30 and under
Gastro Pub
Nestled in the heart of Ashtown Village, Dublin 15, overlooking the Royal Canal, The Lock Keeper can be found at Lock #10.

Steeped in heritage, this double lock was constructed c.1792. With quality stonework and attractive sloping edges Lock 10 is one of 46 along the Royal Canal and continues to be a testament to the skill of the craftsmen involved.

Our bar is adjacent to the Lock Keepers House, a post that became obsolete in 1961 when the canal was closed to traffic the previous year. The Royal Canal, which runs from the River Liffey to the River Shannon and stretches a distance of 145km, was originally built for freight and passenger transportation with the last working barges ceasing to operate in 1951.

Now beautifully maintained by Irish Waterways, you are welcome to visit The Lock Keeper by canoeing, walking or cycling from Dublin City Centre. Equally idyllic, why not catch a train from Connolly with a short 6 minute journey bringing you to our

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 866 4970

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 485 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Outdoor Eating

  • Dublin

    Gastro Pub

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  1. KM

    KavitaM

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The musician was very loud - ended up sitting outside as you couldn’t talk to the people with you. Wasn’t impressed when he started singing ‘political’ songs
  2. EH

    EHSH

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, venue, and food, apart from the brown bread served with soup which unfortunately tasted very yeasty and stale. It was inedible. The soup itself was delicious.
  3. B

    Beno

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Met with 5 friends here Service and food fantastic and great value too. My hot port was more water than port and at 7.50€ needs to be poured with a heavier hand….!!! There was a guy playing guitar….Fantatsic but a little too loud for an 8pm session while people are trying to chat over dinner!! Will for sure return !!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is always great, staff were very accomodating with our small kids
  5. D

    Dani

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! Foods and drink are great. Staff are really friendly! :)
  6. S

    Sheilaw

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Sat outside had to request outdoor heating to be turned on. Food was good staff were very pleasant the coffee was cold
  7. CB

    CiaranB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and lovely drinks friendly staff in a beautiful place what more can you what
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  9. MB

    MaryB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely evening there for my mam birthday food was beautiful service brilliant staff lovely and brought mam out her dessert with a birthday candle and sang her happy birthday so lovely made a big effort thanks so much really appreciated it will definitely be back 🥰
  10. S

    michaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice food, great service overall experience was very enjoyable. Will definitely go back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish burger And catch of the day always very tasty
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the outdoor seating. The curry was so good and got so much of it.
  13. D

    Daithi

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were all very friendly and attentive. Great menu selection, and food was very tasty.
  14. SK

    SiobhanK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and had lots of choice. The cocktails are delicious and the serves were all friendly and efficient. Would recommend and come back.
  15. CO

    ClaireO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really tasty. The staff were friendly and efficient. We went for something to eat before attending the Gareth Brooks concert, the place was busy but service was excellent, food came out fast and was so tasty. We will be back.
  16. FQ

    FabQu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place, friendly staff, thorough service, good food, good beer, UCL Celtic match shown on TV if asked, location is class near the Royal Canal, great beer garden for the good days.... what more would you ask for?
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Prompt service, very good and efficient waiting staff. Food good, ample portions and tasty. 1 meal missing the menu advertised Clonakilty black pudding. Otherwise really good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service! Really nice place.
  19. TT

    TinaT123

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good value. Service was a bit slow.
  20. S

    Sheamonu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    An excellent restaurant with a prime location and setting. Staff was great, food was well prepared and presented. A great find.
  21. m

    maryp

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    from start to finish,staff,drinks atmosphere and food was excellent.nice touch the manager gave the customers a bit of her time and had chit chat with us,but overall great time we had not just by 1 staff member as we were looked after by a few
  22. p

    paulh

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place staff were helpful and friendly food was lovely and not to expensive would go again and would recommend to
  23. D

    Daithi

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely lunch at the Lock Keeper on Saturday. Tasty food, and very friendly waitress who knew her stuff about the menu, and gave us good recommendations on our order.
  24. PM

    PatriciaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Clientele were very loud out on the terrace. Starters and main course tasty and good but the desserts were dreadful!! Also service was good initially but began to slip towards the end of our meal.
  25. JC

    JoshC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great - good food, happily modified one meal for us, and swift friendly service!
  26. RG

    RalucaG

    Waterford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff are very nice, friendly and professional, food is lovely and prices are okay.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family lunch
  28. RK

    RodneyK

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service , premises were very good but I feel it is a little on the expensive side . I would go back but not as regularly as if it was better value for Money .
  29. LR

    LorraineR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal at The Lock Keepers (Ashtown). Booked table and was very happy with everything. My friend was presented with a lovely glass of Prosecco as it was her birthday. They had remembered this from my booking. Staff all lovely could not do enough. Will definitely come back.
  30. KB

    KevinB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience, food was very good and so was the services
  31. M

    Mandy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    Asked to change our table to inside was told it was booked out but I could see loads of empty tables inside and throughout the time spend tere Very slow service on drinks brought 1 drink out when 2 was ordered waiter spend time socialising with other tables had 2 ask 2 different waiters were the drink we ordered was Waiter never came back to offer us a table inside even though he said he would if 1 came free and it was obvious all evening tere was a numerous amount free Irish coffee was cold
  32. CC

    ChrisC

    Dublin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor terrace lovely on these warm evenings. Good food well presented. We had chicken and fish dishes - very tasty. Pleasant and efficient staff.
  33. m

    martino

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere. Good food. Excellent service. 1st class
  34. GB

    GB372

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food fantastic as usual. We were meant to sit outside but decided to move in because of the heat. No fuss made of that and it was lovely and cool inside. Will be back 🍺
  35. E

    Emma

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely food and atmosphere as always! Would definitely recommend
  36. MN

    MichaelN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant place. Great area, food and staff. Would come again for sure.
  37. m

    maryc

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we have been to the lockeeper many times and have always found it very good, the food is what you expect, menu is varied, and always very good. will definitely be returning...
  38. P

    Phibbs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very enjoyable meal service excellent staff very efficient and friendly
  39. CO

    ConO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good,very pleasant waitresses,timely. Drinks a bit expensive.
  40. MB

    MichelleB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was good, particularly the fish cakes and prawns! Cocktails were lovely, service was excellent and the restaurant was clean and bright. Found it a bit loud for my liking as there was a game on the TV but overall really enjoyed the experience overall and will be back

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The Lock Keeper (Ashtown) is rated 4.6 stars by 485 OpenTable diners.

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Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Lock Keeper (Ashtown)

The Village Centre, Dublin 15, Co. DUBLIN D15 FYP5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Ashtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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