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The Lock Keeper (Ashtown)

4.7
4.7
200 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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Booked 43 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 866 4970

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 200 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

99% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. H

    Heather

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely restaurant. Very relaxed atmosphere & nice views of the canal. Lovely staff & food was great. We’d a lovely afternoon & we’ll be back again soon :-)

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food as always, Service is great, already looking forward to returning!

  3. H

    Harry

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Good points 1) Front of house and waiters/waitresses very friendly 2) food quality very good Bad points 1) very rushed to order food and shows how quick of a turn over they want people in and out, potentially will make a good percentage of customers not return, 2) for the price you pay the portion sizes are terrible inline with alternative bars/pubs in the surrounding area- the quality partly makes up for this but overall bad value for money. 3) bill was brought over without us requesting which can be found to be very rude. Overall due to this visit I would not recommend a revisit although if the little changes were made I would recommend this location for food and drink due to the quality of the food is very good and the staff are very friendly. Visiting date- 25/07/21.

  4. i

    ireneh

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fabulous evening - the food, service was excellent- we’ll definitely be back

  5. D

    Daly123

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious as was cocktails outdoor seating area and as really lovely would defiantly go again

  6. MH

    MiriamH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely blond haired lady looked after us. We went with our son and it was lovely. Will be back again. Many thanks.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    I was very disappointed when I turned up for lunch today to find that dogs are no longer allowed in the outdoor area since they have installed fake grass (a bit crazy putting fake grass down). This venue has been pet friendly since the bar first opened, and was pet friendly when ownership changed. But this seems to be no longer the case and would have been one of the things I would have enjoyed about the venue. Very much a step backwards.

  8. M

    Mairead

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot to enjoy a few sociable drinks & food with friends & family ! Staff are very pleasant and attentive to your needs

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food was delicious

  10. LM

    LindaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant, staff very nice and helpful, food excellent, would like to see some more vegetarian options please

  11. AC

    AnnC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    A very nice experience, lovely outdoor seating, seats could be more comfortable. Able to drink in the bar when finish food, overall a lovely experience. Variety of food a little limited.

  12. SB

    SeanB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great can't wait to go back, fantastic being in a pub again even though its outdoors.

  13. MT

    MaebhT

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is really good. Wanted to change table as the baby wouldn't fit close to us, manager initially said he couldn't but then went completely out of his way to accommodate. We went there last week and same manager was very friendly and offered great service. Thank u guys for a lovely evening.

  14. L

    Linda

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Menu a little limiting for non red meat eaters but other than that no complaints

  15. J

    Joeo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An enjoyable evening nice meal & drinks with friends

  16. GC

    GaryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service and great location on the canal. We will be back again soon

  17. AH

    AntoH

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service we received was amazing. We had a table of 6 outside, and the staff were extremely attentive. All staff members are so nice and friendly. Food is gorgeous and great selection of cocktails. Can’t recommend enough.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was fantastic, service friendly and the cocktails are lovely. Great value for money! Already planning a trip back.

  19. TC

    TonyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The had the chowber and it was excellent, full of top quality fish. 10out of 10.

  20. E

    Elizabeth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food ...beautiful well covered outdoor area and even though next to train station it's not too noisy at all. Lovely friendly and accommodating staff. Will definitely go back.

  21. AH

    AntoH

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening on the outdoor terrace. Staff are lovely and great friendly service. Highly recommended

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely gorgeous food ,staff very nice very helpful , seating area beautiful . Highly recommend

  23. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Really nice staff. Good food and nice atmosphere. Avoid 12th lock and go herr instead

  24. MC

    MichelleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely staff and atmosphere. Food was lovely a little pricey for what you get but overall lovely experience

  25. MM

    MariM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyable evening. Food was delicious and staff were friendly and helpful, couldn't have been better!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Very slow with drinks but everything was beautiful

  27. M

    Martini26

    Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Gorgeous setting by the canal. Looking forward to returning when indoor dining resumes.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent!!

  29. AM

    AnnMarieO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best chicken wings I've had in ages 👌🏻 Savage outdoor area. Staff are all sound. We'll be back 😋

  30. L

    Louise

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Food and staff were lovely, great for families, wouldn't recommend for a date as it's so loud with the train etc

  31. NK

    NicolaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great bar, staff couldn't be more helpful. Highly recommend!

  32. SC

    SueC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service, lovely bar/restaurant, definitely booking this again, great to have such a lovely bar/restaurant on our doorstep

  33. MM

    MartinaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very pleasant evening a chance to catch up with friends.

  34. RM

    RonanM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and great staff We had a lovely evening in the Lock Keeper

  35. AC

    AmandaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely meal with fantastic service . Highly recommend

  36. EL

    EmerL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food , great atmosphere. Staff fantastic , very efficient and friendly . Will definitely be back .

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice food and covid regulations abided by. Excellent, would recommend

  38. ND

    NatashaD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely as always. Staff are so welcoming!

  39. S

    Suzanne

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very attentive and friendly to our little boy! Weren’t left waiting long to order food or drinks! Lovely!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, first time eating here. Will be back for sure.

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The Lock Keeper (Ashtown) is rated 4.7 stars by 200 OpenTable diners

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Booked 43 times today
Google Map for The Lock Keeper (Ashtown)

The Village Centre Dublin 15, Co. DUBLIN D15 FYP5

  • Area

    Ashtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Entertainment

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