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

The Lock Keeper (Ashtown)

4.6
4.6
422 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 14 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

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 422 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Gastro Pub

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  1. JM

    JessicaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing came out fresh and so hot service was fast

  2. SG

    ShaneG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very good customer service and all round nice place to eat and drink

  3. NG

    NikkiG

    Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely food and really good service, very enjoyable experience

  4. LM

    LindaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly and efficient service. Good food and nice atmosphere. Not too loud so we’re able to have conversation.

  5. PD

    PatriciaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They accommodated our party of 12 on quite short notice. Staff were very attentive, friendly and professional. Food was delicious and the location is beautiful. Restaurant is very airy, you're not on top of anyone or too warm. Just a lovely afternoon all round. Thank you

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service.

  7. JB

    JasonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice tasting food, good value and great lication

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The staff as always are brilliant.. Andy and the team always so attentive.

  9. HD

    HarryDympOscar

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The canal bar is a beautiful spot for bite to eat & drink and relax, service was Great, they did everything to make my stepsons communion day special, thanks from Har Dymp & Oscar

  10. R

    Raphael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot, would definitely go back. Food was great, drinks were great and service was A1

  11. DK

    DeanK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Beautiful meal overall evening very nice and service was great. Only fault was 10pm we were asked for last orders.

  12. C

    Ciara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely amazing. Could not have fault it in any way.. 8 of us at the table and every one of us demolished the food. Service was 100%. When music started played it just brought the level 10000%. Will definitely be returning.

  13. JD

    JamesD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Spur of the moment we went down and had a lovely meal

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great food and service as always in the lock keeper couldn’t do enough for us 10/10

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fantastic time at The Lock Keeper celebrating my graduation. The staff, particularly the manager, were fantastic and really made an effort to make the meal special. Food and cocktails were amazing. Highly recommended!

  16. C

    Ciara2022

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    I am a vegetarian and the menu is a little limited. I got the vegetarian burger the last time I ate there and that's about all I can get from there. This time I ordered the same but was told they had run out of vegetarian burgers. This was at 4pm. For me, this is a little early in the day to be running out of your only vegetarian open. A nice vegetarian pasta dish wouldn't go a miss. My mother got the fish and chips and which she liked but the mushy peas had pepper in them which was unpleasant. Overall will probably not return anytime soon but would visit again in a year or so

  17. GT

    GerryT

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good option for Sunday lunch, first time visit

  18. RK

    RichardK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good food, good variety, reasonably priced, great service, great drinks menu. Very enjoyable evening

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff very friendly food was tasty great service Great atmosphere

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was amazing. Cocktails great too

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Fantastic service. Amazing staff. Great setting.

  22. M

    julieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    This is our third time to the lockeeper pub and we bought family members with us on Easter Sunday food was amazing the staff are very friendly we will deffo be returning .

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved this restaurant so much we came back the second night. Delicious food and the cocktails were excellent!

  24. CH

    ChristineH

    Wicklow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely place food amazing beautiful location will be back

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came to Ireland on a family vacation. This was the perfect venue for our first dinner. It was delicious, the service was great, and it was close to the city without being too touristy. O

  26. EH

    EHSH

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always

  27. m

    maryc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    food was lovely. and service was excellent...will definitely be back

  28. S

    Sheilaw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Sat inside food was excellent as was the service but thought the background music too loud needed to have softer relaxing music

  29. R

    Roisin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice place for food and drinks, food was very tasty and not overly priced. Staff were all super friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere.

  30. V

    Vanessa

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Food was very good Staff could have been more attentive Live music was excellent Pity it was not busy as would have been a better atmosphere for the singer

  31. NC

    NoleenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Lovely staff. Very helpful and friendly Definitely will be going back 😊

  32. AM

    AlanM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent food and service and lovely atmosphere. The Thursday steak special looks great value for money so will definitely have that next time!

  33. JO

    JamesO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    I had a special request which I placed in my online booking this request was sorted without issue

  34. CB

    ClarniB

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as always.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day, wonderful experience again. Lovely food as always with lovely music playing in the background. Always enjoy coming here with family and on our doorstep.

  36. S

    Shivhen

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Family meal , 2 adults and 2 teenage children on a Saturday evening. We enjoyed sitting on the heated terrace and had 3 courses each. The staff were very attentive and food came very quickly. The wine and cocktail menus are a great addition to the food menu. We really enjoyed this meal and would recommend booking in advance as tables on the outdoor terrace are limited on busy weekends!

  37. LE

    LorraineE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food staff were all very helpful nice atmosphere

  38. PC

    PamelaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place to have steak, wine and a catch up with friends. Lovely and cosy very inviting., staff are friendly and very efficient. Overall great value for money

  39. K

    Kate

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Arrived and seated, waited 15-20 minutes until someone came over to ask if we wanted a drink (only reason was because we tried to go to the bar to order and was told it’s table service). Service very slow throughout the night to be honest.

  40. SB

    SeanB

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great St Patrick's night at The Lock Keeper. Lovely food and Atmosphere.

FAQs

The Lock Keeper (Ashtown) is rated 4.6 stars by 422 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 14 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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