Welcome to The

Lock Keeper

Fresh, British, Seasonal

Food & Drink

Riverside dining by the River Avon

Our Garden

We Are Open

Friday11am - 11pm

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Food Served

12pm - 9.30pm

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The Lock Keeper, Keynsham Road, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Iconic Keynsham Local Pub

Dating back as far is 1719, our Grade II listed lovely stands proudly on Keynsham Lock beside banks of the River Avon. Now back open after a sympathetic refurbishment, the old dear is looking as charming as ever.

Step into our cosy abode to a beloved foodie haven, you’ll be greeted by the warm embrace of British classics, prepared with hand-picked ingredients at the peak of their freshness. Our menus celebrate the changing seasons, showcasing delightful specials that pay homage to local harvests.

Conveniently situated just a 10-minute drive from both Bristol and Bath, and just a 5-minute stroll to Keynsham Train Station.

Pete and the team can’t wait to welcome you.

A Quintessential British Pub

We continuously rotate our guest ales, ensuring a dynamic line up that showcases a diverse range of flavours and styles. From the crisp and refreshing offerings of small breweries to the bold and innovative creations of Hop Union and Bath Ales, our taproom is a haven for those seeking new and delightful additions to their beer experience.

With each visit, you can anticipate a fresh pour and a chance to explore the latest treasures in the world of craft beer straight from our taps.

Our Charming Keynsham Local

Everything you love about a ‘proper’ pub, we’re the heartbeat of the community here in Keynsham. Step into our warm and welcoming bar, with cosy nooks and crannies, comforting British classics and a thirst-quenching array of beers, wines and spirts. Not forgetting a whole host of community events, from our weekly pub quiz, seasonal supper clubs and charity fund raisers.

Dog Friendly Pub

Muddy boots and muddy paws are welcome. Situated on the beautiful River Avon, there are an abundance of scenic paths and riverside walks to enjoy – it’s a dog walkers heaven. Be sure to head back to the pub for a hearty feast and a few local ales – you know you’ve earned it.

Sumptuous Sundays

For us Sunday our roasts are sacred, (in fact, we’d go as far to say as they’re probably the best in the world) think succulent cuts of slow-roasted West-Country beef, larger-than-life Yorkies and boat loads of chef’s proper gravy.

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Spritz Season

Serving up the perfect pour, in beautiful glassware with the freshest of garnishes. Think: fruity & floral, fresh & light or herbaceous & citrus, whichever your taste preference, we’ve got you covered.


Took my daughter to lunch here on Thursday, we have been several times before and always enjoy it. The staff were exceptional warm, welcoming and helpful, a great meal, lovely atmosphere and surroundings and reasonably priced. If you are in the Keynsham or even Bristol area I recommend a visit. Child and dog friendly too.

Keith Goldsmith via Google

Popped by the Lock Keeper for lunch following a local walk. We hadn’t made a reservation and they did have a huge booking already, but the staff made the extra effort to get us in. Food was outstanding and the service was friendly and prompt.

Kelly S via TripAdvisor

Very good location and atmosphere. We had a lovely time in their beautiful garden. Good choice for vegetarians. Special thanks to Antonio who looked after us so well. We'll definitely be back soon.

Alessia B vis TripAdvisor

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