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The Brazen Head

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Address: 20 Bridge St, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 0 1 6779549
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Activities: Drinking
Description: Dublin's oldest pub is still kicking: a fun, friendly bar with lots of...
Dublin's oldest pub is still kicking: a fun, friendly bar with lots of atmosphere.
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Been to Dublin 9 times now and no visit is the same without calling into the Brazen Head. It's one of the nicest pubs in Dublin and serves the most delicious Guinness. Safe to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Glad we stopped in for the historical value, however I was disappointed in the beef and guinness stew which was rather tasteless.

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Madrid, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to the Brazen Head on a busy Friday evening. The service was probably the worse I have encountered in 3 years of living in Ireland. The waitress was borderline abusive even mentioning to a colleague out loud that Spaniards are disgusting (quite a few of us were from Spain). This is apalling service from such a renouwned place.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Been to Dublin 9 times now and no visit is the same without calling into the Brazen Head. It's one of the nicest pubs in Dublin and serves the most delicious Guinness. Safe to say it's one of the best pints. This time we had some lunch and both my hubby and I had the Irish Stew. It was absolutely... More 

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Maia, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

You really should give Brazen Head a visit. It's a fantastic pub, full of history! The atmosphere is great, and I was lucky to been there while traditional music was been played! You should definitely go to the oldest pub in Dublin!

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

You have kind of got to see this place by the Liffey. Great atmospheric bars and pleasant feel to it, it's not just a tourist trap since there seems to be Dubliners in here too. The drinks though were expensive compared to other bars. I had half a Guinness because I was driving and it was well over half the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Worth the walk to enjoy Ireland's oldest pub. Built by the Normans on their rampage west if you don't mind. Great meal, great atmosphere, good food, welcome to Ireland me lad!

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Old v good proper Irish pub,old world and great pint of Guinness.i didn't ea there but it probably just sameness pub food but a great atmosphere .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had an excellent evening meal, very friendly staff and customers. The afternoon music had just finished when we arrived, but it meant we could get a table and it was very relaxing. There are several rooms inside to choose from. If there's no music on here, there's another popular bar across the road too. Much quieter and nicer than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Outside it was pouring with rain but inside this lovely old pub it was warm and cosy, steeped in atmosphere with welcoming staff. The quirky collection of rooms and corridors adds to the atmosphere. The Guinness was creamy and the food tasty (though one of our portions of stew had plenty of flavour but unfortunately very little meat in it!).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had just finished a tour at Guiness and were on our way towards the Jamison Distillery when we strolled past this pub that claims to be the oldest. How could we not pop in for a peek. The court area had some outside seating available, but we heard some music and laughter going on inside so we ventured on... More 

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