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Stag's Head

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Address: 1 Dame Court | off Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 671 3701
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Activities: Drinking
Description: The Stags Head is a historical Dublin pub featured in Dublin Pub tours...
The Stags Head is a historical Dublin pub featured in Dublin Pub tours renowned for it's hospitality and famous pint of Guinness! You truly capture a sense of the hidden Ireland when you accidentally stumble upon The Stag’s Head. Finding it is akin to discovering a rare treasure as it is concealed through a narrow passageway off Dame Street, although access can also be gained through Exchequer Street or Georges Street. When you enter inside this feeling of discovered booty is greatly intensified as a virtual paradise of culture and old world values confronts you. This is probably Dublin’s best preserved Victorian pub - and everything here is of authentic Victorian origin. Take time to look around and savour the sumptuously carved Victorian mahogany fittings, the mosaic marble tiled floors and granite tabletops. Visiting the Stag’s Head is a wondrous experience wether you call when the premises is cosy, warm and glowing at night time, or in early morning when this is old repository of liquid culture is radiantly illuminated by wafts of sunlight filtering through the stained glass windows. The mahogany bar, capped with red Connemara marble, follows the classic Victorian architectural pattern, being long and punctuated by exquisite partitions that divide into private compartments or stalls.
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Traditional Dublin bar

We have been visiting the Stags Head for many years--the interior is great--including a Stags Head!! We had lunch--the seafood chowder was very creamy--tasted good. If you want... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We have been visiting the Stags Head for many years--the interior is great--including a Stags Head!! We had lunch--the seafood chowder was very creamy--tasted good. If you want see an original pub then this is a place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Last night of hen weekend heard so much about the comedy club we had to go! Place was full and it lived up to expectations all 3 comedians were so good. Atmosphere was great.. Jam packed hard to get a seat if u dnt go early. We left after the first set as we wanted to do more on the... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

just of the main road from Temple Bar is the pub which was recommended to us, we had a great lunch served to us by friendly staff and thoroughly enjoyed the couple,of hours there.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great traditional interior decor and architecture, bustling atmosphere where seats were hard to come by. Table service was good and negated the need to jostle at the bar. Guinness was creamy and bar snacks (wedges, sausages etc) were tasty. Could have spent more time but we had a train to catch. If you want 'traditional', Irish' and 'lively', this is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Nice bar in Dame Lane. Better spot to head than Temple Bar for a few pints and chats with friends. Lots of free activities here (comedy, music) on certain nights. The main draw back is that the bar staff can be a bit rude here at times.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Was in Dublin for only 2 nights. Visited this bar as it was local and had the right 'shape' trip advisor results. Was not disappointed at all, a lovely bar, even went back the 2nd night for some more. Nice bar, reasonable prices and friendly staff. Will be back!

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Roscommon, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went here with a few friends on a trip to Dublin... nice enough place but the female bar tender came over a said quite loudly " Your all gonna have to move" we where all shocked ... what she was trying to achieve was to gain axes to 2 small tables that where next to us ..... so what she... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Friendly staff, good drink prices, and an upstairs lounge that opens up when they're busier. It's got a fairly local feel to it, but it's in a tourist area. Sláinte!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

my family and I spend a few hours at this pub watching a Rugby game and we loved the atmosphere (fine for our 2 kids too), the decor, the crowd and also the food is not bad at all. nicest pint of Guiness I have ever had!

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited around3pm on a Friday afternoon and the pub was very busy, but we managed to get the last table and settled down for a light lunch and a few beers. Great atmosphere, nice service and good selection of food. Good value for money.

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