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The Brazen Head

#90 of 1,978 Restaurants in Dublin
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20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 1 677 9549
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Old Dublin Pub

Excellent little pub not far from the main area of Dublin. Great Guiness and a great atmosphere in the evening. Food is also of a decent standard.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Darren L
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  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Excellent little pub not far from the main area of Dublin. Great Guiness and a great atmosphere in the evening. Food is also of a decent standard.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This was the first pub we visited on our trip to Dublin and no pub even came close after. Atmosphere incredible food was outstanding and the staff were lovely. Definitely worth a visit you will not be disappointed. We had the fish and chips and the steak ciabatta and both were brilliant!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We were intrigued by the fact that it's the oldest pub in Ireland. We were there for dinner and have to say the food was lovely! Served very quickly by the very friendly staff. Well recommended!

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Ystad, Sverige
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113 reviews 113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Ireland's oldest bar, and probably the oldest in Europe too, established 1198. We enjoyed a traditional Irish stew, beef stewed with vegetables and served with homemade mashed potatoes,very rustic and tasteful, perfect for people coming in from the cold rainy Irish weather. The seafood chowder was also very genuine, and you could easily distinguish the different tastes.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

My fiancé and I like to find the oldest pub in every city we visit, and this was it for Dublin! It was a cute, cozy, very uniquely decorated bar with nice outdoor seating for spring and summer. We stopped in and had a few drinks, which were very good. The staff was friendly and we really enjoyed our stay.... More 

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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I visited Dublin over the Easter holidays and wanted to do something a bit different that was definitively Irish. So I booked in for the Irish story telling and 3 course meal evening at the Brazen Head pub for myself, my parents and my 2 children aged 13 and 6. From the moment of our arrival we were made extremely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Had a ball at this pub! Great atmosphere and plenty of room if your in a group or jut a few of you. The typical pub food looked delicious and my friends ordered some. I ordered the chowder. Not a very good choice. Not that great. Fantastic live music that we sing along with and danced to until after midnight.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

A bit on a side, really huge place, very crowded, but nice. We have had a delicious pasta and a bit overcooked burger. A place to check in Dublin!

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Welling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Went there after reading reviews. We had Irish Stew and Beef and Guinness Stew. Both excellent as was customer service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very nice place to see. This is the oldest pub in Dublin. Quite touristic but you can not miss it ! From all the pubs in Dublin, I think it is one of the place everybody should go at least once

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: + 353 (0) 1 677 9549

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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