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The Brazen Head

#84 of 1,971 Restaurants in Dublin
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20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 1 677 9549
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    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nice very old pub, not as old as we expected but have charm. Simple selection of beer and spirits, live music, worth to go for 1 beer

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Gdansk, Poland
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Gdansk, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Nice very old pub, not as old as we expected but have charm. Simple selection of beer and spirits, live music, worth to go for 1 beer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

On a damp day, their welcoming fireplace and comfort food with great choices for a pint or a glass made for such a respite from the weather. Never felt like a tourist here. Their staff was so wlecoming.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This pub claims it is the oldest pub in Ireland, having been established in 1198. I will say they do their best to make it look that old! It's worth going in just to say that you've been there, but I don't think I'd do anything there other than have a drink.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great meal and pints at the Brazen Head. The oldest pub in Ireland. Staff was lovely, food was great!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We visited on March 22nd with some overseas visitors. The food is tasty, plentiful, and there is plenty of variety in the menu. Service was very good also. I had the three bean chilli with basmati rice and it was nice and spicy. We went downstairs afterwards for some Irish folk music. It livened up considerably after 10.30 and a... More 

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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Situated a little further out from the usual haunts of Temple Bar, this is an old traditional pub with lots of character. A small yard with outdoor seating and what appeared to be a BBQ is situated at the entrance. The pub itself is made of several rooms, some with just tables and chairs and a couple more with the... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It was our most expensive round in Dublin! It is apparently the oldest bar in Ireland but it wasn't much to rave home about! I think that there are better pubs to try, with better craic!

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Florence, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My friend Richard recommended that we visit the Brazen Head Pub while in Ireland. It was very crowded, so we sat outside. Wait staff was very good. The food was prompt. I had the fish and chips, which I thought could have been deep fried just a touch longer. The chips were outstanding. Once we ordered, we were informed that... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It may not be easy to get into the Brazen Head on a Saturday night when the live band is in full swing, but it sure it worth it! The pub is the oldest in Dublin, and is pretty tiny inside, but the atmosphere is amazing and the band, Straight from the crate, who were playing when we were there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a Place you will remember with a wellcoming atmosphere and a genuine Irish feeling.Sitting here dreaming back in Dublins oldest history together with some Guiness is not bad

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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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