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The Brazen Head

20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 1 677 9549
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Ranked #161 of 1,813 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Orlando
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The Brazen Head Pub, touted as the oldest pub in Ireland, has both indoor and outdoor seating. Due to the heat wave in Ireland, anything indoors was stifling so we opted to sit out in the lovely courtyard with colorful flowers overflowing from windows above (unfortunately, also the smoking area for those who hate it as much as I do).... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Varied menu including traditional Irish dishes. Friendly staff helping to keep our two year old amused. Will visit again next time in Dublin.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Because it is the oldest pub around, it has a lot of character and we find it quite inviting. Have been here twice before and keep coming back for the mussels, fish cakes and Guinness. During our last visit, we arrived mid afternoon, so it was not crowded. We were able to sit, relax, and enjoy our food and drinks.... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We visited this pub during a nice sunny (rare) day in Dublin. We sat in their outdoor garden as you enter in from the street. We stopped in just to see the place and have a beer and share some wings. Great conversations from people sitting around us and the beers and wings were good too. Would definitely go back... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Now isn't the Brazen Head "grand"! From the entry through the outdoor seating area to its various rooms and bars, to the meals upstairs, the Brazen Head offers a true pub experience. The food was delicious and the drink selection was perfect for our family.

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Vicenza, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went there for dinner and a drink. I enjoyed my bacon and cabbage but my wife's Guinness stew was sub-par compared to other stews we've had. It was noisy and crowded which is to be expected from such a popular pub but the service lacked because of it. Based off this experience we are going to... More

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Wantagh, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We came here for lunch one day and were not disappointed!! We were absolutely starving and ordered chili with 2 sides of fries- not very irish of us but omg that chili was unbelievable!! The fries were also great. This is definitely a place to come for food and drinks- the last time I was in Dublin I had the... More

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was such a great stop! The bartender and servers were friendly, attentive, and helpful. The smoked salmon caper salad was very good and my husband loved the Guinness beef and potatoes. It was amazing to sit in a place with so much history! I would highly recommend!

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minneapolis
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I went here on a recommendation from tour group I had cabbage and bacon dinner finally simple and plain but comfort food in large portions. Resturant is really old and cute place to dine. Lots of locals and tourists dining everyone was pleased and enjoyed themselves. Owner was kind and gave me some help on catching the local transportation. Thank... More

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Napanee, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

One of the attractions we were told to visit in Ireland. It was everything we hoped for. The greatest decor, atmosphere and food was delicious .... check this out if you are off to Ireland.

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