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The Brazen Head

#86 of 1,895 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 1 677 9549
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Delivery, Reservations

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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
Delicious meal

The customer service was good and the atmosphere is authenic. The food was delicious and the entertainment was charming. The location is easy to find.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Tom P
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went to the Brazen Head and ordered the fish and chips. They were exceptionally greasy and almost devoid of flavour. We both felt queasy afterwards. They were also very overpriced and our server stopped coming to our table after she delivered our meal. We had to flag a different server to get our bill. Skip this place and have... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The customer service was good and the atmosphere is authenic. The food was delicious and the entertainment was charming. The location is easy to find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

You would think that a location that advertises itself as "Dublin's Oldest Pub" would be a bit of a tourist trap. The Brazen Head was nothing of the sort. The pub has an outdoor area and several indoor rooms, all really quite authentic-looking. The beer selections were also quite excellent with a few local microbrews available on draught. We ordered... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went to the Oldest Pub in Irekand expecting charm and history. We experienced a tourist trap instead. Don't go out of your way, there are many more Pubs with better food and local vibe.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visited the centuries old Brazen Head pub today without disappointment I had crab cakes blended with potatoes and my wife tried the seafood chowder, both very good and the atmosphere worth the visit

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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We wanted to visit the oldest pub in Ireland and the huilding is impressive. Great atmosphere and surroundings. Not sure if we just got a waitress on a bad day but she was abrupt and took 15 minutes to take our order. Dinner itself was a big let down, not one of my group of 4 was impressed and my... More 

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Cypress, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Boasted as the oldest pub in Ireland est. 1198, the Brazen Head was an interesting place to stop in and eat. The pub grub was good and we enjoyed looking at the stock of whiskey boxes the pub seems to collect. Overall a nice dining experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I go there and have lunch the first waitrer who serve me said me taht sit wherever I want that he come they come a quarter of hour more late But de food like me a lot I ate a somoked salmon salad and a Irish stew, the dishes were very full and not too much big but not small... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Serviceminded staff in historical premises provided the perfect, genuine frame for a lovely Guinness and a portion of fish and chips. A "must visit" pub in Dublin for pub connoisseurs.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Just an old busy pub but since it is the oldest you need to stop by for a pint just to say you had-very busy-lots to look at and a neat indoor and outdoor area

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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: Japanese, Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?