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The Brazen Head

20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 1 677 9549
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Ranked #117 of 1,755 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Each time I've been there the place has been very busy. It can be hard to get a table. The food is average, The service is average. The patrons seem to be primarily tourists. But how cool is it to have a pint or a meal in the oldest pub in Ireland!

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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We were really looking forward to visit this pub because it is the oldest one in Ireland. It is very charming indeed to have your lunch in a pub dating back to 1198, but I guess they could make some greater efforts with maintenance... As for food, sausages and mash potatoes were decent, but broccoli were uncooked. Overall, I think... More

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Sydney
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This pub looks small from the front but it opens up into a few bars, I had a wonderful lunch and a pint of Guinness, nice fire and ambience galore. I hear this place really gets going in the evenings. Would love to come back again.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Only had drinks in this, Dublin's oldest pub, but it was a lovely experience. The landlord was happily chatting football to my hubby. The walls are covered in money left by customers. Worth a visit for a pint

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We visited here a couple of times. Once for lunch which was very tasty. The second time was after our walking ghost tour on a Friday night and it was very lively in the front bar with live entertainment. We were looking to warm up and found some seats near the fire in the main bar, great atmosphere and friendly... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Took my parents and 11 year old daughter to the Folklore Story Telling and Music dinner on our first night in Dublin. The food was delicious - it's more along the lines of comfort food vs fine dining, which is what you expect in a pub! Service was wonderful. The host/story teller was amazing and my daughter hung on her... More

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Lombard, Illinois
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98 reviews 98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

When you walk into the Brazen Head, it definitely feels like you're visiting a very old, very unique place. We enjoyed a pint of Guinness and their Guinness beef stew--the stew was excellent, with lots of beef. There was no live music, but it was still a fun experience.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

All our party immensely enjoyed the Folklore Story Telling along with very tasty meal. Fish cakes were fantastic. Great way to spend our final evening in Dublin and would recommend this to all.

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I would highly recommend booking the evening of story telling and music. It is a full 3hours event with great Irish stories, live music and a fun atmosphere in Ireland's oldest pub. The food is average but the event more than makes up for it. Our 9yr old enjoyed the history behind the fairies and my wife like the stories... More

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san antonio, Texas, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Folks we met on Florence, Italy told us we had to go to the brazenhead while in Dublin -- we missed the live music but the place itself is worth the stop -- you almost feel like you need to leave breadcrumbs if you leave your table to go to the restroom!

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