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The Brazen Head

20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 1 677 9549
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Ranked #110 of 1,891 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Horsham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This pub is beautiful. As most pubs it was rammed but it didn't stop the staff from helping us out and allow us to get seated and served quickly. The Irish Stew was lovely and the portion size was plenty. The staff are approachable and friendly and there to answer any questions you have and pub is beautiful and just... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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162 reviews 162 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This weekend was Dublins busiest so we expected a crush on Saturday night - we were desperate for some live irish music with our Guiness - we were tourists after all Got here at 8 - were guven a table by some lads just leaving so had a front row seat when the band played Perfect mix of irish country... More 

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Hesperia, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A fine evening with great food, beautiful music and wonderful story telling! The banquet room had a rustic but clean feel. The food choices were delicious and portions just right. The music puts you right in the mood to do some exploring of Ireland.

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Slough, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Popped in here for a drink knowing it is Ireland's oldest pub. Had a lot of character and heritage and felt very traditional and homely. The food looked good but didn't have the time to stop first time around so we came back the following day - The food didn't disappoint. Traditional food that is great value for money. Highly... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This place is awesome, and is a definite highlight of our trip! The band that play here on a Sunday afternoon are amazing, entertaining and so talented! Staff were very friendly, food was great! A must for anyone planning a trip to Dublin!

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Hollywood, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

we walked quite a ways from our hotel, to get the the brazen head pub. a friend back home heard we were goin to dublin, ad said we should stop in, and so , we did. at first, when we entered, it looked like there was no more seats, but someone came to us right away and asked if we... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We visited together with a friend of mine on a freezing cold afternoon in December. We sat by the fireplace and gave our order to a very friendly and polite staff member. I ordered the traditional Irish stew and she ordered Guinness stew. Both of us were very impressed. It was really all I needed for that cold day. We... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This place is awesome. The history alone is enough for a quick stop for a pint, but the food is pretty good too! A great spot to grab a quick bite or a full dinner. There's a lot of little rooms to sit and relax in, and the staff is great about keeping glasses full. Traveler's note: They host a... More 

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TrvlJunkie_jg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Food was two stars at best (particularly let down by the fish and chips), but atmosphere, service, and a good selection of brews go a long way. You also can't argue with the history of the place, which is delectable for nerds such as myself. (Tip: For those that don't yearn for a crushing crowd, avoid weekend evenings.)

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cannock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

found this pub more by accident. Manager suggested we come back later on in the day as the locals were paying tribute to a fellow group member who had died suddenly some 4 years ago. We went back, the manager recognised us and bought us 2 stools to sit at the edge of the bar. We stayed all day. The... More 

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

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