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Address: 20 Bridge St, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 0 1 6779549
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Dublin's oldest pub is still kicking: a fun, friendly bar with lots of...

Dublin's oldest pub is still kicking: a fun, friendly bar with lots of atmosphere.

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Good Food and Drink

Called in on two occasions during our stay once for breakfast and the other lunch. Good quality food at a reasonable price for a city. Wide choice of drinks with a friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alan W
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Llanelli, United Kingdom

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Called in on two occasions during our stay once for breakfast and the other lunch. Good quality food at a reasonable price for a city. Wide choice of drinks with a friendly efficient service.

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Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This pub is really popular with tourists. Full of knick knacks it positions itself well as a tourist destination and is well deserved. The food is good for pub grub and the staff are friendly. Worth a stop if you are visiting Dublin.

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Thank NettyIre
Clemson, South Carolina
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64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was fun. The band playing Sunday afternoon are funny, traditional and pack a small room over and over again. Get yourself a pint, sit and sing along (although they will tell you when it is time to be quiet...hahha). The Food at the pub is good but the atmosphere and experience is worth the walk off from the... More 

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Thank skye b
Llandudno Junction
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Rugby weekend with the girls. Fabulous little pub. The oldest on Dublin. Staff couldn't be more helpful. Excellent choice of beers and a good hearty menu. Reasonably priced for Dublin

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Thank Nicola R
Traverse City, Michigan
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62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fun - fun - fun but then aren't all of the Irish pubs! We entered through the outside garden area which is heated but can still be chilly. However, there are several other indoor rooms to choose from if the out of doors is a bit too cool for you. Warm and cozy inside with friendly staff. There is Irsish... More 

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Thank Debbie812
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Brazen Head during the day, so the atmosphere wasn't as lively as I imagine it can be. However, the service was tremendous and there was plenty of space with some really charming surroundings. I didn't eat myself, but one of the group did and said it was very pleasant. We had a really fun time and I'll... More 

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1 Thank dombranca
Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really a unique experience to visit this pub. Est in 1189, (yes you read that right), it is a landmark in Ireland. Its walls are steeped in tradition and stories of days gone by. Even the Irish revolution (Easter rising) was planned here 100 years ago. The food is pretty great too! A must see while in Dublin.

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1 Thank Derek G
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came in the middle of a Wednesday and it wasn't crowded at all. It's actually near-missable if you didn't do your research beforehand. It's a small, rather dark place with nice staff that enjoys chatting with regulars (not in an "ignore tourists" way, but a way that makes them obviously approachable). I just went in for a pint and... More 

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1 Thank Thua L
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thai is a great Irish pub that was recommended to me by an insider and it did not disappoint. There was a live music both days we were there, with people singing along and the musicians having a good laugh between the songs, it was amazing to watch and listen and I would fully recommend a visit to anyone who... More 

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2 Thank Marta L
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love stopping here for an Irish coffee and to have a look at the pictures on the walls. The oldest pub in Dublin and although quiet it has a great atmosphere.

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