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“Tourist Trap”
Review of The Brazen Head

The Brazen Head
Ranked #64 of 2,591 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Dating back to 1198, The Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub.
Dublin
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tourist Trap”
Reviewed January 31, 2012

Average Bar designed purely for tourists....nothing wrong with it but it's not real Dublin

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A lovely little gem”
Reviewed January 31, 2012

Great little pub full of atmosphere, packed full of old curios even a coffin in the corner !!. lovely place to wind up a very wet Saturday evening in Dublin

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Cork, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“History lives”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

The oldest pub in Ireland still thrives here. A must see for history buffs, and a good place to stop for lunch, I only gave it a four star because the crowds make it tough to find a good table. Timing is everything!

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Little Pub - Great Guiness”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

Great little pub, great atmosphere and a fantastic pint of Guiness!

Visited January 2012
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Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“I enjoyed my visit”
Reviewed January 27, 2012

It is advertised as oldest pub in Dublin and it is unique area of oldest part is still there. There is many levels and pub food was great and a resonalble price. I had great Fish & Chips. At night can get very busy and they have some great entertainment.

Visited October 2011
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