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“Beautiful pub, fairly expensive”
Review of The Brazen Head

The Brazen Head
Ranked #67 of 2,639 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Dating back to 1198, The Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub.
Reviewed April 1, 2013

The oldest pub in Dublin is well worth a visit, if only for a drink or two. It's fairly expensive, as are most places in Dublin, but the atmosphere and sense of history make up for this. Don't be put off by the odd exterior (they seem to have built a modern façade that almost ruins the outside) however, once you step through the archway into the cobbled courtyard and head into the charmingly small pub, you forget that you're in the middle of Dublin. Came here for the Food, Folklore and Fairies event, definitely worth a visit.

Thank Louise L
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

I am so much disappointed of that experience. Everything looked and started well, but it didn't last till the end. First disappointment, announced event on website started an hour later...not to mention that the music was not transmitted in the other rooms, where a slow oyt of theme music make ambiance ridiculous. That said, the food was way beyond mediocre, but the top of the story was not only the dessert, a so called cheese cake, where cheese was gone missing for the sake of a cheap cream, but also the arrogance of the waitress, who simply billed it and stated that it's no home made and clients but me like it!!!! And as this was not enough, she dressed all the available tables, as the service has ended and no customers left in the saloon....Disgrace, such a bad expirience, just as I tend to conclude reading other comments, caused by a single unprofessional waitress. Hope I am mistaken and this is not a one day customers house....

Thank Bobisk57
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Great pub food in a classic pub atmosphere. Tiny crowded rooms and a bar in every one. Lots of warm fires and locals that bust out in random song at the bars. Very lively.

Thank blairkloman
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Had dinner here last Monday night. Very lively, lots of music and a great atmosphere. Service was good, very busy even on a Monday. Food was pretty good, better than expected!

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Thank EnglandCls
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

We stopped here because we heard it was the oldest pub in Ireland (I think?), but what made it memorable was the soup/sandwich combo we all got for lunch. Delicious, and surprisingly affordable.

Thank TedViele
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