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Stag's Head

1 Dame Court | off Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 671 3701
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Quiet November Lunch

We went on a rainy day just after visiting the Guinness Storehouse. The food was warm and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Best Bar in Dublin

Brilliant food and even better drinks. Staff were very helpful/friendly and even though the place... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jane S
Worcester. UK
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The Stags Head is a historical Dublin pub featured in Dublin Pub tours renowned for it's hospitality and famous pint of Guinness! You truly capture a sense of the hidden Ireland when you accidentally stumble upon The Stag’s Head. Finding it is akin to discovering a rare treasure as it is concealed through a narrow passageway off Dame Street, although access can also be gained through Exchequer Street or Georges Street. When you enter inside this feeling of discovered booty is greatly intensified as a virtual paradise of culture and old world values confronts you. This is probably Dublin’s best preserved Victorian pub - and everything here is of authentic Victorian origin. Take time to look around and savour the sumptuously carved Victorian mahogany fittings, the mosaic marble tiled floors and granite tabletops. Visiting the Stag’s Head is a wondrous experience wether you call when the premises is cosy, warm and glowing at night time, or in early morning when this is old repository of liquid culture is radiantly illuminated by wafts of sunlight filtering through the stained glass windows. The mahogany bar, capped with red Connemara marble, follows the classic Victorian architectural pattern, being long and punctuated by exquisite partitions that divide into private compartments or stalls.
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1 Dame Court | off Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 671 3701
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on a rainy day just after visiting the Guinness Storehouse. The food was warm and comforting on a cold day. Our server was fantastic and friendly. True Irish hospitality at play here. Because it was midday, November, and raining, it was fairly quiet...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Brilliant food and even better drinks. Staff were very helpful/friendly and even though the place was very busy did not take long to be served. We went there everyday as it was not too far from the hotel. Great place to meet the locals.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent food in an historic setting. This pub has some history and the ambiance is first rate. Service is excellent and friendly.

Thank lsgurke
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to come here by a local and it was worth the walk. Very old. Great architecture and pints!

Thank Stacey W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a child my father often took us here for lunch when visiting Dublin. It has now become one of my regular places that I enjoy some pints while in the city. The pub is steeped in history, and is a perfect location for catching...More

1  Thank Aibhi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was amazing, the people were friendly and atmosphere was cool. Glad we made it this stop on our list.

Thank melissaadw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great pub, even when it was packed with people a week before Christmas. Service and food was still good, and everyone was really friendly, even the people sitting next to us! A must stop in Dublin!

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 16 December 2017

This is one of the most beautiful and authentic old Dublin pubs. The beer is great - service is excellent too. Best of all is the vibe - it really is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy some of the best Guinness in Dublin....More

Thank PeterLoftus1971
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Hard to find. Tho it is listed as a great spot in most guide books. Lots of tourist go there, but more locals. You can tell by the greetings and hugs handed out. "The first Pub in Ireland with electricity!". Pretty cool visit.

Thank BlaineCafe42
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Great bar in Dublin- cosy and social, authentic Irish pub feeling without the ridiculous price tags of templebar pubs- and with more locals! Lovely little snug areas to sit with friends or family. Lovely atmosphere. On Tuesdays there is Free ukulele Tuesday in the upstairs...More

Thank wanderw0man101
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Tanya C
8 May 2017|
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Response from Lawrence T | Reviewed this property |
They are very efficient and manage to get food and drink to people pretty quickly. Dont expect a hostess and a wait list. You go in and find yourself a seat. Someone will find you and take your order.
Janine D
25 April 2017|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, children are welcome. They had several families present when we were there!
Kyle W
12 January 2017|
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Response from mikhel | Reviewed this property |
It was 5 euro just before Christmas. A great pint too.