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Stag's Head

1 Dame Court | off Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 679 3687
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A classic atmosphere

Aside from the Brazen Head, this is the other must see pub in Dublin, in my opinion. This has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dberiau
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Hoosick Falls, New York
Great Pub!

The Stag's Head was pointed out to our party during our walking tour of Dublin, so we headed there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HeatherMMc
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Corning, New York
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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
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+353 1 679 3687
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from the Brazen Head, this is the other must see pub in Dublin, in my opinion. This has appeared in movies and is what I envisioned as a classic pub: wood (oak) paneling, high ceiling and a stag's head.

Thank dberiau
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Stag's Head was pointed out to our party during our walking tour of Dublin, so we headed there for lunch after the tour wrapped up. It's conveniently located downtown near a lot of attractions, but outside of the extra touristy (and pricey) Temple Bar...More

Thank HeatherMMc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice old pub with good atmosphere. I can never figure out how it won best pub in Ireland but it is quite nice to go there for a drink.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical Irish pub, with well preserved Victorian interior - stained glass windows, carved wooden horses, and of course the eponymous head on the wall. Good beer too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pub. Its always busy from what i can see. I loved the look of this place- its one of the last original Victorian pubs in Dublin. Wonderful stained glass windows. Great Guinness.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Dublin pub to stop for a drink. The Guinness was cold. smooth and well poured. Service was swift and it was nice the barman recognised me even though busy serving others. We stood outside and could hear lots of live music and the craic...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is what you expect to see when you walk into a pub in Dublin...it's got character. There is a huge stag head in the middle of the wall behind the bar and a wood carving of a bunch of deer by the entrance; that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful bar with great beer and very friendly efficient staff. Outside street area good for sipping your pint and listening to live music in summer. Old school Dublin pub not been ruined by modernisation.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Stopped in to have a beer in the afternoon. Lovely staff, nice atmosphere. Absolutely worth a trip. Nice pub.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Sadly we did not have time to come for the music, but glad we were able to experience the Stags Head for a quick bite and round of Guinness. Stopped in about 5:30 pm This is a great example of what the ideal Dublin pub...More

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Tanya C
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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.
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Janine D
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, children are welcome. They had several families present when we were there!
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Response from mikhel | Reviewed this property |
It was 5 euro just before Christmas. A great pint too.
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