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Stag's Head

1 Dame Court | off Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 671 3701
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Fantastic Beer, Superb Bar

This is one of the most beautiful and authentic old Dublin pubs. The beer is great - service is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
County Meath, Ireland
Delightful staff and good fish and chips.

Hard to find. Tho it is listed as a great spot in most guide books. Lots of tourist go there, but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Dame Court | off Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place for a beer on the way out or the way home. An old style Dublin pub. Great fish and chips and classic service. Voted top but in 2015.

Thank tfizzle
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Guinness was fresh and tasty and the seafood chowder was probably the best I’ve ever had. Service was friendly and quick and the atmosphere is fantastic.

Thank JoeMars88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I tried the traditional fish and chips and I was really surprised about the fries, really tasty. Everything is perfect in the Stag’s Head, great atmosphere and waiters are friendly and professional. I recommend !

Thank Arthur V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Buzzing Dublin Pub great atmosphere serve food but I was only in for a few drinks I would bring my overseas visitors for sure

Thank breege56lyons
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always visit this pub when we go to Dublin. One of the oldest pubs with Gre a t food and lovely atmosphere. Very friendly St a staff..

Thank COLIN b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After walking around Trinity College and seeing the Book of Kells, we landed here after a recommendation from a local. It was a cold and rainy day and we found a table right away in a cozy and warm environment. We had lunch and I...More

Thank Debi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent pub! The pub itself is worth seeing with a long mahogany bar, a secluded snug, and original furnishings. We had a couple of swift pints here,the clientele were a mixture of Irish and tourists and we didn't have the feeling of...More

Thank neilgt4
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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.