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The Brazen Head

#64 of 2,074 Restaurants in Dublin}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, , European
20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“irish stew” (182 reviews)
“fish and chips” (120 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Go for the history, not the food. The verified oldest pub in Dublin is full of history with a great atmosphere. Lift a pint to salute nearly 1000 years of thirsty people then go elsewhere for food. Good service, friendly staff but, did I mention...More

1  Thank Carol D
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Really nice pub, great atmosphere and friendly staff and guests. I had a great Guinness and a delicious sausage to complete the great experience.

Thank Daniel Z
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Brazenhead is a must see for any Dublin trip. Boasting that its Ireland's oldest pub, you will instantly feel the history when you walk through the entrance. There is both outdoor and indoor seating. Like an authentic Irish pub there are so many rooms and...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We visited on February 17, 2017 @ 1800 Returned to Dublin and couldn't wait to go back to The Brazen Head to try Bangers and Mash. My first go 'round I had the burger (with onion rings) and was pleasantly surprised as both sandwich and...More

Thank des162
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Visited during the day for a few drinks. Very welcoming and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating Food looked great but didn't have any Thanks for a brill afternoon :)

Thank RMounsey
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We walked by here earlier in the day and wondered if it was really the oldest pub in Ireland and after a trip to Newgrange the next day, we were told that it was and that the pub food was good for pub food. So...More

Thank WildflowerWatcher
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Always a good choice but always very busy. You can't go wrong with a stop here for a pint or food or better yet....both!

Thank MNgirl4ever
Reviewed 15 February 2017

went in for one,on the way back from the Guinness store house.it has a few bars all of which are lovely.we sat in the main bar,it is very touristy,and expensive.

Thank 601toni62
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is marketed as "Ireland's oldest pub" and has so much character and charm. We visited in February and they had closed off one of their main rooms for refurbishment so there were no tables when we arrived. The staff were very quick and efficient...More

Thank barry1984UK
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting labyrinth of rooms with live music. Atmosphere was fine but the food was underwhelming. I expected more from a place that noteworthy.

Thank Machairflower
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Rohit G
3 August 2017|
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Response from uncvcutraveller | Reviewed this property |
Yes as long as they are out by 10 pm.
9 February 2017|
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Lindsey G
15 November 2016|
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Response from Carleen S | Reviewed this property |
No, but everything seemed to be on one level. - I didn't see any stairs. Patio seating too. Wonderful spot.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 9549
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Dating back to 1198, The Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub.
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