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The Brazen Head

#55 of 2,013 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
10:30 - 23:30
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Sun 12:30 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:30
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Longford, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Got Irish stew which was luke warm and very salty - expect better for price paid. service ok, drinks expensive expect that given location etc

Thank LD_Loneranger
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking up we were looking forward to The Brazen Head. It was early in the afternoon and it was an absolute mess. They pack people in and the service is slow. They were so busy that they were completely impatient and we just couldn't enjoy our time. There was a mix of families with very young children to old groups... More 

Thank MariaTravelsMucho
Annapolis, Maryland
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 the food wasn't very good?

Thank Carol D
Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 nooks and crannies to explore. The cozy fireplace adds a nice ambience and the full... More 

Thank Jennifer S
Jacksonville, Florida
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 side were delicious! Friends had gotten Bangers and Mash and said their dish was also... More 

Thank des162
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
Royalston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 we went and enjoyed our stop. I mean, who doesn't want to have a Guinness... More 

Thank WildflowerWatcher
Fayetteville, Georgia
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 at getting food out and clearing tables so we weren't waiting long. We ordered the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?