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The Brazen Head

20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 677 9549
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“irish stew” (174 reviews)
“fish and chips” (114 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 23:30All hours
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Bridge Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic little pub. We sat outside and in. Loads of little rooms to explore. Loads of seating outside including a non smoking area which is great. Great atmosphere even early in the day. We didn't get to go back unfortunately but as a nice surprise...More

Thank Susieho
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had some visitors from abroad and took them to The Brazen Head. Unfortunately it had changed a lot since I used to be a regular! It had expanded a lot - I suppose they have to move with the times. The food wasn't great...More

Thank Scalliwag1950
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped off at the Brazen Head for lunch. Some had stew and the rest had sandwich's or pork. All was delicious. This Pub is the Oldest in Dublin and really has some historic nostalgia. A must stop for any history buffs or the curious...More

Thank eeritter
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the Brazen head as part of a hen do group for lunch. We headed through the courtyard into the busy pub and we're shown to a table upstairs. Most of the atmosphere could be found downstairs, but I understand that such a big...More

Thank Louise_Tony123
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was on our list to visit since it claims to be Ireland's oldest pub. We absolutely loved the stone exterior with beautiful hanging flowers but the "inside," with it's many rooms, is also worth stopping to see. We though we had arrived early for...More

Thank Diana L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Brazen Head Pub is a historical landmark in Dublin, and not to be missed! I had Lamb Stew, and my husband had Guinness Beef Stew, and both were excellent! Great selection of local beers on tap.

Thank Vacationers62
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to the Brazen Head yesterday as part of a family trip to Dublin. I had visited the pub on a previous visit and always had fun, but this time we ordered food and it was really great! We always try to sit at...More

Thank norm911
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me and my friend just stumbled across this pub on our way back from Guinness storehouse. We went inside for a pint of beer and was not disappointed! It was so cozy and we really felt this was a genuine Irish pub. We didn't know...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 6 days ago

They have a really nice outdoor area, but it was a little too chilly for us to sit out. It's a busy place and it's seat yourself, so you have to wander around all the nooks and crannies until you can find a table but...More

Thank Jodi S
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was expensive. The food quality was sub par at best. I would not go back. I had a lemon chicken fish with chicken that treated like old fish, carrots that tasted like old fish, broccoli that tasted like old fish and mashed potatoes that...More

Thank trn81
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Questions & Answers
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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Dating back to 1198, The Brazen Head is officially Ireland's oldest pub.
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