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The Brazen Head

Dublin, Ireland
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About The Brazen Head
Dublin's oldest pub is still kicking: a fun, friendly bar with lots of atmosphere.
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 23:30
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Michael R wrote a review Jun 2022
Galway, Ireland13 contributions
The bar tender was a ignorant person and I am from Ireland and let me tell you this is rare also I am a food review on YouTube and with staff with a attitude like this I could not review the food as the service from the start was terrible not allowed to sit outside also.In my opinion I would advise tourists to stay out of this place and go further down the road for some nice food friendly service and good Ould Irish Music.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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dmode4sm wrote a review May 2022
Carbondale, Colorado50 contributions40 helpful votes
Our taxi driver told us about this place. We were concerned it would be a tourist trap but it was the complete opposite. We met a lot of locals who were super friendly which complimented the very friendly staff. The fish and chips weren’t the best I’ve had but the atmosphere and excellent service made up for it.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Claire g wrote a review May 2022
Donabate, Ireland9 contributions3 helpful votes
We went into this pub the previous day in person to book a table for 6 adults and 6 children for dinner the following day and were told they don't take bookings and they would look after us when we arrived. Great! We arrived and sat down at the only available table in the outdoor section. The waitress that came to us for our order had absolutely no english and did not understand a very basic order, (fanta orange, lucozade, 7-up, Guinness). We had to point to pictures on a page to order or to the bottles/bar tap for the staff to understand what we wanted. Very very poor service in general. The staff seen uninterested to be efficient. Then we were told we could not have food in the outdoor space and then asked could we have a table inside, only to be asked if we had a booking. The person who asked was the same person we spoke to the previous day who told us we didn't need a booking. We were provided with a table after pointing out he said he would look after us. We were given menus. No kids menus. They wouldn't even do half portions for the children. We had to order adult portions and split them between 2 children ourselves. We even had to ask for extra plates. It was pure hassle. Please provide childrens menus or at the very least, provide half portions for children. If you can't do that, do not accept families. You are just ripping off people. An absolute joke. Its a tourist trap and really is disappointing. The food was nice but at this stage we just didn't enjoy it. We were too busy scraping mash potato from one plate to another and cutting burgers in half to feed our children. We went there because it was convenient for family members who were staying in a nearby hotel. As a Dublin person, I would not visit again. Sadly it was very underwhelming. The staff could have been so much more accommodating.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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SmilenOne1 wrote a review Apr 2022
Naples, Italy36 contributions23 helpful votes
This place looks relatively small from the outside, but it's huge! It has a courtyard when you first walk in, mostly for people only ordering drinks. It also has several rooms with smaller tables downstairs, likely for drinks and appetizers. We got a table upstairs which was nice and quiet. On the menu were a grilled chicken burger, fish and chips, and guinness stew. The food was just ok in my opinion. Reasonably priced and comparable to other pubs in Dublin. Plenty of local beers to choose from. Waitstaff was friendly and service was pretty fast. A tourist stop for sure, as this is the oldest pub in Dublin!
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Charlotte R wrote a review Mar 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Great pub, plenty of space and attentive staff. Definitely more of a touristy spot but without feeling tacky. The chicken wings were incredible. Only criticism is the leek and potato soup actually contained chunks of chicken which didnt bother us but probably not ideal if you're a veggie!!
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Date of experience: February 2022
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