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Stag's Head

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Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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Address: 1 Dame Court | off Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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+353 1 671 3701

The Stags Head is a historical Dublin pub featured in Dublin Pub tours...

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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Great Irish pub

Great old pub had perfect pint of Guinness and lovely lunch bar staff were really friendly - loved it thanks

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great old pub had perfect pint of Guinness and lovely lunch bar staff were really friendly - loved it thanks

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of Dublin's traditional pubs , old world charm , but most of all great pints and a huge choice in whiskeys , ideal spot for D Craic.

Thank Rory G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

And there really is a large Stag's head by the bar! Beautiful wood carved bar and a very comfortable place to have a pint. This was one of the places my husband and I popped into because it looked inviting and then after had several people recommend it to us. Recommended.

Thank mcenis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a beer and chicken sandwich here for lunch. Nice friendly staff and hearty sandwich which comes looking more like a burger- but was very nice. Relaxed atmosphere. Guinness at 7 euros for two halves seems a bit steep but maybe that's central Dublin for you + the awful post brexit exchange rate!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another must see in Dublin, the food is right on the mark and going up stairs to listen to the live music was just fun.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited the Stag a few times on our visit, great pint of Guinness, also offered free entertainment in the form of a comedy club called The Comedy Crunch (separate review)

Thank jive3238
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our tour guide told us to eat here.. frequented more by locals than tourists. It's off the main street, have to look for it. Great atmosphere. Good bar food and friendly staff.

Thank Karen M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We drank here on many occasions after a meal out with friends in the city centre. It is always busy but you can get get a seat for the group. Good pint of Guinness and good service. You can have a chat here or just enjoy the locals and visitors having interactions.

Thank Seamus O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here to see the Comedy Crunch which was in the basement. Really quirky and aesthetic. Didn't stay for a drink k upstairs as it was very busy - very popular. Staff seemed very friendly and we're helpful regarding the temple bar area

Thank tingley1
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great spot and is a fantastic pub. I went for an event but I will definitely be going back just to have a relaxing night out.

Thank Amena317

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