The Norseman
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The Norseman

28 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin D2 Ireland
The Norseman
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4.0
#2 of 9 inns in Dublin
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
Situated in Dublin's thriving Temple Bar district, the Victorian bar and partitions over 120 years old, invite you to take a seat, relax and soak up the atmosphere. With live music every day of the week until late, as well as live Irish dancing performances every Monday & Tuesday at 19:30, there is never a dull moment! We offer 5 beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with the finest in contemporary design, located over the pub. Ideal for the independent traveller, all rooms include free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, and tea/coffee facilities. We offer a variety of hot and cold dishes throughout the day. From our traditional beef & Guinness stew, to our delicious veggie burger, we've got something to suit all tastes. Featuring a modern, comfortable restaurant on the second floor, The Norseman is popular with both young and older customers alike.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Evening entertainment
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

Location

28 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin D2 Ireland
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Eleanor L wrote a review Jun 2022
United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Truth be told, I came here with my brothers after trying to get into The Temple Bar and it being far too busy (it was a Sunday night before a bank holiday). One of my brothers is autistic and this was a much better, cosier alternative in the area without being as hectic as The Temple Bar. We managed to sit by the bar and ordered some drinks and I had the best Irish coffee (I think it was €10) here out of all the others I had during my trip to Dublin. There was live music by Patrick Conneely who was very talented and gracious enough to take requests from tourists like us, including having a go at songs he didn't know. Drinks here were a little more expensive than in other areas of the city, but that is to be expected in such a tourist-heavy location and with such a lovely welcoming atmosphere, I'd say they're worth the price. If forking out a couple of extra euros really is a deal-breaker for you then head to the pubs of Camden Street instead.
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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mike g wrote a review Mar 2024
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom49 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What can I say amazing place Declan the barman top bloke very friendly and very knowledgeable. We told him we were going to the black forge next and he asked us to check if there was any reservations as he did not want us to waste money on a taxi only to be turned away, we did check and there was none so we spent the afternoon there instead. The main feedback from the reviews is overpriced beer.
please ignore you’re in Dublin in temple bar area thats the going price for a great time I personally think the price is pretty much the the same everywhere. but like all the bars you get a great time out a great atmosphere entertainment and like I said a great barman thank you Declan see you again soon.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from The Norseman Team, Guest Services / Front Office at The Norseman
Responded 4 Mar 2024
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at The Norseman Pub! We're delighted to hear that Declan went above and beyond to ensure your visit was enjoyable and seamless. Our team takes pride in providing not just excellent drinks and atmosphere, but also attentive service that adds to the overall experience. Declan's friendly and knowledgeable demeanor is a testament to our commitment to customer satisfaction. We appreciate your understanding regarding the pricing, and we believe that the value you receive in terms of atmosphere, entertainment, and service is worth every penny. We're thrilled to have contributed to your great time out, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon for another fantastic experience. Cheers, and thank you for choosing The Norseman Pub!
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Traveller162014 wrote a review Aug 2022
Leeds, United Kingdom1,517 contribution364 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My brother and I came here for our first pint of guinness in Ireland. We enjoyed sitting in the pub sipping our drinks, taking in the atmosphere and listening to the music.
What we didn't enjoy were the prices!
We got two pints of Guinness, about 7 euros each, which I think is standard for Dublin, but then we got two baby Guinnesses each which totalled 15 euros! So altogether it was close to 30 euros for 4 drinks. My goodness me!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Shanlouisee wrote a review Jul 2022
Lancashire, United Kingdom393 contributions537 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Awful stay.
The room was falling to bits and was not worth the €180 I paid for it for one night. I had a voucher from covid due to a cancelled booking in 2020.
They refused to give any form of refund after weeks of trying, I had to re book with the gift voucher only. The rebooking cost me €140 and they said I had to lose the other €40. I asked if it could be transferred to a gift voucher for a meal or drinks at the pub- that was rejected. After the place being nothing but awkward with any customer service I decided the €40 loss was worth it because I wasn’t going to buy two nights and give more money away! This was a good choice…
Busy street, busy noisy bins being emptied at 6am and re stocking of pub. Pictures speak for themselves. Mouldy grubby shower and ceiling which is peeling off. Won’t be returning. Would advise everyone to avoid
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Steph wrote a review Oct 2021
21 contributions13 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited here whilst staying near Temple Bar for a few days.
Lovely place, live music but….

We paid 14 euros for a small bottle of Prosecco!!!

We had a few drinks around town in the afternoon and also elsewhere in Temple Bar but they were not charging 14 euros for what is a glass and a half of Prosecco! Most places were charging between 7-9 euros for a small bottle.

We know Temple Bar is expensive and Dublin can be too but this is just taking the Mickey out of tourists.

It has been a hard time for all hospitality businesses but there is no need to rip people off.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dublin D wrote a review Oct 2022
County Dublin, Ireland34 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I’m embarrassed as an Irish person to know these places charge so much for drinks . Staff are not bar trained and their crazy prices are ridiculous .They charged €8.10 for a pint bottle of bulmers . Cost at cash and carry €24 for 12 bottles . How we expect Ireland to thrive when we rip off our tourist guests !
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Michael H wrote a review Apr 2022
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want to have a nice dinner in Dublin then you must visit the Norseman pub & restaurant in the Temple bar district. The pub downstairs is cozy with pubfood and music and upstairs you have a splendid restaurant with great Beef &Guinness stew. The Bailey cheesecake is also super. But the Guinness pint is best.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ian BB wrote a review Oct 2023
Bellevue, Washington20 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Delicious food, good atmosphere, good live music.

They are really smart and separate dining upstairs and bar/music downstairs. Downstairs can get really crowded and loud. You can still enjoy the music from upstairs too.

We really enjoyed the loaded chili fries and the shepherds pie, it was delicious.

Service was a bit slow - they seem understaffed at the moment.

Music was fun but too loud. Played a lot of fun crowd favorites, not as many Irish songs.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kyle C wrote a review Aug 2022
8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I were visiting Dublin and we were told to visit a certain famous pub. When went it, it was so overcrowded that we were not enjoying ourselves. We decided to leave and found The Norseman very close by. What a happy accident! The pub had everything we wanted; good service, a lively crowd and traditional Itish music. The atmosphere was fantastic and the prices reasonable. We were tempted to order the food, it looked so good, but we had just eaten. The Norseman is in the famous Temple Bar area of Dublin and a must-visit. Go and have a pint or even dinner!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jasper V wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The manager was really rude and didn’t even listen to a single word we said. Also it was really expensive. We wanted to have a beer and one of our friends didn’t get a drink because they did not like him so we needed to leave the place. And it is a shame they don’t let everybody in
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from #byloz
Melbourne, Australia70 contributions54 helpful votes
Not sure about shuttle bc I didn’t stat there but you’re probably looking at an average of €30 in a taxi! Check the green Airlink bus as it goes along College Green behind Temple Bar so you might be able to jump on that and only walk a little bit :-)
Answer from Monica M
Baltimore, Maryland44 contributions18 helpful votes
I used a storage facility across the street from Connelly Station rather than going back and forth to the airport.
Jessica B asked a question Jan 2017
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin1 contribution
Hi, is there weekend parking available? If so, where and what is the cost?
Answer from Rlath82
Georgetown, Kentucky523 contributions98 helpful votes
No there is very little parking in the Temple Bar area in general. Public transportation is a great way to travel in Dublin.
Answer from F Woodward
Birmingham, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
Thank you for your advise. Clicked on the wrong button on the voting thing by mistake.
Answer from Monica M
Baltimore, Maryland44 contributions18 helpful votes
Hey, we took the airport shuttle bus (it's blue) and cost €8 per person. Hope this helps! Monica
Redwolf-124 wrote a tip Oct 2023
Czech Republic404 contributions90 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's worth a visit"
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Travel10896071946 wrote a tip Sept 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's a great place to stop after a day wandering the streets of Dublin"
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gillgardner21 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tricky with parking as there are a lot of one ways and pedestrian traffic but easy to get a taxi to the hotel. Loved the location."
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nellie1london wrote a tip May 2023
London, United Kingdom363 contributions171 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t bother"
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IngBecca wrote a tip Jul 2022
Boston, Massachusetts15 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pick another hotel."
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PRICE RANGE
€140 - €317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
farringtons hotel dublin
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Farringtons
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty DublinDublinTemple Bar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Norseman
Which popular attractions are close to The Norseman?
Nearby attractions include The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience (0.06 km), The Craic Den Comedy Club (0.1 km), and Rural Pub Tours (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Norseman?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Norseman?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Norseman?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Norseman?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Sidecar Bar at The Westbury Hotel, Copper + Straw, and SOLE Seafood and Grill.
Is The Norseman located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Dublin.
Are there any historical sites close to The Norseman?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilmainham Gaol Museum (3.0 km), 14 Henrietta Street (0.8 km), and Guinness Storehouse (1.5 km).
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