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Johnnie Fox's Pub

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Johnnie Fox's Pub is situated in the heart of the Dublin Mountains and it is a pub that simply "has it all"! A living museum of Irish tradition, live entertainment nightly, food served daily from their a la carte menu which starts at 12:30 through until 9:30pm. The full range of menus are available to view online.Situated only 40 mins from Dublin centre, 10 minutes from Enniskerry or Dundrum, there is even a shuttle bus service which runs daily from the city to the pub and back down again, for full details contact EXPRESS BUS and these are also great for full coach and mini bus hire - only €10 return per person (10+). For a real treat - one must experienced the world famous "HOOLEY NIGHT" 4
PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$167
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European, Irish, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Johnnie Fox’s Hooley Show is absolutely fantastic. The entertainment was top class from musicians & dancers The food was gorgeous & the staff could not have been more helpful I would highly recommend a trip to the show our even just a drink in there...atmospheric old world bar. I will definitely be back 👍More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Orla R, Marketing at Johnnie Fox's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We really are delighted you had such a good time and apologies for the delay in getting back to you! We welcome you back to see the Show again or even just a pint at the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic venue. The Hooley is amazing, with great musicians and dancers. The food is fabulous and the service was second to none, the staff are amazingMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Orla R, Marketing at Johnnie Fox's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Well when I read this I thought, how truly kind of you to post such a generous review! We are very grateful and hope we will get to see you once again here. The Hooley Show is fantastic and the Johnnie Fox's floor staff, including...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch there recently following a lovely walk with our Dublin friends. Of the 4 dishes, the chowder and vegetable stew were tasty and filling. Fish n chips meal was almost enough for 2.people but the cod dish had a nice piece of fish, far...too much tomato, small portion of greens and a very small portion of mash potato. It was by far the most expensive meal but the least enjoyable. Staff were just great and we were delighted to visit this famous establishment.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Orla R, Marketing at Johnnie Fox's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the comprehensive review as it tells us exactly how you felt about your dishes, contents, portions etc. We will relay your response to the kitchen and it's interesting that you found the most expensive dish, the least enjoyable. That is a surprise...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The music and dancing are incredible and the food is delicious, and all in all I would heartily recommend this. Don’t miss out because you don’t want to do “touristy” things; this is touristy in the best possible way.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Orla R, Marketing at Johnnie Fox's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for synopsizing that so well! Our local population LOVE the Hooley Show as much as a Tourist would as it is just a great fun night out! It's an incredible experience true. We love the way you explained it there and we hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family in Ireland brought us here and we are so delighted to see this place , we love the ambiance, we certainly enjoyed the shrimps in garlic butter. We found the service not as good as in other restaurants we've been to. But definitely,...the food here are awesome!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Orla R, Marketing at Johnnie Fox's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Well thank you so much for such positive feedback. We love that you enjoyed most aspects and generally our service wins out everytime based on reviews, but perhaps the day you visited they weren't delivering at the standard you would expect. So apologies if it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great night out. The Hooley was great fun, great food, great live music and very good Irish dance ..More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Orla R, Marketing at Johnnie Fox's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Well Andrew, thank you so much for the 5 star rating and such a concise description of what it was that you enjoyed on your Hooley Show night with us. Super summing up! We would love you to return to visit us once again so...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing time! Fun atmosphere and lively people! Little out of the way, hard to get a taxi home, but that is no fault of the establishment! Would go again!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Orla R, Marketing at Johnnie Fox's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Andrea! We are so delighted to see that you had so much fun with us and for the super dooper rating of 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating - Wowzers. Yes the crowd up here know how to party alright and yes we are situated up the mountains...More

Reviewed 1 November 2022 via mobile

Had googled pet friendly restaurants in Dublin and pleasantly surprised by the amount of pet friendly restaurants in surrounding city. Johnnie Foxes was listed. With dog in tow we took a detour today on way back from Wicklow and went to Johnny Foxes - very...disappointed with service. No food service outside, no dogs allowed inside - could not order food inside to bring outside and no effort to help. On Tues of mid term break apparently not enough staff available.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Orla R, Marketing at Johnnie Fox's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2022

This is not good to read today and sincere apologies as it looked like communication was not good on our part or that there was some confusion. Had you a booking made previous to your arrival? Dogs are permitted outdoors of course but our Hatch...More

Reviewed 26 October 2022 via mobile

Fantastic food, a very vibrant & buzzing atmosphere about!! Our 3 kids enjoyed the halloween decor that was in place! Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Orla R, Marketing at Johnnie Fox's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2022

Ah what a lovely review! Aren't we so lucky to have such generous customers like you. Bringing three kids and two adults out to eat is no mean feat but you seemed to have pulled it off fantastically! And delighted the Halloween decor helped too...More

Reviewed 23 October 2022

The meal was excellent, an entire entrée sized bowl of mussels as an appetizer! The music was great and the band was really engaging. When the dancers were about to come out the building (or probably power lines) were hit by lightning and the power...went out. The backup generator kicked on almost instantly but the computer with the music on it was fried! the band came back out and stayed with us the rest of the night to perform the music for the dancers as they made up a routine on the fly. Really unique and fun considering the circumstances. I want to go back to see the proper show since the meal was so good! Strongly recommend the bus transfer, was timed perfectly and cheap enough!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Orla R, Marketing at Johnnie Fox's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2022

Yes its so true, we had a power outage and like all active LIVE shows, we needed to keep the Show on the Road so to speak! And the Band and Dancers made it all happen - that is why they do what they do...More

Reviewed 21 October 2022 via mobile

What an incredible experience?! The food was amazing, the service was outstanding, and the entertainment was incredible! This is a must-see/do!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Orla R, Marketing at Johnnie Fox's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2022

Amy, hello! We are so thankful for such a kind review! You encapsulated the way we hope customers would experience our Hooley nights here! This is a Show which is talked about for many years afterwards as we have often been contacted from some of...More

Reviewed 21 October 2022

This is such a well run event, I was going expecting leprechauns and O Darby's pot of gold. We got a truely warm welcome, great service and a fantastic night of craic.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Orla R, Marketing at Johnnie Fox's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2022

Well this is music to our ears! And thankfully you didn't get any stereo-typical or twee entertainment that turned you off your night of Fun! The Hooley is a traditional Irish party (food, entertainment and atmosphere all guaranteed to be good, good, good!) and it...More

Reviewed 18 October 2022 via mobile

FIRST TIME TO IRELAND AND THIS WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE TIME OF MY 2 WEEK TRIP!! Johnny Fox’s Dinner and a Show was absolutely incredible. I did both Celtic Nights and Johnnie Fox’s Dinner and Shows. So I have the ability to comment that Johnnie...Fox’s has Celtic Nights beat hands down. Celtic Nights was wonderful also BUT. Cannot compete with the fun and Johnnie Fox’s. Wonderful Dinner Wonderful Show 4 hours of Food,Music,Dancing and Fun Interactive Family Entertainment. Thank You Jonnie Fox’s For An Amazing Night. IF I EVER COME BACK TO IRELAND IT WILL BE ON MY ITINERARY !More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Orla R, Marketing at Johnnie Fox's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2022

Not only did you got to the trouble to put this on Google Reviews but also took the time out to post it on Tripadvisor, shows us how kind and generous you really are, spreading the love worldwide as such! Christoperher we are just delighted...More

Reviewed 12 October 2022

Yes this pub is definitely a tourist trap as well as also having many locals. I have to say though that despite this, the pub is really quirky with it's various artificats hanging from the ceilings and walls. If you love vintage then definitely visit....I also have to say that the food we consumed was very tasty and ample.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Orla R, Marketing at Johnnie Fox's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2022

We'd like to think that its quirky too! Thank you for a great review. There is history all over the walls and the plan is that you have loads to eat, loads to see and loads of entertainment too! We appreciate the time you took...More

Reviewed 6 October 2022

I do not even know where to begin with trying to explain how wonderful our day was at Johnnie Foxes, Friday 30th September. I have been liaising with Suzanne for many months organising this special event for our 13 year old boys. In total we...had 45 Children and 70 adults who had lots of different dietary requirements, wants and needs. JFoxes achieved each and everyone for us. I was concerned how the food would be for such a large group but it was absolutely gorgeous, I was concerned how our young boys would enjoy the Hooley show but its all the whole group have spoken about since Friday. The show had everyone up dancing and fully engaged with them. The staff were brilliant and Gavin the manager made everything seem so easy, when of course they would have been under a fair bit of stress I'm sure! Suzanne, Gavin and Team, you are all absolutely wonderful and we can not thank you enough. We have come home to London filled to the brim with special memories. Thank youMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Orla R, Marketing at Johnnie Fox's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2022

What can we say after reading this!! But a massive thank you to you and your 120-strong gang for this glowing, eye-popping review! And... your 5 star rating has us all blushing but utterly delighted! Your generous, complimentary feedback has been passed onto Suzanne, Gavin,...More

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Hi Shannon, wouldn’t think so but ring them! It’s a GREAT spot though, I wouldn’t let that put me off🙋🏼‍♂️
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5