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Johnnie Fox's Pub

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Ballybetagh Road, Glencullen D18 X635, Ireland
+353 1 295 5647
11:00 - 00:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is everything it lives up to. The food is delicious, and plentiful. The bar is full of character and craic and the staff are all lovely. The smoking area/beer garden is massive and is out the front of the pub. It is full of old Irish awesome stuff! There are blankets just inside the door for those who... More 

Thank Sinéad H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit to this unusual pub. Food and craic both excellent. Live music brilliant too. We went mid-week and it was busy but we found a table as it is quite extensive. Staff were very efficient. A really good experience.

Thank Patricia M
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this pub, having just arrived in Ireland, and the meal was excellent. The Mussels starter was plenty enough for two people in a lovely cream sauce. The Irish stew was delicious and my husband's crab and smoked salmon salad was excellent too. A quirky building and friendly staff made a memorable meal.

Thank Heather H
Nenagh, Ireland
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lunch on Saturday. I just love it. The food is always good and I always have the seafood. Loads to look at in nooks. Didn't stay for the music this time. But will always return.

Thank emma-in-dublin
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Pub is famous, of course. You can't fault the surroundings and the atmosphere of the place. But...the food is a bit overpriced and the service was not that great. Me and my guest had to wait a while to be served ordered a Mountain Lamb & Cashel Blue Salad but the lamb tasted more like forest ham from Lidl.... More 

Thank Maja H
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Famed as the highest pub in Ireland. Foxes is a mishmash of ornaments antiques and collectibles. This makes it quirky and you can spend an age going through all the nooks and crannys. Food wise it performs though. Table for 4 and we all loved the food. I will def return

Thank Hackers123
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had just finished a long trek up to the Hellfire Club on a dull day and our weary feet led us to this fine establishment, the tallest pub in Ireland. We quickly found an empty table in the back and settled at the table to read the menu and soak in the atmosphere while resting our tired limbs. My... More 

Thank Julieanne O
Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here a few times, and when we had relatives coming from Canada, we figured we'd take them up. Last time I reviewed, I gave 4 out of 5, but this time, I have to give full marks. Great experience from the first moment we contacted JF's, they accommodated with a slight booking change with seemingly little effort. Fast forward... More 

Thank Ade_Sands
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

everyone must go to Johnnie foxes, old world pub great atmosphere and the music is great food and service excellent, what an interesting place real Irish music and everyone so friendly its a must go.

Thank _maggiestanford10
Peterhead, Scotland
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meal at Johnnie Fox's was first class. Oyster, prawns, salmon, a traditional Irish stew, cabbage/potatoes and bacon and feather blade beef that melted in the mouth. The musician was good and also funny - he had everyone joining in the singing. Definitely give this place a try.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$178
European, Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ballybetagh Road, Glencullen D18 X635, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Glencullen
  • Phone Number: +353 1 295 5647
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 course dinner and live traditional ballad music and dance show, for only €52.50 per person - a great night no matter the occasion or number of people in your group, book from one person to 130. Traditional Irish Peat Fireplaces, Live Entertainment, Great Food, Own Bakery, Ample Parking, Friendly Service and so much more.

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