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8-9 Sussex Terrace, Leeson Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 668 2594
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a great bar, nothing flash and frequented mostly bu locals by the looks of it. The Guiness was excellent but the snuff was left alone! It's clean, cosy and the service is first class.

Thank martin l
Dublin, Ireland
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Nice cosy pub with two lounge bars. Nice old style bar, very clean, good service, proper good bar staff, drinks resonable prices. Nice and relaxing with good character, great place.

Thank Michelle W
Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Been here many times for either a quiet pint or for lunch upstairs or for dinner and then lots of pints at Christmas. Its a fine place with great whiskey selection and very nice decor downstairs that takes you back to a time where there were no big screens blaring "the premiership" and people could chat or read the paper... More 

Thank Reamonnt
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

As we were walking into the city early evening, the smell of the food wafted out and we knew we wanted to eat there - and we did. It's a busy little place, with people often standing outside with their drinks. The restaurant is upstairs, and the food? Absolutely perfect. Can't recall the last time I had such a fantastic... More 

Thank Kyra L
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went in here last night for a couple of drinks. Nice Saturday crowd. Not too quiet not too busy. Service was quick and friendly. Live music from a one man band playing classics which added to the relaxed atmosphere. Hooks are under the counters to hand your coat which is handy. The small bar was also cosy to sit in.... More 

Thank Trac G
Louisville, KY
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203 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We happened upon this restaurant as we were making our way back to our hotel. The bar was on the first floor and the restaurant was upstairs. The menu was mostly Irish fare and we had fish n chips and shepherd's pie with lamb. Both dishes were delicious. The service was great as well. Food came in a reasonable amount... More 

Thank luvtravel88
Winston Salem NC
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209 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

You'll have to wait for it, but the Knockanore Burger is fabulous. The service was slow at first but once we shared our frustrations with the manager, he made everything right. Excellent value as well!

Thank janicewriting6
Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

After work local friendly very busy small local pub, will also spill on the outside.... an opinion from the long weekend suggested that this is a best Guinness pint of the visit amongst the fellas and ladies...

Thank Ash07BWFC
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Lovely place for a quiet mid week pint. Brought a couple of US visitors into the front bar for pints on a Monday night. They loved it.

Thank poreilly1261
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Visited during rugby weekend, as I have for many years. Not much (actually cant think of anything) changed, busy pub, staff friendly, punters friendly, definitely worth popping in for a couple!

Thank simply_does_it

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Pub, Irish, Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-9 Sussex Terrace, Leeson Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 668 2594

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?