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The Merry Ploughboy

££ - £££Irish, , European
Rockbrook, Edmonston Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
+353 1 493 1495
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“apple pie” (7 reviews)
“wings” (10 reviews)
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Open Now
12:30 - 21:30 Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Rockbrook, Edmonston Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here with our bus tour of forty people along with what appeared to be 4 other tours, and the dining room was packed. I did not know how this whole experience would come off, with that number of people being served. The staff...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Dublin on a group tour. This was on the itinerary for our trip. We had 47 people in our group and there was other large groups to see their show and have dinner. We were extremely impressed with the service. Normally with...More

Thank cgrsmkn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a quick and tasty lunch in this busy establishment. Good choice, freshly cooked, attentive table service and reasonably priced

Thank GM2132
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall we had a wonderful experience here, starting with a bowl of soup/chowder and imbibing on excellent beer. It was quiet at 6:00 when we first arrived and was packed by the time we left (a good sign that the locals enjoy this place!)

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the show with a tour. The show included a meal and a beverage of your choice. The meal and the beverage (beer) were both enjoyable

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this event was enjoyable. The meals choices were excellent, the food and drink good. The show was extremely entertaining and everyone in my group had a great time. Definitely a must-do when visiting Ireland.

Thank peggy531
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Got the chicken wings for starters which were really good, then had the sirloin on ciabatta. The mains was OK, not much on the ciabatta though, more sauce than anything. Would visit again but will try a different mains

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Tourist pub with Irish band(who were excellent) and Irish traditional dancers(equally good). Lots of memorabilia and good food. Fun place.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great pub up in the Dublin mountains that is entered around live music. We were here for a family celebration and the Guinness and the atmosphere were superb. We did not eat here this time but will do so next time we are in Dublin....More

Thank Nick W
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We hosted our son's Welcome/Rehearsal Dinner at The Merry Ploughboy on December 28th at the suggestion of our Dublin based cousins. All the arrangements were made by email since we are located in New York and we couldn't have been happier with how the evening...More

1  Thank sandkmom2
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Questions & Answers
16 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from MerryPloughboy | Property representative |
Smart casual is fine/appropriate.
11 June 2017|
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Response from MerryPloughboy | Property representative |
There is a choice of at least one, but usually two roast meats every Sunday. These are part of the "specials" menu each Sunday. Best Regards, Eoghan.
7 October 2016|
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Response from 458Dennis | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but we had private transportation. Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$45
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 20:00
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockbrook, Edmonston Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 493 1495
  • E-mail
Located at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, the Merry Ploughboy is a destination gastro pub. Being a proud member of "Good Food Ireland", the pub offers the best of Irish food produce which includes a variety of specials to choose from each day along with Sunday roasts at the weekend.
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