Johnnie Fox's Pub

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Johnnie Fox's Pub
Glencullen Co Dublin
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An iconic traditional pub in the Dublin Mountains serving an all-day menu and offering traditional music by night
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Banqueting
  • Conference Venue
  • Family Friendly
  • Heli-Pad
  • Live Music
  • Location - Scenic
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Seafood
  • Traditional Irish
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Informal
  • Pub Grub
  • Sunday Dining
  • Traditional Pub
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu

Johnnie Fox's Pub

Nestling in an attractive wooded hamlet in the Dublin Mountains, south of Dublin city, this popular pub dates back to the eighteenth century and has numerous claims to fame, including the fact that Daniel O'Connell was once a regular, apparently, and it's "undoubtedly" the highest pub in the land.

A warm, friendly and generally well run place, it's just about equally famous for its food at the "Famous Seafood Kitchen" - which can be enjoyable - and its music "Famous Hooley Nights" (booking advisable).

Unlike so many superficially similar pubs, it's also real. Kitsch, perhaps, but the rickety old furniture is real, the dust is real and there is a turf or log fire at every turn. It's a pleasant place to drop into at quieter times too, if you're walking in the hills or just loafing around, but its most useful function is that Dubliners find it an amusing place to take visitors from abroad.

Recommended as an unusual outing rather than a meal out, but reservations are recommended if you wish to eat.

Seats 352 (private room, 55, outdoor 60); children welcome (under supervision, not after 7.30pm). Traditional Irish music and dancing. Reservations recommended for food. Own parking. Open daily, full hot menu Mon-Thurs, 12.30-2.30 & 5.30-9pm; soup/snacks available 2.30pm-5pm. Full menu Fri-Sun, 12.30-9.30; all menus à la carte, house wine €19.50. No SC. Closed 24-25 Dec & Good Fri. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 08-04-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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22nd January 2014
Dave Shortall
Great place to visit day or night. The food is always great and has been the place where I've tried many different things for the first time. A couple of times I've also had the pleasure of a few relaxed drinks in the bar, feeling like you're a million miles from all hustle and bustle

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