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Galway's King's Head Inn

August 10th · No Comments

We visited the King’s Head Inn on 26 July 2009.

Galway Kind's Head Inn

Galway Kind's Head Inn

At the recommendation of my sister, we went to the Kings Head Inn on Quay Street and we were not disappointed. Since we had been braving the cold, scattered showers, and high winds at Aran all day, we were in the mood for some traditional Irish stew. My sister had come to Ireland before and recommended the Aran Islands, which were great, so we figured we’d be fools to ignore her advice on the Kings Head Inn.

Since my sister said their stew and house red wine were fantastic (exactly what we had in mind), we decided it was the place for us.

One of the nice things about Irish pubs is that they are generally not ridiculously crowded. On several occasions, we had a few pints while playing games like Settlers of Catan and Bananagrams at other pubs. This night we enjoyed a few pints of Bulmers Pear, some house red, and our dinners; then retreated upstairs where we continued to enjoy Bulmers, some house red, while playing our games.

The backstory to the Kings Head Inn is really entertaining. I like it when the places we go to have a bit of real history behind it that, while embellished, are mostly true. I won’t explain the whole story as you can read it here (http://www.galwaycitypubguide.com/all-pubs/the-kings-head.html) but it involves King Edward I’s head.

The Kings Head Inn is also well known bcause they offer live music 7 days a week! Plus the bar was open until 2am on a Sunday!. The band playing the night we were there was “Mule.” They did great covers of classic and contemporary rock songs, definitely added to our great experience. Good food, great company and good music always makes for a great night!

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