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Lunch at the Brazen Head Inn

August 4th · 2 Comments

Brazen Head Inn

Brazen Head Inn

After our Guinness Tour, we wanted to find some food so we asked the clerk at the Guinness store for a recommendation. Alan said that we had to check out The Brazen Head Inn because 1) they served Guinness (which, we later found out, is true of nearly every bar in Ireland); 2) they had great food; 3) they have been around since the 1100s! If you’ve been around that long, you have to be pretty darn good!

Martha had the traditional Irish stew with a Bulmers while I enjoyed the bangers and mash with, of course, a Guinness. Our friends had a Cajun chicken salad and a roast pork loin. I absolutely loved the bangers and mash, especially the onion gravy, and it was precisely what we needed on such a rainy day.

We didn’t spend much time exploring much of the interior or reading the history but the place certainly had a historic character to it that’s unmistakable. It was renovated, perhaps thirty years ago, but nothing in it looks modern. In the room we were eating in, the walls were covered in the patches of various fire and police departments, from Ireland and beyond, which I thought was a nice touch.

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  • 1 lostAnnfound // Aug 20, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Bangers & mash! YUMMY!! I remember my grandmother making that when we used to visit her many years ago (County Mayo). That and homemade soda bread made over an open fire in a cast iron Dutch oven and smothered in butter that we had churned ourselves.

  • 2 Jim // Aug 20, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Yes, Bangers & Mash is absolutely delicious… my favorites, only had it once on our trip though. 🙂