12 reviews of Johnnie Fox's Pub in English
Must see pub in Dublin. A little off the beaten track but well worth the effort of getting to.
Rustic decor with a old time feel.
Food is excellent and drinks good as well (a bit over priced as it is a tourist attraction).
Live music is excellent.
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It was a lovley summers day and me and a few friends wanted to go out for something to eat so we decided we would to to Jonnie Foxs Pub for a change. when we got there we found out that we could eat our food outside in the lovley weather. we all got nice tasty food that we really enjoyed we ended up staying there for a few drinks we had a very good day and night, there was traditional irish music on in the main bar.
We had such a good day i would Recommend this pub if you are looking for some where to go .
I grew up in an Irish household, so the decor here is no novelty to me: anything more than a week old that my Dad could get his hands on would be nailed up in a blinding flash. Wall space in our humble abode was limited; monopolised by everything from shillelaghs to weather barometers to rather pallid looking pictures of Jesus.
I have visited Johnnie Fox’s a fair few times, but never bothered to verify if this is the highest pub in Ireland - the website says 'famed for’ which is tenuous and open to interpretation. Phil Jupitus is 'famed for’ being a comedian, to prove my point.
Anyway, the food is good. Very good, traditional Irish cuisine in fact. The atmosphere may be a tad touristy, but it’s always lively and fun. Personally, I would go for the evenings as there is less likelihood of the car park being packed full of coaches brimming with Americans dressed like the last 28 years never happened - geriatric golf course chic, I think you call it.
I once popped in for lunch whilst on an ill-thought out, second date weekend away in Ireland (conceded, it was rather impulsive). And as you ask, no I didn’t get my Wicklow Way with her.
Great food, out in the middle of the hills. So what about the tourists? It’s popular for a reason, arrive nice and late on a funny day of the week and then really sock up the weird bits and pieces hanging all about without interruption.
Johnnie Fox’s Pub is one of the best pubs to go to in Dublin. Hard to find, you will need a desinated driver here. The food is fab. Staff are friendly and at weekends they have Tradional Irish Dancers performing for the punters.Great day out for all young and old. Great place to bring young children, family’s. Good place for a date. Whatever your into. Well worth a visit. Enjoy.
A beguiling array of furniture and bric-a-brac awaits those who enter here, it’s commonly ribbed for being very touristy and, although this is true, the food is delicious. I had the mussels and they tasted incredibly fresh. If you don’t mind the decor, which is trying a little too hard, pop in for some great food.
Johnny Foxes caters to locals, Dubliners on a short day trip and tourists looking for a bit of begorrah alike. Good food and regular entertainment. The decor is a little OTT but a nice atmosphere nevertheless. It’s particularly pleasant on a Sunday evening after a walk in the nearby hills with the large fires being particularly welcome during winter. It’s very well known for its hooley nights although they tend to be very packed out so getting there early is advisable.
The one snag is that getting there can be quite difficult as it’s in the middle of nowehere and there’s precious little public transport so either arrange a taxi in advance or get there by car. one word of warning though - don’t draw the short straw when the DD is being chosen because you don’t want to be stone cold sober for more than a short while here.
If you’re into twee, you’ll be in heaven. Twee is the order of the day in this Twee land, Twee Street, North Twee on top of Twee hill. Mind you, the food is damn good, and not as expensive as it could be seeing that you’re stranded at the top of a mountain. Make sure to get here before dark though, the view is half the value of coming up to this remote point. You’ll have plenty of time for pints later.
Johnny Foxes is the highest pub in Dublin, situated at the top of the Dublin mountains. If you are looking to soak up some Irish culture while in town, this is a must-visit as the hooley nights here are famous. Irish dancers and musicians perform every night and the parties often last into the late hours. The menu is varied and offers a variety of dishes but the emphasis is very much on seafood, which they do briliiantly.
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