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The King's Head

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15 High Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 566 630
10:30 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 10:30 - 23:30
Thu - Sat 10:30 - 02:30
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice atmosphere, good service, tasty meal. I personally recommend Clam Chowder Soup, fresh Oysters and Hot Port.

Thank Elba C
Dublin, Ireland
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pleasant atmosphere inside - comfy and warm. Food was great amd the service really good. Special thanks to the very lovely waitress Caitlin !

Thank Iamina M
Ennis, Ireland
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were really looking forward to our planned lunch here. The building itself was the home of the Walsh family until the early 1960's. I frequented it many times over the years but was so disappointed today on revisiting after some years. It looked so inviting with the fires but the menu was disappointing. I decided to have the hamburger... More 

Thank Sinead123456789
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for Friday dinner. Starter was lovely. I had pork ribs really nice. For a main we had chicken. It doesn't say it has mushroom sauce and i hate mushrooms. So send it back. But like 2 min later got same one without sauce . they didn't ask can I get you something else or something.. just got the same... More 

Thank Majaa M
Galway, Ireland
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on High Street, it's a lovely pub and restaurant. I came in here with my son and his pal for a hot chocolate. We were greeted to a roaring fire (it was 3 degrees outside). The lads loved the hot chocolate! But, if you were on your own there is so much to see in this 800 year old... More 

Thank NKS2
Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch there recently with some friends. Lovely pub, clean, and open. The menu was good and the food was better. Served by friendly and attentive staff.

Thank 751TomK
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived after a long journey from Hungary last month. We wanted to make our first night in Galway somewhat special, so we decided to go to this iconic bar. We arrived with no reservation, but the friendly staff easily accommodated us on the long high table in the bistro. We wanted to try out the local dishes. The staff... More 

Thank Dániel C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're visiting Galway this spot is a must! Steeped in history with the friendliest staff you could meet. I came here with my girlfriend and didn't know what to expect however we were both pleasantly surprised. The menu was seasonal, rustic and local. I had the duck and my girlfriend had the catch of the day. We found it... More 

Thank Sergiu H
Ennis, Ireland
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252 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A stalwart amongst hostelries in Galway city, the Kings Head is a characterful busy pub on the main pedestrianised street as you head into the Latin Quarter. Medieval walls and windows form part of the facade steeped in history. In the past few decades it has maintained a steady popularity for a good night out providing live music bands on... More 

Thank MarOReilly
Western Ireland, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a date in here. Its lovely inside. Great atmosphere. Nice staff. Love the whole layout of this place and the vibe and so much history. Definitely going back. One of my favourite place for sure.

Thank Katie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 02:30
10:30 - 02:30
10:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 High Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 566 630

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?