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The Kings Head

800 year old Historic Pub with an Irish Whiskey Bar, Cracking Cocktails, the best of Irish Food in our Bar & Bistro and Free Live Music every night.

Owned and run by the Grealish Family since the late 80s, this 800-year-old Pub is located in the heart of Galway City’s Latin Quarter and comprises a Pub, Bistro, and Live Venue over 3 floors.

The food at Kings Head is a celebration of the amazing ingredients that are on their doorstep. No surprise then that the menu features local seafood, lamb, beef and organic vegetables.

But it is in their dedication to the sea that the food at The Kings Head really comes to life, Crab Claws, Mussels, King Scallops, Oysters, award-winning Chowder, the catch of the day, Galway Hooker beer battered served with their signature chips (more on those later), and of course the now seasonal signature Lobster and Chips. The Chips at the King’s Head are fresh, hand cut and triple-cooked and are a stand-alone dish in themselves.

For over 20 years Head Chef Brendan Keane has led the kitchens at The Kings Head and he has, along with The Grealish Family, been a driving force in championing local produce and producers on their plates. Whether you’re sitting on a bar stool or in the Bistro, the food philosophy is the same – if it’s fresh local and in season, it goes on the menu! Using Local suppliers like Ali’s Fish Market, Sloe Hill Farm, Sliabh Aughty Honey, Friendly Farmer, Éamon Giblin Game, Kelly’s Oysters, Galway Bay Seafood and they even have their own Forager in Brian Gannon. Now how many pubs have their own forager?

At the bar at The Kings Head, you will find signature whiskeys, local gins, craft beers, cocktails, mocktails and creamy pints of stout.

The Kings Head now has it’s very own Craft Beer appropriately named Blood Red Ale, which is brewed locally by Galway Hooker in Oranmore. It’s a preservative-free, small-batch, traditional red ale which keeps its head, unlike a certain King!

With free Live Music every single night, Late Bars every weekend and a solid commitment to authentic local food and drinks.


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