The Medieval Pub with the Modern Attitude

800 Years of Living History

Our 'Blood Red Ale'

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A Medieval Pub steeped in History, with Live Music, Irish Whiskeys, Craft Beers, Cocktails, Bar Food & Bistro over 3 floors

Fáilte go Gaillimh! Welcome to the medieval City of Galway on the edge of Western Europe, on the Wild Atlantic Way. Home to the famous Claddagh fishing village and the Claddagh ring, Home to the Spanish Arch, the Long Walk, the Latin Quarter, the River Corrib, and the Galway hooker. From the Galway races to the Capital of Culture, from City of the arts to City of the soft sideways rain, from City of the Tribes and City of the Vibes to the 800 year old Kings Head pub. Buail isteach!

800 Years of Living History

The Kings Head has stood here for over 800 years and was once home to the mayor of Galway. It was seized by Colonel Peter Stubbers (executioner of King Charles 1st of England in 1649). Hence our name... The Kings Head

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Beers, Ales & Whiskeys

Our drinks selection features some of our favourite local and Irish tipples – craft beers, a huge selection of whiskeys, classic cocktails (and a few using poitín!), and of course our very own 'Blood Red Ale' – brewed here in Galway. Sláinte!

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Bistro & Bar Food

Whether you’re sitting on a bar stool or in the Bistro, our food philosophy is the same - If it’s fresh, local & in season…it goes on the menu. Crab claws, Scallops, Connemara lamb, locally-grown organic vegetables... Bain sult as!

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Music & Comedy

The ‘Craic’ is at the heart of every great pub & we’ve 800 years of it! We have free live music seven nights a week on the main stage, along with some of Galway’s finest trad sessions, regular stand-up comedy and lunchtime theatre.

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800 Years of Living History

The Kings Head is a true piece of living history, with the building itself dating back over 800 years to the 13th Century. Steeped in history, and with connections to the 14 tribes of Galway, we're still uncovering layers of history and preserving it for generations to come.

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Our 'Blood Red Ale'

Finally, after 800 years we are finally delighted to introduce our very own craft beer The Kings Head Blood Red Ale. Inspired by our history and brewed in Oranmore by Galway Hooker Brewery. 

It’s a Beer that keeps its head…unlike a certain King!

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Take Home a Piece of The Kings Head

All our merchandise is designed and printed here in Galway city and available in multiple sizes from Small up to XXXL.

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