The King’s Head

Welcome to The Kings Head / Fáilte go dtí The Kings Head

The Kings Head is a Medieval Pub steeped in History, with Live Music, Comedy and Craic over 3 floors, located in the heart of Galway’s Latin Quarter.

This landmark pub which is owned and run by the Grealish family for 30 years, serves a great pint of stout, great local-ingredient food, and features a fantastic whiskey bar and bistro.


Our food philosophy is simple… If it’s fresh, local and seasonal it goes on the menu!

Our specialities include ‘Wild Atlantic Seafood Chowder’, ‘Best Of Irish Board’, ‘Lobster & Chips’, ‘Slow Cooked Lamb Shank’, ‘Burren Smoked Salmon Board’, Great Local Seafood & Steaks.

As proud members of Good Food Ireland, we source fresh local ingredients from the best local suppliers and we change our menus seasonally to reflect this.

Our beef is always Irish, our smoked salmon is from the Burren Smokehouse, our fresh seafood and vegetables are as local as we can find them. Our soup, chowder and soda bread are made fresh in house every day, our sausages from Colleran’s Butchers down the street and the beer for our fish batter is from the Galway Hooker Brewery.


800 Years of History / 800 Bliain ag Fás

The Kings Head is a true piece of living history. The building itself dates back over 800 years to the 13th Century. Speed’s famous Pictorial Map of Galway, drawn in 1651, shows the home of the Mayor of Galway at 15 High Street as one of the tallest and most prominent buildings in Galway with the impressive 5 story Stubber’s Castle adjoining it to the rear. The building has several links to the 14 Tribes of Galway; above the two fireplaces you’ll find marriage stones from the Martin, Ffrench, Bodkin and Lynch families.



For Group Bookings & Party Options, we have lots of options for groups for lunch, dinner, finger food and cocktails.


The Kings Head was listed in “Ireland The Best 100 Places” by Sally and John McKenna.

Opening Hours

Open for Lunch & Dinner every day from 12 Midday

Contact Details


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