We were lucky in 2017 on my second trip around Ireland to include a stopover at Jonnie Fox’s pub for a meal and show. This is a traditional Irish pub on the borders of Co. Dublin and not far from the Wicklow mountains. It boasts to be the highest Pub in Ireland and is probably one of the most internationally known pubs for live entertainment and food. We arrived on an unusually sunny Irish Saturday by lunch time and the bar was already overflowing into the garden with people from all over Ireland coming for lunch and music. From looking around the first impression was how good the food looked. The pub is full of Irish items and photos of famous visitors, including American presidents, a queen’s letter reluctantly not being able to visit and a number of ambassadors from a variety of countries litter the walls.
In the evening we were shown to our seats for our evening meal and show. We paid 50 Euros a head for the 3 course meal and coffee which includes the show. The food was excellent, I had the salmon for main and my boy had the lamb shank, both were well presented and cooked to perfection. The service was also very good, our waitress was quick at delivering our meals and cleaning away. She was on hand all night supplying me with Guinness when my glass was empty during the show. So you don’t have to get up and queue at the bar whilst the show is on.
As for the show, it was very entertaining. It started at about 20:30 with a traditional Irish band singing Irish folk songs. They get everyone in the mood and a good act to complement the dancers to follow. The dancers started by the girls in Irish costumes doing an Irish dance and then followed by the two young lads doing the Irish jig and tap dancing. There was also a very young boy probably about 10 year’s old coming doing an excellent jig and what a brave and profession dancer he was. The show was very entertaining and time pasted too quickly. The band then came on again and finished off the night till midnight with more Irish singing, by the end of the night and a few beers later they had the whole bar singing along. A great night and experience well worth the visit.
If you are coming here with your camper then you can stay overnight in the pub's over flow car park across the road. The show is very popular and people come by coach from Dublin City so it is advised to book up before hand to not miss out. If you are just coming for a meal and a drink then the bar is open and has ample room as the show is in a room off to one side of the pub. The bar provides excellent food and entertainment as well.
I loved coming here and will defiantly be coming back again to experience this excellent show. Well done to the team and I hope you keep providing this excellent night out.