The Dropping Well
Classon's Bridge, Milltown, Dublin


Pub Grub
Based on 83 reviews

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The Dropping Well is a landmark pub located in the suburb of Milltown in South Dublin, just down the road from The Nine Arches with panoramic views of the beautiful Dodder River. A fine traditional bar which has been extensively renovated over the years to provide our patrons with a superior atmosphere and exceptional facilities. The Dropping Well can cater for all of our patrons needs whether that be a family function in our newly refurbished 'Dodder' function room, a large corporate event in our well appointed 'Bank' function room, a sumptuous meal in our Classon's Restaurant, an outdoor BBQ or a simple quiet pint in one of the bars or out on the sun terrace. We show all the major sports events on our state of the art 3D and LCD TV screens, host many live bands and DJs and have a wealth of golf outings, wine tastings and other promotional nights for our customers enjoyment. Our Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Function Menus are constantly being updated to provide a superior seasonal dining experience and we also have a very large and varied wine list and rare liquor stock. The Dropping Well is easily accessible as the Milltown Luas Station is very close by and we have a large customer car park. Our Management, Bar, Floor & Kitchen Staff work as a close knit team to ensure that patrons of The Dropping Well have the best possible experience during their time with us no matter how short
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Posted 14th Aug 2017 by NIGHTOFFFOFMENewbie: 35 reviews

The food here was tasty and served in big portions. There were 6 adults for the meal and felt that the table was a bit small. The service while friendly was a bit frantic. You got the impression that they were understaffed.

Posted 14th Aug 2017 by NIGHTOFFFOFMENewbie: 35 reviews

The food here was tasty and served in big portions. There were 6 adults for the meal and felt that the table was a bit small. The service while friendly was a bit frantic. You got the impression that they were understaffed.

Posted 21st Jul 2015 by HOLLYALICEFirst Timer: 4 reviews

A group of 7 of us had a nice Sunday lunch here on Sunday. I have eaten in the Dropping well many times and it never disappoints, the standard is always the same. The men in my family always rave about the burger and the lasagna. The staff are extremely efficient and always very helpful. Plus the chips are great. A good all rounder pub grub option.

Posted 23rd Feb 2015 by LUCKYME63Guru: 63 reviews

A group of 4 of us had the €20 Early Bird Dinner Menu for 2 courses. There is good choice and the option of either starter or main course. The food is fine, fairly standard pub fayre, portions larger than average and good service. Unfortunately the evening we were there were several small children running/crying around which spoiled the atmosphere

Posted 1st Jan 2015 by SIERRA123Connoisseur: 58 reviews

Treated out today, there were 3 of us in total. I started with the fish starter consisting of fresh salmon, smoked salmon & prawns with Marie Rose sauce at €9 which I thought was a bit steep given the 4 or 5 prawns I got and since it is not a difficult dish to start, saying that it was tasty & just what I wanted. Another went for chicken liver pate & another went for the soup of the day which was potato & leek & he said there was ateing & drinking in it. For mains 1 chose stuffed roast pork, another lasagne with thick chips (I believe thin ones are available also) & salad & I chose golden fried plaice with roast & mashed potato & asked for raw onion instead of the traditional cooked veg. I could have opted for grilled plaice also. Servings were plentiful, I got a huge piece of plaice & a huge quenelle of mashed potato which I thought could have more daintily presented, & 1 roast potato. Everyone enjoyed their starters mains & desserts. For dessert 1 chose trifle, another pavlova & I chose bread & butter pudding with ice cream. I got a very ample serving of a big square of pudding & it was very nice. Teas and coffees came with a biscuit and afterwards we received a chocolate, all nice touches. We were seated in the bright conservatory overlooking the river which was very pleasant. Service as very prompt & good. The main downside is the menu is not that adventurous and doesn't seem to change much however we had a very pleasant, tasty meal in a nice setting which we all enjoyed.

Posted 23rd Nov 2014 by FOZZIEBEARFirst Timer: 2 reviews

Had heard that this was a good place for lunch and it certainly exceeded my expectations. We sat at a table overlooking the river which added to the cozy atmosphere. The staff were extremely friendly and service was swift and nothing was too much trouble.
The menu is traditional, but the food is gorgeous and presentation is good. I had hake, served on a bed of mash and spinach which was piping hot and really tasty! I will definitely be back again soon.

Posted 31st Oct 2014 by SIERRA123Connoisseur: 58 reviews

Myself and my friend just had a main course each. I chose the black pudding salad which is very tasty though must have had a whole punnet of tomatoes in it. I didn't get much of the flavour of the mustard sauce coming through. My friend had sea bream with Provençale sauce and potatoes. He really enjoyed his dish. Got a nice table in the corner of the bright conservation. Service good and cheerfully delivered as always. Atmosphere good the only downside is I felt the menu choice for the mains lacked a bit of imagination.

Posted 21st Sep 2014 by CAROLMARYFirst Timer: 6 reviews

We were here for a family function after a funeral. The food was very tasty and the staff were absolutely excellent particularly considering the circumstances. Would highly recommend for this type of gathering.

Posted 11th Sep 2014 by FEEMOFirst Timer: 24 reviews

Had lunch here & was very pleased with everything, we had a table overlooking the river, food was great & good value. Will definitely be back.

Posted 9th Aug 2014 by SIERRA123Connoisseur: 58 reviews

Dined in the airy, bright conservatory with 2 other people. Asked could I have a half portion of the Clonakilty black pudding salad for starters & they kindly obliged. Portion was huge, got about 5 or 6 pieces of black pudding. Flavours lovely. Minor criticisms. Bacon was almost cremated & I would have preferred poached egg more runny so it could ooze over the black pudding. Companions had chicken liver parfait. They enjoyed it. For mains two of us had the fish special of sea trout with spinach, mashed potato, samphire, a small tomato concoction on the fish & butter sauce with capers. I asked for bread stuffing which they kindly obliged with a huge portion on the side. Fish was very fresh but would prefer it served fish side up rather than skin side. Very nice dish indeed. Companion had steak sandwich. All dished beautifully presented, very tasty & portions very good. Had no dessert but companions shared a pavlova served with fresh fruit. Finished off with tea served with a biscuit & got a choccie at the end. Those little extra touches are important. Best meal I've had out in a long time, really enjoyed nearly every component. Waitresses were very nice, chatty & friendly. Everyone left very happy & full.
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