The Summit Inn
Howth Summit, Howth, Dublin


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Based on 38 reviews

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The Summit Inn is a unique pub where all ages meet together to enjoy a pint, a snack and relax & watch the world go by. There is a good mix of both local and visitor clientele all struck by the timeless ambience that is The Summit. The Summit has without question the finest view from any pub in Ireland overlooking as it does the magical Irelands Eye and Lambay Islands off Howth harbour and further north the Mountains of Mourne in lovely county Down. With a well appointed and spacious seating area out front where one can drink or dine the feeling is one of freedom and the views simply breathtaking. Sunny days are made for this! Inside and the pub doesnt disappoint. The bar is traditional and cosy with a turf fire. The pub grub is excellent and the perfect accompaniment to a few drinks. The menu is select but caters for all tastes. Fresh, natural ingredients including fresh fish are the order of the day. Prices are reasonable and the kitchen takes last orders at 9.30pm. The Summit Inn as its name suggests is located at the Summit of Howth Hill. It was the last stop on the old GNR Howth tram which meandered its way from Howth train station at the foot of the hill up the hill to the summit. Sadly the tram is no more as it shut down in the early 60s although its track (opposite the pub) is still used today and is the quickest way on foot from the summit to the village. Tram or no tram, a visit to The Summit as it is affectionately known is a must for all visitors to Howth - some locals also consider it a must on a daily basis! The inn was originally built in the 19th century as a thatched cottage and has been in the Gaffney family for generations. Come on Up!
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Posted 28th Dec 2017 by EMMETONTOURGuru: 42 reviews

Usual brilliant spicy chicken wings. Blue cheese sauce a little runny. Waitress happy to tell the chef.

Posted 5th Sep 2016 by EMMETONTOURGuru: 42 reviews

You want great chicken wings? Go to the Summit Inn. Excellent pint of G too.

Posted 27th Oct 2014 by JENDUBLINFirst Timer: 11 reviews

Very disappointed with the food here, has really gone downhill. 4 of us went for lunch and won't be returning. One of us ordered the half roast chicken which was completely dried out and tasteless. The chicken wings were greasy with very little sauce and the chips just tasted like dirty chip oil. The garlic bread and deep fried Brie were nice. Mabey we caught them on an off day but it could be so much better

Posted 10th Sep 2014 by GODALYFirst Timer: 64 reviews

After a lovely walk along the cliff-face, we decided to pop in for a bite & some refreshments. The staff were exceptionally friendly, fast & efficient. The food was tasty and the atmosphere was pleasant, even for a Thurs night ;)

Posted 31st Mar 2014 by CRYSTALBERETNewbie: 13 reviews

I visited The Summit Inn for Mothers day with my family, so as expected it was very busy but a wonderful atmosphere. Even though staff were very busy they were still attentive and helpful. The menu was a little limited, although you will no doubt find something on it that you will eat. We weren't waiting long on our order, we had their famous hot & spicy chicken wings and drumsticks which were very hot! but delicious, homemade soup and brie wedges were fab also. The nachos were o.k, it said they came with cheese sauce but they didn't, just melted cheese which left the nachos quite dry underneath. Main courses of scampi, vegetable wrap and chicken ciabatta were also nice, large portions, only complaint is that the ciabatta was a little soggy. Had ferrero roche cheesecake for desert which was gorgeous. I truly enjoyed my day and will definitely be returning again.:)

Posted 30th Mar 2014 by GRUBLOVENewbie: 6 reviews

The staff can be a little hit and miss sometimes but that's understandable in a busy pub, cannot recommend the hot and spicy wings enough they are amazing!!

Posted 12th Jul 2013 by AGNESBURNSFirst Timer: 6 reviews

I had half a chichen with mash. (The menu says it comes with chips, but it was no bother to change to mash)
Friend had scampi & chips, other friend has sirloin steak & chips.
We all enjoyed our food sitting outside in the sunshine.
The place was very busy, but service was excellent.

Posted 29th Dec 2010 by RAPSODY2003Guru: 37 reviews

main course was alright the quesadillas. desert was a lot better took a while to get a table. worth the visit if out that far

Posted 7th Sep 2010 by FRUFRUGuru: 36 reviews

Ate here today, shared spicy wings(excellent), chippy chips, casear salad and the worst chowder ive ever had.It wasnt a chowder, twas more of a vegetable soup with a tin of salmon thrown in.Nice.
Will eat here again though - the wings saved the day.

Posted 25th Jul 2010 by THEGRULERNewbie: 3 reviews

lovely place for a few drinks and nice grub. Good value. Love the spicy wings and the Chicken/Beef Quesidellas - beer garden for the summer and log fires during the winter.
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