The inn was originally built in the 19th century as a thatched cottage and has been in the Gaffney family for generations.
It was the highest stop on the old GNR Hill Of Howth Tramway which meandered its way from Sutton train station up the hill to the summit and then down the hill to Howth station. Sadly the tram was shut down in 1959, although its track (opposite the pub) is still used today and is the quickest way on foot from the summit to the village.
The view from the front of the bar overlooks the magical islands of Ireland’s Eye and Lambay and, further north, The Mountains Of Mourne in lovely County Down. Inside, the bar is traditional and cosy with a turf fire in the corner.
The pub grub menu caters for all tastes. Fresh, natural ingredients, including fresh fish, are the order of the day.
Fresh Irish Mussels
steamed in a rich garlic and white wine cream sauce served with brown bread or skinny fries
selection of seafood in curry sauce, served with rice or fries or mixed
vegan curry also available
Pan Fried Fish of the Day
served with a selection of fresh vegetables and baby boiled potatoes
Cajun Prawn Salad
oven baked, Cajun flavoured prawns, served on a bed of house salad
Beef Stir Fry
sliced beef fillet with mushrooms, onion, cheese, peppers and spices, served with boiled rice
chicken fillet in tempura batter served with fries, side salad and sweet chilli sauce
delicious house salsa, melted cheese, pepper, red onions and jalapenos in a toasted tortilla served with sour cream and salad
vegetarian wrap also available
mixed salad leaves, tomatoes, peppers, red onion and feta
served in a homemade creamy garlic sauce, served with parmesan shavings