The History

Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall dates as far back as 1651!

Affectionately known by locals as “The Holer”.

The Hole in the Wall dates as far back as 1651, the medieval Inn was then called ‘Ye sign of ye Blackhorse Inn’. It was enjoyed historically as a coaching house and as a tavern.

Today, driving along Blackhorse Avenue you will catch sight of the imposing Tudor style exterior of the Hole in the Wall and first impressions are lasting. It is exactly 100 metres long qualifying it as the longest pub in Europe.

This pub nestles against the Phoenix Park wall. It combines the merits of a Dublin cosmopolitan city pub with the pure, fresh air and amenities of the 1700 acre Phoenix Park. This makes it a unique destination pub in Dublin to visit.

The Hole in the Wall has a rare mixture of antiquity and character throughout and attention to detail has always been paramount. Everything has been carefully selected to compliment the ambience that characterises the pub, with roaring fires in the winter months adding to its atmosphere, and a beer garden in summertime to chill and relax.

The Hole in the Wall gastropub offers a daily extensive menu. The Wine Shop has a splendid selection of world wines where one can carefully choose their wine with free corkage to compliment the freshly prepared food. The Hole in the Wall team aim to achieve a blend of hospitality, friendliness and efficiency, and we hope that your visit to us will be both enjoyable and memorable.

Would you like to join our growing team?

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