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This famous tavern, once the haunt of notorious highwaymen, was first licenced in 1779 when William Scully, the then landlord, served such patrons as the Fitzwilliams, Barons of Thorncastle and Viscounts of Merrion. The landmark location has seen more than its share of history and tragedy in the 200 years since it first opened its doors.A tranquil November day in 1807 turned to catastrophe as The Prince of Wales’ transport ship was caught in a sudden northeasterly gale as it tried to leave Dublin Bay. In violent seas, it founered on the rocks just south of Booterstown. The Captain escaped with his family and crew, but all 120 soldiers aboard perished. Their bodies washed ashore on Booterstown Strand and their bodies were buried in a quiet graveyard a five minute walk from the pub.

A more modern tragedy unfolded in 1927 just yards west of The Punch Bowl, on Booterstown Avenue, when renowned nationalist Kevin Higgins was assassinated while on his way to Sunday Mass, in reprisal for his part in the Irish Civil War.The Pub’s location was immortalised in the iconic 19th century ballad, ‘The Rocky Road to Dublin’. whose name is reputed to derive from the very Rock Road on which the Punch Bow stands. A century later the world-famous tenor Count John McCormack retired to just a few doors away from the Punch Bowl and is said to have savoured its convivial atmosphere in his final years.

Throughout it all, The Punch Bowl has endured and prospered, providing a haven for travellers from far and wide. Today, its acclaimed hospitality can be enjoyed thanks to the O’ Rorke family. For the past 20 years Joe, Catherine and their daughters have ensured that visitors from all over the world bask in a cheery authentic welcome and enjoy the finest of fare in warm, traditional surroundings.

The Bar


We open Mon – Sat 10:30 and Sun 12:00.
Last orders are Mon – Thur 23:30,
Fri – Sat 00:30 and Sun 23:00.

HIGH DEFINITION BIG SCREENS Show all sporting events including rugby, football and horse-racing events.

Our Beer Garden is a South facing sun trap in the Summer and a cozy grotto in Winter with retractable covers and outdoor heating.

COCKTAIL SPECIALS – SATURDAY IS COCKTAIL NIGHT

Leading the way in DRAUGHT BEER with the latest Glycol Cooling System.

A wide selection of Craft Beers is available including: Gluten Free Beer and Large Pitchers of your choice of Value Beer.

We have a selection of Coffees and Herbal Teas as well as world wines by bottle or glass.

Free Wi-Fi

Restaurant


Monday to Thursday 10am to 9 pm.
Friday 10am to 10pm.
Saturday 12 noon to 10 pm.
 Sunday 12 noon to 9pm.

Our Promise – To serve you great food with fast and friendly service.

Lunch Menu

Sourdough Ciabatta
Salami
Peppered Italian Salami, Rocket, tomato,cheddar cheese with a wholegrain mustard dressing
€8.95
Pollo
Breaded Chicken, Salad, red onion, cheddar cheese, tomato
€8.95
Caprese
Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato, Rocket & Basil Pesto
€8.95
Cajun Chicken
Cajun Rub Chicken,Tomato,Onion & Cheese
€8.95
Tonnata
Tuna, Red Onion, Sweetcorn & Cheddar Cheese
€8.95
Special
Ham, Cheese & Tomato Toasted Ciabatta
€8.95

All above served with either chips or coleslaw.



Punchbowl Kegs - Our House Speciality
Spicy Indian Spinach Pakora Keg
Suitable for vegetarians and served with our house fries
€14.95
Dublin Bay Scampi Keg
12 Golden Brown Scampi pieces served with our house fries and a special Tomato,Citrus & Ginger Dip
€14.95
Southern Fried Chicken Goujons Keg
7 Chicken Goujons, deep fried golden brown served with our house fries and a sweet chilli dip
€11.95
Flock Of Wings Keg
16 Crispy Chicken Wings served with our house fries and coated in our unique Hot Sauce with celery sticks and a Blue Cheese Dip
€11.95



Punchbowl Favourites
Sandwiches & Wraps - add chips €2-00
Available with Ham,Chicken,Cheese,Tomato,Onion,Salad and Coleslaw
€4.95
Chicken Curry
Tender marinated chicken breast pieces cook in a mild curry sauce on a bed of rice with mango chutney and poppadoms
€10.50
Punchbowl 8oz Beef Burger
Our own homemade 8oz Burger Patty in a Pepper Sauce on a bed of saute onions, mash potato and vegetables
€10.50
Beef Lasagne
The Punchbowl pub favourite of homemade Italian Lasagne served with either salad or house fries
€10.50


Salads
Chicken Caesar Salad
Chicken pieces, bacon bits with fresh lettuce,croutons, caesar dressing and parmesan shavings
€9.95
Honey Goats Cheese Salad
Goats cheese on a bed of crisp salad leaves, cucumber, tomato, roasted walnuts and Kalamata olives
€9.95


Desserts
Warm Apple Pie
with ice cream and custard
€4.95
Death By Chocolate
with a tropical sorbet
€4.95
Profiteroles
with a rich chocolate sauce
€4.95
Selection of Ice Cream
€4.95
Homemade Sherry Trifle
topped with custard & cream
€4.95

Bill of Fare

Breakfast
Traditional Full Irish Breakfast
2 Sausages, 2 Rashers, Black & White Pudding, Egg, Baked Beans, Grilled Tomato, Toast - served with Tea or Coffee
€9.95
Omelette
3 Egg Omelette with Bacon, Onion & Tomato served with a side salad
€10.95


Starters
Soup of the Day
Fresh vegetable soup of the day served with homemade brown bread
€4.95
Dublin Bay Breaded Scampi
Breaded Scampi deep fried until golden brown and served with a delicious Tomato,Ginger & Citrus Dip
€8.95
Chicken Wing Teaser
Crispy Chicken Wings coated in our unique hot sauce, served with Blue Cheese Mayonnaise Speciality of the House - Strongly recommended
€5.95
Garlic Bread with Cheese
€5.00
Garlic Bread
€4.00
Honey Goat Cheese & Sun Dried Tomato Tart (Vegetarian)
Homemade Pastry Tart served with mixed salad leaves and our own Basil infused Olive Oil
€7.95
Vegetable & Spinach Pakora (Vegan)
Classic Spicy Indian Spinach and vegetable fritter
€6.95
Deep Fried Breaded Brie (Vegetarian)
Coated in Japanese breadcrumbs with dressed mixed leaves and a Red Currant Jam
€6.95
Duck Spring Rolls
Garnished with fresh mixed leaf salad, sesame dressing and accompanied by a beautiful Smoked Plum Sauce
€6.95



Punchbowl Kegs - Our House Speciality
Spicy Indian Spinach Pakora Keg
Suitable for vegetarians and served with our house fries
€14.95
Dublin Bay Scampi Keg
12 Golden Brown Scampi pieces served with our house fries and a special Tomato,Citrus & Ginger Dip
€14.95
Southern Fried Chicken Goujons Keg
7 Chicken Goujons, deep fried golden brown served with our house fries and a sweet chilli dip
€11.95
Flock Of Wings Keg
16 Crispy Chicken Wings served with our house fries and coated in our unique Hot Sauce with celery sticks and a Blue Cheese Dip
€11.95


Salads
Chicken Caesar Salad
Chicken pieces, bacon bits with fresh lettuce,croutons, caesar dressing and parmesan shavings
€9.95
Honey Goats Cheese Salad
Goats cheese on a bed of crisp salad leaves, cucumber, tomato, roasted walnuts and Kalamata olives
€9.95


Desserts
Warm Apple Pie
with ice cream and custard
€4.95
Death By Chocolate
with a tropical sorbet
€4.95
Profiteroles
with a rich chocolate sauce
€4.95
Selection of Ice Cream
€4.95
Homemade Sherry Trifle
topped with custard & cream
€4.95


Side Orders
Chunky House Fries
€3.95
Medium Cut fries
€3.00
Onion Rings
€3.00
Mashed Potato
€3.00
Side Salad
€3.00


Little Adults
Sausages with medium cut chips
€4.95
Chicken Goujons with medium cut chips
€4.95


Party Platters
The Punchbowl Nibbler
Medium cut chips, southern fried chicken goujons, cocktail sausages & vegetable spring rolls - Serves 2
€14.95
The Large Punchbowl House Platter
Selection of crispy hot wings, cocktail sausages, vegetable spring rolls, southern fried chicken goujons, onion rings and house fries - Serves 6 to 8
€35.00

The Seaview Suite


Private Function Room

Call 087 2050868 For More Information

Featuring:

Late Bar & Buffet Counter, Rooftop Smoking Area, Large TV and Projector.

Ideal for Quiz Nights, Private Meetings, Anniversaries and Family Events.

We cater for and entertain Coach Tours and Charity Events ( *Free of Charge )

Seating Capacity for 60 people or Stand Up Buffet 160 people

*Subject to terms and conditions.

Upcoming Events


We regularly have great Irish performers  playing – recent gigs featured Christy Moore, John Spillane and Luka Bloom.

Check back on our events guide or follow us on Facebook for updates.

LIVE MUSIC SESSIONS – We host live Music Sessions every Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 9:30pm till close – Traditional irish Music on Tuesday and Blue Grass on Wednesday. All are welcome!

 


Traditional Session

Date: 22nd August 2017

Time: 21.30 - 24.00

Live traditional Irish music session

Traditional Session

Date: 29th August 2017

Time: 21.30 - 24.00

Live traditional Irish music session

Traditional Session

Date: 5th September 2017

Time: 21.30 - 24.00

Live traditional Irish music session

Traditional Session

Date: 12th September 2017

Time: 21.30 - 24.00

Live traditional Irish music session

Traditional Session

Date: 19th September 2017

Time: 21.30 - 24.00

Live traditional Irish music session

 

Contact Us


116 Rock Rd, Booterstown, Co. Dublin. A94 X2C6

01 283 2356

Great Food, Live Music & Good Company