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!
Follow the main road from either Sutton Cross or Howth Village. Buses 31, 31B & 31C stop outside the door.
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