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  The Summit Inn
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      The Summit Inn
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      The Summit Inn and Summit Stores
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After walking from Sutton, we were ready for a cold drink, and decided to stop off here, at The Summit Inn (or Gaffney's Summit Inn), the summit of Howth Hill. I fancied a glass of the 'red' lemonade - although one of my work colleagues, who is of Irish descent, had recently corrected me that the red lemonade is just known as lemonade, while the clear stuff, that is sold in England, is known as white lemonade!

We entered the pub, which is of traditional design and decor. As it was such a pleasant day, we decided to sit outside and enjoy the views. Patio Heaters outside, an open fire inside to take the chill off.
We were nearly tempted by the menu, but we'd had a big breakfast, and had intended eating later in Howth. There was a wide selection of snacks, sandwiches and main dishes, using local ingredients as much as possible.

This inn was (surprisingly) originally a thatched cottage, which was built in the 19th century. This was at the highest point of the tramway that connected the train stations of Sutton and Howth, until it closed in 1959. The track can still be seen opposite the pub, and is still used by walkers descending the summit to Howth.
On the front of the pub is the sign Gaffney's. which is the name of the family that have owned the property for many generations. It became a Public House in 1950.

Popular with walkers, the pub's website has links to Maps of walks in the area It's location offers views over to Ireland's Eye and Lambay and beyond (weather dependent)!
Boat trips leave Howth Harbour for Ireland's Eye during summer months, with the chance to view seals and the variety of birds that reside here.

Open Daily from 11.00
Food served
12:00 to 21.00 Daily

Their Face Book Page is updated regularly, with local events and happenings and sports reports/results

Favorite Dish: We only had a glass of lemonade, which was refreshing and 'hit the spot'

Address: Thormanby Road, Howth, Dublin
Directions: MAP & DIRECTIONS

DART - Sutton or Howth

Phone: +353 1 8324615
Rating: 3

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  • Updated May 2, 2015
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