The King's Head


The Kings Head is a true piece of living history. The building itself dates back over 800 years to the 13th Century. Speed’s famous Pictorial Map of Galway, drawn in 1651, shows the home of the Mayor of Galway at 15 High Street as one of the tallest and most prominent buildings in Galway with the impressive 5 story Stubber’s Castle adjoining it to the rear.


The building has several links to the 14 Tribes of Galway; above the two fireplaces you’ll find marriage stones from the Martin, Ffrench, Bodkin and Lynch families.


Our food philosophy is simple... If it's fresh, local and seasonal it goes on the menu!

Our specialities include ‘Wild Atlantic Seafood Chowder’, ‘Best Of Irish Board’, ‘Lobster & Chips’, ‘Slow Cooked Lamb Shank’, ‘Burren Smoked Salmon Board’, Great Local Seafood & Steaks.

As proud members of Good Food Ireland, we source fresh local ingredients from the best local suppliers and we change our menus seasonally to reflect this.

Our beef is always Irish, smoked salmon from Burren Smokehouse, fresh seafood and vegetables as local as we can find them.

Our soup, chowder and soda bread are made fresh in house every day, sandwich bread come from Griffins Bakery next door, our tasty sausages from Colleran’s Butchers down the street and the beer for our fish batter is from the Galway Hooker Brewery.

Breakfasts are hearty or healthy - free-range eggs, Colleran's sausages from down the street, Portobello mushrooms and we make our own soda bread fresh each day.

The King's Head