The Summit Inn

Howth wouldn’t be Howth without

                                             the Summit Inn

The Summit Inn, as its name suggests, is located at the summit of Howth Hill. The inn was originally built in the 19th century as a thatched cottage and has been in the Gaffney family for generations.

The view from the front of the bar overlooks the magical islands of Ireland’s Eye and Lambay and, further north, The Mountains of Mourne in lovely County Down. Inside, the bar is traditional and cosy with a turf fire in the corner. The pub grub menu caters for all tastes. Fresh, natural ingredients, including fresh fish, are the order of the day. 

The Summit Inn is a unique pub where all ages meet together to enjoy a pint, a snack and relax and 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.

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 breath-taking. Sunny days are made for this! Inside and the pub doesn’t 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.

“Went with my friend to meet her Dad for lunch. What a great place to sit and chat and sing an odd song. The fish doesn’t get fresher than down the hill to the Bay and their fish chowder was delicious as well as the fish cakes I had with mashed potatoes. My friend ordered the Dublin mussels steamed in wine and her Dad enjoyed his bangers and mash. The pints flowed and a good time was had by all, so much so that we returned the next day with more friends visiting. A real family place like all great pubs in Ireland. It was so pleasant to sit outside and smell the ocean air.”

“You will be delighted with the food which is wonderful and is prepared on order. You will also enjoy good company and enthusiastic staff to enhance the experience. Every visit to the Summit is a first and unforgettable experience.”

Trip Advisor 2019

The Summit Inn
Howth Hill, Howth
01 832 4615