Lucan’s New Local – Is Now Open

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The Foxhunter, Lucan’s much loved pub, finally reopens its doors today, Friday 24th June, with the brand new addition of an Elephant & Castle restaurant next door, ample parking with electric charge points and an onsite car valet service. The iconic venue, located on the N4, started its life as a roadside public house in the early 1900s and has sat idle since closing in 2012. Following an impressive refurbishment, it’s opening will bring a great Dublin institution back to life and provide a new destination for quality food, drink and hospitality to the Lucan community.  

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What to expect? Great drinks, warm service, live music, and good craic! The Foxhunter has been thoughtfully restored to its former glory as a cosy, traditional pub. With ample seating throughout, plenty of snugs, screens for catching all the sport, a large central bar, and a dedicated events space, it is the perfect destination for any occasion.

Once the home of jazz in Lucan, The Foxhunter was known locally as a hub for great music. The newly opened Foxhunter will be bringing back and celebrating our musical heritage with live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Local legends, The Jazz Freaks, who played weekly at The Foxhunter for 25 years until its closure in 2012 will be kicking us off with a reunion gig on Sunday 26th June from 1-2:30pm.

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The Foxhunter Pub will have WOWBURGER available for anyone feeling peckish, the perfect accompaniment to a cool pint. The in-house WOWBURGER kitchen will serve up its famous double patty wonders, hand cut fries, shakes and sundaes for dine in or takeaway. For private functions and events, The Elm Room is the perfect spot for parties of up to 60. The dedicated events space has a private bar and access to a spacious seated outdoor terrace.

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Speaking at the opening of The Foxhunter, General Manager Paul Hopkins said ‘We are thrilled to finally reopen the doors to The Foxhunter and welcome the community back to this great institution. Between the Foxhunter Pub, Elephant & Castle, our kids area, and the lovely outdoor terrace, there is really something for everyone’.  

Elephant & Castle will open next door to The Foxhunter in a brand new restaurant and outdoor terrace, serving up its world famous wings and all day dining favourites, as well as its classic weekend brunch. The large central bar will offer a full drinks service, with wine, beer and cocktails on offer. Known as one of Ireland’s top family friendly restaurants, Elephant & Castle is the perfect destination for the whole herd. Elephant & Castle’s latest outpost in Lucan will feature a huge dedicated kids play area with giant-sized games, a climbing wall and castle, movie screen, bean bags and more. Book in to enjoy a meal at Elephant & Castle knowing the whole family will be kept entertained!  

Elephant Play Area

Three of Dublin’s top takeaway brands – Coo Coo Indian, Double 8 Dumplings, and RICE Chinese – are set to expand their reach in Dublin with new kitchens launching at the Foxhunter location from July, with takeaway and delivery available.

The new complex will have a large car park, onsite car valet and electric vehicle charge points, making The Foxhunter and Elephant & Castle the tastiest spot to fuel up before hitting the road to Galway from Dublin. Bookings for Elephant & Castle can be made at or on 01- 2243437. For event enquiries and bookings for Foxhunter Pub please visit 

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