Our Story


Chaplins is one of the oldest and most famous Dublin pubs and is located beside the noted Trinity College. The general opinion is that this pub has been in existence since 1795. At one time it comprised two pubs, side by side, which were amalgamated many years ago. It is very popular with tourists and locals alike.

Chaplins has hosted many famous writers, poets and Trinity scholars over the years including Con Houlihan, Seamus Heaney and James Joyce. The pub itself is named after Charlie Chaplin who visited when on holidays in Ireland. We like to think that the refreshments had in the pub provided inspiration for these great artists and writers. The comedian Brendan Grace, as a boy, often visited this pub to meet his father who worked as a barman there for many years.

The Theatre Royal

When visiting the pub you will be fascinated by the array of original programmes of the many great nights in the old Theatre Royal, which was situated across the road. Unfortunately it was knocked down many years ago to make way for new developments.

In the programmes you will see historic names such as Judy Garland, Maureen Potter and Jimmy O'Dea who graced the stage and then this establishment for some after-show-refreshments. The pub was once called the Regal Inn in honour of the famous actors, actresses and personnel from the Theatre Royal.

Contact Us

The pub is open daily.

 Mon -  Thur:      4pm – Close
Fri – Sat:             2pm – Close
  Sun:                      2pm – Close

Contact the pub at any time on telephone, email, social media account or call in!  

Phone 01 6775225 or 085 7414191

Chaplins is centrally located in Dublin City, beside the Trinity Green Line Luas stop and a 2 minute walk from the Tara St Train station and Abbey St Red Line Luas stop. It is within walking distance of lots of the main tourist attractions in the city.

Some places to visit nearby:

Trinity College
Temple Bar
St Patrick's Cathedral
Guinness Storehouse
The Spire
Grafton Street
St Stephens Green
The Abbey Theatre
The Peacock Theatre
Croke Park
Bord Gais Theatre
Aviva Stadium
Little Museum of Dublin