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The Abbey Tavern

) #1 of 31 Restaurants in Howth ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, , European
28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 839 0307
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Though this picturesque coastal village surrounding a ruined abbey feels like rural Ireland, it's only 45 minutes from Dublin, linked by train and a popular neighbourhood for affluent commuters. The "world famous" (according to their web site) Irish pub puts on a show of traditional...More

Thank BencardsBites
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi BencardsBites, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our traditional Irish Evening which has been running in The Abbey Tavern since 1963....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good menu, mix of bar food and Dinner. Ordered Fish Pie and side of baby Potatoes, companion ordered Guinness Pie. Very good service and great flavors. Very solid meal. Good value. Fully stocked bar and great set of draft beers. Highly recommend to visit of...More

Thank Arctic_O_Ring
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Arctic_O_Ring, thank you very much for returning to The Abbey Tavern and for your valued custom. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal and that you were happy with the service provided. Return guests like you who share their experience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in the marina for a couple of days and wanted a memorable meal out to celebrate one of our groups birthday. Looked at reviews on trip advisor and quick inspection of top few places and decided that Abbey Tavern was a good...More

Thank Family A
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Family A, thank you very much for choosing The Abbey Tavern as the venue to celebrate a special occasion. We are really pleased to read that we met your expectations and that you enjoyed your meal with us. Glad you liked our birthday song...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of four..including my 11 and 13 year old kids, stopped in during our visit to Howth after reading such great reviews. Initially appeared we may not have been able to get table due to private party having booked most of restaurant..however Shelley was...More

Thank Joseph N
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Joesph N, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read that you and your family enjoyed your visit to The Abbey Tavern and that you were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was visiting Howth solo and headed to the tavern for lunch before heading to the summit to do the cliff walk. The staff were friendly, funny and attentive. I ordered the fish pie which was stodgy, over-laden with mash potato and a salad heaped...More

Thank Tom M
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tom M, thank you for visiting The Abbey Tavern before your walk on the beautiful Howth Pennisula. I am pleased to read that you were happy with the ambiance and service provided. I wouldn't agree with your description of a classic Irish pub lunch...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We read the reviews before visiting and were looking forward to our meal. And to be fair the food was good. However the service was really poor. We had wings to start and then fish and chips and fisherman's pie for mains. Everything was really...More

Thank Beanie14
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Beanie14, thank you for visiting The Abbey Tavern. Firstly, on a positive note I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal with us however I am very disappointed that you were unhappy with the service provided. We pride ourselves on a positive...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with my boyfriend for a quick bite to eat. The food was absolutely gorgeous! The cajun chicken burger was to die for. The warm feeling in the restaurant is just so lovely. Nessa the barmaid was so welcoming and helpful. She recommended...More

Thank PrincessAT1986
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi PrincessAT1986, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for such high praise on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and that our most popular member of staff looked after you - Nessa is a much...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Abbeys tavern is the best pub and restaurant in Howth for me. We've been here multiple times and the place has always been great! Sorcha served us and despite them running out of a few ingredients fixed me a lovely vegetarian dish.More

Thank Anshika S
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Anshika S, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for your valued custom. I'm pleased to read that you enjoyed your vegetarian dish - there are always options that are not on the menu and the kitchen team will do their...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a wonderful taste of Irish history this is the place. The tavern dates back to the 11th century and was full of warm Irish hospitality and excellent entertainment. We had drinks and dinner which was followed by the Abbey Tavern singers, musicians,...More

Thank 271diane
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 271diane, thank you so much for your glowing review of your visit to The Abbey Tavern. Our team are delighted with your feedback and chuffed with your kind words and high recommendation. We hope that your trip to Ireland is one to remember always...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't recommend this place enough, 27 of us had a family meal for my mothers birthday, nothing was problem for the lovely waitress Nessa, she looked after the kids and made sure everything was good for them before she brought out the adults food. We...More

Thank marto m
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi marto m, thank you for such a positive review on Trip Advisor - we are really delighted that you enjoyed your family gathering to celebrate your Mother's birthday. We're reading this on a Monday morning and your last sentence is such a fabulous start...More

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catherinefreeman62
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the time of year I would suggest making a reservation- anytime now through September to be sure.
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catherinefreeman62
15 July 2017|
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Response from Ann Marie M | Reviewed this property |
They do fabulous food in the bar area as well as in the restaurant, if it's a lovely atmosphere your looking for and pleasant people, I highly recommend eating here! Enjoy 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 29
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 23:00
Monday
12:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:30 - 00:30
Saturday
12:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 839 0307
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