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The Abbey Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, , European
28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 839 0307
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lasagne” (9 reviews)
“chowder” (35 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 PM - 11:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 713 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I ordered fish&chips and after reading the reviews I expected something great and disappointed myself because the food was rather average. The fish was fresh but I felt like the chef forgot to add any seasoning to my food, and the chips tested a bit...More

Thank Marta K
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Marta K, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to give us your feedback on Trip Advisor. There are two reviews in this Monday morning - this one from you and another from a French guest. A...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Until the last few months this was without doubt the best place around the area. However I tried to visit 5 times in a two week period and could only get a seat on one occasion. The bar now seems to have reserved signs on...More

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

Hi Terry B, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on Trip Advisor however if you had taken 2 minutes during your last 5 visits over a two week period (possibly the busiest time of the year for us) to ask...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to management and staff of the Abbey Tavern who put on a great new year's eve party as always. Lovely complimentary food and champagne. Great tunes to dance to dance the night away with friends. Great fun. Happy New Year.More

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

Hi Trip Advisor member, thank you so much for taking the time to rate your visit to The Abbey Tavern on Trip Advisor. We are really delighted that you enjoyed your time with us on New Year's Eve - it is one of our favourite...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a hearty lunch. There were no tables but we sat at the bar with our little girl and enjoyed very much.More

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

Hi abbbbbottttt, thank you very much for taking the time to rate your opinion of your visit to The Abbey Tavern on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate your feedback and positive review. If you plan to return I just want to let you know that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk along from the station and up the hill a little way to find this traditional pub that is perfect for Sunday lunch. Friendly and welcoming all round. A clear gluten free menu for coeliacs, which gets my vote. Delicious food and drink. A very...More

1  Thank john592
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi john592, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. "Could not be better" - music to our ears! Thank you for your kind words which we hugely appreciate. Best regards, Richard...More

Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Recently held wife's 60th birthday bash at Abbey tavern Howth it was a wonderful setting in a great location the room was laid out to perfection and food was excellent staff were excellent they could not do enough to make it more enjoyable.iwould like to...More

Thank David N
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi David N, thank you so much for taking the time to review The Abbey Tavern on Trip Advisor. It was our absolute pleasure to serve you both and your friends and we are honoured that you chose The Abbey Tavern as the venue to...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017

We live around the corner and love to drop in here for a quick pint or a family celebration. The food is great, not "pub-grub", but proper gorgeous stakes, fish etc. Our waitress Shelley tonight couldn't have been kinder with our large group.More

Thank irishtourist800
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hi irishtourist800, with all of the reviews that we receive on Trip Advisor, the ones that mean the most are from our local customers because they know us best. So pleased to read that you enjoy dropping in to us and especially that you were...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017

Came to Howth for a quick early afternoon trip. Stopped in for lunch, had a delicious meal of fish & chips, soup, and buffalo wings. Nice beer selection, great staff, very well done. Would definitely return.More

Thank G H
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hi G H, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. "Would definitely return" is what matters most to our team. Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Visited The Abbey after reading information about the local area of Howth. Pre-booked a table for four (recommended as it is always very busy apparently) and was not disappointed!! Although a slight mix up with our booking it certainly didn't spoil our experience!!! We were...More

Thank Jonathon B
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Hi Jonathon B, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for such a lovely start to our week! Firstly, we agree 100% that Nessa and Shelley are a credit to The Abbey Tavern - they are highly valued members of our team...More

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Made a quick stop here before catching the DART back to Dublin. I️ was in the mood for soup. Their house chowder contains fish but not shellfish as the waitress explained to me. I️ opted for the soup of the day which was a vegetable...More

Thank Travel_moore4
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Hi Travel_moore4, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for rating us on Trip Advisor. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and hopefully if you have the opportunity to return you might have more time...More

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meathbutterfly
19 September 2017|
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Response from Ken S | Reviewed this property |
As far as I'm aware, during summer months, there's music every night except Sunday but you should check their web site or call to confirm.
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Peter B
2 September 2017|
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Response from Ann Marie M | Reviewed this property |
10 min max walk from the Dart, beautiful walk along the seafront on the way up. Enjoy, I couldn't recommend the abbey tavern enough 😊😊😊
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catherinefreeman62
15 July 2017|
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Response from flyawayCT | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 31
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 12:30 AM
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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