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The Abbey Tavern

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28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
+353 (0) 1 839 0307
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Today
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very enjoyable!

Our family enjoyed lunch at the Abbey Tavern so much that we went back again two days later - traveling from dublin on both occasions. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the staff, friendly and attentive. My fish and chips there were the best I've had in Ireland in our two weeks here! Ruth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
bstnpblc
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Warsaw, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We get inside this tavern for a lunch. We could taste stout beer and choose one after selecting the best one available. I usually do not drink porter beer but here it tasted well. I had fresh fish with potatos and my girlfriend had lasagne with beef. Everything was delicious. I wish I had some more. I can reccomend this... More 

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Miro5lav, thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor and for visiting The Abbey Tavern. We are delighted to read that you and your girlfriend enjoyed your craft beer and your meal. "Everything was delicious" and "I wish I had some more" along with a personal recommendation - the team will be thrilled.... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Our family enjoyed lunch at the Abbey Tavern so much that we went back again two days later - traveling from dublin on both occasions. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the staff, friendly and attentive. My fish and chips there were the best I've had in Ireland in our two weeks here! Ruth was our server, and could... More 

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear bstnpblc, thank you so much for rating us on Trip Advisor and for visiting The Abbey Tavern twice - we love to see our guests return. We are blushing with pride with what you said about our fish and chips being the best in Ireland - thank you for such a compliment. We are blessed to have fresh fish... More 

searcy, ar
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Our evening at Abbey Tavern was not a disappointment!!! We had over 100 for dinner and a show and everything was fantastic. Authentic Itish foods and the entertainment was over the top with river-dancing to add to the evening! We shall return again someday!

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear karyandrobert, thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor and for visiting The Abbey Tavern. "Everything was fantastic" is music to our ears and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We will pass your kind comments on to all of our staff. We hope that you bring many happy memories back... More 

County Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Stopped off in the Abbey Tavern looking for a bite to eat. Menu is excellent, had a great meal. I like my craft beers and to my delight there is a good selection on offer. I then decided to try the whiskey tasting experience. Richard the owner has a great knowledge on the brewing process etc envolved. He explained everything... More 

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Dear bazwaldo42, thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor and for visiting The Abbey Tavern. "I'll be back" is the greatest compliment that you could pay us and we are very grateful for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back and we will no doubt have added extra whiskeys for you... More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had the pleasure to find this place to eat. Nice food, quiet and the staff was very kind and helpful. A bit expensive, but the food was tasty!

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear M Jose M, thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor and for visiting The Abbey Tavern. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and that you were happy with the service provided. This is how we want all of our guests to feel when they leave The Abbey Tavern. We thank... More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Love this place. Good atmosphere. Staff are great fun. Richard, the owner is so welcoming to everyone. Great selection of beers and whiskeys. Would recommend this place to anyone. A pity I can only add a 5 as I would give more like a 10.

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear baccus101, thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor and for your custom in The Abbey Tavern. Our team will be absolutely delighted with your feedback. It is so gratifying to read reviews like this - we really appreciate your comments. Thank you for your high recommendation - we are honoured. All the... More 

Bratislava, Slovakia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You should try this fresh fish plate, they have delicious fresh fish. Their cuisine is very delicious.

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Lilia R, thank you very much for taking the time to rate us on Trip Advisor and for visiting The Abbey Tavern. We are blessed to be a stones throw from the harbour so we have an abundance of fresh fish daily. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal in The Abbey Tavern and we thank you very... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great Food, friendly Service , great atmosphere , great selection of Beers and great traditional Irish Food. We will defiantly will be back on my next trip !!

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear martinms1955, thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor and for visiting The Abbey Tavern. When our team read your comments you will have made their day. What a marvellous review! We thank you sincerely for your feedback and we are delighted that you will return on your next trip to Ireland. We... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

great atmosphere in Pub. Great Staff and always get a smile😃😃 Great food and Drink. We think it's the best Pub in Howth. Worth a visit

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear JohnMcKenna, thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor and for visiting The Abbey Tavern. We are honoured that you consider The Abbey Tavern to be the best pub in Howth and we are delighted with your positive feedback. We aim to tick every box that you have mentioned - great atmosphere, staff,... More 

Kildare, Ireland
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Four of us had lunch in the bar today. The staff were all nice and friendly. We had a lovely window table and there was a very good selection of meals available on the menu. We all had different dishes - Corned beef and cabbage, Beer battered cod and chips, chicken and chips, and sea-bass and chips.They were all served... More 

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Catherine L, thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor and for visiting The Abbey Tavern. We will pass your positive feedback on to our team - they will be delighted....especially when they read "everything was very tasty and delicious". We are very happy that you were pleased with the service as well.... More 

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Additional Information about The Abbey Tavern

Address: 28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0) 1 839 0307
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Average Prices: USD 11 - 27
Cuisine: Irish, Pub, Gastropub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 (0) 1 839 0307

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 27
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub, Gastropub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 12:30 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?