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The Abbey Tavern

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Irish, Pub, Soups, Gastropub
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28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
35318390307
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Today
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 249
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Family Favorite, always a warm welcome.

Over the past year we've had many an occasion at the Abbey, Anniversary celebration dinner for 50, School Fundraisers, Christmas Eve Dinner, Date night, funeral, Rugby and GAA matches, Comedy nights and Live music. From large gatherings to table-4-2, this place is tops. Great Food, Service and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
nh0bbs
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Howth, Ireland
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Howth, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Over the past year we've had many an occasion at the Abbey, Anniversary celebration dinner for 50, School Fundraisers, Christmas Eve Dinner, Date night, funeral, Rugby and GAA matches, Comedy nights and Live music. From large gatherings to table-4-2, this place is tops. Great Food, Service and value. Portions are v generous, kids meals are a hit in our house.... More 

Helpful?
Thank nh0bbs
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear nhobbs, thank you so much for going to the trouble of giving us your feedback on Trip Advisor - we really appreciate it. We are all delighted with your comments and it is our pleasure to welcome you and your extended family to The Abbey Tavern always. You are all valued guests and we thank you sincerely for your... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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165 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we stayed in Howth, the Abbey was one of our locals. It has a great feel, and good food. The inside is comfortable and the staff are great. If you are visiting it's a perfect spot to have an Irish pub experience.

Helpful?
Thank KTrigs
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear KTrigs, thank you very much for rating us on Trip Advisor and for visiting The Abbey Tavern. We are delighted to read that you were happy with the food, atmosphere and service provided. "A perfect spot to have an Irish Pub experience" makes all of our team smile - thank you so much. All the very best, Richard Tobin More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the tavern,starving, after a long walk along the cliffs, we're attended by absolutely lovely waiters. The food was delicious, huge portions that we did manage to finish because they were so good, all of that for a very reasonable price... Highly recommended!!! Thanks :)

Helpful?
Thank Mylène V
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Mylene V, thank you so much for visiting The Abbey Tavern after your walk in our beautiful village and cliffs of Howth. We are delighted with the feedback about your meal, the service provided and good value for money. Thank you for highly recommending us to future guests - we really appreciate that. All the very best, Richard Tobin More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Abbey Tavern. The food was delicious, the staff was ever so friendly and the atmosphere was great. We loved it and hope to be back next time we are in Howth!

Helpful?
Thank Kristina W
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Kristina W, thank you so much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to review your visit on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere and that you were happy with the service provided. "We loved it" is what we want every guest to feel as they... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As one of a weary group of travellers arriving at the door last Sunday morning ,we had some expection having been recommended by a "LOCAL". Richard quickly dispensed an old family cure to the needy ,and the defeat at the hands of Leinster was soon forgotten. The young barman and Nessa then catered for our every need. The best of... More 

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1 Thank NoelV8
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear NoelV8, thank you so much for taking the time to rate your visit to The Abbey Tavern on Trip Advisor. It was our absolute pleasure to have you and your friends visit us on Sunday and we thank you sincerely for your custom. Hopefully our paths will cross again and maybe next time you will be celebrating a win... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had another lovely Sunday in the Abbey Tavern Howth. Food was fantastic and service was excellent especially Nessa, she goes above and beyond every time! This is a great welcoming pub with lovely character and atmosphere!!!

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Thank Hayley B
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Hayley B, thank you ever so much for taking the time to review your visit to The Abbey Tavern on Trip Advisor and for your valued feedback. We are absolutely delighted with the comments about your meal, the atmosphere and the service provided.....we will pass your kind words on to Nessa - she will be thrilled. Many thanks again... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is definitely worth to come. It has very calm and local atmosphere. Guiness was great and meal was fantastic! We had lamp and burger and we liked it a lot. Only con was staff - they were kind of slow. But the place was full and it was in the middle of holidays, so we had to be... More 

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Thank Dušan K
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Dusan K, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern over Christmas time and for taking the time to give your feedback on Trip Advisor. "Great atmosphere and superb meal" make our team smile so we thank you for that. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we wish you a very Happy 2016. Best regards,... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place , delicious food with big portions and nice stuff , reasonable price. Our table was really cozy ..just beside of the fireplace

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Thank Paola G
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Paola G, thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to The Abbey Tavern on Trip Advisor - we really appreciate it. We are delighted with your review - it's hard to beat "amazing" and "delicious".....thank you very much for your kind words. We always have the fires lit during this cold and wet weather... More 

Baku, Azerbaijan
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93 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very good evening and meal on a cold rainy evening. Had a table by the fire which was great. Had the Irish Prime Burger and fries, Date had the Fishermans Pie, both were made just great. Service was just right. Taps were fresh and brews were just as needed. Highly recommend a stop here for dinner. Atmosphere was... More 

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

Dear Arctic_O_Ring, thank you so much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for your feedback on Trip Advisor. It is a dark and wet Tuesday morning as we read your review and you have made the sun shine! "Warm, inviting, and highly recommended" - you've made our day. We are delighted that you both enjoyed your meal with us in... More 

Smithfield, Virginia
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332 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s a classic dark Irish pub with a large bar, great selection of beers, and a number of small dining rooms some with electric fire places. Our bartender Richard was excellent and attentive. We were offered samples before selecting pints. He introduced two malt heads to Hop House 13 lager which was surprisingly good given its name. He was very... More 

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1 Thank cjdotheworld
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear cjdotheworld, thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to The Abbey Tavern on Trip Advisor. We are delighted with your feedback and we hope that perhaps if you visit again that you might be tempted to order an Irish Whiskey for a change! The fireplaces that you mentioned are the same fireplaces from when... More 

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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: 35318390307

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 28
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub, Soups, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?