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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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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 631 reviews

Reviewed 4 days 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 days 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 4 days 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 4 days 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

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good bountiful. Can't wait to go back . Fab atmosphere good staff . The food top range of pub grub . Seems to be the locals spot to eat . Friday nights are busy but the staff make up for the wait .More

Thank msterrypayling
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi msterrypayling, with so many lovely venues to eat in Howth we are especially happy when we hear that somebody from the area has recommended us and we are delighted that his recommendation of The Abbey Tavern lived up to your expectations. If you decide...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a fabulous evening spent with family tonight celebrating Mam's 70th birthday, excellent food and service, with 24 people including children the abbey catered for all tastes, a very big thank you to the wonderful waitress looking after us all, so very attentive and nothing...More

1  Thank Ann Marie M
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Ann Marie M, thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience of your visit to The Abbey Tavern - we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed celebrating your Mum's 70th birthday in The Abbey Tavern and that...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Made a daytrip to howth and after the cliff walk we had dinner at The Abbey Tavern. Really good food. Worth its TA rating.More

Thank Markus P
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Markus P, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern after your walk around the beautiful Howth peninsula. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. Many thanks again and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A character pub with an excellent menu and a fine pint of Guinness. The seafood platter is fantastic!

Thank Stuart M
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Stuart M, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern. "Excellent and fantastic"....two words that we love to hear. Thank you for your feedback and kind words. Best regards, Richard Tobin

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I specifically wanted to come to Howth on our last night in Ireland, having spent most of our time in Ulster. I had never been here and wanted to see this part of the coast. I initially looked at TA to pick a waterfront restaurant,...More

Thank JerryT M
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi JerryT M, we are delighted that you visited our beautiful village of Howth for your last night in Ireland - save the best until last is what we always say!! We hope that you had time to have a walk around the beautiful Howth...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in while staying in Howth for the first time. Dinner was excellent! He had lasagna and I had the Abbey beef Guinness dinner. The beef was so tender you could cut with a fork. Truly wonderful. Then our waiter Ruth...More

Thank Kathleen B
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Kathleen B, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. What a lovely message for Ruth - she will be delighted with your feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner here was part of our tour and we were in the large hall. This place is designed for large groups and tours. That being said, you might not think so. Many of the staff were just not on the ball and they seemed confused....More

Thank RJN612
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi RJN612, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern. "This place" dates back to the 16th century and is one of the oldest traditional Irish pubs in Ireland. It was originally attached to St Mary's Abbey right beside it when it was built...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eight of us ate at the Abbey Tavern 4 times over a long weekend each time better than the time before - food & service excellent ! Ken GreyMore

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

Hi Ken G, thank you so much for your valued custom over the long weekend....we love nothing more than our guests coming back - I think that you all broke the record for most repeat visits in shortest time!! Huge thanks again and kind regards,...More

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chicagogirl18
We will be in Dublin in early September and would like to visit Howth and enjoy dinner and a show at the Abbey Tavern. Can you tell me which nights there are shows and what time they take place? Do you have "Dinner and a Show" packages?
16 August 2016|
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Response from baccus101 | Reviewed this property |
I am the wrong person to ask as I only visit the Abbey when in the area. I do know that they have dinner and a show but, I would suggets emailing or phoning the Abbey staff as I know they would be delighted to assist you. I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$28
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, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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