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The Abbey Tavern

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 839 0307
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Today
12:30 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 00:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place in Howth it has a lovely feel about it great atmosphere , with an open turf fire lovely on a cold windy night.The food is fabulous ,the staff are friendly and helpful... highly recommended worth a visit

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

Dear Bernadette C, thank you very much for your valued custom in The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to rate us on Trip Advisor. It's Monday morning and you've started the week on a very high note for our team! We are very pleased to read your comments and we sincerely thank you for highly recommending The Abbey... More 

Etchingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon this after a disappointing visit elsewhere. It couldn't have been more different if it tried. It had a lovely traditional feel, and the decor oozed Irish charm. The landlord and his staff were so helpful and friendly. They were very happy to answer our questions and to tell us the history of the bar. Some of our... More 

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Thank sookeico1
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Hi sookeico1, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for such a positive review on Trip Advisor. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your visit to The Abbey Tavern and we do hope that you had time to walk around the most beautiful village in Ireland. (yes, we are just a bit biased!!) Huge... More 

Dublin
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely seafood chowder here after a walk on the pier. Great service and friendly staff. I would recommend it especially after a winter walk as there is usually a big turf fire to warm you up afterwards.

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

Hi Cathy_in_Dublin, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for recommending us to future guests. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your seafood chowder - our chowder and scampi are our most popular dishes. Thank you for your valued custom and your kind words about our staff. Best regards, Richard Tobin More 

Dublin, Ireland
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109 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you haven't eaten in The Abbey Tavern recently you're missing out! They now offer a terrific bar menu with something for everyone from jumbo scampi (fresh from the pier!) to fisherman's pie to chunky burgers to chicken wings and indulgent desserts to follow! Make sure to arrive hungry as the helpings are very generous (but they're happy to pack... More 

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

Hi OrlaCait, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for such a positive review on Trip Advisor. Your last sentence has our entire team smiling from ear to ear - "Absolutely one of the best and friendliest places to eat and drink in Howth". Thank you so very much for your kind words and your valued custom.... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful pub and restaurant in Howth, amazing atmosphere and vary nice staff. I went just for a pint and the bartender offered me a taste of three different beers similar to the one that I ordered, then he explained me the various difference and similitude between the 4 beers. We had a good chat and he was looking after me... More 

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

Dear Piersandro M, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for highly recommending us to future guests - we really appreciate it. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and that you were pleased with the service provided. Kind regards, Richard Tobin More 

Roskilde, Denmark
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should not visit The Abbey Tavern if you want an impressive culinary experience. You should, however, visit The Abbey Tavern if you are in for something out of the ordinary:) We went there for the traditional Irish dinner event with music and dancing. This was quite “touristy”, but that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. The service was friendly and... More 

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

Hi Jane H, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to rate your visit on Trip Advisor. Firstly, we couldn't agree with you more.....Howth is charming with a capital C - we say that Howth is magic! Secondly, we are delighted that you enjoyed our traditional Irish Evening and that you were happy... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, good ambiance, and a great pint. Does life get much better. Turf fires in the Winter. Cool in Summer.

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

Hi Aidan O, thank you very much for taking the time to review The Abbey Tavern on Trip Advisor. Two words "Always terrific" mean so much to us. Thank you for your valued custom and for making our day. Best regards, Richard More 

Newry, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here 3 or 4 times. Never disappointed. Had the chowder on our most recent visit and it was one of the best we have ever had. Lovely setting and friendly welcoming staff. Will always return.

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

Hi BarneyandBob, thank you very much for your custom and for taking the time to rate The Abbey Tavern on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your visits......"will always return" is one of our favourite comments ever. Thank you so much. Kind regards, Richard Tobin More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought my pal to Abbey tavern in howth. The welcome we received from Shelley was friendly an cheerful. We had lovely soup after our walk around howth. So nice to sit in friendly atmosphere. It was quiet busy an Shelley was so organized as people coming an going. My pal remarked on how nice pub was so I was... More 

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

Hi Annette lawlortan, thank you so much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to give us your feedback on Trip Advisor. "Welcoming" is music to our ears and we're delighted to read your comments about your visit. Shelley in particular will be very happy with your kind words and we will be sure to pass them... More 

Level Contributor
51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place and often bring my mother here for dinner. Food is always excellent. Visited on a busy Sunday afternoon and couldn't get a table. No issues there as it is a busy spot. However on this occasion the floor staff I found were quite rude and inattentive. I had to ask 3 different staff members if there were... More 

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

Hi Shane C, firstly thank you for your positive comments about The Abbey Tavern - "Love this place" & "Food is always excellent" is what we aspire to. We also aspire to top class customer service and I apologise that this was not your experience on your last visit with your Mother. Sunday is our busiest day and nearly all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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

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