The Abbey Tavern information

The Abbey Tavern has a great choice of drinks available and food menu of British fare. There is a live music and DJ on a weekly basis at The Abbey Tavern.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

12:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 01:00


12:00 - 01:00


12:00 - 01:00


12:00 - 00:00

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The Abbey Tavern reviews

By Andrew M.

The Abbey has a humongous beer garden and reasonable range of Belgian beers, if a little over priced. Bar snacks seemed a little expensive, but the Abbey is definitely worth stopping by for a pint or 3 of White Kronenbourg if the weather's nice enough to sit outside.

By Andrew M.

The food at The Abbey is very good, and they offer an excellent selection of Belgian beers. The bar is kept separate from the restaurant which means a relaxed and quiet place to eat.

Then once you've finished your meal you can head to The Abbey bar for a few drinks!

By Dis G.

Staff threw away my drink whilst i was in the toilets, flatly denied doing so although it was clear they wanted to leave. The bar itself is standard nothing special due to the staff leaving a bad taste in my mouth this pub gets zero out of ten.

By Kelly H.

The Abbey Tavern seems to have it all: it’s located in one of the coolest parts of London, hosts regular open mic nights, has joined forces with a hog roast cooking team and has one of the best roof terraces in the capital.

The Venue
You'll find The Abbey Tavern at the top end of Camden, where it bleeds into Kentish Town. The sprawling pub is typical of this part of London – the décor is edgy but clean with careful thought given to decorative embellishment, from the twinkling lights to the exposed brick and slouchy red sofas. The bar is huge and dominates the space and there’s a large staging area for the regular live acts and music that are hosted here. It’s a very well thought-out space.

The Atmosphere
Pubs in this area really know how to pull out all the stops when it comes to entertainment and The Abbey Tavern is no different. There are regular party nights, from ‘beach’ parties to blues nights and beer tasting events. Tuesday open mic nights have been well known for years and pull in some surprisingly good talent among the inevitable dross. The crowd here is therefore suitably eclectic and often steered by whatever event is on at the time, although it’s clearly a hit with the locals too - there's plenty of banter between regulars and bar staff, a pleasant sight to see.

The Food
Food at The Abbey Tavern used to be a non-event, until they joined forces with Phileas Hog’s Kitchen. These guys are all about cheap pulled pork and salt beef and the menu is, frankly, fantastic. Main dishes cost no more than £8 and the trademark Phileas Hog is just £6.50 for pulled pork in a ciabatta roll with smoky BBQ sauce, coleslaw, crackling and homemade apple sauce. And it’s delicious - the pork is soft and sweet and works well with both BBQ and sweet apple sauces, and the coleslaw adds a creamy, tangy flavour. It’s certainly worth more than the cheap price tag it’s been given.

The Drink
Support is shown to local brewers and a handful of pumps regularly showcase unusual real ales. Most recently the pub has teamed up with new Hackney brewer Five Points, showing off their little-known pale ale, red rye and porter. It’s another string to the Tavern's bow as these beers are currently next-to impossible to find in London, particularly in mainstream pubs outside of Hackney.

The Last Word
The Abbey Tavern ticks all the boxes and really make an effort to keep supplying the best of everything, all for a low price. Entertainment, food and drink have all been carefully considered and the result is a frankly fantastic boozer.

By Zoe C.

fabulous pub! great staff friendly and quick service , good menu beautiful food a real credit to kentish towns pub scene ! keep up the good vibe guys !

By Tee B.

Do not go here if you want a relaxing place and food. What a nightmare! Went with a few friends at the weekend and staff were hopeless.

Food orders all wrong and 1 1/2 hours to bring us 5 mains. And all at different times so first people had finished 20 mins before some of the others.

Rowdy clientele and just generally awful loud "stag group" crowd type place.

By Tee B.

Booked for a birthday party on Saturday for 8 people. Getting drinks from the bar took a very long time as staff seemed not able to understand us, bought the wrong drinks and generally slow.

Ordered food by 8.20pm. First 2 orders arrives at 9.40 after we had complained several times. If we hadn't paid already we would have left by now. Assured all the meals coming out now.

The next 2 arrived 15 minutes later. The last 4 half and hour later and in fact 2 of us asked for a refund and got a takeaway instead. We were told by the staff the kitchen was "a complete mess" by one and "the kitchens a nightmare" by another.

In all it was just under 2 hours for all 8 meals to arrive.By this type a a group of about 30 people had arrived, very loud and rowdy, getting on the tables, falling into us.

We complained but nothing was done about it. All of us left as soon as food finally served and eaten as so loud there and really aggressive groups.

Will never ever go again. Birthday completely ruined

By C S.

I am the general manager and in reply to the previous review. We did double book on the day in question. As soon as we realised our mistake we acted. We offered as an apology a meat at one of our sister pubs. Where you quite happy to go and accept our apologies with a meal on us for over £100. again we are sorry that we were not able to host your party.

By Niki B.

My daughter and I booked my 50th birthday party at this venue four or five months ago. I paid a deposit. The week of my birthday, I was in Rome when someone from the Abbey Tavern called my daughter and said that they were cancelling our booking. My daughter and a friend went to pay for the food the saturday before the event, and nothing was said. They initially told us that there was an electrical fault, only to be told by someone else that we had been cancelled so that a wedding could take our place. This is a dispicable way to treat people and I would encourage anyone that needs a venue for a special celebration, to go to The Vine on Highgate Road. The space was better and we were treated really well considering that they accommodated us at such short notice. (my daughter booked it on Friday morning for the saturday)James the manager was a true gentleman and the food was fantastic. The room was also free of charge. The Abbey charges £100 for their small room and terrace. So..if you don't want to have your booking cancelled with three days notice, avoid this pub like the plague.

By Will F.

So so disappointing. The food is just too bad, even for a local who is desperate for this place to be good.

By Nicky H.

I've rediscovered the Abbey thanks to the couple of nice days we've had lately. I live around the corner from it and don't have a garden so it's really nice to sit in their garden with a cold glass of rose and a nice plate of veg gumbo! I think it might be under new management as well as the decor has changed a bit and so has the food and drinks.

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