The Abbey Tavern


The Abbey Tavern is your home away from home, a relaxing North London meeting place, and prime watering hole for the discerning Kentish Town pub goer, with a great beer garden and roof terrace. The kitchen serves up food cooked fresh for you daily. For the musically thirsty, there is live music on Sunday and Tuesday evenings. The Abbey Tavern is available for private hires, DJ nights, record launches, corporate events, and album playbacks.

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124 Kentish Town Road, King's Cross, London, NW1 9QB

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+44 (0)20 7267 9449

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The Abbey Tavern

124 Kentish Town Road
King's Cross
+44 (0)20 7267 9449
Public transport:
Kentish Town West, National Railway


4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Abbey Tavern

4.0 out of 5 15 July 2014
by Travis L.

Soooo close to 5 stars! The atmosphere is chill, the garden and upper terrace are absolutely perfect with great comfort food and craft beers.

The only complaint I have that they don't have the option to run a tab, which means you have to close out every single round. Very annoying after a couple of rounds.

With everything else on point, it's hard to penalize them too much for a failing...more

4.0 out of 5 24 July 2013
by Leanne H.

I really enjoyed the time I spent at The Abbey and will go back again. The staff were friendly and efficient. The roof terrace is a lovely spot to chill and enjoy some food and a cider on a summer's day. As a Canadian, I jumped at the chance to enjoy a poutine (chips, cheese and gravy). I regretted it immediately. I am not picky about cheese and gravy on chips in anyway, so I was shocked that...more

4.0 out of 5 24 July 2013
by Alex S.

The Abbey Tavern is one of those gold-standard British pubs that I would meet friends at. It's not touristy but it's not such an old man-pub that I feel out of place by not knowing every bartender's name. The perfect blend of the two.

It's also gigantic, with a large open space as you walk in and long wooden bar, a beer garden in the back and a surprise semi-hidden upper deck of this garden...more

4.0 out of 5 5 May 2011
by Laura N.

Wanna know how much I love the Abbey Tavern?

I was recently there for a show (Ahab, I love you. Marry Me. All of you.) and in between songs I managed to slide up to the bar. Noticing that they did have a few interesting cocktails on offer, I quickly switched from a beer mood to a spirits spirit, so I asked for a whiskey sour, to which the bartender replied: "Hmm? A whiskey what?"


5.0 out of 5 28 November 2009
by Leon C.

I am a hardcore rocker trapped in a sporty, ravers, love to shake my booty body. There is a goth rock guitar legend waiting to burst out of me I tell you.

I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to The Abbey Tavern. The darkened surroundings of this well designed shotgun bar are lit up by red spotlights and a long line of lampshades giving off a warm orangey glow. Atmosphere is cultivated by the...more