The Abbey Tavern, Kentish Town

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FancyaPint?'s review...
FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
There was a rash of relaunches and makeovers of the pubs and bars in these parts over the last few years. The Jorene Celeste became the Oxford; the Verge became the Bullet Bar (and then Flowerpot) and Auntie Annie's Porter House changed beyond all recognition. Meanwhile, the Abbey kept its name but replaced the interior. It styles itself as a 'Bar-Restaurant-Garden' and you'll gather what demographic they're aiming for. Although modern, the one-roomed gastropub open plan look has been avoided here, and the generous outside seating packs them in when the sun shines in NW1 (and when it doesn't, the treehouse-esque space on the roof is a great place to hide away in). There are still some decent bottles in the fridge and Adnam's is the single ale to choose from, while the wine list is somewhat small and surprisingly expensive (nothing under £14). Meanwhile, the inexpensive food menu has a Caribbean twist, along with standard pub favourites and judging by what we saw is worth a try. To top it off, DJs liven the place up on a Saturday night (although its usually pretty lively) and all in all this one fits together comfortably and certainly does the job for us.
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25 Mar 2011
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Based on a single visit, on a sunny midweek afternoon, I would suggest that the rating is a bit mean. The beer garden was great, with plenty of seats and loads of shade; the food looked good, and was proving popular; and the only bitter (Adnams) was well served. There were lots of adverts for evening entertainment, including a very late Saturday night - the prominent display of Taxi numbers and local Night Buses was a nice touch. One tiny, tiny moan, please don't hide that single bitter pump behind a large menu card.

Contact details
124 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town, London, NW1 9QB
020 7267 9449
Opening times
Sun-Wed 12:00-00:00
Thu-Sat 12:00-01:00
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The Abbey is a long-standing pub in Kentish Town with a reputation for weekend parties and great food. It has a large garden and terrace and a couple of function rooms available for private hire. On Tuesday nights there's a fun open mic night and Sundays sees live blues jams. Everything is free entry. Occasionally there wil be comedy and other quirky events in its back room.

Detailed Description

Farmer Tom's Kitchen is based at the Abbey Tavern.

Tom sources and farms all the animals you eat at The Abbey Tavern.

He butchers them himself and forms a menu around every cut of meat he has on offer.

He champions the consumption of the entire animal believing that all cuts,

From trotter to sirloin, brain to rump and cheek to t-bone deserve a place on his menu.

He serves simple, rustic, hearty food in his new home.

Kitchen Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 12:30pm – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm

Saturday 12:30pm – 4pm & 6pm – 10pm

Sunday 1pm – 4pm & 6pm – 9pm (Roasts served all day)