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Iron Abbey Gastro Pub

Not Rated.
Iron Abbey Gastro PubIron Abbey Gastro Pub
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

31 Reviews
Reviews: 31
Visits: 62
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: n/a
Taps: 36
Bottles: 250
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

680 N Easton Rd
Horsham, Pennsylvania, 19044-2118
United States
phone: (215) 956-9600

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @theironabbey

Notes:
Place added by: mead4me on 03-25-2009

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Saturday: 11am - 2am
*Check for special event opening times and breakfast specials (7 am - 11 am)

Kitchen Hours:
Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 12am
Sunday - Wednesday: 11am - 10pm

Lunch Hour: 11 am - 2 pm

Happy Hour:
Sunday - Thursday - 4-7 pm
Friday - Saturday - 4-6 pm
Place: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 31 | Visits: 62
Reviews by Gavage:
Photo of Gavage
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This place is located right on Rt. 611, just about 2 miles north of the PA Turnpike exit. There is plenty of parking behind the building. Upon entering the big wooden door, you will see a dimly lit but very clean room. The atmosphere is comfortable and very much a pub. A large bar can seat about 25 and the dining area is in the same area as the bar. Plenty of TVs playing several soccer games, and the crowd seemed to be there to enjoy the games.

Beerwise there were 36 beers on tap and cover a wide variety of styles. Beers ranged from Scotch Ales, Stouts, DIPAs, and Strong Ales. Specific selections like St. Bernardus 12, Founder Centennial, Southern Tier 2X IPA, Chimay White, and Yard's GW Porter, were some of the beers on tap during this visit. The beers we had were fresh and of good quality.

The food we ordered was off the pub menu and was decent. The menu is also quite varied so everyone should find something they like here. Service was OK but not overly prompt, but there was a decent sized crowd here.

This is definitely worth a stop if anyone is in the area. I plan to make this a regular stop when I am in the area. (1,138 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of GreenMind
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of IPAchris
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of 50marathons
4.8/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Great feel. Great service. Great beer selection. The menu seemed a bit limited but certainly adequate. Putting this place at the top of my favorites list for close to home hang outs. (182 characters)

Photo of cmpqse
4.59/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of thebeers
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

This place has two components: the restaurant / bar and the bottle shop.

The restaurant has 40 beers on tap, with a great selection of local, national and international offerings, lots of seasonals and all that. There's also a large bottles list.

It's got a wood and iron, basementy sort of vibe that actually hits pretty close to the mark of being warm and comfortable and just a little bit faux. (The Loft has a small bar and sitting area that hits even closer to the "old world charm" thing they're going for.)

The food is hit or miss. Some items are really good, others are okay, and I've had one item (the pork shank) that was plain awful. Same goes for the service. The owners are great, extremely knowledgable and friendly. I've had some servers who are also great, some that are average and others that are completely inattentive.

They call the bottle shop the Loft. The staff there has always been top notch. They've got a huge, fancy-ass walk in cooler organized by style with the bottles displayed beautifully. Unlike other shops with thousands of bottles, this one has maybe 800 or so, but it has a "curated" feel and rotating selection that makes browsing much easier and more enjoyable. Prices are high, but they've got some amazing bottles, and what can you do, it's Pennsylvania.

They've also got four taps upstairs, a coffee bar, some cheese and meats.

I've been here many times and will be back again. Wish the food and service was consistent, but with what else they've got going for them (the beer!) it's still worth it. (1,561 characters)

Photo of LehighAce06
4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of ncarter5889
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great selection, great food, thinking of their burgers are making me hungry (75 characters)

Photo of GoldenAbbey
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

Photo of hopstermonster1
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of sajaffe1
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Jintman
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of epyon396
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of flyers68
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Iron Abbey Gastro Pub
1 pm on Sunday, 20 July 2014; a few tables, a handful of people at the bar

I certainly can't blame the Iron Abbey for doing it, because you've got to sell what people want, but I'd hardly call fish & chips, nachos, and hot wings "Gastro Pub" fare. Pub fare yes, "Gastro"... not really. That's not to dismiss the chefs though because there are a few interesting items including Gorett's Original Sin (Brioche bread, beef, chorizo, ham, gouda in gravy topped with an egg), the Smoked Salmon Wrap (salmon, cucumber, lettuce, tomato, red onion and mango vinaigrette), Chorizo & Crab Mac N Cheese, and the Brazilian Steakhouse Sampler from next door. I thought the fish & chips were very nicely done and well presented, but beyond that everything else my table sampled was fairly basic. I'd say their food is better than Applebee's or Chili's, but not really by that much. On the other hand, my children were happy.

It's an interesting looking and nicely done place, although perhaps a bit over the top and Disneyland-esque. I appreciate that they've put money into it and invested in some important areas (like an actual wood floor versus the plastic look-alike). I also like that they've added the football theme, and to a certain extent that makes the whole thing work except that it's not just a bar where fans come to watch games and drink good beers, it's also a restaurant. On the other hand, my children really liked the decor.

So I won't discount the atmosphere, because honestly, it's kind of cool and you should really check it out just for that, but the added bonus, actually the main reason for visiting is the beer. There are 39 taps, all good stuff, and a hand pump (gotta love cask!). They've also got exclusive "house" beers that are done as collaborations with local breweries. That's both interesting, and it supports local breweries.

The service was OK. It wasn't "high end" but nor did I expect it to be, and the server for our table was pleasant and attentive. In fact, the only fault came from the bar. If indeed they are using 16 oz. pint glasses, and I believe they are (the bottoms looked thinner than the normal 14 oz. shaker "pint" glasses that most places use), I received a cask beer who's head had dropped leaving me with an estimated 10 to 12 ounces... kind of a bummer. I could have said something, and if I was in Europe I would, but here in the U.S. I just let it slide because although the bartender dropped the ball, the server then dropped it again by not saying something herself.

Overall: really interesting decor, comfortable and cozy atmosphere, average service, slightly better than average food (meaning very good), and a great beer selection. The pricing for me falls between "reasonable" ($$) and "a bit pricey" ($$$). (2,787 characters)

Photo of jmdrpi
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

ate dinner here, drank some beers, and bought a couple of bottles to go from upstairs in the Loft.

decor is lots of wood. 4 sided bar is in the center, surrounded by tables for dinning. a bit cramped.

the selection, and quality of beers available would be hard to beat. 40 beer draft list has a good mix of styles, and some limited release selections. Mix of American, English, German, and Belgian. The bottle list is long, well organized, and has some rare stuff if you're willing to fork over some serious cash.

food was quite good. Menu is pub fare - I had the Steak Fritz - the strip steak was cooked a nice Medium Rare as ordered, and came with a fried egg, along with the fries which were tasty.

Our waiter was very attentive, and friendly. (753 characters)

Photo of absyrd1
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of StaceySpe
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of thestoutmaster
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of let8it8grow
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Sarge3130
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of kbarber
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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Iron Abbey Gastro Pub in Horsham, PA
93 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.