Iron Abbey Gastro Pub

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94
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32 Reviews
Iron Abbey Gastro PubIron Abbey Gastro Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

680 N Easton Rd
Horsham, Pennsylvania, 19044-2118
United States

(215) 956-9600 | map
ironabbey.com

Notes:
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

Added by mead4me on 03-25-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
70
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
5.41%
 
 
Taps:
36
Bottles/Cans:
250
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 70
Reviews by AdamBear:
Photo of AdamBear
4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

went here to due a recommendation from my brother. If you're in the Philly area...GO HERE! you won't be disappointed.

Atmosphere: looks like a medieval drinking hall, but they styled it so with no expense spared. the crowd seems to be tamed and well mannered. the layout is more restaurant style than bar style, which i generally appreciate since at late nights, that means you'll most likely be able to find a seat. i appreciated the TVs everywhere so that i could watch the NFL games.

Service: helpful and knowledgeable

Quality/Selection: amazing tap list. lots of IPAs! lots of seasonals! i'm sure its constantly rotating too. you could probably go here often and always find new beers to try. the bottle list is also impressive, it includes Russian River.

Value: not cheap, but reasonable. you'll be so excited about what you just ordered, that you won't realize you forgot to ask the price.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Casey3236
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

First floor is a nice little bar/restaurant with 40 or so beers on tap. Food is good, express lunch buffet from M-F is a nice touch. Upstairs is a small whiskey bar with 3-4 higher end beers on tap, also had local cold brew coffee on a nitro tap which is an awesome touch. Bottle shop is well laid out, everything marked with a price and easy to see. Walk in climate controlled beer cellar is very nice as well. Prices tended to be on the high side but overall a place I will stop at anytime I'm in the area again.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of BigMike
4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of awesomea
4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Mnteti
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of denny702
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

Great place. Samples of draft offerings before u order.

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Photo of scxcrunner
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of IPAchris
3.63/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of 50marathons
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Photo of cmpqse
4.59/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of thebeers
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of LehighAce06
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of ncarter5889
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great selection, great food, thinking of their burgers are making me hungry

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Photo of GoldenAbbey
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

Photo of hopstermonster1
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of sajaffe1
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Jintman
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of epyon396
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of flyers68
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
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" ($$) and "a bit pricey" ($$$).

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Iron Abbey Gastro Pub in Horsham, PA
94 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.
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