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Iron Abbey Gastro Pub

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Iron Abbey Gastro PubIron Abbey Gastro Pub
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Iron Abbey Gastro PubIron Abbey Gastro Pub

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(215) 956-9600 | map

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

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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by slander:
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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Sunday, sans Davo, who has Hannah, and Ed, who is bullshit. I’m Phillying for one reason or another but I suspect it involves growlers somehow. Early Sunday, with things out in the burbs to see; this one, a short short jaunt up 611 from the turnpike. I don’t mind working for ‘em, but sometimes I need an easy breezy. This is that...

Shared parking lot with another place behind it, possibly attached. And in. Big room with an ovaltangle marble topped bar, wood panel & ornate brick faced base, and a brass foot rail; seating for 28 all around on brown leather hightop chairs. Bar island holds 18 taps on this side, and 18 on the flip side on long brass row towers, plus a few single handles on the corners, and a handpump makes 40 in all. A single flatscreen above with horizontal boards to both sides listing 18 each; beer, ABV, price, & serving size. Shelved booze to both sides of the tap towers. A giant Paulaner mug & 3L Stone Vertical Epic 121212 bottle countered. Glassware shelved below and bottles coolered to each side. Flats on the narrow ends of the bar; fore & aft.

Walls of white stucco or stone face over panel wood lowers. Floors of wood slat plank play & soccer jerseys adorning the white stucco ceiling with rafters. Drop wrought iron looking hooks with faux candle lighting tracing the bar, and wall mounts of the same. Pen to the rear with some long tables on cushy cushion seating. Flatscreen on the back wall over a fireplace mantel; okay, it’s dead space; nothing cooking there. And glass lantern lamps over the seating. Another dozen and a half tables all around the room; hightops & shortys, and an out front seating area penned over 611.

39 taps; roughly 2/3 of them American craft from PA (Troegs Perpetual IPA, Sunshine Pils, Dead Reckoning, Troegenator, Flying Mouflan, & Scratch Beer ’99 - Wit, Manayunk Abbatia Tempore, Abbatia Decem 10, & Siembra Tequila Saison collabs, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin, Rivertowne Halakahiki), regional (Brewer’s Alley 1634 Ale, Southern Tier Unearthly, Ellicottville Nitrous Hopcide, Sixpoint Otis, Allagash White, Maine Beer Mo, Smuttynose Big A IPA), and beyond (Boulder Cold Hop, Great Divide Dopplebock Lager, Port Mongo, Ballast Point Sculpin, Moylans Hopsickle Imperial IPA, Alesmith Nut Brown Ale, Lost Abbey 10 Commandments, Green Flash Odyssey Citra). The remainder are imports Belgian heavy (Dupont Cuvee Dry Hop, Liefmans Goudenband, De Struise St Amatus 12, Chimay Cinq Cents, La Chouffe, Palm, Lindemans Framboise), Germs (Weihenstephaner Hefe, Spaten Lager, Sunner Kolsch), mix & match loners (Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0 Saison, Guinness), and a sole cider (Strongbow Cider). And Manayunk Monk from the Yunk on cask.

I started with the Dupont Cuvee Dry Hop and then had the Port Mongo. A server; not the bartender, but one of the servers, dealt me a Manayunk Siembra Tequila Saison instead of the requested Port Mongo. Servers are banned from playing behind the bar forthwith.

A very large bottled beer menu; seasonal, one time, rare, & large format bottles (750’s, 1.5L, 3L, & 6L), and the rest of the list broken out by style. It looks like they’ve got nearly 200 bottles including ciders, gluten frees, and macro heavy “pilsners and lagers”. (Lovely) Orval runs a big $10 and is grouped with Lindemans Framboise, Petrus Oud Bruin, Kasteel Rouge, Unibroue Ephemere Apple, Monks Flemmish Sour, & Timmermans Strawberry under the header “Lambic (sour)/Fruit Ale”. I commented that it would be better suited under Pale Ales but Witzel said it doesn’t belong with the Pale Ales (which are all not like Orval), but rather that they need to expand the “Trappist” header. I then declared that Orval should have its own category marked with sparkles and horseys.

Far wall holds a few doors leading to a shared room between here and the Brazilian BBQ place attached next door. Wait… wait. Meat & beer, and I can run back and forth? Or more to the point; I can meat next door and order (beer) from here? I want to go to there.

We didn’t eat but we did give a looksie over the menu. Place was dead when we arrived but filled in nicely. Chill crowd, good tunes, and a pretty kickin’ beer selection, which by the way, were served in larger format servings than shown on the menu. Whoopsie. They are a soccer bar with crazy beer, yeah! I will do this again, knowing how easy on easy off the turnpike it is.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of gordavidson
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.81/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Been here about 20 times. Sitting at the bar is fine. If you get a table you'll probably get slow service and cold food. Service is consistently bad, food is ok and beer prices are pretty crazy. Wouldn't come back if they didn't always have a great taplist.

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Photo of Casey3236
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.41/5  rDev +3%
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 -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of BigMike
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of awesomea
4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Mnteti
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of denny702
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
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 +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Stopped in here because we heard they were doing a Cascade Tap Take over so we figured it would be a fun time. The beer selection within the take over and outside of it were impressive. The food was good too. I liked the vibe and the service too. Would definitely go back when I'm nearby.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of IPAchris
3.63/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of 50marathons
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
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 +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of thebeers
4.11/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of LehighAce06
4.71/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of ncarter5889
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
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 -0.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

Photo of hopstermonster1
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of sajaffe1
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Jintman
5/5  rDev +16.8%

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Iron Abbey Gastro Pub in Horsham, PA
Place rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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