Fine Local Craft Beer



We Proudly Announce we are a 2020 and 2021 Recipient of the Tripadvisor’s TOP TEN Percent of Restaurants in the World!!!  Thank You!





The Townsend Abbey is proud to showcase local Craft Beer in a unique setting.  We pride ourselves on our offerings of the finest local brewers, paired with tasty bites.  Watch your favorite sports event with us, or just sit by the river and take it all in!

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Welcome to The Abbey!

The Abbey is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon, eating lunch by the river and drinking your favorite brew, whether it be Craft Beer, Cider, Sweet Iced Tea or a Soft Drink.  Our family friendly atmosphere brings a smile to all ages.  Join a friend in corn hole or Connect Four.  Escape the hustle and bustle of Pigeon Forge (25 minutes away) or Gatlinburg (25 minutes also).  Visit Cades Cove or ride your bike along our 6 mile Townsend Bike Path and rest with us!

We also have shareables for you to snack on and a sandwich, salad or flatbread should you have a larger appetite.  Specials each weekend for music night are to promote speedy service so you can better enjoy your time with us!

The Townsend Abbey

Ten Local Taps, Two Local Ciders!

Only the Best

Fresh Ingredients, Tasty Meals

We offer offer small bites, medium plates and shareables…..
always great with local craft beer.  We also carry a cider for the gluten free!

Flat Bread Pizza


Pork belly, gala apple, caramelized onions BBQ sauce, mozzarella cheese

Pepperoni and mushroom with marinara

Cheese Flatbread with Pesto

Cheese Pizza with marinara

Supreme with everything on it!


Pulled Pork

House smoked pulled pork

sandwich served with our

own BBQ sauce and tater tots.


Honey Roasted or House

Smoked BBQ wings served

with your choice of sauces and

celery sticks.


Under 10

                              includes drink and chips

Corn Dogs

Hot Dogs

Chicken Tenders


Beer Cheese

Try our signature Beer Cheese with

sweet and spicy jalapeno peppers,

served warm with Bavarian Pretzels.




Soup & Salad

Try our homemade soup with half a sandwich for $11.  As always, made to order!



Hot Steamed Subs!

Roast Beef and Swiss, Turkey and Provalone, or Italian Subs on fresh made hoagie buns!  Yum!

Served with chips for a quick lunch!



Entree Salads!

Strawberry Patch, Kale Power Salad. Greek or House Salad with homemade dressings.  Add a scoop of Chicken Salad, Roasted Chicken or have an Italian Sub Salad if you are eating keto !

Homemade Chicken Salad on Croissant with chips and pickle!


Steve's Ribs Every Friday Night!!!



What People are Saying

“A Great Find”

“What a fabulous addition to Townsend! Great craft beer, nice patio overlooking the river and tubers and corn hole. Great place to relax and have a bite to eat and a beer after a hike. The best thing is they are open all year! Looking forward to the addition of live music! I’ve told all of my hiking friends about you all!

Melissa Rogers

“Fabulous food & flawless service”

Great place great food and great service


Michael Sparks

“Another successful experience”

Good beer and cider, flatbread was amazing and you gotta love the tater tots!

Steve Dater


Great place to stop in for a cold brew and some good food. love the wings and veggie plate.

Keith Kennedy

Hours of Operation

7765 River Road

Townsend Tennessee 37882


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

11 am til 9 pm


11 am to 10 pm

 11 am to 10 pm

Sunday 11 am to 9 pm!

Live Music most weekends!


Weddings or Private Events
are available on request

Drop Us a Line

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions or want to host an event!

7765 River Road 37882



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Our News And Events





We have many events planned for the coming season! Come join us outside on the patio on the river for a great evening!   

Randy Goodman Jan 14

Southern Spirit Jan 15

Joe Podge Jan 21

Andy Sneed Jan 22

Stanford Johnson Book Signing for Our Little Secret!!!

Jan 27 @5pm  Meet the Author!

Jeff Joplin Jan 28

Perry Bonck Jan29

First Friday Feb 4th

Butch Truan Feb 5th

Randy Goodman Feb 11

Katie McCroskey Daniel Hunt Feb 12

Back Pew Poets Feb 18

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long Feb 19

Mitch Townley & Friends Feb 25th

Perry Bonck Feb 26

Sam Crowe March 5th

Southern Spirit March 11

Andrew Broschart March 12

Randy Goodman March 18

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long March 19

Back Pew Poets March 25

Andy Sneed March 26

Singer Songwriter night April 1

Dave Eastering April 2

Randy Goodman April 8

Jeff Joplin April 9th

Andrew Broschart April 15th

Southern Spirit April 16

Butch Truan April 22

Craig Allen April 23

Dave Easterling April 29

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long April 30

First Friday May 6th

Katie McCroskey Daniel Hunt May 7 

Joe Podge May 13

Butch Truan May 14

Randy Goodman May 20

Southern Spirit May 21

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long May 27

Perry Bonck May 28

Andy Sneed June 4

Randy Goodman June 10

Butch Truan June 11

Joe Podge June 17

Sam Crowe June 18


Dave Easterling June 24th

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long June 25

Jeremy Johnson July 2

Dark Waters Project July 3

Perry Bonck July 8

Butch Truan July 9

Randy Goodman July 15

Andrew Broschart July 16th

Sam Crowe July 22

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long July 23

Kirk Fleta July 29th

Dave Easterling July 30th

Randy Goodman August 12

Jeremy Johnson August 13

Red House Songwriters Aug 19

Butch Truan Aug 20th

 Aug 26

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long Aug 27

Andrew Broschart Aug 28


First Friday Artists Sept 2

Jeremy Johnson Sept 3

Joe Podge Sept 9

Kirk Fleta Sept 10

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long Sept 17

Butch Truan Sept 23

Dave Easterling Sept 24th

Butch Truan Oct 5

Randy Goodman October 14

Butch Truan Oct 15

Cale Charney October 21


Dave Easterling Oct 28th

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long Oct 29

Butch Truan Nov 5

Randy Goodman Nov 11

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long Nov 18

Dave Easterling Nov 19th

Dave Easterling Dec 3

Randy Goodman Dec 9

Butch Truan Dec 17

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long Dec 30


 NO outside food or drink, please!  Food always available!!! 



Many Dinner Specials!



 No cover charge for these artist, just a good time!  Please remember to tip them!  They need to eat too!


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