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



11 am til 9 pm


11 am to 10 pm

 11 am to 10 pm

Sunday 11 am to 8 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!  

Jeremy Johnson August 7th 7pm

 Randy Goodman Aug 13th, 2021 7pm

Jeff Joplin August 14th

 Solosixstring August 15th 6pm

Perry Bonck Aug 20th

Chris Long & Kevin Mahoney Aug 21 7pm

Andy Sneed August 27th 7 pm


Vernie and Scott Gray Aug 28th 7 pm

Dave Eastering, Arlene Anderson Sept 3rd 7 pm 

Sam Crowe  Sept 4th 7 pm

Sept 5th 7 pm

Butch Truan Sept 10th 7 pm

Dave Easterling Sept 11th 7 pm

Mitch Townley Gary Giulleran Sept 17th 7pm

Sept 18th 

Jeff Joplin Sept 24th 7pm

 Sept 25th

First Friday artists October 1, 7 pm

 October 2nd, 2021

Southern Spirit   October 8th 2021

Butch Truan October 9th 2021

Randy Goodman October 15th 2021

Cale Charney October 16th 2021

Sam Crowe October 22, 2021

Chris Long/Kevin Mahoney Oct 23

Perry Bonck Oct 29

Dave Easterling Oct 30th 2021

First Friday artist November 5

Southern Spirit November 6

Randy Goodman Nov 12

Cale Charney November 13, 2021 @7pm


Perry Bonck Nov 19 7pm

Chris Long Kevin Mahoney Nov 20 7pm

November 26

November 27

First Friday Artists December 3

Southern Spirit December 4

Randy Goodman Dec 10th 7 pm

December 11

Sam Crowe December 17 

Chris Long Kevin Mahoney Dec 18th 7pm

December 24th & 25th closed to be with families


 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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