Fine Local Craft Beer


We Proudly Announce we are a 2020, 2021 and 2022 Recipient of 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

Thursday Nights!

We are offering an opportunity for you to share your talents with the community.  We all have gifts that we are given and often play music for our own enjoyment.  Sometimes we sing, sometimes we write poetry, sometimes we say funny things and make people laugh!  The Abbey is offering an Open Mic Night to let friends share these gifts.  We ask that you sign us in advance.  We are a family oriented restaurant and will not allow profanity or content that is not acceptable for children during this time frame.  Please refrain from bad language.  We welcome to contact us and take your first step behind the Abbey Open Mic!


We allow 15 minutes, 3 songs or poems or your act as discussed ahead of time!  New talent welcome!




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

sliders served with our homemade coleslaw,  BBQ sauce and potato chips.


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.



$11 to $16

Daily Specials!

These range from pasta, fajitas, ribs, chicken, salmon.  All Delish!



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


 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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We have many events planned for the coming season!  Join us outside on the patio on the river for a great dining experience with local music!  Open Mike Night is on Thursday.  Sign up at


Surface Dwellers March 4

Randy Goodman Mar 10

Andy Sneed March 11

Dark Waters Project March 17

Perry Bonck March 18

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long March 24

Butch Truan March 25

The Woods March 31

Parker Pressley April 1

First Friday Songwriters April 7,

Perry Bonck April 8

Randy Goodman April 14

Ethan Vincil April 15th

Eliza Mary Doyle April 21

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long April 22

Jay Dee Gee April 28th

Butch Truan April 29

First Friday Songwriters May 5

Surface Dwellars May 6

Randy Goodman May 12

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long May 13

Dark Waters Project May 14th

Joe Podge May 19

Butch Truan May 20

Surface Dwellers May 26

Perry Bonck May 27

May 28

First Friday Songwriters June 2

Jay Dee Gee June 3

Randy Goodman June 9th

June 10

Ethan Vincil June 16th

Butch Truan June 17

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long June 24

Surface Dwellers June 30

Randy Goodman July 14

Joe Podge July 16

Dark Waters Project July 21

Butch Truan July 22

Ethan Vincil July 28th

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long July 29

Randy Goodman August 12

Joe Podge Aug 18

Butch Truan August 19

 Perry Bonck Aug 25th

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long Aug. 26

Sept 1

Parker Presley Sept 2

Surface Dwellers Sept 15

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long Sept 16

Andy Sneed Sept 22

Butch Truan Sept 23

The Woods Sept 29

Sept 30

First Friday Songwriters Oct 6

Surface Dwellers Oct 7

Andy Sneed Oct 13

Randy Goodman Oct 14th

 Dark Waters Project Oct 20th

Butch Truan Oct 21

October 27th

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long Oct 28

First Friday Songwriters Nov 3

Nov 4

Joe Podge Nov.10

Randy Goodman Nov 11

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long Nov 17

Butch Truan Nov 18

Nov 24

Nov 25

First Friday Songwriters Dec 1

Butch Truan Dec 2

Dark Waters Project Dec 8th

Randy Goodman Dec 9th

Dec 15

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long Dec. 16

Dec 22

Dec 23

Dec 29

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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