Fine Local Craft Beer

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!


Beer Cheese

Try our signature Beer Cheese with

sweet and spicy jalapeno peppers,

served warm with Bavarian Pretzels.


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!


Pulled Pork

House smoked pulled pork

sandwich served with our

own BBQ sauce and tater tots.


Chicken Wings

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 Nuggets

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 to 10 pm

 11 am to 10 pm

Sunday 11 am to 8 pm!

Lunches on the River

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



Don’t Miss

Our News And Events

We have many events planned for the coming season!




Connie and the Boyz March 1 at 6 pm

Mitch Townley, Wes Pelle, Sharon VonFange March 6 at 7 pm

Andy Sneed March 7th at 7 pm

Rod Gorski March 8th at 6 pm

Ashley Hepperly March 13th at 7pm

Jared Hard March 14th at 7pm

Randy Goodman March 20th at 7pm

Roy Saunders March 21 at 7 pm

Good Times Trio March 27 at 7pm

Sisters of the Silver Sage March 28 at 7pm


Erin Ott, Craig Allen Titsworth and Perry Bonck April 3rd at 7pm

Jasper Hollow April 4th at 7 pm

Jared Hard April 10 at 7 pm

Sam Crowe April 11 at 7 pm

Jeremy Johnson  April 17th at 7 pm

Chris Long April 18th at 7 pm

Goodimes trio April 24 at 7 pm

Andy Sneed April 25 at 7 pm


Scott Parker Karen Bowles , David Easterling May 1 at 7 pm

Sam Crowe May 2 at 7 pm

Freddie Lee May 8th at  7 pm

Freddie Lee May 9th at 7 pm

 Vearnie & Scott Gray May 16th at 7 pm

Buffalo Gals May 22 at 7 pm

Randy Goodman May 29th at 7 pm


Sam Crowe Sat June 6th at 7 pm

Chris Long June 13 at 7 pm

Jeremy Johnson June 19 at 7 pm

Randy Goodman June 26 at 7 pm

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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