Fine Local Craft Beer Great Local Dining The ABBEY will be Closed Monday Nov 20th for an Employee Appreciation Day. We will reopen Tuesday Nov 21. We will be closed for Thanksgiving but would love to see you Black Friday!


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 or dinner 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 cider, wine and some signature drinks 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 $25

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


 Sunday through  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



Don’t Miss


 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 usually at 7 pm unless noted


Jeff Nelson/Steve Potts Nov 9

Randy Goodman Nov 10

Joe Podge Nov 11

Parker Presley Nov 16

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long Nov 17

Butch Truan Nov 18

Sam Crowe Nov 24

Tall Paul and Perry Bonck Nov 25

First Friday Songwriters Dec 1

Butch Truan Dec 2

Dark Waters Project Dec 8th

Randy Goodman Dec 9th

Southern Spirit Dec 15

Kevin Mahoney/Chris Long Dec. 16

Dec 22

Tin Wood Holler Dec 23

Will Krueger Dec 29

Sam Crowe Dec 30

2024 Artists Play Dates

First Friday Artist Jan 5

Butch Truan Jan 6

Randy Goodman Jan 12

Jan 13

Dark Waters Project Jan 19

Jan 20

Jan 26

 Jan 27

Feb 2

Tin Wood Holler Feb 3

Feb 9

Southern Spirit Feb 10

feb 16

Butch Truan Feb 17

Feb 23

Feb 24

March 1

March 2

Jeremy Johnson March 8

Dark Waters Project March 9

Randy Goodman March 15

Butch Truan March 16

Joe and Jan Wood March 22

March 23

March 29

March 30

April 5

Southern Spirit April 6

Randy Goodman April 12

April 13

Jeremy Johnson April 19

Butch Truan April 20

April 26

April 27

May 3

May 4

Randy Goodman May 10

May 11

Dark Waters Project May 17

Butch Truan May 18

May 24

May 25

May 31

June 1

Southern Spirit June 8

Randy Goodman June 14

Dark Waters Project June 15

June 21

Butch Truan June 22

June 28

June 29

Jeremy Johnson July 6

July 7

Randy Goodman July 12

July 13

July 19

Butch Truan July 20

Dark Waters Project July 26

July 27

August 2

August 3

August 9

Southern Spirit August 10

Randy Goodman August 16

Butch Truan August 17

Dark Waters Project August 23

Tin Wood Holler August 24

August 30

August 31

Sept 6

Sept 7

Sept 13

Sept 14

Randy Goodman Sept 20

Butch Truan Sept 21

Sept 27

Sept 28

Oct 4

Southern Spirit Oct 5

Randy Goodman Oct 11

Oct 12

Joe and Jan Wood Oct 18

Butch Truan Oct 19

Dark Waters Project Oct 25

Oct 26

Nov 1

Nov 2

Randy Goodman Nov 8

Nov 9

Nov 15

Butch Truan Nov 16

Dark Waters Project Nov 22

Nov 23

Nov 30

Dec 6

Southern Spirit Dec 7

Randy Goodman Dec 13

Dec 14

Joe and Jan Wood Dec 20

Butch Truan Dec 21

Dec 28

Dec 29


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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