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



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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!


First Friday Artists August 7th 7 pm 


Jasper Hollow Aug. 8th 7 pm


 Jeremy Johnson Aug 14th 7pm 

Chris Long Aug 15th 7pm

Mitch Townley Fundraiser Aug 21 7pm

Vernie and Scot Gray Aug 22

Randy Goodman Aug 28th

Jasper Hollow Aug 29th 7pm

First Friday artists Sept 4th 7pm

Perry Bonck Sept 5th 7pm

Andy Sneed Sept 11 5:30 pm during the Annual Pasta Dinner!!!

Dark Waters Sept 11 at 7:30 pm. 

The Tres Amigos Sept 12 at 7pm

Randy Goodman Sept 18th 7pm

Vernie Lee Sept 19th 7pm

Chris Long Sept 25th 7pm

Mick Kyte Sept 26th 7pm

Oct. 2 First Friday Artists 7p,

October 9th Jeremy johnson 7pm

Oct 10 Chris Long 7pm

Perry Bonck Oct 16 7pm



Tres Amigos Oct 17 7pm 

 Chelsea Berry Oct 23rd 7 pm

Vearnie and Scott Gray Oct 24th 

Randy Goodman Oct 30th 7pm

Mick Kyte Oct 31 7pm- Halloween!  Come in Costume!  

First Friday Artists November 6th 7PM

Jeremy Johnson November 7th 7PM

Sam Crowe November 13th

Chris Long November 14th 7pm

Perry Bonck November 21 7pm

November 20th 7pm

November 27th 7pm

Sam Crowe November 28th 7pm   

December 4th First Friday Artists 

Jeremy Johnson December 5th 7pm

Sam Crow December 11th 7pm

Chris Long December 12 7pm

Mitch Townley Christmas Show December 18th

Perry Bonck December 19th 7 pm

Sam Crowe December 26th

Randy Goodman January 2 2021

Mick Kyte Jan 9, 2021

Randy Goodman February 12 2021 




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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