June 27th, 2014

July Comedy Festival at The Abbey

6th July – 29th July

For the first time ever, The Abbey is hosting a comedy festival for up-and-coming comedians taking new shows to the Edinburgh Fringe.

We’ll be showcasing 20+ comedians as they test their material before taking it to the big bad Fringe Fest.

So come and have a giggle and support these wonderful professional funybone-ticklers…

Our previews will include one-hour sets from the likes of:

David Jesudason, winner of the King Gong at the London Comedy Store and the Comedy Cafe Competition

Nick Revell, Perrier award winner and writer for the likes of Drop the Dead Donkey and Not the Nine O’Clock News

 Paul McGaritty, Amused Moose finalist 2011,Like a very tall, funny, excited child— Kate Copstick, The Scotsman (2013)

Javier Jarquin, Winner of The Press Critics Choice Award, ‘Best National Artist’

Al Lubel, performer on The Tonight Show and The Late Show with David Letterman, winner of a string of awards for his old school American stand-up style

Russ Haynes, technical wizard and winner of The Blackout at Up The Creek, the Comedy Gladiators and a King Gong finalist

Kat Bond, one half of fast-paced comedy duo, ‘That Pair’, performer on Award winning Dr Brown’s Blaps (Channel Four) and finalist of the Funny Women Awards 2012

We’ll be posting ticket details and full line-up shortly, so watch this space!


June 24th, 2014

Wimbledon 2014 at The Abbey Tavern

Want somewhere sunny and summery to enjoy the tennis (and pretend you’re in centre court)?

Look no further than the Abbey, where we’ll be showing all Wimbledon matches for the next two weeks, usually on our big screens in the sun-trap outdoor garden.

Our roof terrace and booths are also available to book for large parties if you want to watch the final in style.

So order a couple of jugs of pimms, a delicious hog roast, and settle into these summer days watching Wimbledon at the Abbey.

Could a Brit win it again…?

Andy Murry

World Cup at the Abbey

June 24th, 2014



England may be out, but there are still loads of fantastic matches left to catch of the World Cup 2014.

We’ll be showing every remaining match on our big screens, so if you’re looking for a summer venue to watch the football, look no further than the Abbey Tavern!

With our huge new sun-trap terrace, our usual beautiful smoking garden, the spacious bar, and the cosy back-room, there’s more than enough space to watch the beautiful game.



June 16th, 2014

STAFF STAFF STAFF. HIRING HIRING HIRING. We need fast, efficient, fun, intelligent people to join the Abbey team this summer! Experience is a bonus but dry humour and joie de vivre will suffice. Looking for bartenders / barbacks / floor staff / kitchen porters / glass collectors / social media geniuses! email info@abbey-tavern.com or come down to the pub sooner rather than later. No melts.

Phileas Hog’s weekend

June 13th, 2014

This Sat and Sun (Jun 14 and 15) Phileas Hog are doing some ‘street food’ for the World Cup game – expect chilli cheese dogs, pulled pork, ribs and wings out in the garden from 6-11.30pm!

On Sunday from 1pm we are doing a BBQ in the garden, with ribs, lamb cutlets, spicy wings and salad bar. See you here?

Phileas Hog BBQ at the Abbey Tavern