A lot of pubs have a beer garden. Others opt for a roof terrace. The Abbey Tavern gives the decision to the punter; it has both. This plethora of outdoor seating is perfect in summertime, and it's all decorated with fairy lights and bunting. It might sound cliched, but they make it work.
The drinks choice is solid without being fantastic. There's more of a focus on traditional lagers but still a couple of craft beers on tap. It's also a good pub for sports with multiple big screens that are switched on for all the major — and less important — games throughout the year.
When the screens are off, this place can feel rather cosy. Tiny, candle-lit tables pack the front part of the bar, adding a touch of old school romance - until it gets busy.
There's also plenty of food on offer. Although we didn't get to sample any ourselves, our nostrils were frequently dragged in the direction of passing plates, which is universally a good sign. They've also got fairly reasonable deals on Monday through Thursday, take a look here.
Weekend evenings the pub transforms into a dancefloor, so beware of boogiers if you're just looking for a quiet pint.
Last updates November 2017.