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Address: Abbey Orchard St, London, SW1P 2LU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31656) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations St James's Park (0.1 miles), Westminster (0.3 miles), Victoria (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations London Victoria (0.7 miles), London Charing Cross (0.8 miles), London Waterloo (0.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.0/10 (rated by 8 users)
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user reviews of the Abbey, Westminster

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I frequent here quite often and i find it one of the better venues around westminster. During the christmas period it was absolutely rammed to the rafters catering for all the office workers around the area with their 3 course christmas meals which resulted in a limited menu for us normal folk for around 3 - 4 weeks.

Now normal service has resumed and i find it a pleasant place away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets and take full advantage of the 2 for 1 burgers which are great value. They still run the half price wine promotion every Tuesday so can be quite busy that day especially in the evening.

Reals ales when i visited - Pedigree, Burton Bitter, Cross Buttock and Porter had the latter at 4.7% and have to say was actually quite good.

nannygoo - 27 Jan 2010 13:59
I have probably been here a handful of times now with my early impressions being that it was OK but seems to be going downhill. The first time I went the real ales weren't bad and all were drinkable and the food wasn't bad either. However, more recently when I have gone the beer has been pretty poor and on the latest occasion almost undrinkable - probably because they don't get sufficient demand. Also the food was limited over Christmas period to only snacks or Christmas dinner and most recently the kitchen was closed. I therefore doubt I will return unless others indicate that the beer has improved again!
MartinRAF - 18 Jan 2010 19:19
Comforatble, food, clean you go here with mixed company I suppose does a selection of real ales though!
steviewonder - 16 Nov 2009 14:34
This place doesnt look very inviting from street level and I probably wouldnt have bothered with it if I wasnt meeting some friends. I was pleasantly surprised when I got down to the bar as I liked the layout and it wasnt uncomfortably busy for our large group to get settled. The sofas upstairs were laid out well, but unfortunately they were reserved so we had to vacate them at 18:00.

Pedigree, Dirty Tackle and Paddys Tout were available alongside standard and premium lagers. I ended up sticking to the Guinness as I had been drinking this earlier and I didnt spot any people drinking the ale. The barmaids seemed ok, if maybe a little disinterested in their work, but Im not sure the barman had a clue what was going on and I put him down as a new starter.

There were a few plasma screens dotted about that were showing Sky Sports News, but I didnt spot any live sport advertised. The background music varied from your expect old rock and pop to some strange coma inducing instrumentals that were better suited to a crack house.

This is a large cellar bar that is perfect for meeting groups of mates or work colleagues for the evening, but you wouldnt catch me on my own in here reading the paper.
Strongers - 25 Mar 2009 09:37
Modern-style underground bar, looking a bit like a lager-drinkers paradise from both street level and down below, but with four handpumps. Had quite a reasonable pint of Jennings 'Cross Buttock' (something to do with Cumberland wrestling, apparrently). Rather better than I expected.
rpadam - 29 Jan 2009 00:12

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