Stopped by here a few months back with Linh, Dallas & Ann. Nice big restuarant atmosphere with big circular bar in the center of the room. Friendly staff and a very solid mix between bottle selection and draft choices. Glad to see Mikkeller, Lost Abbey, Southampton, and etc on draft. Def come here if you are nearby. Huge food portions (shepherd’s pie)
Cool atmosphere and they offer lots of sporting events. The football (soccer) is a big plus. The place has a nice ambiance. Beer selection is excellent, although prices are on the expensive side of average. Service is excellent. I’ve been here twice and have to say that the food has not being good. The food on both occasions has been borderline burnt to completly burnt and way over salted. I write this review with the input of others so to summarize: food is bad, everything else pretty good.
By far the best bar outside of Philly that you can take the kids and the wife that hates beer even though they have 36 taps. Food is awesome but eclectic. The staff is great, especially James from Scotland who is a fixture.
A great place to go by yourself as there will always be James and Roy (an owner) and tons of great pours with some being on the house. All food is top notch. The best time to vist in MOHP is on a Sat afternoon at 3pm and beat the rush. Tons of HD TV’s but you can still have a conversation.
I believe they have 36 rotating taps. Table service is iffy, head bartender is a great guy with good advice. Pours are a bit off, like a previous reviewer said. Selection is excellent, drafts are average to above average in price, bottles are way too expensive. Still, the best local option for an excellent drink.
The place has a modern feel of an old world pub. I can’t speak for the other food or servers but my burger and waitress were excellent. The service at the bar was a little worse though. They have a great selection of beer on tap and always have a steady list of bottles. I thought the beers were too pricey though considering you get about 10 oz for $6.50 and this place isn’t exactly in a walkable fun area.
The Iron Abbey is a fine establishment with an awesome selection of beers. The ambiance is nice, lots of wood and stone... very manly. 36 taps and over 250 bottles to choose from. They also get in some firkins and other limited batch brews that are top notch.
The staff is generally nice with a few exceptions (and I think they’re the owners) who can be less than inviting.
The food is good but, as a vegetarian, options are limited and I’m usually stuck eating fried food. Even a veggie burger would have me coming back more often then I do. Vegetarians want more than salad and french fries!
As far as price goes it can be high. Food is above average and drafts are somewhat high. But, some of their bottles are way too expensive. $18 for a beer I can buy for $8 is outrageous. I realize everyone needs to make a buck but 60% on a beer? come on!
Overall, The Iron Abbey is a great place to have a pint or two with friends or watch a game (they love soccer). As a vegetarian I wouldn’t go for dinner but, if you want a snack and don’t mind paying a little extra for it what they have is pretty good.
Steeeve (36) Ambler, Pennsylvania | October 11, 2010| Updated June 11, 2012
I loved this place when I first went, but I hate it more and more with each visit. I like the soccer-gastropub ambiance. Service is hit or miss, though more often than not it stinks. It can be a chore to get a bartender’s attention. On several occasions I’ve waited 20 minutes for a drink because the male bartenders were too busy flirting with female patrons (and having quite inappropriate conversations, to boot). One night I also overheard two female bartenders whispering about my girlfriend while shooting her cockeyed glances. Really just a disgusting lack of professionalism at this bar. Prices are insane. I don’t think they have a draft under $6.50, and the food is not cheap either, though it is pretty good. They advertise a discount American micro night on Wednesdays, but they don’t tell you it’s limited to 3 beers written on a small chalkboard in one corner of the extremely large bar. One of my least favorite sports in the burbs.
Built next to a Brazilian steakhouse, its designed to look like a castle. I have always been pleasantly surprised by this places draft list. The only problem is they have no draft list online or in email, so you never know what’s going to be on tap. The upside is you can walk in and find Lost Abbey Angel Share, Bell’s Expedition Stout, Southern Tier Creme Brulee, or any number of high end microbrews on draft for around $5.50-$8. Food is on the expensive side but is really good. They also do an exchange with the Brazilian steakhouse next door so you can get some high end steaks if you so choose. They have theme nights with Prohibition styled music, drinks, and atmosphere. Brewers events also take place once and awhile. A great place to d rink some beer.