New Year’s Eve at The Tap House

We are looking forward to welcoming 2020 at The Tap House this New Year’s Eve.

We will be open from 12 noon as usual on New Year’s Eve, offering our usual menu for lunch service 12-3pm.

Later in the evening we will be offering a delicious set New Year’s menu from 7pm with last food orders being taken at 9pm.  Our set menu is great value at £39.95 per head with nuts, olives and party favours included. Maximum table size, 8 people.  Unfortunately we cannot allow children after 7pm.

We will entertain our guests with music until 1am, closing at 2am.

Festive menus now available…

It’s that time of year again when our toes are starting to feel the chill in the air, the jumpers are coming out and the log burner is lit….  there might be 3 months left to go, but its all starting to feel a little festive!

Today sees the launch of our new festive menus, and this year we have two options depending on your group size.  For smaller groups of families, friends, office do’s, indeed any groups of less than 12 people, we have a wonderful set menu available. Available for lunch and dinner from 25th November – 23rd December 2019 this menu must be booked in advance.  We can offer 2 or 3 courses at great prices, with a reduced rate for bookings on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

To view our smaller group set menu click here

For larger groups of 12 or more, we can offer a delightful buffet menu of sharing platters to cater for all tastes.  With two buffet menu options to choose from its a flexible way of creating a relaxed but fun, festive atmosphere for your gathering.  As with our smaller group menu, booking on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays will offer you a reduced price.

To view our festive buffet menu for groups of 12 or more click here

All festive get-togethers must be booked at least 72 hours in advance via phone.  Please contact us on 01273 965194 to discuss your requirements and make a booking.

Sussex Life Awards – SHORTLISTED!

We are very proud and pleased to announce that we have made it on to the Sussex Life Food & Drink Awards shortlist in the Best Newcomer Category.  We are proud because this is down to our wonderful Shoreham customer’s votes, without which we would not have made the list!

Since opening in June last year we have had a whirlwind of a time getting to know you all and understanding all that you want in a ‘local’.  We always aim to create an atmosphere that the local area needs, and we really hope we have managed to hit the mark at the Tap House.  We offer warmth and friendliness, sophistication but in a relaxed atmosphere, food and drink of the highest quality, variety and whenever possible sourced from the local area.

So we are incredibly pleased to have made the shortlist, that makes us happy and a touch emotional!  We just can’t wait for the big event on 24th October when all the winners of each category will be announced… fingers crossed the judges could see what our wonderful customers voted for.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill in the online nomination, we are very grateful to you all.

 

Ridgeview & Oysters

We are very pleased to be holding our own Oysters & English Fizz Festival at The Tap House during the bank holiday weekend, Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August.

The event is set to herald the wonderful local produce we offer at the Tap House and can enjoy from within Sussex.  Wherever possible we try to champion local producers and suppliers, whether that is food or drink and our menu is testament to this.

We have been offering local Ridgeview Bloomsbury English Fizz at the Tap House for a while and it is always enjoyed by our customers, but this event offers a bottle at a wonderfully low price of just £30 this weekend.

Local oysters feature on our menu whenever the catch is available from our local supplier, in particular our oysters are enjoyed as an alternative to traditional Sunday roasts, both of which we offer on Sundays at the Tap House.

This weekend oysters will be available from just £1.50 each.

Shoreham Wordfest – 7th Sept – 13th October

As part of the Shoreham community, we are always looking to support local events and groups.

Already a Business Partner of the Ropetackle Arts Centre, we have now also joined forces to sponsor and support Shoreham Wordfest, an annual literary festival which celebrates words and ideas across our town.

A series of events including workshops, theatre shows and talks will take place in Shoreham between 7th September and 13th October including a number of events for children. A full event list and tickets to the events can be found here.

We are particularly looking forward to the Climate Emergency Summit on the 5th October being held at the Ropetackle Arts Centre.  This event will be hosted by TV presenter Peter Owen-Jones who, as an ecological thinker, will explore what we can do together to protect the environment and counter the challenges of climate change.  Other speakers will include Dan Osborn, Professor of Human Ecology and UCL.

Click on the brochure (left) to download a PDF copy.

 

 

Ridgeview Vineyard & Winery Visit

Hot on the heels of our staff trip to Bitburger in Germany, our next trip was a little closer to home in Sussex, but no less fascinating.

Matt took a group of team members from the Beach House, Corner House and Tap House into the heart of the South Downs to visit the vineyard and winery of Ridgeview, supplier of our wonderful Ridgeview Bloomsbury English fizz.

The team were able to see the vineyards, which started life back in 1995, in all their glory.  Planted in the foothills of the South Downs, the soil is a perfect combination of chalk and clay to sustain the classic grape varieties grown there including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  The vines benefit from high levels of natural acidity which is exactly what is needed to produce Ridgeview’s incredible sparkling wine.

WhatsApp Image 2019-06-10 at 1524.10The winery was also incredible to see, a mix of traditional methods with modern, specialist machinery to enhance the process of wine-making without taking over.  The team at Ridgeview still handpick their grapes and use very gentle pressing techniques to ensure the highest standards of wine production.  Their bespoke, underground wine cellar is unique in England and also means that the wine produced can be stored perfectly.

All of this hard work and effort is clear when tasting Ridgeview’s wines and its not difficult to understand why it is frequently served not only in No 10 Downing Street but also Buckingham Palace.  What better way to show off England’s finest produce.  20 years after the first vines were planted, Ridgeview now produce more than a quarter of a million bottles which are sold across the World and of course, most importantly, supplied to us in Worthing and Shoreham!

Have you tried Ridgeview’s Bloomsbury English Fizz yet?  Available at all our establishments by the bottle or by the glass.

View our full wine list

Local, Natural & Organic Wines

Our updated wine list has just been launched and we have some great new features!

Not only are more than half of the wines we offer vegan, we have one of the largest selections of organic and natural wines in Sussex including a wonderful natural Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa.  With 6 organic wines, all vegan, and 4 ‘natural’*, if the quality of your wine is important then The Tap House must be your destination of choice.

*For more information about natural wines, visit here

 

Alongside our wonderful range of organic wines, we are also proud to be flying the flag for award winning local vineyard Ridgeview Wines.  Planted in 1995 in Ditchling, East Sussex, Ridgeview specialise in sparkling wine and we are proud to be able to offer their Bloomsbury English Fizz at the Tap House.   Winning the 2018 SILVER Decanter at the World Wine Awards, Ridgeview describe Bloomsbury as “light golden in colour with a fine, persistent mousse. Citrus fruit aromas with hints of melon and honey”.  Sounds delicious and is something very special.

With an extensive wine list we hope that we have brought a wonderful selection of high quality wine for our discerning customers can try something new.  View our full wine list here.

The Tap House is awarded the prestigious Cask Marque

We’re very proud to have achieved the Cask Marque for The Tap House

When you’re a bar or pub that cares passionately about the beer you offer to customers, a Cask Marque is high on your list of accreditations you want to receive. It’s an independent award for pubs and bars serving great quality cask ale, and is based on the temperature, appearance aroma and taste of the ale served. With all this in mind, you’ll understand why we’re thrilled to say that The Tap House is now a Cask Marque accredited bar.

Cask Marque is run by brewers, pub groups and trade bodies with the aim of improving beer quality through an accreditation scheme. Qualified assessors visit pubs and bars around the country to determine their eligibility for a Cask Marque. One of their criteria, for example, is that the temperature of the beer must be between 10 and 14 degrees to score full marks. They leave no stone unturned when it comes to appraising ale!

To be awarded this badge of quality backs up our passion and determination to serve only the best local ale to the people of Shoreham. We’re so proud to have received this accolade and are determined to keep up the good work!

COMPETITION – Mari Wilson @ The Ropetackle

The Tap House are very proud to be a Business Friend of Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham, a fabulous venue bringing amazing shows and performances to our town.

The Ropetackle has won lots of awards along the way, being staffed almost entirely by volunteers, it is run by and for our wonderful community!

On 28th February we are very pleased to be supporting the performance by Mari Wilson, a sensational talent made famous in the early 80s with her beehive hairdo!  Mari’s hit singles included ‘What I Always Wanted’ and ‘Cry Me A River’ among others.  Mari has continued to perform and was recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her Original Song Moon & Back which she composed for the US TV show The Young and the Restless.

Mari performs with her 8-piece band the New Wilsations, featuring songs from her album Pop Deluxe which showcases songs made famous by Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Petula Clark and Sandie Shaw.  Mari will also perform other well known songs and treat the audience with her wit and storytelling.

To celebrate our support of this show The Tap House has 2 tickets to giveaway, together with a 3 course pre-show meal for 2 and a bottle of house wine at The Tap House.

To enter please visit our Facebook Page and comment on the pinned post at the top with the name of your plus one.  Closing date for entries is Wednesday 6th February 2019.  Winner will be announced on Thursday 7th.

To book tickets directly from The Ropetackle Arts Centre click here

 

Our New Weekly Line-Up for 2019

At The Tap House we always listen to our customers, your feedback is very important to us!

We aim to create a warm and inviting local establishment, where you may want to come on a romantic night out, an evening with friends, a lunch with your colleagues, a family meal (dog included) and always know that we will be what you want us to be.

That is why, we have brought in a wonderful new weekly line up which caters to everyone along the way…

Tap House ShorehamMONDAYS – Pie & Pint night, enjoy a tasty pie (one choice will be vegetarian or vegan) and a pint of ale, Bedlam lager or Aspall’s Cider for just £10.95

TUESDAYS – Burger Day, along with our regular menu, our House Burger will be offered with a pint or glass of house wine for £10.95

WEDNESDAYS – Wine & Cheese Evening, a delightful sharing cheeseboard accompanied by a specially selected bottle of premium Red wine to complement the cheeses (each week a different choice of wine will be available) for £27.95

Tap House Roasts | Sunday Roasts in Shoreham

 

Thursdays & Fridays are not dedicated to a particular meal but as with every weekday from 12-3pm, you can enjoy our lunchtime special offer of a sandwich or superfood salad and a soft or hot drink for £8.95

SUNDAYS – Our favourite day of the week, our Sunday menu now features Roasts along with our signature burgers and mussels and is followed by the Sunday Sessions – live acoustic music from 4-7pm.

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