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Sundown Sessions – Live Music in Shoreham

If you are looking for live music in Shoreham, Sundays at the Tap House are just the thing!

Relax in warm and friendly surroundings, perhaps start with a delicious roast, or some of our famous oysters, but don’t rush away!  From 4pm every Sunday afternoon we welcome live musicians to extend your Sunday chill out.

Regular musicians and bands include Jazztastique, TJ Walker and Take Two, but each and every week we enjoy live acoustic sets with great atmosphere.

Follow our Facebook page for the latest listings!


Friends of The Ropetackle – Maroon Town

We are proud to be a Business Friend of the Ropetackle Arts Centre, a community-owned charity, run by a board of unpaid trustees and a team of 80 volunteers

The Ropetackle has established itself as one of the most vibrant and distinctive arts venues in the region, combining its programme of top level arts and entertainment with a rich and diverse mixture of community activities.  Jazz festivals to comedy nights, classical music to rock, spoken word to film, Ropetackle has something for everybody.

As part of our support we regularly sponsor one-off events in the rich and varied calendar.  On the 7th March we are supporting the performance of Maroon Town, as relevant as ever and back in the spotlight.

When London-based eight-piece Maroon Town first started a little over 30 years ago they were the first ska band to mix ska and reggae with rap, funk and Latin/cumbia Their first album and singles produced by John Bradbury of The Specials.

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Sussex Life Awards – WINNERS!

We are very proud and pleased to announce that we made it on to the Sussex Life Food & Drink Awards shortlist in the Best Newcomer Category, and we WON!.  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 won this award, it makes us happy and a touch emotional!  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