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.

Follow our Facebook or Instagram accounts for up to date information…

The Tap House, Function Venue in Shoreham

If you are looking for a function venue in Shoreham, which offers delicious catering options, why not try The Tap House?

Hot on the heels of our incredibly well received finger buffet platters offered during the run up to Christmas, we have now introduced a similar, less festive set of sharing menus available to parties or groups of 12 or more with all diners eating from the same menu.

We offer a choice of 3 set menus to suit your budget, from £9.95 per person, to £19.95 per person.  Each has a varied selection of platters including a number of vegetarian selections and often 1 or more vegan dishes.

Depending on the size of your group, the rear section of The Tap House lends itself perfectly to being sectioned off for your exclusive use, ideally for groups of around 20 or more, we will happily discuss your requirements and accommodate your group in the best way we can.

View our menu choices here

Pre-ordering and reservations are required up to 72 hours in advance and will be subject to availability
Email: | Telephone: 01273 965 194

Sundays at The Tap House, Roasts and Music

Sundays are a great day to visit the Tap House for not one but two huge reasons!  Delicious roast dinners and chilled live music.

Tap House Roasts | Sunday Roasts in ShorehamThe Tap House roasts were introduced as a Sunday special earlier this month, but received such high praise that we soon set the ball rolling to make Sunday roasts a permanent feature.  Launching on the 23rd December, our new Sunday menu features a choice of tasty roast dinners, with all the trimmings including amazing Yorkshire puddings.  But we have not forgotten that many of our Shoreham customers still want their favourite signature burgers and mussel dishes at The Tap House, so we have included these on our Sunday menu too.

Sunday Roasts are now a perfect pre-cursor to the Sunday Sessions, chilled live acoustic music performed by local artists who fill the Tap House with their tunes from 4-7pm each and every Sunday.  Free entry, its the perfect way to round off your weekend, and if you have already enjoyed a roast it’s a great way of extending your Sunday treat by not rushing off, but enjoying the atmosphere with a couple of extra drinks.

Our musicians have been getting lots of wonderful feedback, a particular favourite has been Tom Walker who comes back regularly to perform at The Tap House.  Keep up to date with our Sunday Sessions by following our Facebook page.

Live Music Shoreham | The Tap House


Cosy Shoreham Pub, with great food and drink selection

If you are on the lookout for a cosy Shoreham pub, look no further than The Tap House on East Street!

Cosy Shoreham Pub | Tap House ShorehamOpened in June, The Tap House enjoyed a wonderful first Summer in Shoreham, but as the nights draw in we have upped the cosiness factor inside!

While Summer nights might have been spent enjoying our outside space with our bi-fold doors wide open, we have now stoked the log burner, and fired up the outdoor heaters!  Gearing up for a wonderful first Christmas, our staff are making sure that all our customers are warm and cosy while enjoying their drink or food with us and its getting noticed:

“I spent a lovely evening with old friends in this brilliant new (ish) restaurant and bar in Shoreham. Mussels were delicious the burgers looked very tasty and the warm and cosy fire was adding to an amazing atmosphere. I wish this place every success! The staff were very friendly and really good at their jobs. Had the best night ❤️

Standby2014 via Trip Advisor, November 2018

Come and visit us daytime or evening and sample this lovely cosy Shoreham pub to see what all the fuss is about!

Cosy Shoreham Pub | Tap House Shoreham

2018 LAUNCH NIGHT for Slake Hedgerow Gin

We are proud to announce that we will be hosting a very special evening at The Tap House to celebrate the launch of Slake Spirit’s Hedgerow Gin for 2018!


Slake Gin - Tap House Shoreham

The evening will showcase Slake’s Shoreham based Gin, with Dr. Tom offering some exclusive insights during the night explaining the incredible process Slake follow to create their delicious Gins.  Along the way, guests will be treated to some delightful Gin cocktails served with different formats and botanical infusions.

Primarily, though, the night will be dedicated to launching Slake’s Hedgerow Gin for 2018, for which the Slake team comb the countryside looking for aromatic edibles to forage and incorporate into a delicately-balanced ‘terroir’ recipe which is good enough to be sipped neat.

This exclusive event is ticket-only and limited to just 30 guests.  Each ticket is priced at £34.95 per person, and includes 3 Gin cocktails and a delicious 2 course meal, along with Dr Tom’s fascinating talk.

TO BOOK PLEASE CALL: 01273 965194

For more information on Slake visit their website

The running order for the evening will be as follows:


Evening starts at 6.30pm promptly

*Welcome Gin Cocktail *

First Course served at 7pm

Dr Tom will talk about Slake Gin and their Shoreham distillery

*Gin cocktail*

Main Courses served at 7.45pm

*Gin cocktail*

Guests will be asked to pre-select their preferences from our evening’s special menu:

Scallops on a parsnip puree
Asparagus with hollandaise sauce (V)
Warm tomato and asparagus bruschetta (Vegan)
Pork belly with apple puree, roasted new potatoes and tender stem broccoli
Stuffed and roasted butternut squash (Vegan)
Honey and garlic salmon fillet with mixed veg