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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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.
Some of our key team from the Beach House, Corner House and Tap House were recently invited to take a tour of the Bitburger Brewery in Germany!
5 of our lucky team took the 400 mile trip to Bitburg, a small town in the South West of Germany not far from the border of Luxembourg. Steeped in tradition, the Bitburger brewery was founded back in 1817, by Johann Peter Wallenborn. By 1883 they were brewing the first of their Pilsner style beers and soon exporting to their nearest neighbour, Luxembourg. The brewery grew in strength until it was destroyed in 1944 towards the end of the war. But Bitburg was made of strong stuff and by 1949 they were back to full production. Many milestones came and went, but it was in 1964 when their recognisable goblet was first designed and introduced.
By the end of the 80s and early 90s Bitburger had developed into the one of the most important beer brands in Germany, available in more than 30 countries. Celebrating its 200’th birthday in 2017 it is still one of the most important German breweries still in private ownership and remains to this day the most poured draft beer in German bars.
Our team had a wonderful glimpse into the Bitburger Brewery, with a very warm welcome from the dedicated and passionate brewers who gave great insights into the process of making their wonderful premium Pils.