We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

The Brewery Tap

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ware
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
The Brewery Tap
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 53: English reviews
Level Contributor
34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered into The Brewery Tap for a quick coffee and stayed for a beer and a pizza. A reasonable range of beers and some good ciders. We shared a hot and spicy sitting at the bar and it was delicious. Friendly staff and comfortable surroundings.

1 Thank divedart
Ware, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were just planning to go for a drink and move to another place for food. The beer was great and they had some unusual beers from local breweries. They also have a fabulous list of gins and the recommended tonics to go with them. Presentation was excellent with raspberries or blackberries depending on which gin was chosen. We also... More 

1 Thank DeborahYouSal
Level Contributor
45 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I really like this quirky little pub it has a lovely outdoor seating area and nice decor. We have only had drinks here so cannot comment on the food however the wine and beer is good! Looking at the menu and the food I have seen I would happily eat here.

1 Thank Karen L
Hertford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Tap Bar is local to us, so we have visited a few times,, it has a few small and cosy areas,, the front bar...[by the high street ] the rear seating and drinking area to the rear, also also a side garden/paved..area .with plant pots, benches and tables, The food is very good also, pub grub but always hot... More 

1 Thank Paul S
Sutton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We stayed for one night as we were going for one day to the Standon Calling festival. I contacted the manager, Nigel, before our stay to ask for recommendations of local cab firms as the Standon organisers were proposing extortionate prices. When I explained this to Nigel, he straight away offered to give us a lift to the festival and... More 

1 Thank Corinne R
Ware, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I'm probably a bit biased as I live very close, but I'm honest too. This place has changed so much since the new owners took over. It so friendly and has a great atmosphere and is almost always busy. The staff are really friendly and fast to serve you.

1 Thank AngelaPotts
Nigel S, Manager at The Brewery Tap, responded to this review

Angela Thank you for your kind words we do try our best to please and it is appreciated when we get this type of review More 

Level Contributor
45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Came here with fiancé and his parents for lunch during the week. The pies are delicious, with lovely mash potato and gravy options. They rotate the available different pies and sides so you get a lot of variety. Will definitely return at some point

1 Thank 302hughes
Ware, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
73 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We go here regularly for great beer and superb home made pie and mash. Mort runs the place and he is a character who has been around Ware for years and knows how to run a pub. He will always welcome you and show you around this pretty old building if you have not seen it before. Has old tunnels... More 

1 Thank AlanfromWare
Gold Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

If you like your locals to have a warm atmosphere, stereotypical decor for a town pub and great pies... Look no further, and make sure you get the mustard mash!!! They also have a music lounge downstairs but this part wasn't open when we dropped in. Still worth a drop in!

2 Thank Suntanmike8
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

If you are interested in drinking/having an event here or just meeting friends then great! (skip the next paragraph) They serve pies here, all made fresh on the day. You will have a selection of three maybe four on a good day. You choose your pie (though it has happened a couple of times that they have run out and... More 

Thank Jubilant_Gormandizer

8 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (5)
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (3)
Room/Suite (1)
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Ware
2.6 mi away
Premier Inn Ware Hotel
1.2 mi away
Fanhams Hall Hotel
1.2 mi away
Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.2 mi away
Hertford House
Hertford House
#3 of 4 in Hertford
246 reviews
2.2 mi away
Salisbury Arms Hotel
Salisbury Arms Hotel
#1 of 4 in Hertford
242 reviews
2.1 mi away
Cinnabar Hertford
Cinnabar Hertford
#2 of 4 in Hertford
108 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
15th-Century coaching inn now trading as a Pie, Ale and Cider house offering four en-suite rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Brewery Tap

Address: 83 High Street, Ware SG12 9AD, England (Formerly The Tap Bar)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Ware
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
The Brewery Tap Ware, Hertfordshire
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Brewery Tap staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Brewery Tap staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Did not stay here as we live in town, but if run like the pub it should be fine.”
 of 5 bubbles AlanfromWare, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Great Food, Great Drinks... Best in Town”
 of 5 bubbles 22deano, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask if any pies left before ordering drinks”
 of 5 bubbles lynnmZ2213AA, 29 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Only saw room 3”
 of 5 bubbles X558, 27 Dec 2014 | Read review
“we were only in room 1 on the high street, very noisy”
 of 5 bubbles valnutcase, 19 Dec 2014 | Read review
5 of 5