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.

Ratings and reviews

Travellers' Choice2023
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (153)
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
152 results
Traveller rating
95
27
14
9
7
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveller rating
95
27
14
9
7
Show reviews that mention
All reviews mussels burger halloumi sunday roast small plates gin selection french night corner house great selection of drinks being picky easter weekend great atmosphere table service order at the bar lovely visit east street lovely lunch
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 21 April 2024

Never done this before - a review based only an impression. But what an impression! Deep breath, this is a longer review than I normally post!.. Just to clarify, we did stop in for a drink before our train back to Londinium. We are looking...to move down to Shoreham-by-Sea; and can safely say that we will certainly be paying a visit(s) to the Tap House. Beginnings can be deceptive. Stepping inside the space felt a little cramped and loud, but take that second step. We moved through to nearer the back and two seats perfect for a Capp and a G.Beer. It was the couple (D&E) we got to know who confirmed what we were already beginning to realise... the food looks delicious (E confirmed this enthusiastically) and the service is perfect! Okay done. We WILL be back!More

Date of visit: April 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Darren Gearing, Owner at Tap House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2024

Thank you DumDumBoy for your visit and kind review. We’re so pleased you’re moving down to Shoreham, and popped in. Next time stay a little longer, Chef Rory’s food is great and it’ll be good to get to know you. We are proud of our...More

Reviewed 30 March 2024

Buzzy, atmosphere, delicious food, friendly attentive front of house staff (the lady with big glasses was particularly lovely) and live music. Delicious mussels and steak well presented and promptly served. We had a evening here and will definitely go back - thank you!

Date of visit: March 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Darren Gearing, Owner at Tap House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Thank you SarahB for your excellent review. It’s been shared internally, very motivating especially for “Our” Sarah the person you kindly recognised ! Thank you, please pop in again soon, Matt, Tim & Sid

Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

Popped in while passing for a drink and ended up having a Sunday roast and pudding,great atmosphere and welcome from the team,food fabulous,,we will be back.

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Darren Gearing, Owner at Tap House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2024

Thank you antonyn844 for an excellent 5 star review. It’s great to read you enjoyed our Sunday Roasts, very motivating for Chef Stuart & Chef Marcin who were on Sunday…please keep popping in, Matt, Tim & Sid 🍻

Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

An absolutely lovely lunch today for my birthday with family, front of house just lovely, polite, attentive and my roast was really good, so credit where credit is due to both front of house and the Chefs. Great venue, so cosy, great playlist playing in...the background, I haven’t been in the Tap House for a while but I will make sure I’ll be in again soon. Thanks guys, great job. Xxx how you deliver that quality in that tiny tiny tiny kitchen is beyond me. (being a chef myself!)More

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Darren Gearing, Owner at Tap House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2024

Thank you mazammc01, a fantastic review from a fellow industry professional. Worth even more. The team are delighted that you enjoyed all that we try to do well, thanks again and please return soon, Matt, Tim & Sid

Reviewed 11 January 2024 via mobile

Such a lovely place. Friendly staff and always feel very welcome. Tried one of the specials tonight; Chicken, bacon and mushroom pithivier. Absolutely delicious. The food is always great. I can highly recommend The Tap House

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Darren Gearing, Owner at Tap House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2024

Great review 272juless, thank you ! Chef Rory and the entire team were delighted to read this, very encouraging and well received. Please keep popping in, Matt, Tim & Sid

Reviewed 30 December 2023

Didn't realise it was open until we saw a customer by the window inside! However, a warm welcome, good beers and exception 'Lite Bites': the pig's cheek dish was nothing short of fantastic! Comfortable, plenty of elbow room, and decent loos - not always a...given in pubs to be frankMore

Date of visit: December 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Darren Gearing, Owner at Tap House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2024

Lovely review 51mickv, really most appreciated and well received by our entire team, thank you ! We're delighted you had a good experience with us and sincerely hope you return soon, thanks again, Matt, Tim & Sid

Reviewed 19 November 2023

This is more of a bar than a restaurant. It's noisy and you have to order at the bar, so it wasn't what I was expecting. However, the food was absolutely tremendous, both cooked and presented like a high end restaurant, not a bar. We...were both pleasantly surprised. The main menu is very small indeed, but this is usually a good sign, and it was. Our waitress (I didn't get her name, but she had glasses and lots of tattoos and was very chatty) was really pleasant and helpful. We had a really nice meal. Tip: if you order cheese and biscuits for dessert, one plate is more than enough for two!More

Date of visit: November 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Darren Gearing, Owner at Tap House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2023

Lovely review twistedg, thank you ! Chef Rory, and our team member Sarah, mentioned in your review were delighted to read this, thank you again. We most appreciate you recognising the quality of our food and service, so much appreciated by all of us. Please...More

Reviewed 15 October 2023

Really enjoyed our first visit. Nice spot with in and outside seating. Friendly, efficient staff and an interesting choice on the menu plus burgers. Good range of beers and lagers as well. Big credit to them and service charge is genuinely discretionary.

Date of visit: October 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Darren Gearing, Owner at Tap House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2023

Thank you madteacher for your lovely review. We appreciate you coming down from London to try our place, good to read you enjoyed the menu, service and atmosphere. Please come back soon, Matt, Tim & Sid

Reviewed 15 September 2023

Another interesting and tasty tapas at chilled Tap House. Great staff, great (background) music which doesn't get in the way of good conversation...

Date of visit: September 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Darren Gearing, Owner at Tap House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2023

Thank you for your review FiorellaHove, we appreciate your kind feedback and the detail you went into. Please pop back in again soon, Matt, Tim & Sid

Reviewed 23 July 2023

Excellent lunchtime experience with great food, service and ambience. We have no hesitation in recommending and "will be back" 🙏🌈

Date of visit: July 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Darren Gearing, Owner at Tap House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2023

Thank you Clark0405 for your kind support and recommendation of our place. Really most appreciated ! Matt, Tim & Sid

Reviewed 19 July 2023 via mobile

As a coeliac I am very careful of where I eat, my friend had booked the tap house and assured me it was ok. Me being super wary as I have been glutened before and been very ill I also called up the day before...and checked it was ok. I was assured it was and all the burgers were gf. When we turned up I was told by the barman (later found out it was he manager) that only the beef burger was ok and also that the kitchen wasn’t safe. This wouldn’t have been the worst of it for me (it’s hard enough to eat out as it is) but it was the guys attitude. He was possibly the least understanding person I’ve EVER met since being diagnosed. He basically couldn’t give a crap and couldn’t even look me in the eye. He just wasn’t interested. I was so upset we left and went to the sovereign who are always amazing and very understanding of allergies (it’s not actually an allergy I get so sick if I eat it but it’s easier to say it’s an allergy) The tap house is affiliated with the beach house in Worthing who are always amazing so I expected the same from shoreham. BE AWARE, the manager of the tap house is shockingly bad, coming from a customer service industry I’m shocked how bad it was.More

Date of visit: July 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Darren Gearing, Owner at Tap House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2023

We appreciate you sharing this with us 921sallyanneh and naturally we are sorry for your disappointment. We have reviewed it internally and naturally our team members didn't want to offend you. Only our Tap House burger is GF when served with a GF bun, on...More

Reviewed 30 April 2023 via mobile

We booked here after reading the reviews about some good food and ignored the reviews about not-so happy staff. We were seated inside as no tables left outside. After a while,we asked if we needed to order at the bar as no one came to...take an order-drinks or otherwise. The (not busy) lady behind the bar said ‘if you could’! There was table service outside so should have been inside as well. We ordered,I checked she had all our drinks listed (which she did) but they still forgot one of the drinks and we had to ask for it. The food was average. I ordered the jalapeño and Brie croquettes which were nice and the special of plaice with chorizo. As you can see from the picture a huge amount of chorizo was dumped on the plaice, taking away a lot of the fish’s flavour and looked very messy. I did pass this comment on when the plates were cleared away. Our friends had the squid which they said was rubbery. My husband had a burger which was mediocre. I asked for it with no relish and it arrived-with relish. The service was poor,the staff seemed like they didn’t want to be there and I felt the food was overpriced for what it was. Rarely do we not leave a tip but we didn’t today because our experience was fairly poor. We won’t be returning and wouldn’t recommend the Taphouse to anyone else.More

Date of visit: April 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Darren Gearing, Owner at Tap House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2023

Dear JoC250 thank you for your review, we appreciate the feedback and do apologise as you have clearly left disappointed. Needless to say we have shared your review with the team internally and we hope to realise immediate improvement. With regards to the service it...More

Reviewed 9 April 2023 via mobile

Excellent roast dinner and great service. The home made fudge with the bill was a nice touch. Highly recommend for food and drink.

Date of visit: April 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Passionate-Owners, Owner at Tap House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2023

Thank you Jo for your excellent review. Our team really appreciate such kind feedback, pleased to read you enjoyed chef Rory’s fudge 😊Pop in again soon, Matt, Tim & Sid

Reviewed 31 March 2023

This place is genuinely great for any sociable occasion. Personally for me it ticked all the boxes of kick starting a beginning of the weekend and Spring. Wish there was more of it, but at least I know where to begin in the future ✅

Date of visit: March 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Passionate-Owners, Owner at Tap House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2023

Lovely review Positive51 thank you. Stu, Ella & Charlie will be delighted to read this, very motivating and great recognition for everything we try to do well. Thanks again, Matt, Tim & Sid

Reviewed 25 March 2023

Absolutely brilliant food was so good we had 5 sharing plates all delish. Atmosphere great staff all really friendly and super helpfull. Would definately recommend.

Date of visit: March 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Passionate-Owners, Owner at Tap House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2023

Thank you JengL8620WG for your amazing review. We appreciate your support and chef Rory & the team are delighted to read this ! Thank you again and please return soon, Matt, Tim & Sid

View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Blagdons Manor
56 reviews
1.64 miles away
The Castle Inn Hotel
701 reviews
3.88 miles away
The Tollgate Bed & Breakfast
1,135 reviews
3.91 miles away
Best Western Princes Marine Hotel
1,163 reviews
4.06 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
La Patisserie
265 reviews
.01 miles away
Ginger & Dobbs
300 reviews
.06 miles away
Hector's Shed
263 reviews
.09 miles away
La Galleria
625 reviews
.03 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Ropetackle Arts Centre
147 reviews
.21 miles away
Brighton City Airport (BRH)
231 reviews
.72 miles away
Shoreham Farmers' Market (2nd Saturday of each month)
39 reviews
.01 miles away
St. Mary de Haura Church
22 reviews
.04 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Nick G
25 January 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Deborah S | Reviewed this property |
Very sorry I only go for the Sunday afternoon music
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

TAP HOUSE, Shoreham-by-Sea - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Tap House

Tap House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4