Tap Room 19

Tap Room 19 is the on-site Crouch Vale Brewery tap. Modern and convivial. Crouch Vale beers on sale by the pint, half or third (or to take away, in 4 pint containers – minipins and polypins by arrangement). Calvors Suffolk Lagers. Ciders. Posh coffees. Builders’ tea. Carefully selected wines and soft drinks. Pipers crisps & nuts. Pork scratchings and pork pies by G C Smith (Chelmsford). Management, banter and all manner of technical know-how courtesy of renowned trade celebrity, Ken Seaman. Free WiFi. Enigmatic, eclectic Tap Room 19!


Monday – Closed. Tuesday – 16.00 to 21.00hrs. Wednesday – 16.00 to 21.00hrs. Thursday – 16.00 to 21.00hrs. Friday – 15.30 to 21.30hrs. Saturday – 13.00 to 21.00hrs. Sunday – 13.00 to 17.00hrs.

Coronavirus/Covid-19 – Tap Room 19 has reopened for seated sales and with effect from Tuesday 18th May will welcome seated customers in the both main tap room and warehouse (industrial chic) areas. In accordance with Government directives we must advise that there is a legal restriction of six customers (or two household groups) to a table indoors (30 outdoors!) and customers must remain seated unless visiting the toilets. Customers are also obliged to wear a mask or other face covering indoors (unless exempt) when not seated at their table. We are not operating a booking system – it’s first come, first served. NHS Track & Trace compliance is mandatory – it’s the law! Ken very much looks forward to seeing everyone again – he has been finding life difficult with so few people to be rude to!

There is an (unmoderated!) Tap Room 19 Facebook group here and an official Tap Room 19 Facebook page hereAlso, follow us on Twitter @taproom_19

Where are we (for those using public transport)? – SWF station to Tap Room 19, 5/6 minutes on foot (possibly longer back?)  – easy!

04/03/2016 – All ready to go!

12/02/2016 – Progress!

10/02/2016 – We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Seaman who, despite having worked for us a bit before, is going to run Tap Room 19.  It would seem that you cannot keep a good man down! His appointment as overall Director Of Abuse at the brewery is subject to consideration but from the picture, it would appear he is eminently qualified.

21/01/2016 – Almost ready… 🙂

As if …

8/12/2015 – Progress! Studwork for the cold store is in and preparation work for windows is complete.

07/12/2015 – Trevor’s first job is to demolish the partition wall! He’s never so happy as when he’s wallowing in rubble!