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.

CHRISTMAS 2021 OPENING HOURS (Lockdowns and new variant viruses permitting!)

1st to 23rd December – normal times, as above. 24th December (Christmas Eve) – 12.30pm to 7.00pm. 25th December (Christmas Day) – 12.00pm to 2.30pm. 26th December (Boxing Day) – 12.00pm 4.00pm. 27th December – Closed. 28th, 29th & 30th December – 4.00pm – 9.00pm. 31st December (New Year’s Eve) – 4.00pm – 9.00pm. 1st January (New Year’s Day) – 12.00pm to 5.00pm. Then back to normal . . .

Coronavirus/Covid-19 – Tap Room 19 is open and welcoming customers in the main tap room, warehouse (industrial chic) and outside seating areas. Customers are not obliged to wear a mask or other face covering indoors, but some may decide to do so out of courtesy to others. We are not operating a booking system – it’s first come, first served. NHS Test & Trace compliance is voluntary – we won’t be asking for your contact details, but the QR codes will stay on display for those who wish to check-in with the app. 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!