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The Cider Tap Sussex

A hidden gem set in stunning Sussex countryside, The Cider Tap is a destination that offers a unique culinary experience. The restaurant is set in the grounds of Wobblegate Farm and, while it might feel like the wilderness, it’s actually only 13 miles from Brighton and well worth the journey.

Exterior shot of The Cider Tap Sussex. A lawn with wooden tables infront of the red brick venue with a black slate roof. There are atmospheric bulb fairy lights in the garden.

The Cider Tap experience

The rustic tap house and restaurant offer genuine country charm and a top spot to enjoy the tranquil, west-facing setting. 

Interior of The Cider Tap, black and white walls, brown tables laid out with glasses for drinks, black chairs and yellow pillows

The cider-tasting experience, the huge outside dining space boasting wood burners and epic views, and the impeccable quality of the food provided by The Syndicate Kitchen, combine to make The Cider Tap a very special place to visit.

Food at The Cider Tap

In collaboration with The Syndicate Kitchen, The Cider Tap’s menu springs from a commitment to two core values: seasonality and quality. Where and when harvest permits, their ingredients are largely supplied by their own farm. And when their produce runs low,  they try to source from other local producers. 

over head shot of the light brown table at The Cider Tap laid out with four plates with different food including bottle and glass of red wine

Friday’s food is street food fare

On Fridays and Saturdays –  from 4pm-8pm – The Cider Tap is open for supper with Sussex street food. The menu champions the best Sussex ingredients with reinvented street food favourites.

two brown tables at Cider Tap connected and laid out with seven different dishes, red wine, beer and gravy

It’s worth noting that the menu changes weekly, and is prepared according to the availability of seasonal produce at the time. The quality of the food is always excellent and at least half of the dishes on the menu will be suitable for plant-based diners. The Cider Tap can cater for dietary requirements, and is very happy to do so.

Saturday’s at The Cider Tap

The Brunch and Go menu is available on Saturday mornings at The Cider Tap. Of course, you don’t have to eat on the move, but the menu is specifically designed so that if you want to go exploring and take your brunch with you, you can! There are six wonderful, well-trodden footpaths nearby that are just waiting to be enjoyed.  

white plate with toast dish served on the brown table and with glass of water at the Cider Tap in Sussex

The menu features breakfast buns and muffins, and there is delicious freshly ground barista coffee from Lindfield Coffee Works to wash them down.

Sunday Feast

Crowning the week with a veritable feast is a ritual most of us hold sacred. Dine on the Sunday Feast at The Cider Tap and prepare for your roast rituals to be elevated forever!

A dark wooden table with a plate of food with seasonal vegetables and a glass cider with the bottle. Inside The Cider Tap Sussex with the rest of the venue out of focus in the background.

The Sunday Feast consists of a three-course menu with snacks to start, a main and a dessert. Seasonal vegetables and indulgent truffle cauliflower cheese are there as a regular offering, but the main event changes for every feast. Championing one meat, one main veg and pairing them with a luscious sauce or side. 

Kids eat free under 5. Half price under 12. £14 for 3 courses. 

Drinks at The Cider Tap

On entry you’ll be presented with the impressive rustic bar, with shelves showcasing the epic array of cider on tap. Cider lovers will be spoilt for choice by the unrivalled, abundant and eclectic selection, featuring home-made options, as well as award-winning, cult and indie brands. The cider (and perry) menu is divided into ‘still, sparkling, mulled and from the fringe’ which includes cans and bottled fine cider. In case you’re not yet a cider aficionado, ‘fine cider’ is the cider-world’s equivalent of a ‘fine wine’, delicate in flavour, bubbles free and perfect for pairing with food.

The Cider Tap Sussex Bottle Shop part of the restaurant, black shelf suit filled with various alcoholic drinks, white, pink and green shirts hanging on the wall

If you’re finding it difficult to choose, your best bet is to order a flight which offers three half pint ciders of your choice. This is a not to be missed and highly recommended experience.

Half of pint being poured on beer tap at the Cider Tap Sussex

The Cider Tap also serves an impressive selection of draught beers and a well curated International wine list, as well as soft drinks and hot beverages. 

The Cider Tap events destination

The Cider Tap is perfectly situated to host large events in the heart of the Sussex countryside. From Spring 2023 the calendar of events will be scheduled. The farm, orchard and taproom will also be open for tours and tastings soon. 

two men enjoying their sandwiches and beer in the garden of The Cider Tap Sussex

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