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