Taproom opening times are now Thursday 4-8pm, Friday and Saturday 1-8pm and Sundays 1-5pm. Although we are mainly an outside venue we do have lots of undercover shelter so you’ll be able to sit inside if it’s cold or rainy! We have kitted out our new “Cockle Shed” for this while we keep the old bar for our use.
We will continue to operate largely as an outdoor venue, with lots of space and cover/inside when needed. Glad though we are to have fewer rules we are keen to make your visit comfortable and safe. We will be keeping to table service only. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask while visiting our taproom please do, but it is no longer a requirement for staff or customers to wear one. We encourage our customers to check in using the NHS track & trace app, but this is not mandatory. We will continue to use current social distancing table lay out, take card payments and keep using eco-friendly disposable glasses. Please be respectful to each other, the restrictions may have eased but the safety of our staff and customers is still our main priority. Please be mindful of other peoples space, safety and respect their choices. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy our beer!
We are not taking bookings as we have lots of space for you to enjoy our freshly poured #LoveLeigh beers.
We are busy organising different food companies to pop up at our taproom yard, keep an eye on our socials for updates or our events calendar below. But when we don’t have any food planned for the taproom, please feel free to get your favourite takeaway delivered to enjoy alongside our beers.
Our opening hours will be:
1-8pm Friday & Saturday
If you would like to taste our beer straight from the Tap, then a visit to our Tap Room is definitely called for. It’s quirky and industrial at the same time and we are blessed with fabulous regulars who along with our staff will soon make you feel at home. In addition to the actual Tap Room we have a heated outside covered area and a separate indoor seating area The Cockleshed.
We have 6 keg lines and at least two cask beers available at any one time as well as occasional guest beers and our full range of beers in bottle and can. We also have a range of other drinks available including Essex Dry Gin from our friends at the Essex Spirit Company from Chelmsford and our neighbours Tappd Cocktails. The Tap Room is also open for take-away draught, bottled and canned beer.
Tap Room Events
In the Summer months we normally run a series of very successful Beer and Music events, with live performances from local musicians, street food and loveLeighbeer. The events are always advertised on our website and via Facebook and Instagram – so follow us to ensure you know what’s on.
We are delighted to announce our next two LoveLeighTap music events. The first will be on Saturday 3rd July 1-8pm and the second will be on Saturday 28th August. More details coming soon.
Thursday 5th-Sunday 8th
45 Fiends Live DJ sessions playing 7 inch vinyl only (Saturday)
Thursday 12th-Sunday 15th
251 Live music Blues, Jazz & Swing Band (6-8pm Friday)
Parlour Home Cooking Traditional family Indian Cuisine (Friday 4-8pm & Saturday 1-4pm)
Thursday 19th-Sunday 22nd
Legra X #3 White IPA CASK first pours
Pie Hole Vegan Pizzas (Friday & Saturday)
Thursday 26th-Sunday 29th
Leonas Bespoke Catering Latin American cuisine (Friday & Saturday) Stoked Vegan BBQ (Saturday)
#LOVELEIGHTAP Music Festival (Saturday Ticket only event)
Thursday 2nd-Saturday 4th
45 Fiends Live DJ Sessions playing 7 inch vinyl only (Saturday)
Black Circus Food (Friday & Saturday)
*PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAY 5th SO WE CAN ALL ATTEND THE GARDEN GATHERINGS BEER FESTIVAL*
Thursday 23rd-Sunday 26th
The 251’s Live Music playing Blues, Jazz and Swing (6-8pm Friday)
Veg Heads (Saturday)
Tours & Experiences
We will resume brewery tours and experiences soon. Vouchers are available for for both Brewery Tours and Be the Brewer for a Day. Please contact email@example.com to book.
Brewery tours and tastings – £15pp
Our Brewers will give you an insight into the history of brewing, introduce you to the ingredients and walk you through the brewing process from start to finish. The tour will conclude in our Tap Room where you will be able to sample our beers.
The tour and tasting will last for approximately 2 hours and includes samples of 4 different beers and a 20% discount on off-sales or merchandise purchased on the day. We can also arrange group bookings.
Saturday 18th September, Saturday 2nd October, Saturday 16th October, Saturday 30th October, Saturday 13th November & Saturday 27th November.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place
Be the Brewer £125pp
A perfect gift experience for the would-be brewer in your life. Join our Brewers for a full day’s experience during which you will help with every aspect of the brewing process. It’s a long and wet day, so rough clothes and wellies or work boots are essential. We will provide breakfast, a Ploughman’s Lunch and a beer tasting at the end of the day and we can accommodate up to 2 people at a time. A few weeks later we will provide you with an 18 pint minipin or 18 bottles/cans of the beer you have made plus one of our branded T Shirts.
Please contact email@example.com to book a place
Brew your own celebration beer – £500
What could be better on your big day than drinking beer you have made? We started our business using a bespoke mini brewery for small brews and using this kit our brewers will help you through every stage of the brewing process. This will take a full day and ideally suits one or two people. You will agree the recipe in advance (with expert advice from our brewers) and we will have everything ready for your Brew Day. You will also be able to design your own bottle labels. We will provide a Ploughman’s lunch and a beer tasting at the end of the day. We can be flexible on the format you would like for your beer so just ask. The price includes the full experience day for two, breakfast and lunch, beer tasting, a cask (72 pints) of beer and 100 bottles. The Brew Day should take place at least four weeks before your event to allow time for fermentation and conditioning.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or to find out more.
Tap Room for hire
We are always happy to host private parties – just email us on email@example.com to discuss.