The Norfolk Tap, Arundel’s new craft beer bar and coffee shop, is now officially open.
Based at the historic Norfolk Arms Hotel, The Norfolk Tap is the town’s first establishment in Arundel to serve the locally-brewed keg beers from Arundel Brewery, as well as offering a selection of teas and coffees from Arundel-based Edgcumbes.
After undergoing an extensive renovation, the new bar and coffee shop features a 6-tap wall, digitally-displayed menu, a top-of-the-range coffee machine and a selection of art from the local Zimmer Stewart Gallery.
Peter Massey, Bar Manager at The Norfolk Tap, said: “We’re understandably delighted to have The Norfolk Tap open for business. We had a small opening, which was attended by more than 50 people over the course of the evening and went very well.
“It’s quite hard to believe that the fantastic keg beers and ales from the Arundel Brewery aren’t served anywhere else in Arundel, so we encourage the proud local community to come and try their range of beverages.”
Alongside its range of alcoholic offerings, The Norfolk Tap will also serve coffees and teas from Edgcumbes, an Arundel-based coffee roasters and tea blenders, making it a fully dual-purpose venue.
Peter added: “The concept was created with two markets in mind. The large number of people that drink tea and coffee catered for during the day, and a new audience for Arundel; the craft beer drinker.”
As a registered venue on the popular social media app for bars and pubs, Untappd, The Norfolk Tap aims to also attract drinkers into the town from further afield with the demand for craft beers growing in the UK over recent years.
Stuart Walker, Director of Arundel Brewery, said: “The trend towards hand crafted beers and coffees rather than mass produced, is growing rapidly and The Norfolk Tap is pioneering this trend in Arundel.
“Having our super-fresh kegged beers available for the first time in Arundel is a major step forward for us which would not have been possible without the great support of the Norfolk Arms team.”
Peter concluded: “Along with the fabulous art that’s been loaned from the Zimmer Stewart Gallery, who are also based in Arundel, we’re extremely excited and proud to be showcasing the great local businesses in The Norfolk Tap. We look forward to welcoming both locals and visitors to the town in the coming weeks.”
The opening hours for The Norfolk Tap are as follows:
Wednesday: 11am–3pm, 5–11pm
Thursday: 11am–3pm, 5–11pm