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Beak Taproom, Lewes, East Sussex

Beak Taproom

4.7
4.7
76 Reviews
£25 and under
Brewery
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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brewery

  • Phone number

    01273 473094

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Different street food vendors every Friday and Saturday, everything from vegan Mexican food to burgers.

  • Area

    Lewes

  • Parking Details

    Plenty of space in the car park next door, as well as on street parking available.

  • Public Transit

    A 20 minute walk from Lewes train station, through the centre of town.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dancing, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 76 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • Brighton

    Group Bookings

  • Brighton

    Outdoor Eating

  • Brighton

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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    Group Bookings

  • Brighton

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  1. M

    Martino

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Great outdoor space for a warm evening and fab range of beer’s in the trendy IPA/APA style. Music was a too niche this evening but sound quality good if a touch too loud. Food looked nice but had run out by 7:40 so my friends had to leave and head into town.
  2. GA

    GazA

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This place needs no introduction. Simply fantastic. Only the location slightly lets it down as it’s based on an industrial estate but with the cliff backdrop and well designed outside seating area, it’s pretty stunning regardless. Anyway , we didn’t go for the views. The beer and food… sublime ! Keep up the great work Beak 👍🏼👍🏼
  3. PC

    PeterC

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here so many times now and it never disappoints. Huge range of eclectic beer, great value, wonderful choice of food and really friendly staff. Can't recommend it high enough. Just don't take my table!!
  4. J

    Jen1

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time again - our second visit to Beak and we will definitely be returning!
  5. P

    Pip47

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, beers were great and the pizza was delicious! Staff very nice too Will be back soon :-)
  6. a

    adam

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great destination and fresh beer. Wide variety. Lovely vegan food
  7. L

    Lewesbeerlover

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Haven't visited the Beak Taproom for just over a year; I used to love it, but it has gone badly downhill in the last year - mainly, it seems, due to the success of the brewery! There used to be a long bar inside & plenty of seating inside if it was too hot / wet / cold. Unfortunately, the burgeoning brewery had almost taken over all the inside space, leaving a tiny bar behind which all sorts of equipment, including a fork lift truck are crammed. There are stacks of kegs everywhere both inside & outside. Two of the lovely outside covered booths are now taken up with brewing gear - one was a spent yeast tank with an unpleasant smell. The few attempts at greenery were struggling to survive, and Beak have crammed as many seats / tables as possible into the remaining outside space, forcing the street food vendors to the road perimeter. This blocks the view of the spectacular cliffs for many seated. Shame. Service (only at the bar) was very good & the beers, as always, excellent, but only 1 guest beer available. Beak urgently need to find a better, bigger space so they can expand as there are much nicer taprooms now nearby.
  8. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place. Great beer and ambience! If you can go!
  9. RV

    RobertV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Outstanding beers in a rather unsexy estate that u forget about after 10 minutes. Lovely team and outstanding vegan dood
  10. J

    Juan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for different food each week, fantastic beer and friendly staff. One of my favourite spots in Lewes.
  11. SP

    SamP

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting location, plenty of room to sit outside as well as seating inside. Staff are very friendly and helpful, beer is very good, they also offer non beer alternatives. Food was great, the do guest kitchens, when we went they had the Two Fridas, who do grest vegan tacos.
  12. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Staff were wonderful - friendly, helpful and happy. The food was brilliant - a great addition. Looking forward to trying more of the street food kitchens that make appearances. The only downside to us was the volume of the music, it was so loud we couldn't hear ourselves think, let alone talk. It seemed unnecessary given that the atmosphere and ambience of the place is brilliant, the music could have been far quieter and still had the desired effect!
  13. IG

    IanGG

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Although tucked in a industrial estate, the view surrounded by white cliffs is really special. Beak beers are the best, and on a sunny day this is a fantastic spot for some afternoon hops. However, the need for a fire pit, drowning everyone is smoke is not particularly nice and we left very soon after this was lit.
  14. AH

    AndrewH

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite brewery taproom. The UK's finest craft beer.
  15. PC

    PeterC

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful place. Always a lovely mix of great beer, quality food and friendly, attentive service, Can't recommend it enough.
  16. FA

    FrancescaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, great food, and friendly service. Definitely recommend!
  17. H

    Hungry

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    We went for the run. Family then joined for board games and food. 7pm and no food left and no apologies from vendor. Appreciate not the Beak brewery to blame. However at that time was really too early to be out of all food. Especially as same caterers there over the entire weekend.
  18. A

    Archie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always, great beer, great food vender and a really good atmosphere!
  19. G

    Garreth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Attentive staff that helped with care needs. Lots of customers with dogs, noted next door is a coffee shop who had water bowls but did not see any at the brewery. Only list of drinks was for the beer. Two of our group chose wine & cola. A list may of encouraged them to have purchased more items. New customers to brand so staff took time and allowed some tasters for an indecisive relative. Food was supplied by two fridas. Mains were moderately priced with quality and ingredients however sides were very expensive for amount given. Varying age of customers. All five in my booking were keen to book again in the future and try another food offering
  20. j

    joelp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Different food truck each week, The Two Fridas was very good and very good selection of beers
  21. A

    Adam

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really good beers and a nice atmosphere. The pop up kitchen was excellent too!
  22. PD

    PaulD

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent time, excellent beers we would happily come back
  23. AH

    AlexH

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing beer and great atmosphere, would definitely go back
  24. AP

    AbigailP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere, super service and good selection of beers as always.
  25. C

    Chris

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a driver in our group who could find nothing to drink because all non alcoholic beverages were carbonated. Can you stock something like cranberry juice or similar please?
  26. D

    David

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic business, outstanding beer, great food and ambience. Look forward to returning.
  27. G

    Gareth

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great beer, great atmosphere! Will be back again soon.
  28. EH

    EllieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing, best night ever - jurgen and his band were legendary
  29. P

    Petrathegreat

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The music and the food was excellent. Even if you sit inside, you are still outside. It was freezing cold.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent but the heater broke so we left earlier than we would’ve. There seemed like there wasn’t enough staff on this eve.
  31. G

    Gibbo

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as ever. We booked two tables and the staff kindly arranged for them to be set together, will no fuss at all. Beautiful food from Kitgum - and the beer was too draw. See you soon!
  32. KP

    KyraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of drinks, good variation of food trucks on rotation.
  33. DS

    DanielS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening Friendly staff Fantastic beer Excellent food All boxes ticked
  34. ML

    MattL

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Beak brewery, great set up with outdoor booths that have heaters to ensure that even on cold nights it is pleasant. Food changes every week which keeps the choice varied - they have chosen their vendors wonderfully. Ultimately it is all about the beer, have yet to try one that I would not try again but am really, really enjoying the range.
  35. IW

    IanW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A regular visitor but this time the family accompanied us. Weather was poor (strong, cold, wind and raining) but seats were found for us inside and the overhead heaters turned on. Even the grandchildren were happy! As always, the staff were great and we had a good time. The day was made even better because our daughter paid the bill! Thanks Beak, much appreciated.
  36. j

    jimc

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent DJs - and beer - great New Year’s Eve party!
  37. M

    Milly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bloody brilliant New Years Eve! Thank you so much to all the hard working staff!
  38. B

    Benjamin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome beer, food, company and tunes. Excellent work again Beak!
  39. JS

    JonS

    Brighton

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We really like this place and are repeat customers, often bringing guests, but on this occasion the food was poor (which is not really the Brewery’s fault). The pork dish was bland and the vegetarian dish was very dry and lacking in flavour. We will return - just not when they are the food stall.
  40. PT

    PaulT

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Good beer and a nice ambiance. Slightly disappointed by the food but all in all pretty good. The outside Terrance was very nice with good heaters.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Beak Taproom offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 473094.

Beak Taproom is rated 4.7 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Beak Taproom

14 Cliffe Industrial Estate, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6JL

Additional information

  • Area

    Lewes

  • Cuisines

    Brewery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Plenty of space in the car park next door, as well as on street parking available.

  • Public Transit

    A 20 minute walk from Lewes train station, through the centre of town.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dancing, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01273 473094

  • Catering

    Different street food vendors every Friday and Saturday, everything from vegan Mexican food to burgers.

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