• bar

    contemporary café bar

    the taproom

    enjoy - share - relax - belong

  • contemporary café bar

    the taproom

    enjoy - share - relax - belong

  • bar

    contemporary café bar

    the taproom

    enjoy - share - relax - belong

  • drinking

    contemporary café bar

    the taproom

    enjoy - share - relax - belong

about us

Set in the beautiful heart of historic St Ives, The Taproom is a café bar for anyone, young and not so young, who enjoys good company, a relaxed atmosphere and bright and friendly service.

We believe that once you’ve experienced the ambience, enjoyed a comforting meal and sampled our fine wines and beers – you’ll want to come back again and again for more… and we want to keep it that way!

bar staff pulling a pint cocktail burger, chips and coleslaw night time guitar players coffee
the taproom front entrance

By day we are the place for you to enjoy good company and watch the world go by. Serving great breakfasts from 9:00am everyday, and fantastic made to order meals and light snacks for you to enjoy throughout the day. There’s a choice of piazza d’oro coffees, traditional teas and a range of quality drinks.

In the early evening you can catch up with friends and unwind over a relaxing drink, and by night enjoy the party atmosphere of our lively cocktail and wine bar.

We pride ourselves on having a carefully crafted selection of fine wines, premium spirits and a range of quality draught products. So whether it’s lazy Sundays, live music Thursdays or sensational Saturdays – for lunch with the family, a coffee and cake with friends or a celebratory bottle of bubbles… the Taproom is the go to place for you and people like you!

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  • wine

    menu


  • coffee

    menu


breakfast

Breakfast Roll or Sandwich

£3.50

Bacon or sausages, served on your choice of fresh granary or white bread, or a rustic bread roll

Add fried Egg

£0.80

Fried Egg Sandwich

£3.00

Served on your choice of fresh granary or white bread

Croissant

Warm croissant with butter

£2.00

Croissant filled with cheddar cheese

£3.00

Croissant filled with cheddar cheese and bacon

£3.50

Toast

£2.00

Fresh granary or white bread with a choice of jam, honey, marmalade and marmite

Eggs and Toast

£3.50

Poached or scrambled egg served on your choice of fresh granary or white bread

Poached Egg Benedict

£6.50

Two soft poached eggs, smoked bacon and Hollandaise sauce served on toasted ciabatta

build your own breakfast

Two item breakfast

£3.50

Four item breakfast

£5.50

Six item breakfast

£6.90

Choose From:
Bacon
Mushrooms
Beans
Black Pudding
Sausage
Fried Egg
Poached Egg
Vegetarian Sausage
Hash Brown
Scrambled Egg
Grilled Tomatoes

Served with your choice of granary or white toast

Come and have breakfast with us and get a FREE refill on all English breakfast teas and filter coffees 9am – 10am, Monday to Friday

snacks

Blue Cheese and Garlic Mushrooms (V)

£5.50

Croissant

Croissant filled with cheddar cheese

£3.00

Croissant filled with cheddar cheese and bacon

£3.50

Calamari

£6.90

Breaded strips of calamari served with salad and lemon mayonnaise

Mediterranean Quesadilla

£6.90

Chorizo, chicken, sweet roquito peppers and chilli cheese, served with sour cream

Baked Camembert to Share (V)

£8.50

Served with a red onion relish and toasted ciabatta

wraps & burritos

Halloumi and Chilli Jam Wrap (V)

£6.90

Spread with homemade chilli jam and filled with tasty Halloumi and mixed leaves

Sweet Chilli Chicken Wrap

£6.90

Chicken mixed with sweet Roquito peppers, sweet chilli mayonnaise and lettuce

Steak Wrap

£7.90

Strips of steak, mixed peppers, onions and thick, melted cheese, served with sour cream

Chicken Burritos

£7.50

Spicy chicken, mixed peppers, onions and warm cheddar cheese, in a soft tortilla and served with sour cream

sandwiches

Served with crisps and a side salad on your choice of fresh granary or white bread.

Bacon and Brie

£6.90

Smoked bacon topped with creamy melted brie and homemade onion relish

New! XL Crispy Chicken Club

£7.50

A chunky triple stacked toasted sandwich filled with crispy chicken goujons, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and chilli mayonnaise

Two Cheese and Pickle (V)

£5.90

Grated Red Leicester and Mature Cheddar cheeses, mixed and served with lettuce and pickle

New! BLAT!

£6.90

The traditional BLT of Bacon, lettuce and tomato on toasted bread, but with the healthy kick of creamy ripe avocado

nachos

All our nachos are served with mixed grated cheese, melted over crispy tortilla chips. Make your choice from the tempting list below and add further toppings if you wish. All served with sour cream, to make the perfect dish to share.

Plain Nachos (V)

£7.00

Topped with homemade salsa

BBQ Chicken Nachos

£8.00

Topped with sliced chicken and BBQ sauce

Chicken and Bacon Nachos

£8.50

Topped with sliced chicken, diced bacon and homemade salsa

Add additional toppings at 80p each. Guacamole, Roquito peppers, homemade salsa or jalapenos.

sides

Homemade chunky or skinny chips

£2.50

With cheese, jalapenos & smoked bacon

£4.50

Sweet potato chips

£2.50

Garlic bread

£2.50

Garlic bread with cheese

£3.00

Olives

£2.50

Hummus & Ciabatta

£3.00

Toasted Ciabatta

£1.50

Hummus, cucumber & carrot sticks

£3.00

Mixed salad

£2.90

Tomato and Red Onion salad

£2.90

Feta and olive salad

£3.50

Rocket and Parmesan salad

£2.90

(Our Parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians)

from the grill

All of our food from the grill is cooked fresh to order and served with your choice of skinny fries, chunky chips or sweet potato chips and coleslaw on the side.

All Taproom burgers are handmade each day right here in our kitchen. We use 6oz of

100% British beef – nothing more, nothing less. All of the beef used at The Taproom is farm reared in Suffolk and prepared and supplied by our local butchers – Stephen’s – right here in St. Ives. You will not find a more wholesome, fresher or better burger!

Vegetarian Burger (V)

£7.50

Homemade vegetable burger topped with lettuce and tomato

Naked Burger

£7.50

Our handmade beef burger served without the ciabatta and with a large mixed salad & sweet potato chips

Traditional Taproom

£8.50

The classic! A succulent handmade burger topped with crispy lettuce and sliced fresh tomato

The Firecracker

£8.90

The Traditional Taproom topped with homemade salsa, spicy jalapenos and sweet Roquito peppers - a taste explosion waiting to happen!!

Italian Burger

£9.90

The Traditional handmade Taproom topped with creamy Dolcelatté cheese, juicy sun-blushed tomatoes and fresh rocket

Ranch Burger

£9.90

Our juicy handmade burger with smoked back bacon, melted cheddar cheese and rich BBQ sauce

Stateside Burger

£9.90

The handmade Taproom burger topped with sautéed mushrooms and crispy bacon, then covered with a layer of nutty Emmental cheese and perfectly melted to make burger bliss!

Bacon and Brie Melt Burger

£9.90

The Traditional handmade Taproom with smoked back bacon and moorish, creamy French brie

These prime burgers are cooked perfectly pink. If you would like your burger well done please ask at the bar when placing your order.

salads

All of our salads are prepared to order using fresh produce, which is locally sourced wherever possible.

New! Mediterranean Salad

£8.50

Roasted peppers, courgette, aubergine and onions, marinated in a homemade herb dressing and served on a bed of mixed leaves

Taproom Salad

£9.50

Warm chicken breast, smoked bacon and poached egg, served on a mixed leaf salad with tomato, cucumber, peppers and topped with a homemade beetroot relish and honey mustard dressing

New! Greek Salad (V)

£8.50

Feta cheese, mixed leaves, black olives, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and a homemade herb dressing. Clean, fresh and simple!

Grilled Halloumi Salad (V)

£8.50

Mixed salad leaves, grilled Halloumi, sun blushed tomatoes, red peppers and homemade chilli jam

New! Chicken Caeser Salad

£9.50

Chargrilled marinated breast of chicken, baby gem leaves, Caesar dressing, Parmesan, croutons and a soft poached egg

pasta

Italian Pasta (V)

£7.90

Freshly prepared penne pasta in a homemade tomato sauce with mushrooms, peppers and chilli

Add chicken

£2.00

Chicken and Chorizo Pasta

£9.90

Freshly prepared penne pasta served with chicken, chorizo, rocket and sun blushed tomatoes in a light cream sauce

ciabattas

New! Roasted Vegetable Ciabatta (V)

£8.50

Roasted vegetable served on an open ciabatta topped with Emmental cheese and served with sweet potato chips and homemade coleslaw

Hot & Spicy Chicken Ciabatta

£10.00

A whole chicken breast marinated in Cajun spices, sliced and topped with chorizo, sun-blushed tomatoes and rocket, served with fries and coleslaw

Dolcelatté Steak House Ciabatta

£8.90

Strips of steak, cooked in a beautifully creamy Dolcelatté sauce, topped with rocket and a homemade red onion relish on toasted ciabatta

New! Crispy Chicken Ciabatta

£8.50

Half a chicken breast covered in our own special recipe crispy coating, with lettuce, tomato and chilli mayonnaise, served on a toasted ciabatta with fries and homemade coleslaw

children's menu

Sandwiches

£3.50

Served on your choice of fresh granary or white bread
Cheese (V)
Chicken Salad
Sausage

Bacon and Cheese Quesadilla

£3.00

Half a Tortilla wrap filled with bacon and cheddar cheese

Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla

£3.00

Half a Tortilla wrap filled with chicken and cheddar cheese

Pasta (V)

£3.50

Penne pasta with tomato sauce and melted cheese

Sausage

£4.00

Sausages, chips and baked beans

Chicken Goujons

£4.00

Homemade chicken goujons, chips and baked beans

Burger

£4.00

3oz handmade burger, chips and baked beans

Nachos

Topped with beans

£3.50

Topped with beans and cheese

£3.50

smoothies and milkshakes

Sweetbird Iced Smoothies

£3.30

Sweetbird smoothies are totally fruity and fantastically refreshing.
You can mix your flavours for no extra cost.
Mango and Passionfruit
Strawberry

Frappé Milkshakes

£3.50

We blend our French syrups with milk, ice and our special frappé mix to create these delicious milkshakes.
Choose from
Strawberry
Vanilla
Chocolate
Caramel
Cherry

coffee

All our coffees are made from freshly ground Piazza D’Oro beans – the finest coffee you’ll find! The base of all drinks is an Espresso, which is a shot or two of ground coffee steamed under pressure and then finished to your taste.

Single Shots

Espresso

£2.00

Filter Coffee black or white

£2.10

Cappuccino

£2.40

Latte

£2.40

Flat White

£2.40

Large Cappuccino

£2.50

Double Shots …

Double shots have a double strength espresso as a base andso have twice the taste and twice the caffeine!

Doppio (Double Espresso)

£2.30

Filter Coffee black or white

£2.40

Large Cappuccino

£2.70

Latte

£2.70

Macchiato

£2.30

A shot of espresso with a scoop of foamed milk on top

Mocha

£2.70

Coffee and chocolate mix served with steamed milk and
chocolate sprinklings

Ice Tea

£2.90

A blend of Sweetbirds ice tea syrup and water, served with a slice of lemon

Iced Latte

£2.90

Our refreshing Iced Latte is a simple mix of Piazza D’oroespresso with milk over ice cubes.

Frappé Latte

£3.30

An iced latte blended with our special frappe mix to make arefreshing, creamy and smooth tasting drink. Or make aflavoured Frappe by choosing from Vanilla, Caramel, Hazelnutor Chocolate at no extra cost. All topped with cream anddusted with chocolate sprinkles.

tea

Tea

£2.10

Wide selection of teas are available. Please ask bar staff for details

Tea for Two

£3.90

Babycino

70p

Soya milk available
De-Caffeinated tea & coffee available

hot chocolates

Hot Chocolate

£2.50

Rich and creamy hot chocolate made with steamed milk

Fruit & Nut Hot Chocolate

£2.95

Creamy hot chocolate with a shot of cherry and hazelnut syrup topped with chocolate sprinklings

Dark Cherry Hot Chocolate

£2.95

Rich hot chocolate mixed with cherry syrup topped with creamand dark chocolate sauce

Add whipped cream or marshmallows for 20p each

liqueur coffee

Liqueur coffee

£4.20

A shot of coffee and your choice of alcohol, topped with a
layer of cream and a dust of chocolate

Irish – Jameson Whiskey
Italian - Amaretto
French – Courvoisier Brandy
Spanish – Tia Maria
Baileys Latte – Latte with the smooth taste of Baileys

red wine

  • 125ml
  • 175ml
  • 250ml
  • Bottle

Le Grand Duc

  • £3.10
  • £4.10
  • £5.30
  • £15.50

Red France
A powerful red fruit nose combines with pepper and cinnamon. A lingering spicy taste with well structured, smooth tannins.

Tempranillo, Carlos Serres

  • £17.50

Rioja, Spain
This wine has ripe berry flavours and an intensity that wouldshame many more expensive wines.

Shiraz, Juno, "Cape Maidens"

  • £3.60
  • £4.90
  • £6.35
  • £18.50

South Africa
A vibrant, deep red Shiraz. White pepper, hazelnuts, oak and cinnamon adds spice to the dark red fruit flavours.

Pinot Noir, Les Fontanelles

  • £3.60
  • £4.90
  • £6.35
  • £18.50

South of France
Deep-coloured and full-bodied with the classic strawberry fruit flavours of the Pinot Noir, grown in the cool hilly vineyard areasof South of France.

Malbec Reserva

  • £4.00
  • £5.35
  • £6.80
  • £20.00

Argentina
The aroma is reminiscent of red fruits such as plums and blackfruits. The ageing in oak barrels for several months gives thewine vanilla, chocolate and tobacco aromas.

Mission Estate Merlot

  • £27.00

New Zealand
This is a rich, Hawkes Bay Merlot with a cherry hue. The bouquetis reminiscent of sandlewood and fine herbs with excellent oak and fruit integration. Established in 1851 by the French Marist religious order, Mission Estate Winery is New Zealands oldest winemaker.

white wine

  • 125ml
  • 175ml
  • 250ml
  • Bottle

Le Grand Duc

  • £3.10
  • £4.10
  • £5.30
  • £15.50

Dry white, France
Revealing fresh and zesty aromas of apple and lemon,followed by a stone fruit taste on the palate.

Le Grand Blanc

  • £3.10
  • £4.10
  • £5.30
  • £15.50

Demi Sec, France
A fresh nose of exotic and white fruits (peach and pineapple)
mixed with fresh almonds and white flower notes.

Chenin Blanc

  • £3.20
  • £4.30
  • £5.60
  • £16.50

South Africa
A Chenin Blanc balanced with tropical fruit and hints of apricot, pineapple and honey.

Semillon Chardonnay

  • £3.40
  • £4.75
  • £5.95
  • £17.50

South Eastern Australia
An elegant wine with a palate rich in the apple and citrusflavours of the Semillon and the peach and dried figcharacters of the Chardonnay.

Pinot Grigio

  • £3.55
  • £4.95
  • £6.15
  • £18.00

Rocca Vineyard, Veneto, Italy
Straw yellow with an attractive bouquet of orange blossom and lightly spiced herby fruit. Pure and refreshing, this is a great Pinot Grigio.

White Rioja

  • £3.60
  • £4.90
  • £6.35
  • £18.50

Serres Viura Rioja, Spain
This young and fruity white wine is ideal with pasta, salads and white meats. A very refreshing and crisp wine from the Rioja region.

Sauvignon Blanc

  • £4.20
  • £5.50
  • £7.90
  • £23.00

Marlborough, New Zealand
Mission Estate Winery is New Zealand’s oldest winemaker established in 1851. Vibrant gooseberry and lime fruit flavour gives way to an intense palate of melon, passionfruit and citrus.

Chablis, Domaine Tremblay

  • £29.00

Burgundy, France
Superb, refreshing, clean dry white wine from the medal winning producer Domaine Tremblay.

rose wine

  • 125ml
  • 175ml
  • 250ml
  • Bottle

Le Grand Duc rosé

  • £3.10
  • £4.10
  • £5.30
  • £15.50

France
This pale-medium rosé has gooseberry and raspberry aromas. A clean palate with a freshness and attractive berry fruits.

Pinot Grigio Rosé

  • £3.40
  • £4.75
  • £5.95
  • £17.50

Italy
A fantastic, easy drinking Pinot Grigio Rosato with a delicate pink colour and a light, floral aroma. It has a supple and freshtaste and is perfect with salads and white meats.

Zinfandel Blush {Medium Sweet)

  • £3.55
  • £4.95
  • £6.15
  • £18.00

Rocca Vineyard, Italy
A soft, medium fruity rosé with hints of strawberries, raspberries and watermelons.

sparkling

  • 125ml
  • Bottle

Prosecco Brut

  • £5.00
  • £22.00

Italy
A lively, crisp, sparkling wine with a delicate lemon character and an aromatic, dry, refreshing finish.

Sparkling Pinot Rosé

  • £5.00
  • £22.00

Italy
Delicate watermelon pink, and with subtle aromas of cherries, strawberries and flower petals. Persistent, uniform bubbles andzesty acidity provide an uplifting palate.

champagne

Yellow Label Brut

  • £50.00

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, France
Intense, floral and fruity with yeasty, baked bread aromas.

New! Bollinger Special Cuvée

  • £80.00

Champagne, France
Bollinger is made from first-run juice only, and the majority of vineyards used have Premier and Grand Cru status, resulting in a full-bodied Champagne of great class.

Grande Cuvée

  • £160.00

Krug, France
Undoubtedly the King of Champagne; rich and complex with a toasty, nutty character, fresh lemony acidity and the finest, most delicate bubbles imaginable.

cocktails

Strawberry Daiquiri

£6.90

Premium, delicious 3 year old Havana Rum from Venezuela with a blend of strawberry smoothie.

Peach Cooler

£6.90

Premium Peach Cîroc vodka mixed with cranberry and orange juice creates this tall, refreshing cocktail.

Pink Colada

£6.90

Another in-house creation inspired by the classic Pina Colada this drink blends Premium Coconut Cîroc vodka, pineapple juice and grenadine together, chilled over ice.

Taproom Cosmopolitan

£6.90

Smirnoff Vodka and Triple Sec, shaken with fresh cranberry juice and lime then strained into a martini glass. The ladies’ favourite.

Cranberry Twist

£6.90

A zesty, sweet-sour version of the classic G&T.
A splash of cranberry juice adds a fruity touch to the clean natural flavour of Tanqueray London dry gin. Finished with a dash of tonic.

Long Island Ice Tea

£6.90

A blend of Vodka, Tequila, Gordon’s Gin and Triple Sec, shakenwith sour mix and strained over cola and ice.

Ferrari Jack

£6.90

Jack Daniels and Disaronno Amaretto topped with cola and a squeeze of fresh lime.

Woo Woo

£6.90

Smirnoff Vodka and Peach Archers shaken with cool cranberry juice and garnished with fresh lime.

Exotic Daiquiri

£6.90

Premium, delicious 3 year old Havana Rum from Venezuela with a blend of mango and passion fruit smoothie.

Cherry Lips

£6.90

Midori and Disaronno Amaretto topped with cool cranberry juice. It’s a sweet shop favourite so why not try it in a cocktail?

bellinis

Strawberry Bellini

£5.95

Glass of Bacio Della Luna brut Prosecco finished with strawberry syrup.

Mango and Passionfruit Bellini

£5.95

Glass of Bacio Della Luna brut Prosecco finished with mangoand passion fruit syrup.
 

Kir Royale

£5.95

Glass of Bacio Della Luna brut Prosecco finished with Chambord black raspberry liqueur.

bottles to share

Bottle of Jagermeister

£60.00

and a jug of energy drink

Bottle of Ciroc Premium Vodka Snap frost, Red berry, Coconut and Peach flavours

£65.00

with a jug of mixer

Bottle of Grey Goose Vodka

£75.00

and a jug of mixer

Tequila Rose

£45.00

Strawberry flavoured tequila liqueur

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    events


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    events


live music

We have some of the finest local talent playing live every week. There’s something for everyone - whether it’s to kick start your weekend on a Thursday or rounding things off on a Sunday, you will love what we have to offer! If you or someone you know may be interested in playing The Taproom then please get in touch – we’re always looking for the best new talent!

singer

spangled club nights

If you’re thing is feel good uplifting anthems from past and present then spangled is for you!

dj

throwing a party?

If you’re planning a special celebration then why not enjoy the Taproom exclusively for you and your guests? There is NO CHARGE on selected dates and we will do everything possible to make your event fabulous! For more information pop in for a chat or call us on 01480 492255

party

quiz nights

Our quiz nights are held several times a year on a Monday night, hosted by our quiz master Wayne! The money people pay to take part is always donated to charity, whether it be in aid of a specific cause or one chosen by the winning team. We also give away Taproom vouchers and sometimes other prizes!For dates, take a look at our Facebook page.

quiz teams

a14 coffee mornings

The A14 coffee morning is organized by a collection of businesses in the St Ives area. This is where business owners and professionals can meet in a relaxed environment and informally network over coffee. This is a free meeting every Friday at 9am and anyone and everyone is welcome to join! Why not take advantage of our free refills on breakfast tea and filter coffees before 10am?

meeting

upcoming dates

Thursday 27th August - 9pm
Rachel Clark

Saturday 29th August - 9pm
Spangled Club Night

Sunday 30th August - 9pm
A Bird and A Band

Monday 31st August - 8pm
Quiz Night

Thursday 3rd September - 9pm
T'n'T

Sunday 6th September - 8pm
Justin Case

Thursday 10th September - 9pm
Rhythm & Shoes

Friday 11th September - 9pm
DJ Reedy

Sunday 13th September - 8pm
Griff & Vix

Thursday 17th September - 9pm
Matt & Jess

Sunday 20th September - 8pm
George Breakfast

Thursday 24th September - 9pm
Chuck Norris Experience

Saturday 26th September - 9pm
DJ Reedy

Sunday 27th September - 8pm
St Ives Jazz Night

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    the team


everyone counts

Here at The Taproom we have a great team working to provide you with the very best experience whilst you’re with us.

To be part of our team you need to be 100% committed to delivering outstanding customer experiences. You must get a real buzz out of making someone’s day and love winning as part of a team.

You’ll need to be fast, friendly and fun, always putting the customer first. So if you’re a positive, outgoing “can do” kind of person, just click on the vacancies link to see if we have any positions to suit you.

vacancies

The Taproom believes in the importance of hiring team players with the right attitudes and then training for skill. We look for team players with a positive work ethic and passion for excellence.

To be part of our team you need to be 100% committed to delivering outstanding customer experiences. You must get a real buzz out of making someone’s day and love winning as part of a team.

You’ll need to be fast, friendly and fun, always putting the customer first. So if you’re a positive, outgoing “can do” kind of person, just click on the vacancies link to see if we have any positions to suit you.

For further information or to apply: call 01480 492255 or email info@thetaproom.co.uk or download an application form.

contact

t: 01480 492255
f: 01480 493196

e: info@thetaproom.co.uk

opening hours

Sun - Wed
Thurs - Sat

9.00am - 11.00pm
9.00am - 1am

address

The Taproom
23 Bridge Street, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5EH

directions

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