• 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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    menu


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    menu


breakfast

Breakfast Roll or Sandwich

£4.50

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 - add jam, honey or marmalade

£2.50

Croissant filled with cheddar cheese

£3.20

Croissant filled with cheddar cheese and bacon

£3.70

Toast

£2.50

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

Eggs and Toast

£3.50

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

NEW! Eggs Royale

£8.90

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

Poached Egg Benedict

£6.50

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

NEW! Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon

£6.90

Three eggs, scrambled with smoked salmon, served on your choice of granary or white bread

build your own breakfast

Two item breakfast

£3.90

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

Slices of mushroom in a creamy blue cheese and garlic sauce served on a toasted ciabatta

Croissant

Croissant filled with cheddar cheese

£3.20

Croissant filled with cheddar cheese and bacon

£3.70

Calamari

£7.50

Breaded strips of calamari served with salad and lemon mayonnaise

NEW! Vegetable Quesadilla (V)

£6.50

A toasted tortilla filled with refried beans, sweetcorn, peppers, onions, herbs and our chilli
cheese mix, served with guacamole

NEW! Mexican Quesadilla (V) HOT!

£5.90

Chilli cheese mixed together with Roquito peppers, jalapenos and mixed peppers served with sour cream

Add chicken or chorizo

£1.50

Loaded Chips

Chips loaded with melted cheese, jalapenos and smoked bacon

£4.50

Chips loaded with homemade chilli beef and cheese

£5.90

NEW! Chips with truffle oil and Parmesan

£4.50

wraps & burritos

Halloumi and Chilli Jam Wrap (V)

£7.50

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

NEW! Chicken Caesar Wrap

£7.50

Homemade hot, crispy chicken goujons wrapped in baby gem leaves with Caesar dressing and Parmesan

Sweet Chilli Chicken Wrap

£7.50

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

NEW! Smoked Salmon Wrap

£8.50

Smoked salmon wrapped with a soft boiled egg, spinach and a light lemon mayonnaise

Chicken Burritos

£8.50

Spicy chicken, mixed peppers, onions and warm cheddar cheese, grilled and served with sour cream

Chilli Burritos

£8.50

Homemade spicy chilli, jalapenos and cheddar cheese, grilled 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

£7.00

Smoked bacon topped with creamy melted brie and homemade onion relish

Crispy Chicken Club

£7.50

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

NEW! Prawn Marie Rose

£7.00

Prawn mixed in a Marie Rose sauce with lettuce and cucumber

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

Chilli Beef Nachos

£9.00

Topped with homemade chilli beef

Chicken and Bacon Nachos

£8.50

Topped with sliced chicken, diced bacon and homemade salsa

Add additional toppings at £1.00 each. Guacamole, Roquito peppers, homemade salsa or jalapenos

sharing platters

Hummus, Cucumber and Carrot Sticks (V)

£7.00

New! Chorizo, Brie and Olives

£8.90

New! Brie, Olives and Sun-blushed Tomatoes (V)

£8.90

New! Olives, Sun-blushed Tomatoes and Hummus (V)

£8.90

sides

Skin on fries

£2.90

Sweet potato chips

£2.50

Garlic bread

£3.20

Garlic bread with cheese

£3.70

Hummus & ciabatta

£3.50

Toasted ciabatta

£1.90

Hummus, cucumber & carrot sticks

£3.90

Mixed salad

£3.90

Tomato and red onion salad

£3.90

from the grill

All of our food from the grill is cooked fresh to order and served in a toasted Brioche with your choice of skin on fries or sweet potato chips and homemade 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. You will not find a more wholesome, fresher or better burger!

Naked Burger

£8.00

Our homemade beef burger served without the bun but with a large mixed salad & sweet potato chips

Traditional Taproom

£8.50

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

NEW! Butternut Squash Burger (V)

£7.50

Butternut squash, goats cheese and beetroot burger topped with crispy lettuce and sliced fresh tomato

NEW! Seafood Burger

£8.50

White crab meat and lobster seasoned with spring onion, Dijon mustard and lemon. Topped with crispy lettuce and sliced fresh tomato

American Pickle Burger

£9.00

A juicy homemade burger with American mustard, ketchup, lettuce, tomato and thick dill pickles

Ranch Burger

£9.90

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

Stateside Burger

£9.90

The homemade 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

salads

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

NEW! Salmon Niçoise

£9.90

A twist on the classic Niçoise salad. A light salad packed with new potatoes and fine beans tossed with smoked salmon and mixed leaves. Finished with a dill and mustard dressing

Taproom Salad

£9.50

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

NEW! Caprese Salad (V)

£8.00

Fresh, creamy mozzarella balls sliced up with ripe plum tomatoes and a rocket salad, dressed in a basil oil

Grilled Halloumi Salad (V)

£9.00

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

pasta

Chicken and Chorizo Pasta

£9.90

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

NEW! Spinach Tagliatelle

£7.50

Tagliatelle in a creamy mascarpone and Parmesan sauce with fresh spinach and a touch of nutmeg

Add chicken or bacon

£2.00

ciabattas

Honey Glazed Pork Sausage Ciabatta

£7.00

Pan fried pork and apple sausages served in a toasted ciabatta with mustard mayonnaise. Crisps and a salad garnish are served on the side

Blackened Cajun Chicken Ciabatta

£9.00

A whole chicken breast marinated in Cajun spices and pan seared, served in a ciabatta with baby gem lettuce and sweet garlic mayonnaise. Fries and homemade coleslaw are served on the side

Crispy Chicken Ciabatta

£9.00

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

children's menu

Sandwiches

£4.00

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

Pasta (V)

£4.00

Penne pasta with tomato sauce and melted cheese

Sausage

£4.50

Sausage, chips and baked beans

Chicken Goujons

£4.50

Homemade chicken goujons, chips and baked beans

Nachos

Topped with cheese

£3.50

Topped with beans

£3.50

Topped with beans and cheese

£4.00

Topped with salsa and cheese

£4.00

smoothies and milkshakes

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 and so 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

Iced 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 a refreshing, creamy and smooth tasting drink. Or make a flavoured Frappe by choosing from Vanilla, Caramel, Hazelnut or Chocolate at no extra cost. All topped with cream and dusted 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 cream and 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

  • 175ml
  • 250ml
  • Bottle

Le Sentier Rouge

  • £4.20
  • £5.40
  • £16.00

France
A delicious, uncomplicated medium-bodied, soft and fruity red

Merlot

  • £18.00

Chile
Really easy drinking – plum, blackcurrant and cranberry aromas with soft red fruits on the palate

Pinot Noir Calusari

  • £5.00
  • £6.40
  • £19.00

Romania
Light, soft and easy with plenty of red fruit flavours and a spicy edge. Perfect for summer!

Malbec

  • £5.10
  • £6.50
  • £19.20

Australia
Succulent and spicy with dark fruit and chocolate flavours

Shiraz

  • £21.00

Australia
Deliciously smooth and rich with layers of dark fruits and spice notes

Monastrell

  • £21.50

Spain
This has bright, fresh fruit with crunchy bramble and plum characters, mocha, weight and complexity

Rioja

  • £22.00

Spain
A modern style of Rioja that is plush and fruity with juicy red fruit flavours from the dominant Grenache grape

Chianti

  • £25.00

Italy
Layers of rich red and black fruits – this is a well-balanced, high quality wine

white wine

  • 125ml
  • 175ml
  • 250ml
  • Bottle

Le Sentier Blanc

  • £4.20
  • £5.40
  • £16.00

France
A deliciously aromatic, bright and zingy dry ‘house’ white

Chenin Blanc

  • £4.60
  • £5.85
  • £17.00

South Africa
The best vintage yet of this stunning Cape stalwart

Pinot Grigio Principato

  • £5.00
  • £6.40
  • £19.00

Italy
Deliciously fresh and zesty Pinot Grigio from the Pavia hills south of Milan

Chardonnay

  • £4.90
  • £6.35
  • £18.50

Chile
Intense tropical fruit aromas and a beautifully balanced palate

Sauvignon Blanc

  • £5.50
  • £7.90
  • £23.00

New Zealand
Excellent quality Marlborough Sauvignon that’s rich in tropical fruits and has superb balance

Gavi

  • £24.00

Italy
High quality single estate Gavi – fresh, weighty and complex with low alcohol

Rioja Blanco

  • £26.00

Spain
Beautiful golden colour with notes of flowers, fruits and hazelnuts. The palate is crunchy, fresh and citrusy

Sancerre

  • £30.00

France
With gooseberry mineral fruit characters – this is powerful and elegant

rose wine

  • 125ml
  • 175ml
  • 250ml
  • Bottle

Pinot Grigio Rosé

  • £4.90
  • £6.35
  • £18.50

Italy
Lovely fresh style of rosé with red summer fruits

White Zinfandel

  • £4.90
  • £6.35
  • £18.50

California
Strawberry ice-cream on the nose and a bright fruit packed strawberry jam palate

sparkling

Prosecco (20cl)

  • £6.95

Aromas of stone fruits, particularly peach, and also hints of apple

Prosecco Brut

  • £23.00

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

Sparkling Pinot Rosé

  • £23.00

Italy
Delicate watermelon pink, and with subtle aromas of cherries, strawberries and flower petals.

champagne

Veuve Clicquot

  • £50.00

Intense, floral and fruity with yeasty, baked bread aromas.

Taittinger Rosé

  • £65.00

Fresh aromas of wild strawberries and spice precede the balanced, smooth flavours
of red fruits. This rosé displays charm and a subtle harmony of flavours.

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.

Krug 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.

Louis Roederer Cristal

  • £220.00

Cristal champagne has long been a favourite of the rich and famous. Glistening colour with light amber highlights, indicating a year of very fine ripeness. Soft, almost timid bubbles, in a fine, slow and steady flow.

cocktails

Strawberry Daiquiri

£6.90

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

Taproom Cosmopolitan

£6.90

Smirnoff Vodka and Cointreau, 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 Cointreau, shaken with 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?

bottles to share

Tequila Rose

£45.00

strawberry flavoured tequila liqueur

Monte Alban Mezcal

£50.00

with a pot of worms

Jagermeister

£60.00

with a jug of energy drink

Bloom Dry Gin

£60.00

with a jug of mixer

Ciroc Premium Vodka

£65.00

Snap Frost, Red Berry, Peach, Pineapple and Amaretto flavours with a jug of mixer

Grey Goose Vodka

£75.00

with a jug of mixer

Haig Club Whisky

£100.00

with a jug of mixer

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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 in The Taproom then please get in touch – we’re always looking for the best new talent!

singer

spangled club nights

If your 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 and check our events list below!

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

Friday 15th July - 6pm
Wine Tasting Night
Various wines will be served from our outside bar!

Sunday 17th July - 7pm
Poke

Thursday 21st July - 9pm
Rhythm & Shoes

Sunday 24th July - 7pm
Amy Wallhead's Quiz Night
Raising money for the Alzheimer's Society!

Thursday 28th July - 9pm
The Chuck Norris Experience

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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.

We are currently looking for bar and kitchen staff. If you haven’t worked in a bar/café/restaurant environment before, you can still apply as training will always be given to new members of the team. Part time and full time positions available!

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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