• 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


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

£4.00

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

NEW! Spinach Florentine

£6.00

Two soft poached eggs, spinach sautéed in garlic salt 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

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

NEW! Soup of the Day

£4.20

Served with your choice of fresh granary or white bread

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

Vegetable Quesadilla (V)

£6.50

A folded soft tortilla filled with refried beans, peppers, sweetcorn, onions and chilli cheese. Garnished with coriander and served with guacamole

Mexican Quesadilla (V) HOT!

£5.90

A folded soft tortilla filled with fried jalapenos, mixed peppers and melted chilli cheese. 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

wraps & burritos

Halloumi and Chilli Jam Wrap (V)

£7.50

Pan fried Halloumi with homemade chilli jam and mixed leaves

Chicken Caesar Wrap

£7.50

Chicken Goujons covered in our own special crispy coating, wrapped with baby gem lettuce leaves, Caesar dressing and Parmesan

NEW! Veg Chilli Burritos (V)

£7.50

A super tasty and healthy option. A mixture of beans, lentils, peppers, mushrooms and spices, stuffed with cheese, baked and served with sour cream

Chicken Burritos

£8.50

Spicy Cajun chicken pieces tossed with mixed peppers, onions and melted cheese, baked and served with sour cream

Chilli Burritos

£8.50

A classic homemade spiced beef chilli, with a delicious mix of rich cheddar and red Leicester, baked and served with sour cream

sandwiches

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

Gluten free option available on Bacon and Brie and Prawn Marie Rose.

Bacon and Brie

£7.00

Smoked bacon topped with creamy melted brie and homemade onion relish

Crispy Chicken Club

£7.50

A toasted sandwich stacked with smoked bacon, our homemade crispy chicken goujons, lettuce, sliced plum tomato and sweet chilli mayonnaise

Prawn Marie Rose

£7.00

Prawn mixed in a Marie Rose sauce with lettuce and cucumber

nachos

All our nachos are served with a tasty mixture of rich cheddar and red Leicester, 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 big enough to share….!

Plain Nachos (V)

£7.00

Topped with homemade salsa

NEW! Veg Chilli (V)

£8.00

A super tasty and healthy option. A tasty mixture of beans, lentils, peppers, mushrooms and spices

BBQ Chicken Nachos

£8.50

Topped with sliced chicken marinated in a smoky BBQ sauce

Chilli Beef Nachos

£9.00

Topped with our classic homemade chilli beef

Chicken and Bacon Nachos

£8.90

Topped with sliced chicken, smoked bacon and homemade salsa

sharing platters

Hummus, Cucumber and Carrot Sticks (V)

£7.00

Chorizo, Brie and Olives

£8.90

Brie, Olives and Sun-blushed Tomatoes (V)

£8.90

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! Lentil Burger

£7.00

Puy lentil, grated carrot and spring onion burger patty seasoned with rich garlic tomato puree upon crispy lettuce and sliced fresh tomato

NEW! Garlic Portobello and Halloumi Burger (V)

£8.00

A Portobello mushroom, oven baked with garlic butter and topped with halloumi cheese. Served with rocket in a soft toasted brioche bun spread with chilli jam

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 a slice of creamy French brie

salads

All of our salads are prepared to order using fresh produce, sourced locally.

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

Grilled Halloumi Salad (V)

£9.00

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

pasta

Chicken and Chorizo Pasta

£9.90

A tempting and tasty combination of chorizo, sun blushed tomato and chicken in a rich, creamy sauce

NEW! Veg Lasagne

£8.00

A thick portion of our wholesome, homemade beef lasagne, served with garlic bread and salad

NEW! Lasagne

£8.90

A thick portion of our wholesome, homemade beef lasagne, served with garlic bread and salad

Spinach Tagliatelle

£7.50

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

ciabattas

NEW! Italian Ciabatta

£8.50

Pork sausage and chorizo pieces pan fried and served in a toasted ciabatta with a spread of homemade
Marinara sauce, rocket and sun blushed tomatoes. Served on a board with crisps and salad

Blackened Cajun Chicken Ciabatta

£9.50

A chicken breast coated in Cajun spices, cooked on the griddle, then sliced and served on a warm ciabatta with baby gem lettuce and garlic mayonnaise. Served with fries and homemade coleslaw

Crispy Chicken Ciabatta

£9.50

Sliced chicken breast covered in our own special crispy coating, with lettuce, tomato and a sweet chilli mayonnaise, served in a warm ciabatta with fries and homemade coleslaw on the side

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

NEW! Quesadilla

£4.00

A toasted tortilla filled with cheese and chicken

Sausage

£4.50

Sausage, chips and baked beans

Chicken Goujons

£4.50

Homemade chicken goujons, chips and baked beans

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

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

Merlot

  • £18.00

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

Pinot Noir Calusari

  • £19.00

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

Malbec

  • £5.20
  • £6.60
  • £19.50

Australia
Succulent and spicy with dark fruit and chocolate flavours

Shiraz

  • £5.40
  • £6.90
  • £20.50

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

Rioja

  • £22.00

Spain
Modern-stled Rioja that is plush and fruity with juicy red fruit flavours

NEW! 3 Fincas Crianza

  • £5.50
  • £7.90
  • £23.00

Easy to drink red with aromas and flavours of red fruit, nuts and spice

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 white

NEW! Chenin Blanc

  • £17.50

South Africa
Delicious fresh apricot, passion fruit and white peach flavours

Pinot Grigio Rapido

  • £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

  • £5.50
  • £7.90
  • £23.00

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

NEW! Riesling Spatlese Halbtroken

  • £25.00

Germany
This is an off-dry wine with complex flavours of citrus and tropical fruit

Rioja Blanco

  • £26.00

Spain
Beautiful golden colour with notes of flowers, fruits and hazelnuts

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 Spumanté (20cl)

  • £6.95

Aromas of flowers and apricots. Dry and soft on the palate.

Prosecco Rosé Spumanté (20cl)

  • £6.95

Refreshing sparkler with pear, melon and raspberry flavours

Cava Reserva

  • £22.00

Spain
Superb quality Cava - an excellent alternative to Champagne

Prosecco Spumanté

  • £24.00

Italy
Delicate summer fruit nose, bursting with red fruit flavours

Pinot Grigio Rosé Spumanté

  • £24.00

Italy
A fresh pink fix produced from Pinot Grigio and Pinot Nero

champagne

Taittinger Brut Reserve

  • £45.00

Veuve Clicquot Brut

  • £50.00


Taittinger Prestige Rosé

  • £65.00


Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut

  • £60.00

NEW! Dom Perigon 2006

  • £150.00

Krug Grande Cuvee

  • £160.00

Louis Roederer Cristal

  • £220.00


cocktails

new cocktails coming soon - current list available in the bar.

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

Kraken

£60.00

with a jug of mixer

Ciroc Premium Vodka

£65.00

Snap Frost, Red Berry, Pineapple, Amaretto, Pink Grapefruit, Apple and Mango 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

throwing a party, holding a meeting or training event? ...

THROWING A PARTY? ...
… then we have a space for you! 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!

HOLDING A MEETING OR TRAINING EVENT?
We also offer a choice of meeting room spaces upstairs with the use of an interactive whiteboard and newly fitted kitchen and bathroom. We also offer refreshments packages for your day. Follow the ‘Room Hire’ link at the top of the page to view rooms and rates.

For more information on hiring one of our rooms or to discuss your requirements please contact 01480 492220 or email contact@ywholdings.com.

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

Monday 12th December 8pm
Christmas Quiz Night

Thursday 15th December 9pm
Melissa Baker

Sunday 18th December 7pm
The Freddie Hall Band

Wednesday 21st December 9pm
Mickey Fordola

Thursday 22nd December 9pm
Glamtastic

Friday 23rd December 9pm
Christmas Jumper Party

Thursday 29th December 8:30pm
KJ Entertainments Karaoke

Saturday 31st December 9pm
NYE Party

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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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