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The Taproom

$$ - $$$, British,
23 Bridge Street, St Ives PE27 5EH, England
+44 1480 492255
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (33 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (4 reviews)
“wraps” (4 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM Hours
Bar, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23 Bridge Street, St Ives PE27 5EH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and, according to our kids, the chips were "yummy scrummy". Good value and very welcoming, thank you

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank claremary1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The surprise is that a place like this, in a lovely Cambrigeshire backwater, is so vegan-friendly. Set on the historic high street, near the bridge with impressive views up and down the Great Ouse, it is a light and airy modern space. The selection of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank matttJ1569RF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think this place does well because of the location and its a pleasant place to sit because the food is below average. The previous occasion we had lobster burger which for £.8.50 was a little fishcake in a bun - could not taste any...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MrRight999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always head to the Taproom first on an evening out, it is probably the buisiest bar in the town. Every once and a while it also offers some really good live music.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Jet689570
Reviewed 5 December 2018

I live in the Washington DC area and try to visit family in Saint Ives once a year. When there, I always go to the Tap Room. The service,the food and atmosphere are 5 stars.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Chris C
JaneyN19, General Manager at The Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Wow Chris, this is great to hear! It’s a lovely compliment that you come to us every time you are back! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you when you return to the U.K :) Kindest regards, Janey

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

I come here all the time for the vegan menu, it’s really creative and they offer indulgent options as well as healthy ones. Service has always been good and the garden is nice in the summer. Huge range of drinks and they play good music!...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Francesca4315
JaneyN19, General Manager at The Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Hi Francesca, Thank you for your wonderful 5* review! I'm so glad that you enjoy our vegan menu! Our vegan chef is currently working on a sticky toffee pudding so please come in and give it try when it's launched :) All the best, Janey

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a little lunch date and was very pleased with the food, service and atmosphere! We ordered the chicken and spinach tagliatelle, naked burger and loaded fries and were even given a free garlic ciabatta! Would definitely visit again or recommend to a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chloe_leeder
JaneyN19, General Manager at The Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Hi Chloe, Thank you for your 5* review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed everything about your visit with us! And who doesn't like a free garlic ciabatta ;) Please come and see us again soon! We will be having some winter specials coming...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

I visited this pub as the member of a band, the weirdest thing, and was very impressed with the quality of the pub and its prime location by the river. The staff were great and the punters made a fantastic audience. We look forward to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank davidhA1383IR
JaneyN19, General Manager at The Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Hi David! Thank you for playing for us on our live music Thursday! We had great feedback so we can't wait to have you back! It's great to know you enjoyed being here and thank you for your review! All the best, Janey

Reviewed 17 October 2018

Decided to celebrate the anniversary iof my move from France to the UK with another visit to the Taproom Treated my brother to lunch. We both had a pleasant hour consuming just what was needed for a threshold -of-winter light repast. His wrap contained chicken:...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank s0phiemeredith
JaneyN19, General Manager at The Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Hi Sophie, This is such a lovely review! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed our vegan menu. We have so many meat-eaters choosing from the vegan menu as it's so delicious! Please come back...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Popped in for a couple of drinks and had cheesy chips with chilli beef! LOVELY! Great place to pop in for snack and drinkies!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sallypH2238RD
JaneyN19, General Manager at The Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Good afternoon Sally, Absolutely chuffed to bits to hear you loved your visit with us! We really appreciate the time you've taken to leave us a 5* review. We do hope you'll join us again soon. All best wishes, Janey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Bridge Street, St Ives PE27 5EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1480 492255
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This is The Taproom - the place to meet your friends, relax and enjoy great food and drink in an atmosphere which suits your mood. We believe that once you've experienced the ambience, enjoyed a relaxing meal and sampled our wines and beers you'll want to come back for more, again and again....We want to keep it that way!
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