Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse

Vicky Andrews
Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse
Tom's Tap & Brewhouse

A number of bars in Crewe have tapped into the real ale revolution and leading the way for the hop-happy town is Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse, a bar and microbrewery in Thomas Street.

Sean and Jacqui Ayling opened their own business in 2018 after working for more than 30 years in the hospitality industry. They’re passionate about supporting local traders, so when they found themselves looking for a key supplier for a new stout they didn’t have to go very far. The country’s finest miller, Mornflake, was right on their doorstep.

The result was ‘The Mighty Stout’, made with Mornflake’s finest jumbo oats. Stout is a strong dark beer which is full of iron and has an age-old reputation for ‘building you up’ after illness. Adding oats packs the drink with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and adds body and texture. The Mighty Stout is now one of their best-selling beers – we’d recommend you grab yourself a pint next time you’re in town.

You’ll always find an intriguing selection of flavours at Tom’s Tap and on our last visit we tried creme caramel, coffee and passionfruit. There may have been more, but things got a bit fuzzy towards the end of the night. The bar also serves a quality selection of pale ales, lagers, ciders and vegan beer, including Rum and Raisin Vegan Milk Stout. Designated drivers need not feel left out, as all soft drinks are £1.

The bar has a really cosy and there’s an outside seating area called the ‘beer yard’ which hosts street food and pop-up stalls at weekends. Tom’s also holds special events including ‘Meet the Brewer’, beer and cheese nights, as well as live music and quizzes. It’s been said that many a drinker has gone over to the ‘dark side’ after tasting Sean’s dark stouts and porters. Whichever side of the force you’re on, pull up a seat, enjoy some of the best beer in the North West and know that you’re supporting local. A must-visit for real ale fans.

4-5 Thomas StreetCreweCW1 2BD View map
Visit Now

Opening Hours

  • Thursday4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Friday4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday3:00pm - 6:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on near Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse

Great Expectations at Quarry Bank
TheatreCheshire
Great Expectations at Quarry Bank

From the misty marshes of Kent to the dusty streets of London, Quantum Theatre bring a thrilling version of Dickens’s most popular novel.

from £12.00
Woman in yoga pose
ActivityManchester
Yoga Rave at Waterside Arts

Join qualified yoga teacher Hebe Reilly, and disco, funk & house DJ Misscothèque, for a morning yoga rave jam-packed with your fave tracks. Yoga Rave is a fun fusion of guided floor-based yoga moves and stretches (with accessible options available), free-style movement and dancing to a live DJ, before we come back together for a guided cool down and relaxation.

from £10.00

Where to go near Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse

Crewe Lyceum Theatre
Crewe
Theatre
Crewe Lyceum Theatre

The only Edwardian Theatre in Cheshire, Crewe Lyceum Theatre is the place to experience show-stopping entertainment.

Crewe Market Hall
Crewe
Shopping Centre
Crewe Market Hall

Crewe Market Hall offers shopping and dining under one roof, bringing street food, fresh food produce and independent retail together.

Bru Cafe
Crewe
Café or Coffee Shop
Bru Cafe

The perfect spot for cafe and cake in the centre of Crewe. Friendly staff, a welcoming atmosphere and great food make Bru Cafe a favourite amongst locals.

Platform Theatre Company
Crewe
Theatre
Platform Theatre Company

Platform Theatre Company is an innovative theatre dedicated to promoting new work and voices in the cultural sector.

Hops Belgian Bar
Crewe
Bar or Pub
Hops Belgian Bar

Hops Belgian Bar is a cafe-come-bar offering a range of bottled beers, draught Belgian ales, ciders, continental lagers and cask ales.

Crewe Heritage Centre
Crewe
Museum
Crewe Heritage Centre

Steam into 175 years of railway history at Crewe Heritage Centre with exhibits that tell the story of Crewe’s train building days and the locomotion connection.

The Waverley Hotel
Crewe
Hotel
The Waverley Hotel

The hotel is in a quiet location but just a stroll away from the many pubs and restaurants on the Nantwich Road & surrounding areas. Within walking distance of the town centre, where the Lyceum Theatre, the Limelight Club and other entertainments can be found.

Gio's Crewe
Crewe
Restaurant
Gio’s Italian

Gio’s Italian has produced homemade Italian food since 1987. The talented chefs use fresh produce and make the dough and pasta from scratch to ensure that all guests can enjoy an authenic Italian experience.

Bar stock image
Cheshire
Bar or Pub
The Sydney Arms

The Sydney Arms in Crewe is a Robinson’s community pub, set in beautiful greenery and with a large and secure beer garden.

Alexandra Stadium Crewe
Crewe
Stadium
Alexandra Stadium

Crewe’s Alexandra Stadium boasts a 10,000 plus capacity, with crowds flocking to it for regular match days and live events.

Queens Park
Crewe
Park
Queens Park

Queens Park holds a Green Flag Award as one of the UK’s best parks, renowned for its historic features and bee protection.

Culture Guides

Rebecca Watson author photo
Literature Events in Manchester and the North

In between working out, then working through, your holiday reading pile this summer, find inspiration for your next bookish acquisitions from our selection of live events and exhibitions.