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6th April 2023

Worthing Tap Takeover – Celebrating Independent venues and breweries

Passionately independent – Worthing’s second town-wide tap takeover – April 14-16 2023

The weekend of 14 – 16 April will see Worthing’s second tap takeover, where 17 independent venues will each champion an independent brewery from across Sussex and the UK.

Last year’s inaugural tap takeover saw the 15 venues involved see increased footfall, and raise over £110 for Worthing Food Bank.

Last year’s roster is bolstered by four new venues taking part alongside stalwarts of Worthing’s booming craft beer scene like Beer No Evil, The Old Bike Store, Anchored of Worthing and The Brooksteed Alehouse.

Each of the 17 breweries involved are all different from last year. This means Worthing can continue to champion the less well-known alongside world-renowned breweries – all passionately independent.

Gemma Clegg, co-owner of Worthing’s award-winning craft Beer No Evil said:

“Worthing has become a secret, seaside craft beer metropolis. It’s been amazing to see it grow and we’re excited to share it with more and more people.

Last year’s tap takeover was a huge success. Worthing’s independent community has a great collaborative spirit – and the tap takeover is one of the best examples of it.”

The nature of the tap takeover means each venue can showcase their own, unique style – or try something completely new.

Beer lovers will find new takes on old favourites, and those embracing the weird and wonderful will have plenty to try too – from rich barrel-aged stouts, to Belgian-inspired ales and mouth-watering sours.

Talking about why they’re joining the tap takeover for the first time this year Emma O’Neill-Parsons from the soon to be launched The Tasting Room said:

“Worthing is such an important destination for the craft beer scene and the tap takeover is an amazing initiative which reinforces that fact.

As a new business in the area we are excited to be taking part in a weekend-long festival showcasing some of the UK’s best craft breweries.”


For more about this fantastic weekend, visit or follow @worthingtto on Instagram.

Notes to Editor:

A Tap Takeover is traditionally where one venue hosts a particular brewery over a weekend or evening and said brewery is poured exclusively, or as close to it at that venue.

Only independently owned venues have been asked to take part. They must also pour independently owned breweries as part of their day-to-day business model. Any brewery tied pubs have not been included.

Two venues from last year are under new ownership and are involved in this tap takeover – The Goose and The Selden.

Hand Brewery Taproom took part in the tap takeover last year, but is currently closed. Four venues have joined this year’s tap takeover, bringing the total number of venues to 17.

The full list of venues and breweries will be confirmed via the worthing tap takeover website and social media pages.

Worthing is a seaside town in West Sussex, at the foot of the South Downs it lies 10 miles west of Brighton and 18 miles East of Chichester. It has a population of approximately 100,000.


For further information:

Contact: Gareth Harries


Telephone: 07940 973121