The Hop Sun Taproom
Updated September 2023
Ground Works Started
Project Update - September 2023
Since our last update in June, work on the taproom upgrade has been progressing well. Indeed, if you have paid us a visit over the last few weeks, you may have seen a few telltale signs of what's been happening. It's exciting, and a little bit stressful, but we are fully committed to making the Hop Sun Taproom the best it possibly can be.
The end of August saw the first holes dug, foundations checked and depths signed off by Building
Control allowing us to progress with ordering up the steels for the roof supports.
Build Phase 1
September will focus on the foundation and trench cuttings to take the new front extension and doors. The work schedule will be managed to allow us to keep our regular hours with minimal disruption; meaning we’ll be in a position to run the tap as usual with all machinery and spoil well out of “site” before the first Thursday pint is pulled.
While we wait for the roof steels there will be plenty of other things for us to be getting on with including the necessary health and safety measures and sorting out the best ventilation and heating arrangements for when we launch the new “wing”.
It's business as usual...
As oft stated, we fully plan to keep the taproom open throughout the period of work but please keep an eye on our socials / updates as things progress. There’s already been some tweaking and
we fully expect more while we we work through everything.
Please feel free to contact us if you’d like more information and we’ll get in touch.
Graham, Phil & Sharon
Heathen Brewers Ltd
Heathen Brewers always knew their dank basement was not a forever home. So when the perfect barn became available in Haywards Heath, the chance had to be grabbed. Keen to show off the shiny vessels and delicious beers, naturally a taproom was a must.
There comes a time in the life of every young brewery when it needs to burst free from the confines of it's oubliette. Tricky it turns out, when in the intervening years, buildings have sprung up blocking the only means of escape! Nevertheless, after venturing through the trapdoor into the bright summer sun, a new home was found in Triangle Road where an old Victorian barn nestled within the houses, has made the perfect home for our shiny new brewery.
Securing the freehold on the building presents an opportunity to improve the site and make it a focal point for the community. We are a locally owned business with strong ties to the area, so we know how important it is to work with the community if our plans to develop The Hop Sun Taproom into a vibrant, respected and well loved destination for everyone are to succeed. We take our responsibilities to our neighbours seriously and recognise the importance of meaningful consultation as we grow our business.