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Christmas on Tap: Delivering Christmas spirit at the Hop Sun Tap

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

Step into Christmas with our packed events calendar guaranteed to bring the festive cheer.

It's all go as we prepare for Christmas at the Hop Sun Tap. The team have been busy dreaming up a range of activities and events to make the most of the festive season and we would love to see you come down to share the fun.

From our regular quiz and run club, both with extra festive sparkles, we are also looking to do a festive bake off, christmas card sale, best dressed dog show plus so much more. Check out our calendar of events and keep an eye on our socials for all the details.

As a community focused business we feel strongly that Christmas is a time to give something back to the community so we are proud to support our charity partner, Haywards Heath Food Bank. We believe that no-one should go hungry and we support the vision for a UK without the need for food banks. Unfortunately, we are not there yet so this year, we are partnering with Haywards Heath Foodbank, part of the Trussell Trust network

Throughout December there will be a drop off point within the taproom for food donations. If you are able to help, you can check on what is urgently required here. Thankyou!

Christmas Opening Hours

We will be open until 9pm on Christmas eve otherwise everything is pretty much the same as usual. Opening schedule below:

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Deck The Halls

Let's take a sneaky peek under the wrapping paper at our December calendar of events.






Thur 30 Nov

Christmas Wreath Workshop

7pm - 9pm

Join Cheyenne from Copper & Bloom and learn how to make an exquisite Christmas Wreath.

Ticket required £45 includes all materials, expert tuition and a complimentary drink of your choice.

Fri 1 Dec

Get the party started - mulled cider and pies!

Available all through December

Bring on the pies - pair up Mark's traditional mulled cider with a mince pie or for the bar humbugs, a chocolate log

Sat 2 Dec

Family Day - Tree decoration, games and family fun.

Midday until 5pm

Help us prepare for for Christmas -perfect family afternoon decorating the Hop Sun Tree.

Free entry - Upstairs

Sun 3 Dec

Break out the board games. - An afternoon of gaming

12:30 until 18:30

Love board games? Come and down and enjoy an afternoon of gaming, beers and good company.

Free entry- Upstairs -Reserve your spot

Thur 7 Dec

Christmas Beer Drop + Festive toasties

3pm onwards

First of our Christmas beers hits the taps alongside our festive toastie - enjoy!

Fri 8 Dec

Ugly Christmas Jumper Day

3pm onwards

Break out the Xmas jumpers. Uglier the better! Share a pic to our socials and grab a free Heathen beer

Sat 9 Dec

Christmas Card Fayre

Midday onwards

Pick up you handmade xmas cards courtesty of Ellie. Also, double Loyalty stamps

Sun 10 Dec

Santa Paws - Xmas Dog Show

2pm until 4pm

Jaquie from Paws On Track hosts our Best Dressed Dog Show

Free Entry - More details here

Thur 14 Dec

Christmas Paint & Sip

7pm until 9pm

Hosted by the Paint Club, create a beautiful festive scene

Fri 15 Dec

Give a Gift - in support of Haywards Heath Foodbank.

Running all through December

Donate to our local charity partner. Food or gifts gratefully received.

Donation point in the main bar. Support Our Charity Partner

Sat 16 Dec

Xmas Bake Off - Yule Love It!

Drop off between 1pm - 3pm. Judging from 4pm

​Get your festive bake on with our Christmas bake off challenge.

Free entry - Upstairs

Sun 17 Dec

The Sunday Quiz

3pm until 5pm

Our monthly quiz with a festive twist.

Main bar - reservations here

Thur 21 Dec

Hop Sun Runs


A xmas running of our monthly run club

Fri 22 Dec

Oh, Christmas Beers

Midday until 9pm

Relax and enjoy our xmas craft beer selection. Try a flight with all your festive favourites.

Sat 23 Dec

Festive Toad Tournament

2pm onwards

Round robin Toad tournament. Prizes for 1st,2nd & 3rd places.

£2 per player - reservations here.

Sun 24 Dec

​Don't Panic!

Midday until 9pm

Later opening. Pick up your last minute gift packs and vouchers

From everyone at the Hop Sun, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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