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Private venue hire at The Hop Sun Tap - Haywards Heath most unique venue space

Looking for venue hire in Haywards Heath? Let the Hop Sun Tap team take the stress out of your next event. Now offering private hire and corporate event packages.





Neon sign against a brick wall spelling the word Malt

If you have spent anytime with us, you'll know that our taproom is an unforgettable experience with the right mix of quirky charm, character and atmosphere . We really believe it's a wonderful venue to spend some time, whether it be a passing drink, a group night out with friends or dropping by for one of our many taproom events.


But what about if you want to host your own event? Can we help? You bet we can.



Read on to see what we offer and how we can help craft your very own personalised event experience.


Looking for venue hire in Haywards Heath?


As a local business in Haywards Heath, we are proud of our place in the community and always seek to offer a great experience at an affordable price, Our private hires provide you with range of options and are a great way to experience the unique charm of the Hop Sun Tap.



In February we unveiled our new taproom area and threw open the doors to our renovated bar. This warm, spacious and inviting space is the beating heart of our onsite brewery but is only a part of what we have on offer. With three distinct areas, whether you are looking for a group celebration in the Mezzanine Bar, an after work destination in our Brewery Bar or a full on bash with the whole Brewery & Taproom, we have you covered.


Why not get in touch to discuss your next event.






Versatile Event Spaces at The Hop Sun Tap


We offer three private hire options:


1 - The Mezzanine - Our upstairs mezzanine offers a sizable space with seating for 30 or standing for 45 total. Perfect for social events, club meet ups or work group events / away days, this space regularly hosts game nights, Pilates, painting classes and even the odd Toad Tournament. Flexible configuration to fit your requirements plus dedicated table service option if you don't fancy popping down to the bar! Direct access to the restroom facilities.



Our Mezzanine space offers:


  • Seating for up to 30 with a total capacity of 45

  • Flexible seating / configuration

  • Bar Food (pre ordered)

  • Family and dog friendly

  • Optional table service

  • Up to 20 craft beers from Heathen Brewers and guests

  • Keg and cask selection

  • Wines and Spirits

  • Non alcoholic options available

  • Free guest Wi-Fi

  • Licensed until 11pm


Perfect for: social clubs, fitness groups, group meetings, corporate hire, private events, special occasions, seasonal events & parties


2 - The Brewery bar - if you need something with the wow! factor and a bigger space is a requirement, talk to us about our main bar area. This area comfortably seats 60 and has a capacity in excess of 150. Areas can be sectioned and there is some flexibility on seating arrangements. Whether you are right in the heart of our brewing machine or chilling in the new covered section, this unique space will certainly get your guests talking. The brewery has its own bar and restroom facilities and is fully accessible from the street.



Our Brewery bar space offers:


  • Seating for up to 60 with capacity of 150 people

  • Unique setting in working brewery

  • Family and dog friendly

  • Flexible seating / configuration

  • Bar Food (pre ordered)

  • Disabled access and bathroom facilities

  • Easy load in from street

  • Dedicated bar

  • Up to 20 craft beers from Heathen Brewers and guests

  • Keg and cask selection

  • Wines and Spirits

  • Free guest Wi-Fi

  • Dedicated entrance to street

  • Licensed until 11pm

Other options we can discuss include bespoke food packages and beer selections, advanced access should you wish to decorate your event and even your own Toad Table for the night!


Perfect for: corporate events, special occasions, milestone events and birthdays, receptions, team building, networking events, seasonal events & parties


3. The Brewery & Taproom - if you need to go really big, talk to us about venue hire for our whole brewery space. This includes the above areas plus our front bar area. This is the ultimate brewery experience with lots of breakout areas and open spaces which you can adapt to your needs. This option provides seating for up to 120 with a total capacity of 200 people.


This package gives you exclusive use of the whole brewery and is suitable for corporate events, away days or those a special milestone events or celebrations.


  • Seating for up to 120 with capacity of 200 people

  • Unique setting in working brewery

  • Includes access to Mezzanine and Front bar

  • Private hire

  • Family and dog friendly

  • Flexible seating / configuration

  • Bar Food (pre ordered)

  • Disabled access and bathroom facilities

  • Easy load in from street

  • Dedicated bar

  • Up to 20 craft beers from Heathen Brewers and guests

  • Keg and cask selection

  • Wines and Spirits

  • Free guest Wi-Fi

  • Dedicated entrance to street

  • Licensed until 11pm

Other options we can discuss include bespoke food packages and beer selections, advanced access should you wish to decorate your event and even your own Toad Table for the night! Why not consider a Brewery Tour to complete your experience!



Opening hours and licensing terms

As a working brewery space, our usual opening times are Thursday through Sunday but let us know if you are looking for more flexibility. We are very happy to explore options for private hire outside of these periods subject to brewing cycles.


Late-Night Celebrations - with our late licence you can keep the party going for longer.

All our spaces can be hired until 11pm.


Please note, as we are in a residential area and value our neighbours, our external brewery doors will be shut from 9pm and entry and exit after this time is via our on-street entrance.


Affordable Celebration Packages at The Hop Sun Tap

All of our hires are offered with a range of options and we are happy to work with you on personalisations that meet your requirements and budget. We want your experience with us to be amazing and free from hassle so get in touch and talk to us for a bespoke quote.





Range of catering options available

We always offer a range of bar snacks and hot food including hotdogs, toasties, chips and pretzels which need to be preordered. Alongside this, buffet type options can be sourced if required. For larger events utilising our brewery bar, we can also work with third party pop ups to ensure your catering needs are met. Talk to us about any dietary requirements and we will do our utmost to make them a reality.




While you are here... why not mix it up with a Heathen Brewers brewery tour* - come and get to know the onsite brewery a bit better and spend some time with Head Brewer Mark. Enjoy a 30 min overview of the brewing process and a guided tour of what's what then sample a flight of our amazing Heathen beers brewed right on- site. What better way to make your event a success than experiencing the best bits of the brewery!


*Tours subject to availability and pre-booking / prices can be quoted as part of the hire.


Neon sign against a brick wall spelling the word Malt

The Hop Sun Tap has something for everyone so if you are in need of a local, unique and flexible event space, get in touch. Our team would love to hear from you and help make your next event an unforgettable experience.





Cheers!

Team Hop Sun




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