We're an independently run craft beer taproom and bottleshop in the heart of the historic and picturesque Christchurch town centre.

Established in 2019 following a trip around the world (stopping at every and any craft beer venue we could find) The Crafty Tap was created to offer a simple, rustic and elegant environment in which to enjoy a unique selection of produce.

Our aim is to serve a fantastic variety of craft & niche beers alongside a range of sommelier selected fine wines and other locally sourced artisan snacks and nibbles!

Ben has previously spent over a decade working his way up the hospitality ladder in a wide variety of establishments and Jules has extensive experience in marketing and account management roles.

Together, we look forward to welcoming you all into our little hole in the wall! :)

Ben & Jules



We offer a vast range of over 120+ bottles and cans ready drink in or take away! As if that wasn't enough we also have 9 draught taps which rotate regularly to offer a continually refreshed selection of beers, ciders, ales and more!!!

Once you've chosen your tipple we can serve you in 1pint, 2/3pint, 1/2pint and 1/3pint measures! For those who are a little less decisive, why not try a beer tasting flight? 

Our ' Draught Carry Home' option allows you to enjoy draught beers fresh from the tap taken away in our glass Growler bottles  (1 litre or 2 litre) or canned and sealed on-site in a 500ml aluminium can.

Its not just all about beer though!

We have sommelier selected fine wines available by the bottle or glass, alongside delicious local handmade pork pies, succulent olives sourced in the New Forest and other great artisan snacks!







It’s always great beer time here at The Crafty Tap. Our team is here to help steer your taste buds in the right direction and choose the perfect beer for you from our draft, bottle and can selection. Now sip it slowly and enjoy. Would you like another one?

We have carefully chosen 5 wines from our sommelier selected range to be enjoyed by the glass. Crisp and refreshing or rich and robust?

A great beer wouldn't be complete without a nibble or two. Choose from handmade pork pies, meaty sausage rolls, veggie sausage-less rolls, proper pork crackling, REAL crisps, 'yummy' peanuts, and succulent olives



69 High Street, Christchurch, Dorset, UK, BH23 1AS

01202 082003

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Opening hours for drink in and takeaway.

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 4pm - 10.30pm

Wednesday: 1pm - 10.30pm

Thursday: 1pm - 10.30pm

Friday: 1pm - 11pm

Saturday: 12pm - 11pm

Sunday: 1pm - 8pm