“There’s a story behind Holler, but also one reaching far in front that we want YOU to be a part of…”

Thursday 31st January saw ‘Fu set up kitchen along with Gems Wholesome Kitchens, in the new Holler Tap Room on Elder Place in Brighton. Gem and I had spent a few weeks since Christmas planning our first foray into a joint supper club. The tickets had been released for sale and sold out within 24 hrs on an early December day. We were super excited!

Holler Tap Room was a relatively last minute idea. We both knew what we wanted in our heads when it came to the first night. Something original, fun and vibrant. We weren’t aiming for the sophistication of Etch. We were creating a cool and casual dining experience and the venue had to reflect this. There is no doubt that in many ways it was perfect. Holler Tap Room has only been open in this site since September 2018, their first and main brewery being in the countryside near Lewes. The Tap Room is tucked away behind London Rd, on the Preston Circus end. They have that cool metal fencing that you see in films and surrounding the vicinity is a realistic mix of good and bad graffiti. Holler is both tucked away and proudly imposing at the same time, in an area that is perfectly safe but gritty enough to make you feel like you’ve discovered a dirty secret. We fell in love at first sight.

another supper club holler tap room

After spending a few days getting excited and attempting to woo the team there, Martyn (the ops manager) gave us the go ahead. YES!

Holler Tap Room hadn’t hosted an event like this yet…this is another reason why we wanted so badly to bag it. We’d be the first and we liked that. The little downside to this upside, is that the place did not actually have a kitchen. Mm. No kitchen. While I was slightly terrified…Gem shrugged it off as a minor issue. Being the pro that she is. And thank god she did, as otherwise we may not have taken on the challenge. These are the things that make life exciting right?!

Needless to say, with the help of some last minute running around, begging and borrowing from friends, it all worked out marvellously. We arrived first thing in the morning, rearranged everything, got under the feet of the friendly brewers who we are sure would have been cursing us. Traipsing through their super clean production area, dragging through screens, plants, coat rails..random other things we decided to bring to give the place our personal touch. The place was shining with cleanliness and that was such a delight for us to see whilst towards the end of the day, we patiently waited for them to give us the nod. When they were finished for the day we could finally bring in the food.

The night was a huge success. More about the evening and the menu here.

Why we love the Holler Tap Room

  • All the beers are vegan.
  • The taproom is open every day from 12pm – 11pm.
  • All of the beer on offer is available to take home in 2 litre flasks, with the additional options of mini kegs, cans and full 72 pint casks offered.
  • Holler made it snow for us on the night, yes they did!
  • Because we do.

HOLLER BREWERY & TAPROOM, 19-23 Elder Place, Brighton, BN1 4GF.