The Twelve Taps


The Twelve Taps is a beer, gin and cocktail bar in the heart of Whitstable. We have twelve lines of keg craft beer, including one dedicated gluten-free line, a seasonal cocktail menu and our own Whitstable Gin which is exclusive to The Twelve Taps.

If you are coming to the Taps please read the information below:

We no longer take reservations, and are starting to operate more “normally” as a bar now. However, until we get some better weather and can have our doors and windows open we have chosen to continue minimising the amount of people we are allowing in the bar at any one time. If our full sign is on when you arrive, come to the bar and ask, we can usually do something, and unless there are many others already waiting, you are welcome to order a drink, wait at the bar and take a seat when one comes free.

This is not ideal, we know, but we hope this is a compromise that will return some normality while minimising some risks. It still doesn’t feel right to operate a packed bar with people standing shoulder to shoulder. We hope customers can understand our decisions and respect them. We are a tiny team of self employed people. It’s not in our interests to turn custom away unnecessarily.

Our usual rules apply about kids and dogs which are: no under 18s after 6pm and dogs on leads are very welcome.

We don’t serve food, but we do have a brilliant list of salty snacks. You’re also welcome to order in a pizza, ask us for some recommendations and we’ll be happy to help.

We have seating in our small courtyard garden (weather permitting), and standing is permitted outside.

We will keep an up to date list of draft beers as well as bottles and cans online on our Drinks page and all of our beers are available to take-away.

One last thing…. if you are interested in working at the Taps and you have bar/pub experience and know a bit about craft beer and gin then drop us a line! Email and tell us a bit about yourself and your experience, what your favourite craft beers or gins are, and whether you are looking for full-time or part-time work.