Sort file:- Chatham, May, 2022.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 05 May, 2022.


23 June 1999


Open 2021+

24 (26A) Railway Street


01634 840006

Tap n Tin 2018

Above photo, 2018.

Tap n Tin 2019

Above photo, circa 2019.

Tap'n'Tin 2000

Photos taken in December, 2000 from by John Law.

Tin-n-Tap inside 2011

Above photo 2011.


Opened on 23 June 1999, this brewpub was owned by Flagship brewery, Chatham. A 5BBL plant was used. Initially it was used as extra capacity for Flagship beers, but some unique beers were produced. The brewery closed in mid 2000. The plant was later sold to Worth Brewing Company in Poynton, Stockport.

However, I believe by 2019 it was more of a nightclub and music venue than pub venue as the article below seems to suggest.


From the By Matt Whale, 19 February 2018.

St John's On Tap - Chatham church services held at the Tap 'n' Tin nightclub.

St John the Divine Church in Chatham is holding their Sunday service at a slightly less traditional venue - the nightclub next door.

The Tap 'n' Tin nightclub, at 24 Railway Street, will host a the 'St John's on Tap' service every Sunday at 10:30am.

St John's have been meeting at the club since January 7 while the current church undergoes construction work, where it will be transformed into a full church and community hub.

A spokesman from the nightclub said: "The Tap ‘n’ Tin has always seen itself as more than a nightclub - over the years we have hosted many activities and events, so when we were approached by St. John’s we were happy to help."

A team are working to reopen the church, but it is not expected to be open soon.

The Church's vicar, Rev. Carol Morgan, said: "We wanted to start meeting as a church as soon as possible, and the Tap 'n' Tin have been really welcoming."

St John's describe themselves as an small, informal and inclusive church, and they are hoping that continuing in the service in this setting will make it more approachable and accessible to those who aren't interested in a traditional church service.

Stephen Ramshaw has moved to Medway specifically to become the church's lead evangelist, and a licensing service was held on Tuesday night for him at the Tap 'n' Tin.

Stephen, who was based in Newcastle but now lives in St Mary's Island, said: "This is a brilliant place to be; a welcoming place to be.

"Medway has a lot of character, which I like - I've only been here four weeks, but I already really like Chatham High Street."

Chatham Central Cllr Vince Maple was at the Tap 'n' Tin to welcome Stephen on Tuesday, and commented: "It's great to see the community have an opportunity to engage with the local church in a new way.


From the By Vicky Castle, Victoria Chessum, & Sian Elvin, 9 June 2019.

We visited the 'worst' nightclubs and bars in Kent according to reviewers to see what they're really like.

Most of us really don't mind where we go out as long as there are good drinks and music, but other people find their clubbing experience much more important.

So much so that they feel the need to write a TripAdvisor review about the nightclubs. And some are less than flattering.

Here are some of the worst reviews of Kent clubs on the site, with just one or two stars – but compared with what our journalists at Kent Live really think of them.

Tap 'n' Tin, Chatham.

One reviewer gave it two stars, saying it was a "youngsters' place to get blotted".

It said:- "Cheap drinks, loud music, vomit central as customers main aim is to get mindlessly drunk! Certainly a place for mature people to avoid!"

We say:- "Alright, so it's pretty sweaty in the Tap N Tin – but everyone seems to love it, and the atmosphere is pretty great.

"As for the loud music and cheap drinks – what more could you want from a nightclub?

"The staff are friendly and helpful too."


From the By Jess Sharp, 17 September 2019.

Tap n Tin nightclub evacuated after customer pulls alarm.

Clubbers were forced to evacuate a nightclub in the early hours of the morning.

The Tap 'n' Tin in Railway Street, Chatham, had to empty out into the street after one customer triggered the alarm system.

Party-goers were left standing in the street just after midnight for around 15 minutes while the problem was dealt with.

A spokesman explained: "It happens from time to time.

"It does cause a little bit of chaos but it was all over quickly.

"We train our staff and practice the procedure every week for these occasions. It is just a nuisance."

Videos from the evening are surfacing on social media showing crowds standing in the middle of the road and getting in the way of cars.

A similar incident happened back in 2017.




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