Abyss Brewing have conjured a stylish taproom out of the void

Unit 3, The Malthouse
Daveys Lane
East Sussex


ABYSS Brewery + Tap Lewes

These brewers of modern dank pales have a sociable taproom all their own


After crowdfunding their way to £30k over lockdown, the ABYSS Brewery + Tap finally opened it’s doors late 2021, and in doing so ABYSS brewing add another well respected name to Lewes’ brewing credentials.

The taproom is a little off the beaten track, but like Beak up the road (and countless others), they proove that fans are more than happy to roam through industrial estates to find great beer.

ABYSS have made use of an old maltings warehouse, so the building has lots of brewing heritage, and have absolutely brought it up to date, by installing a modernist cube at one end which serves as the bar, tap wall and office/function room. It’s a yin and yang space in that respect but the worlds of working brewery and modern tapbar combine well in here.
The seating area is massive and with it’s simple bench and long table setup easily caters for big groups both inside and outside. When we visited in mid winter it felt a little chilly inside, and you might want to keep your coat on.

Fans of ABYSS can drink their way through 10 taps of their beers plus there’s loads more in the fridges including some great Bavarian options. Fitting of the style of the bar, there’s also a cocktail menu on offer, which rotates and aims to feature spirits sourced from local suppliers.

With Beak Brewery and some great pubs serving Harveys along Cliffe High Street, this end of Lewes is suddenly a destination for beer lovers to crawl their way to paradise.