News about local pubs, local breweries, cider and anything beer related

  • Kings Arms, Horsham, to re-open as freehouse Wednesday 17 January 2018

    “Kings Arms”, Horsham, has been sold by Hall & Woodhouse and is now free of tie. After refurbishment, the owners plan is to sell beers from local brewers

  • The Swan, Crawley, selling draft ales again Wednesday 17 January 2018

    “Swan”, Crawley, is now selling cask ale again, having come to an agreement with Enterprise Inns.

  • Kings Head, Billingshurst awarded WSCC Pub of the Year Sunday 10 December 2017

    The Kings Head, Billingshurst has been voted the West Sussex County Times Pub of the Year 2017. It was selected by the readers from a list of 89 pubs in the West Sussex area

  • Half Moon Balcombe re-Opens Saturday 26 August 2017

    The Half Moon in Balcombe re-opened its doors on Friday 18th August, under the management of Nick Madgett, formerly of the Open Arms in EG, and his Wife. NSX CAMRA wishes them well.

  • Dark Star “General Store” not going ahead Friday 14 July 2017

    Dark Star Brewery have decided not to proceed with “The General Store” in Crawley, due to various issues with the planning application and the time it is taking. They are still looking for premises in the area but have decided that the location was not the right one.

  • Kissingate to expand Friday 14 July 2017

    An application has been submitted by Kissingate Brewery for an extension to the premises which will include a larger shop and visitor centre. An accessible toilet will also be added.

  • New Landlord at the Half Moon, Balcombe Friday 14 July 2017

    Nick Madgett, formerly one of the owners of the Open Arms in East Grinstead is taking over the Half Moon at Balcombe on behalf of the management committee that represent the village buyout of the pub from Enterprise. The pub will be closed for a couple of weeks for some refurbishments.

    Watch out for an announcement of teh reopening!

  • Village Green Cider Update Wednesday 12 July 2017

    Village Green Cider will be bottling their cider later this month, see their Facebook page for a chance to win some samples. Also watch out for their new branding which is coming soon.

  • Hall & Woodhouse Pubs for Sale Sunday 2 July 2017

    Hall & Woodhouse have put the Rising Sun and The Queens Head pub in Horsham up for sale: Rising Sun and Queens Head Sale