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Posts about pubs, beer and breweries in the Horsham area.

  • Beer in glasses

    My first visit to a Sussex Bottle Share evening

    Sussex Bottle Share is a beer tasting event that was created by Rach Smith in January 2018. Yesterday, Sussex Bottle Share was held in the Malt Shovel in Horsham and I went along to see what happens.

  • Matt, me and Roger at the Beer Festival

    Return of the Spring Equinox Beer Festival

    The North Sussex CAMRA Spring Equinox Beer Festival took place last weekend. The 2019 Festival was the sixth North Sussex CAMRA event. And my 4th. Doesn't time fly!

  • Chapeau Noel pump clip

    Beer of the Month: January

    I'm planning to write a Beer Of The Month post every month in 2019. Each beer will be one that has made a big impression on me in preceding weeks. This is the first of those.

  • Bestens taproom

    A new brewery near Horsham

    Bestens Brewery​ in Lower Beeding is a new brewery ​for the Horsham area (it was previously in Cuckfield). I was able to visit on Saturday for a taster of their beers​.

  • A few words about the Dark Star and Fuller's deal

    A few weeks ago, it was announced that Fuller's had taken a 100% stake in Dark Star, one of my favourite, small independent breweries. With a deal like this, it's always best to see how the two companies work together before deciding if it's good or bad. The time to judge this deal is in a year or two when the impact is clear.

  • The Half Moon

    The Half Moon shines brightly

    The Half Moon in Kirdford was bought in the summer by fashion model, racing car driver and TV personality, Jodie Kidd. The Grade II listed pub has been renovated with new bar and interior, new menus, an outdoor patio area, and a host of other improvements. Here's my review of the Press Lunch.

  • Firebird Brewery pump clips

    A tour of Firebird Brewery

    Firebird Brewery tours take place every second Tuesday of the month. My coworking colleagues and I booked a place on this week's tour and loved it.

  • Bottled beers on the bar

    Hats off to Horsham's new brewery!

    There's a new brewery in Horsham! Chapeau Brewing in Redkiln Close opened their doors for a pre-launch party on 1st November. I was lucky enough to be invited to try their beers.

  • Wooden beer jug on the bar

    A Friday Pub Night at Welton's Brewery

    Every first Friday in the month, Welton's host a pub night at their brewery. I visited for October's pub night where Horsham Old Ale was introduced.

  • Chennai IPA

    Beer and Curry Night at Kissingate Brewery

    ​As you may know, Kissingate Brewery is a small brewery in Lower Beeding on the outskirts of Horsham. They hold several events at the brewery throughout the year and yesterday was a Beer and Curry Night.

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