Sussex, Beer, Now: Part 5 – Twelve years of seeking beer in Horsham 

Belleville Rendezvous plays on the screen infront of me as I lounge on a weekend afternoon, chomping my way through a bowl of Kettle Chips and washing down the moment with a bottle of pre-buyout Wychwood Hobgoblin. Granted, it isn’t an exciting moment, it isn’t even an exciting beer, but it is an important one. […]

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REVIEW: Lockhart Tavern, Haywards Heath

Words: Rach Smith | Photos: Mike Smith, Rach Smith. For a long time Haywards Heath has just been another Sussex town, along the train track, that serves as another delay between me getting to Brighton and the wealth of quality drinking establishments the seaside city offers. However, with Heath Ball (owner of the Red Lion […]

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REVIEW: The Anchor Tap, Horsham

I’m inclined to fall into the camp which believes that the New Wave of British Brewing (Craft Beer, if you prefer), is a tidal thing. I’m all for the notion that a second wave has brought a new batch of innovative artisanal brewers to the shores of this beer scene, afterall the popularity of the […]

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Sussex, Beer, Now- Part 4: Brighton

I’ve been sat on a bus for what feels like an eternity as we make our way into Brighton, past vivid colourful bedding plant displays at the park edges and, as sunshine floods through the window, I spot the sea and excitement builds. I’m a child, it’s the summer holidays and my grandparents have treated […]

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The Sussex Wassail

“Wassail!” “WASSAIL!” I missed it. I can’t believe that I bloody missed it. Earlier: We were listening to Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2 “…good bunch of folk traditions happening around now, do drop us a line, get in touch if you’re doing any wassailing or plough plays…so here we go with Magpie Lane and […]

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