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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REVIEW: The Other Room

Last Thursday I found myself looking up at walls adorned with oil paintings that emanated something quite classical. The ceiling was high and the ornately framed artworks hung from a heritage coloured backdrop of slate blue-grey walls. I could’ve been in an art gallery, but no, the lighting was dimmed and the area small and […]

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REVIEW: Brewhouse & Kitchen, Highbury.

The 21st June marked an important date on the natural calendar, Summer Solstice  (or The Longest Day). It’s a point at which we celebrate Midsummer and more daylight hours, a good time then to also mark the official opening of a pub which boasts a sizeable sun-trap of a terrace, so that’s exactly what happened. […]

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