The Kings Arms, Bishopric, Horsham is our April 2018 featured pub of the month!
Colin Gilbert and Siobhan Hanley and their team have reopened this pub after a major refurbishment.
(The Kings Arms has been closed for over three months over Christmas and was not reopend until 9th March, this year).
A great deal of money has been spent on a major refurbishment of this listed building.
We feel that this is money very well spent. The Kings Arms is so much lighter, brighter and welcoming.
We love the attention to detail. Flat screen tv is (usually) hidden by a mirror, and their are flowers throughout.
There are no fruit machines. The state-of-the-art music system is usually turned off, so all you hear is the happy buzz of conversation.
There is a new kitchen, (Colin is the chef), the new menu and food looks lovely. It is wonderful to see that fresh fish features!
A cosy 'snug' bar has been added. The courtyard garden has been tidied, and, in a couple of months will be lovely!
The warmest of welcomes to Horsham, Colin and Siobhan , and son Ashley.
It is great for Horsham pub lovers to see this lovely old pub given a serious makeover and much needed loves and hugs!
How you can really help to support this Project!
At the beginning of 2014 I was asked, urged, encouraged and challenged to see if I could find a way ‘just’ to list the estimated 1,100 Sussex Pubs.
The challenge that I set for myself was to make this Sussex Pubs project much more than ‘just’ a list of Sussex pubs’, but a real ‘celebration of Sussex pubs, drinks producers and anyone doing wonderful and exciting things in the pub food line’. I wanted to do this as cleverly and elegantly as possible. The project is now 93% complete, so I can see the finishing line! Yippee! Now, there are ‘only’, (around), 165 pubs left to be listed.
(This project has been four years in the making. It really has been a ‘labour of love’, a huge amount of nose-to-the-grindstone-type hard work’, and it will never, ever be complete. Think ‘eating a mammoth’, ‘gargantuan’, and ‘encyclopaedic’)!
If, as an individual or business you have found this project, in some small way, interesting, informative, humorous and useful, you will SOON BE ABLE to show your support for this lovely project by becoming a project supporter, sponsor and donor, by making a donation.
Your name and organisation will be displayed on list of project donors, but NOT the amount of your donation. You may donate anonymously, if you prefer.
(The donation gateway is PayPal. Universally recognised and trusted).
!!! THE DONATION COMPONENT IS ONLINE FOR TESTING PURPOSES BUT IS NOT YET ACTIVE !!!
The aim of this project is 'just' to:
- See all of the (estimated) 1100 Sussex public houses (pubs) listed on this website!
(Yes, there are times when this looked like trying to eating an elephant)!
- Develop a unique pub directory and drinks guide!
- Help celebrate and promote the 'Best of Sussex':-
The Sussex pubs, brewers, beers, cider and perry, winemakers and our three distilleries!
If Mr Wikipedia himself, James Wales, can dream to put the sum of human knowledge online, then shouldn't we be able to list a 'mere' 1100 Sussex pubs? Yes we should! So, in the true wiki way, which is to work together, we can roll up our sleeves to make this happen, (and have as much fun as we can - and a pint or two along the way)?
Our pubs are a great national asset, and they should be supported celebrated and documented. This will be good for pubs, the people of Sussex, and for the very many visitors to Sussex. We have built the tools to enable anyone 'out there', who is passionate about beer and pubs, to easily get their local pub(s), breweries and beers listed.
Anyone can contribute to this project!
Anyone is welcome to contribute to this project, and, in order to contribute, all you need to do is:
All submitted listings will be checked, (for formatting, typos, 'howlers', and to make reasonably sure that they are 'legal, decent, and honest'), before being published. Contributors will be sent an email and / or text to let them know that their article has been published). They will also be given 'editor rights' to their listed articles so that they keep them up to date.
You will be able to view all of our listed pubs, breweries and beers and award them marks out of ten using our five star rating system (in half star increments).
Please have fun and enjoy this project!
We set this project up as a spare time, 'fun' project, (and it has been). We love our computers, lap tops, tablets, phones, and going to the pub for a pint of two. Then we thought that it would be even more fun to put them all together - so we have!
We hope that you have as much fun as we have had by contributing to the Wiki Sussex Pub Guide Project, whilst also enjoying (and supporting) our great Sussex pubs - so have fun, folks, and lots of it!
- Too much fun can be harmful to you, so please enjoy yourselves responsibly!
- Too much elephant can be harmful to you, so please enjoy elephants responsibly!
- Please enjoy yourself whilst helping us to eat this elephant!