When it comes to wetting your whistle we may not have much in the way of club options in Horsham – did you really expect otherwise? However, we do have more than our fair share of excellent pubs, as well as a couple of excellent bars, to tell you about. So, without any further ado, let’s talk pints and pubs.
Nightlife in Horsham
We’ve mentioned it once already among our favourite places to eat in Horsham, but The Black Jug deserves an encore as one of the best pubs for a drink, too. This large, lovely pub is just a five-minute walk down North Street from our Horsham Station hotel. You can enjoy the craic with the locals, or keep to yourself to yourself in the separate bar area away from the diners and the delicious food. The drinks selection is exemplary when it comes to wine, gin and ales. On top of that, the 2018 Good Pub Guide Awards named it among the Top 10 Whisky Pubs in the UK.
The Olive Branch in the Bishopric has historically been one of the most popular pubs in town. It’s easy to see why; during the daytime it ticks all the boxes of great location, stylish decor, myriad drinks to choose from, and simple, tasty, affordable food. Then, as the hours of your wristwatch venture into the evening hours, The Olive Branch takes on a new atmosphere as a great place for a night out. There’s also live music on the weekends and a solid Sunday roast.
Find yourself a designated driver, or grab the number of a local taxi from the front desk of our hotel and make the ten-minute drive out of town to The Frog and Nightgown. It’s a cosy little pub and tea room out in the countryside with a lovely garden and the friendliest staff you’re ever likely to meet. It’s not exactly the easiest pub to find, but despite that it’s always busy; visitors have even been known to wait by the door for it to open!
One last honourable mention goes to a countryside gastropub well worth a little deliberation. It’s The Boars Head on Worthing Road where prices are cheap, the food is simple, the setting is cosy and the eating’s good.
Pubs in Horsham
Bars in Horsham
Since The Dead Parrot was forced to close due to a fire, the title of best cocktails in town is very much up for grabs again. Mungo’s Bar on Park Place certainly throws its hat into the ring with a selection of colourful and crazy cocktails that’ll give you a hangover to write home about the following morning. With a Happy Hour deal of two cocktails for a tenner, you can’t really complain though, can you?
Another of our favourites is Piries Bar, hidden away from the world in Piries Place (down a ginnel off the Carfax). It’s a true local favourite and gets absolutely rammed for the quiz on Tuesday nights. The atmosphere is considerably larger than the venue and the gin selection is the biggest and best in the area.