Horsham’s Kings Arms reopens in style!   


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Martin Read – Business Reporter

Horsham’s Kings Arms has reopened after an extensive refurbishment throughout – and there has been a stunning transformation, totally in keeping with the building, which dates from 1667, when the hostelry would have been in the heart of the Bishopric market. New owners Richard Grady and Peter Birdsall have considerable experience in the licensed trade – as have Colin, the Kings Arms Chef and Siobhan the Bar Manager. With a background of over 20 years in the hospitality business, Richard told the District Post: “The Kings Arms is our flagship house and we’ve fulfilled our dream by creating a country pub in the centre of town, using locally sourced materials and local trades-people.”                                                                                               The new bar is constructed from a huge piece of kiln dried oak from the Chichester area, and the room is light and airy with a welcoming fire. The dining room has been opened up with pleasantly arranged tables, a new snug has been created – an ideal addition for a cosy get-together or private meeting – and the garden will be another enjoyable feature in spring and summer. The well equipped bar serves a good selection of real ales – and, unusually, mild, too, Peter Birdsall saying: “We want to promote the best of the district’s beers, with at least two of them on tap, along with other guest ales and a facility for customers to benefit from takeaways, too – and we’re eager to support local suppliers through our menu.” Chef, Colin added: “We will be specialising in great British food with traditional dishes, including ‘carve your own’ roasts, seafood, liver and bacon, a wide range of meats from the area, Cornish pasties and favourites classics like bread and butter puddings – and we’ll have bar snacks, too.”                                                               Richard Grady summed up by telling us: “We’ve had very positive and enthusiastic feedback from our neighbours, which is just what we hoped for, because we want to be a vibrant meeting place for the local community – and for visitors, too!” Brod Larkman, who lives nearby, enthused: “The Kings Arms is a building of great character, it’s a warm welcoming place with a wonderfully friendly atmosphere. I’m delighted that it has reopened with such panache and I can’t wait to sample the menu.” Kings Arms, 64 Bishopric, Horsham, RH12 1QN – 01403 451468 – open from noon until 11pm (midnight at weekends) – – Follow on Facebook  @thekingsarmshorsham and Twitter @kingsarms

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