The Horsham September beer Festival was held for 16 years, until 2018, by Gareth Jones, also ex-Brewery Shop Manager for King and Barnes until the Brewery closed in 2000. Gareth opened The Beer Essentials Shop soon after, and the 14th Century shop became an icon for beer lovers in Horsham.
The shop closed earlier this year, due to Gareth’s continuing ill health, and he sadly passed away, following a brave fight against his illness, on June 12 2019. The task of continuing the festival has been taken on by local beer enthusiasts Nick Southon and Tim Pitts, and it will again be held at The Drill Hall, Denne Road on 14 and 15 September 2019.
The Festival has been given a new look, but features traditional favourites the Broadwood Morris, and other live music at each session. Garlic Wood Events will provide the catering for all 3 sessions from 12-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 6pm-10pm on Saturday. Each session costs £8.50 and includes a festival glass, this year dedicated to the memory of Gareth. Tickets are available by contacting the Festival Team through the Instagram account horshambeerfestival, or the Facebook event Horsham Beer Festival 2019.