The Holmbush Inn... Faygate

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The Holmbush Inn is a friendly, family-run pub with wooden floors, exposed brick walls and two fireplaces. There is a restaurant/dining area at one end of the bar and several comfy sofas at the other end. Beers include Fullers London Pride and usually at least one local ale. The pub is known for its traditional, home-cooked menu [Mum's Specials!].

There is a garden to one side of the pub, parking on the other side, and there is easy access to Faygate railway station [trains from Horsham]. The pub is open all day on Friday and Saturday but closed on Sunday evening.

The Holmbush Inn

How to get there

By car
Faygate is a small village that can be reached from the A264 Horsham-Crawley dual carriageway. Turn left at the first roundabout after leaving Horsham [after the Roffey A264 roundabout] on the way to Crawley.

Cycle to the pub via some quieter roads by cycling from Horsham centre up Kings Road to Crawley Road roundabout near the VW garage. Continue along Crawley Road through Roffey to the traffic lights at the top and go straight ahead along Forest Road to Colgate [2.2 miles / 3.5 km]. Turn left at Colgate with the Dragon on your right. Cycle down a fast hill to the A264 and straight across the roundabout [take extreme care when you cross the A264] into Faygate. The pub is on the left just before the railway bridge.

Alternatively, there is a short bridleway [Bush Lane] from near the Rusper-Hurst Hill A264 roundabout that goes past Owlcastle Farm to Wimland Road. Turn left past the Frog and Nightgown up the hill, right at the top, and right at the next junction brings you down into Faygate from the opposite direction. The pub is on the right.

Suggested cycling routes from here

There are some quiet roads between Faygate and Rusper. Come out of the pub and turn left along Faygate Lane. Rusper is 2 miles [3.5 km] from Faygate in a direct route but there is also a circle of quiet country lanes between Faygate, Lambs Green and Rusper.

Cycle back to Horsham via Rusper, Friday Street [the Royal Oak] and Langhurstwood Road.

or St Leonard's Forest near Colgate has some good off-road bridleways and tracks.

Other pubs near here

Nearby pubs include the Frog and Nightgown [Wimlands near Faygate] and the Lamb Inn at Lambs Green. Rusper has the Plough and the Star Inn.

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The Holmbush Inn There are 3 customer reviews with an average rating of 4.6667 out of 5.0

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David Howell Patterson · 31-May-2013

5Score Score 5

We've lived in these parts for 15 years and consider that the Holmbush is the best pub we've ever been in and that includes the City of London. The food is excellent and the owners so friendly. It's one of he gems of Sussex.

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John Parsons · 02-December-2012

5Score Score 5

Congratulations, Anna, Martin an all the staff. You run probably the best pub restaurant in Sussex. Excellent food and service. You did us so proud for our recent 60th Wedding Anniversary. Catering without a hitch for 15 persons all with different choices. Well done and thanks.

Clive Gooding · 10-September-2012

4Score Score 4

We went to the Holmbush today in a party of eight, where we had lunch. The food arrived piping hot and was nicely presented. The steak and kidney pie was excellent with plenty of steak in it. In contrast, the steak and kidney pudding was a little disappointing, with very little steak. Apart from that, we were all very happy with our food and we can certainly recommend the Hombush for good pub grub.


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