Dark Star to open a pub in Horsham
13 November 2015 by
It's true! After a few days of rumours, Dark Star Brewery in Partridge Green has announced that they are opening a pub in Horsham in early 2016.
The new pub will be at 16 East Street, which was, until recently, Café 1898 but closed earlier this week. The premises are reverting back to their former use, a pub! And the Anchor Tap name1 will be revived.
James Cuthbertson from Dark Star commented:
What we want to create is a venue that provides locals with a great place to go and have a drink and a bite to eat that's independent, locally owned and operated, using products from local producers
This is fantastic news. More choice and the availability of local brewery ales in Horsham can only be good for the town and for pub-goers. I'm looking forward to Horsham's new pub!
Update February 2016: The pub has opened and I reviewed it in A Couple of Pints at The Anchor Tap.
1 About 30 years ago, the building (built in 1898) at 16 East Street was a pub called the Anchor Tap. A Horsham branch of CAMRA was formed at the pub. Subsequently, it was called the Parrot and Anchor (an information place and soft drinks bar for teenagers as I recall) which closed. Since then, it's been a shoe shop and Café 1898.
If you know more about the pub's history, let me know.