The Frog and Nightgown

Wimland Road, Faygate, RH12 4SS · Telephone 01293 852764

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Description

A small, traditional, freehouse pub on a quiet country lane near Faygate. Large open garden. Delightful rural setting.

When I was there, the pub had Fuller's London Pride, Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter, and Darkstar's Hophead on hand pump. And Brew Dog's Punk IPA on tap.

Now under new ownership. Re-opened on 21st May 2016. There is also a tea room ("Toad Hall") at the pub. Keep to date with the pub and its re-opening news by following the pub on Facebook.

Blog post about a new start for the Frog and Nightgown.

Map

OS Map: Landranger 187 · Map reference TQ 205 340

RH12 4SS

History

Thirty years ago, the pub was called the Royal Oak, and it was less than half the size it is today (one cottage instead of two). You could only get ten people in the bar, providing they were all close friends, and the pub only sold bottled ales. The old landlord died and the pub closed for a while before the cottages were knocked together and the Frog and Nightgown was born!

Subsequently, the pub was owned by Jim and Janet Reynolds for over 25 years. After they passed away, the pub was closed for three years until the new owners bought it in early 2016.

Thanks to Douglas Holland for information about the original history of the pub.

Other pubs near here

The Holmbush Inn in Faygate village is only a mile away.