Your Landlord is Ash Hanley, a barman at the Kings in Summer 2018, Ash is the son of former landlady Siobhan Hanley who now runs the Kings Arms sister site King William IV, Pembury. Ash popped up to York to run pubs for a while before being lured by the opportunity to run the Kings Arms himself. A young man with a beard larger than our snug, he has a passion for Craft and Cask Ales and Ciders. Gin. Rum, Whisky and Wine feature as ever. Ash will oversee the Team and provide the Welcome everyone who walks over our threshold deserves. Come and say Hello.
Food is served at the Kings Arms! Former Landlord Colin Gilbert, also now at our sister site the King William IV, will oversee a new Kitchen team giving Chef Mike some support as we establish consistent Food service once more at the Kings. Whether it's a mid-week Lunch, a Steak night, or Friday evening Dinner, you can be assured quality, assured local and our Great Sunday Roast is a must.
Come on down to the King's Arms Public House "a stunning transformation, creating a Country pub in the Town" (Horsham District Post) and experience a fresh looking 351 year old pub.
On the 13th October 2017, around 350 years since the King’s Arms first opened its doors, we re-opened as a true Freehouse. We are a Great British pub and we aim to remain that way. In early 2018 we promised the people of Horsham and beyond that we would undertake a refurbishment and introduce Great British food to compliment a fine selection of Ales including Beers that celebrate the local brewing heritage. And we have proudly delivered on that promise, ultimately meaning the pub has a new lease of life so we can serve you for 350 years yet. Check out our History below and be a part of our Future.
Okay, so we didn’t build it, we refurbished it some years later...A BIG Thanks for your support, people needs pubs and pubs need people!
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After all, pubs are for the people, we are just the custodians.
See you soon down at The Kings Arms!
For 351 years the King’s Arms on Bishopric has stood proudly in the town of Horsham. Evidence suggests, however, that Ale was perhaps being enjoyed here long before 1667! Medieval pottery was found during an archaeological evaluation at the pub in 2002.
Bishopric gained its name from the fact that the Archbishop of Canterbury was the Lord of the Manor for the area, then known as Marlpost (we've named our Snug bar the Marlpost Snug) In 1461, a Monday market was granted by ancient charter by Henry VI in the 39th year of his reign, from which all rents and profits would go to the Archbishop. Bishopric, first named in 1545, soon became a wealthy district and remained so long into the 17th century, we know this from the tax returns lodged in the area and also expressed in the large contemporary houses built on its north side, one of which was the King's Arms.
You don’t have to be a Lord, an Archbishop or even wealthy to visit us nowadays.
Dining for parties up to 30 - please note that this would need prior consultation with Ash and Chef Mike - Buffets available for lager parties.
Please contact us in advance for Menus or to arrange a meeting with Ash and Chef Mike.
A is available to meet with you and ensure your needs are catered for at this difficult time. Please just give us a call and we'll try to ease some of your burdens. We are able to host a beautiful Buffet in our Dining Room and our 17th Century Pub with our walled Garden can provide a pleasant place to celebrate the life of your loved one with friends and family. Please see our booklet below that may help or simply Call 01403 451468
Whether you are a Funeral Directors or a Bereaved Family member or Friend, you are welcome to download and print this small booklet if it helps and contact us directly for any assistance or booking.
We run a substantial calendar of Events providing plenty of reasons to visit. From Live Acoustic Duos, to Jam Nights and Quiz nights. Please click the link below to see What's on. Why not plan a night with us, with Tapas or a Full Menu, Wines Lists, Gin Lists and Local Real Ales, whilst we love quiet long Lunches as much as the you do, our pretty little pub could also be your next big night out!
Former Landlord and Chef Colin has agreed to oversee the Kitchen with a young talented Chef Mike to deliver the Menu day to day. Our Food service times are:
Wednesday - Saturday 12-2.30pm and 6-9.30pm.
Our Sunday Roast service is typically 12-until the meat runs out! (*BOOKING ADVISED*)
We can cater for parties with Hot or Cold Buffets and we can serve larger Table Service meals with advance orders.
We may also be able serve larger bookings for food on Mondays or Tuesdays with advanced notice
*We strongly advise booking in advance as our Roast is widely regarded as one of the very best in Sussex. Just read our reviews on Google, Facebook or Trip Advisor!
To Book or chat through your needs please call now
Please click on the links to see our Full Menu's
A meal isn't a meal without something sweet to delight the taste buds
Our French looking waiter comes to your table and talks politics, only joking. It's a sweet waffle with Vanilla Ice Cream and a Salted Caramel Sauce.
with Vanilla Ice Cream & a Toffee Sauce
with Vanilla Ice Cream
If it's not a Coffee you're after we recommend a Cognac or Brandy. Such a Drink will not only aid Digestion, it is also superb for your mind! You deserve it.
Our cold conditioned cellar means our Ales are stored at perfect temperatures, achieving secondary fermentation and served to your hands just the way the Brewer meant it to be. We serve local Ales to duly doth our cap to the brewing heritage of Horsham and we’ve found room for the Craft beers that excite those with a taste for discovery. They’ll be a refreshing Lager if that’s your tipple and an English Cider or two too. And Gin!
Oooh... a Gin Menu from our aptly named Gin Station. If you love Gin you'll love the Kings Arms, just ask for the Gin Menu and take your pick! Let the Fun Be-Gin
Weltons, Hepworths, Kiln and Chapeau, If you want us to continue we can bring you some more
Firebird, Dark star, Downlands or Lost & Found Then there’s Cellar Head, Kissingate or if you’re quick, Greyhound
If beer aint your tipple there’s Cabin Pressure Gin OR maybe Brolly, Bedlam and a bit of Franklin
We are proud to serve a range of Soft Drinks that go beyond Cola or Lime & Soda, although these are both available and served perfectly, we have a range of Premium Soft Drinks from Fentimans, their Ginger Beer really is very good! If for whatever reason you are alcohol free, we are delighted to say you’ll feel a part rather than apart at the King Arms, Horsham.
We hold a fine selection of Wine supplied to us by Gusto Wines, Award Winning Wine Merchants based right here in West Sussex, served by the glass or perhaps a bottle with your meal
Our Bean to Cup Coffee Machine provides a great Coffee for after your meal or at anytime; Cappaccino, Americano, Cafe au Lait, Jasmine Tea, Earl Grey, Organic Decaf Black Tea. Or maybe a post Dinner Irish Coffee...oh go on, you will.
Many lay claim to the Best Sunday Roast around, we simply know that ours is worth adding to your list! Please Book early to guarantee your place. Call 01403 451468
5* The roasts were delicious...really tender meat, great roasties and veg. Puddings were superb. Service was first rate..with chef coming overto check which vegetables the kids liked. Best pub Sunday Lunch we've had for a long time. Will definitely be back!
J Grover - Facebook Review - March 2018
5* We had Sunday Roasts here on Sunday March 18th. The food was very good and the staff were friendly, we took friends and they were equally impressed. Thank you to all at the Kings Arms. We will be back.
C Burgess - Google Review - March 2018
5* Family Meal on Saturday Evening - fantastic burgers!! Also had Seafood Soup and Chicken Liver Pate. Beautifully flavoured and presentation was fab! Special mention to our server Kira who looked after us so well! The pub has been beautifully decorated and is really welcoming - we're coming back to try the Sunday Lunch. Thank you!
Dawn M - Trip Advisor - April 2018
5* The pub looks fresh, clean and welcoming.
A fantastic selection of local ales, good beers and a wonderful Gin menu.
We will be back to try the Fayre!
T Snook - Facebook Review- March 2018
We love nothing better than getting together over a bite to eat! After our meal on Sunday, this will be our new meeting place. Food was amazing, it was all delicious. Also as an added bonus, as an ale lover, there was a lovely selection! Well done to the team at The Kings Arms and thank you for making us feel so welcome.
Sarah800 - Trip Advisor - October 2018
5* We have been twice since the pub opened.. yesterday.
Ales are Fab, wine is fab, décor is.... fab. And staff all friendly and welcoming. Would thoroughly recommend it.
J Weaver - Google Review - March 2018
Get on down to the pub for drinks and a meal with your family and friends.
64 Bishopric, Horsham, West Sussex, England RH12 1QN, United Kingdom
Open every day from 12 noon until 11pm.
We have a later license until 1am on Friday and Saturday but we are respectful of our Neighbours and will typically close at midnight. Well behaved dwellers may occasionally be allowed to savour their Drinks. Thank you for playing a part in our History, imagine the characters that've visited in 351 years, become one of them or maybe a regular if you aren’t already! 😊
A video captured 30 minutes before we re-opened the doors following our refurbishment in early 2018, we thank all our customers, past, present and future for enabling us to bring the heart and soul back to this pub, meaning the Kings Arms, Horsham can remain a part of the town for another 350 years! Pay us a visit to see it with your own eyes. The pub is dead, long live the Pub!
On September 24th 2018 the Kings Arms, Horsham was joined by a new sister (or should we say brother), King William IV in Pembury near Tunbridge Wells. If you've enjoyed the Kings Arms and are ever over that way be sure to pop in and enjoy a Glass with Colin & Siobhan.
Copyright © 2018 King’s Arms Horsham - a North & South Leisure Ltd pub. All Rights Reserved.
*Please inform us in advance of any allergens. We make every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction for those with food allergies, our staff are trained in allergen awareness too and we will cater for you with as much care as possible if you inform us in advance. Disclaimer; However there is always risk of contamination as our kitchen uses products such as milk, eggs, gluten, nuts/peanuts, soya, mustard, lupin, fish/ crustaceans/ molluscs, sesame seeds and celery. Although we have strict cross contamination policies we cannot guarantee a total absence of these products. Thank you.