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A Warm Welcome from our Team at the Kings Arms, Horsham

Pubs are all about people! 

We opened our refurbished  doors in March 2018 with Colin & Siobhan as the management partners. They played THE  key role in the next chapter of our small but delightful pub, so it was never ideal for them to move to another new pub in our small but delightful group... but Siobhan is going home, with Colin in tow😉 , to run a pub that her Father used to drink in and in a place her Mum still lives, so, whilst Horsham will miss them and they will miss Horsham, we can all understand the pull of a place called Home! Thank you Colin & Siobhan, you did a fine job here and Good Luck! 

Another New Chapter: with every change comes opportunity and we are pleased to report our nervousness at the change has been replaced with excitement. 

Your new Landlady will be Sue McGovern, a publican with great experience and for many years a Horsham girl, Sue is committed to great local ales to accompany the Gin, Rum, Whiskey and Wine and will oversee the team. Sue will be mine host. 

For the Kitchen Chef Iain Boyd joins Sue to complete our new Management Team, Iain will now operate the kitchen 7 days a week, taking on the baton from Colin, Iain is a talented Chef with experience that includes South Lodge and he's a Horsham lad to boot. The food will follow a similar path and whilst Iain will put his own stamp on the menu you can be assured quality, local and a Great Roast remain as the foundation. 

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, where the people matter!

About Us

We are a true Freehouse

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.

Build it and people will come...

Okay, so we didn’t build it, we refurbished it some years later...A BIG Thanks for your patience and your support, people needs pubs and pubs need people! 

Keep up to date with us via Facebook by liking our page and following us @thekingsarmshorsham and/or Twitter @kingsarmsRH12

Also, please feel free to communicate with us; With over 40 years experience in great independent pubs we think we’ve got an idea on what people want from a pub like the King’s Arms but we’d welcome your views, just drop us a message via FB messenger or using the Contact form below, we’ll discuss your comments and respond. 

After all, pubs are for the people, we are just the custodians. 

See you soon! 

Our History

For 350 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 King’s Arms 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 (Visit our new Marlpost snug, tell your friends about it...or maybe keep it to yourself 😉) 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 wealthy to visit us nowadays...but if you do visit you may just be mixing with at least one of the aforementioned!  

We Cater for you

If you are looking for a Private Function we can cater for your needs

Dining for parties up to 30 - please note that this would need prior consultation with Chef Iain - Buffets available for lager parties 

Please contact us in advance for Menus or to arrange a meeting with our Chef Colin

Funerals and Wakes

Sue and Iain are 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 the stress. We are able to host a beautiful Buffet, prepared by Chef Iain, in our Dining Room and our 17th Century Pub and Walled  Patio Garden can provide a pleasant place to celebrate the life of your loved one with friends and family.  Call 01403 451468

"After a Full Belly All is Poetry"


Just a few Customer Testimonials

Fabulous Sunday Lunch

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

We will be back.

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

Great Food!

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

What a gem!

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

Would thoroughly recommend

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

"What Care I how time advances? I am drinking Ale today"

Contact Us

Don't Just Read About Us

Get on down to the pub for drinks and a meal with your family and friends.

King’s Arms Horsham

64 Bishopric, Horsham, West Sussex, England RH12 1QN, United Kingdom

01403 451468


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! 

The Kings Arms, Horsham is getting a new Sister!

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.