King’s Arms Horsham

Sunday Roasts - Saturday Evening Dinner - Friday night Live Music

Sunday Roasts - Saturday Evening Dinner - Friday night Live Music

Sunday Roasts - Saturday Evening Dinner - Friday night Live MusicSunday Roasts - Saturday Evening Dinner - Friday night Live MusicSunday Roasts - Saturday Evening Dinner - Friday night Live Music

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

Your Landlord is Ashley 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! Chef Mike is at the helm. 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.

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 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 down at The Kings Arms! 

Our History


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. 

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 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. 

Funerals and Wakes

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

Funeral Receptions Booklet

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. 

Kings Arms Funeral Receptions 2019.20 (pdf)


Events and Entertainment

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! 


In the Kitchen we have a young talented Chef Mike. Our Food service times are:  

Tuesday - Saturday 12-9.00pm. 

Our Sunday Roast service is typically 12-5.00pm (or until the meat runs out! *BOOKING ADVISED*)

*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

Kings Arms Horsham _ Main Menu 2020 (pdf)


Burger Shack @ The Kings _ Burger Menu 2020 (pdf)


Kings Arms Horsham _ Sunday Lunch Menu 2020 (pdf)


Kings Arms Horsham _ Mother's Day Menu 2020 (pdf)



  *Please see the bottom of this page for our allergen advice 

Replenish yourselves at The Kings Arms

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

Can't wait to go back!

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

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

Contact Us

Don't Just Read About Us

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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! 😊 

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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 has a 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.