Nothing quite beats the quintissential Great British 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.
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. NOTE: Coronavirus means we are currently not running an events programme, ensuring we abide to the government guidelines. We'll see them here again on the other side.
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 Kings Arms!
64 Bishopric, Horsham, West Sussex, England RH12 1QN, United Kingdom
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 354 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.
**Coronavirus Safe - means we are doing all we possibly can to reduce the Risk of infection at our Pub. Like any other public place we cannot guarantee elimination of the virus until it's clear Nationwide.