New bar to open in Horsham

Closed 1898 in East Street, Horsham.

Closed 1898 in East Street, Horsham.

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A new bar is to open in Horsham.

Sussex based Dark Star Brewing Co has announced it has taken over the unit previously occupied by 1898 in East Street.

The new bar is set to open in early 2016 and will be bring back a piece of the town’s history as it revives an old name.

James Cuthbertson, director at Dark Star, said: “For years people have been asking us if we can open a venue in Horsham, so when this opportunity presented itself, we jumped at it.

“Having previously traded as The Anchor Tap, we will be reverting to that name and bringing back some of the tradition that comes with the site, investing heavily in creating something beautiful in the town.

“What we want to create is a venue that provides locals with a great place to go and have a drink and a bite to eat that’s independent, locally owned and operated, using products from local producers.

“For those people that might be concerned, let’s set the record straight -this isn’t about late night drinking or discounted drink deals – far from it. This is about creating something unique that grown-ups can enjoy and adding something to the street and neighbourhood.

“Those that know the brewery, know that we operate with integrity and with the community in mind, no more demonstrated than through our Foundation that does a lot of work to support local causes.”

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