VIDEO: The Bear pub in Horsham gets ready for reopening

The wooden sculpture outside the iconic Bear pub in Horsham was being spruced up this morning ready for the reopening tomorrow (Friday February 15).

The pub shut about a fortnight ago and the manager of the Queens Head Amanda McLoughlin took over management of the Hall and Woodhouse pub.

JPCT 071112 The Bear, Horsham. Photo by Derek Martin

JPCT 071112 The Bear, Horsham. Photo by Derek Martin

But how old is the Bear and the wooden sculpture. IN the days before Market Square was pedestrianised and traffic could freely pass through to get to the Carfax, the bear had to be replaced after being knocked by a lorry.

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