As an elderly Horsham resident I can recall the site of the Wabi restaurant when it was a popular local pub - ‘The Horse and Groom’ - which sadly was plagued by misfortune in recent times. In latter years, the pub’s reputation was tarnished by youthful late night revelling, with broken windows, etc - causing it to be closed.
Now a stylish restaurant offering exclusive haute cuisine has been gutted by fire. What an absolute shame - but thankfully nobody was injured.
It is encouraging to know that restoration of the ground breaking ‘Wabi’ restaurant is assured and will arise phoenix-like from the ashes in the not too distant future - once again providing those Horsham diners with discerning taste with unforgettable cuisine.
Long may it continue.
BARBARA A. WORLEY
Ayshe Court Drive, Horsham