Popular Horsham town centre pub closing for redecoration

The Black Jug, Horsham.
The Black Jug, Horsham.

A much loved Horsham local pub is closing for redecoration and rejuvenation after around 30 busy years feeding and watering the town’s community.

Over those thirty years, it’s remained very much the pub that you see today, with the bar at the centre of all things, crammed packed with local ales, some 50 wines, chosen to accompany the menu of freshly cooked food, and the treasured collection of over 160 whiskies and 30+ gins.

A spoesperson said: “The aim is not to change what is definitely not broken, but simply to refresh and revive what we have within the Black Jug by giving it a little ‘spruce up’.

“To this aim we plan to close for five days from Sunday October 30 in order to varnish, paint and generally buff and return the pub to its beloved regulars from 5pm on Friday November 4, with a new lease of life.”

Ally, who manages the Jug, has been with B&P for eleven years, having started life at the Glasfryn in Mold, north Wales.

He moved over to the Cross Foxes which sits overlooking the beautiful river Dee before moving to Old Harkers Arms in the heart of Chester.

Nine years ago he made the move south to the Black Jug and has made it his home ever since.

“I’m looking forward to throwing open the doors again on Friday 4th November to show the pub off and welcome everyone back,” he said.

“We’re putting a lot of effort into lightening the pub up and I’m particularly looking forward to seeing the newly decorated garden room. Whilst the builders and decorators are doing their thing, we’re using the opportunity to review our daily menu and add some lovely autumnal touches along with a few special lunchtime dishes as well as re-working our famous Sunday roasts, some cracking new winter wines will be making their way onto the list.

“I’m very excited about our lovingly refurbished bar complete with six shiny new hand pulls to serve a great range of real ales.

“It’s always worth checking out our website www.blackjug-horsham.co.uk to keep abreast of any future activity, along with our daily menus and Christmas menus.

“We hope everyone will come and take a look at the changes and let us know what they think when we reopen from the 4th November.”

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