The Horsham District is home to many top class drink producers including several top class micro-breweries, creating a wide variety of handcrafted and award winning ales, using finest natural and local ingredients and traditional brewing techniques to produce the finest quality local ales. Many of these fantastic brews can be found in Inns and Public Houses across the District as well as being celebrated at Ale and Beer Festivals across the South East of England.
49 Ashling Park
Ashling Coach House
Ashling Park is a new sparkling wine producer in Sussex. Although our vineyards are in Chichester and Sutton, all our wine is made at Wiston Estate in Washington by Dermot Sugrue who is becoming one of the most influential figures in English wine. He’s been awarded Gold and Silver medals from International Wine Challenge and in Decanter’s annual World Wine Awards. Dermot has been the winner of more Golds in blind tastings than any other English wine maker!
50 Cabin Pressure Spirits07743 077351
Cabin Pressure Spirits are a husband and wife team from Horsham that produce small-batch craft gin in a cunningly re-purposed garden shed. They employ a vacuum method to distil at low temperature which preserves more of the complex botanical flavours that may be lost using the traditional approach. The result is a remarkably smooth, juniper-rich gin with a slight natural sweetness. Look out for Cabin Pressure Vacuum Distilled Gin and their distinctive white ceramic bottles in local shops, bars and restaurants, or come and meet them at the Big Nibble and taste the difference for yourself!
51 Chapeau Brewing
Unit 8, Redkiln Close
Open: Taproom – Friday 12 noon to 8pm. Saturday 10am to 1pm.
Chapeau Brewing is a micro brewery based in Horsham, with a cycling spin. We have a core range of beers supplemented with seasonal specials. Chapeau Brewing has grown out of a love of beer and an obsession with cycling. We have developed our beers based on what we like to drink ourselves. We hope you’ll enjoy drinking them too. We may be pretty average cyclists, but we know what we want to be drinking at the end of a ride!
52 Dark Star Brewing Company Ltd
The Brewery, Star Road
Open: Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm. Saturday 9am to 4pm. Sunday Closed.
Based in Partridge Green, West Sussex, The Dark Star Brewery is perhaps best known for its Hophead beer, but with over 20 different types of ale created each year, the Dark Star offering is anything but ordinary! The team has celebrated numerous awards, including their 2012 Champion Golden Ale in Britain, American Pale Ale (APA.)
53 Firebird Brewing Co.
The Old Brickworks
Rudgwick, West Sussex
Open: Shop Open Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm, Friday 8am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 3pm. Sunday 11am to 3pm.
Opened in 2013 in a formerly derelict brickworks in Rudgwick, Firebird has grown at breakneck speed and is now brewing a huge variety of handmade beers. As well as a full range of cask ales there are also keg ales, Pilsner Lager and even award winning Wiessbier. The brewery has a fully stocked shop and a fantastic bar overlooking the vessels and from its humble beginnings it has become a thriving business with a great following. Come sample the beers, watch us brewing, enjoy a tour, or just a drink in the bar. We have beery gifts for every pocket!
54 Greyhound Brewery
55 Hepworth and Company Brewers Ltd
The New Brewery
Pulborough, West Sussex
Tel: 01403 269696
Open: Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm. Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Hepworth’s brewery, established in Horsham in 2000, has been winning awards for its traditional craft brewed beers since it was launched – Supreme UK Champion even! We brew a range of authentic ales, and authentic lagers, sourcing locally, within Sussex mainly, for hops and barley. Our range includes organic lager and gluten free ale and lagers, all produced naturally and without additives. We shall be in the Carfax for The Big Nibble and to celebrate Horsham’s own Food and Drink Festival we offer 10% off per case when purchased directly from the Brewery on production of this Guide.
56 Kissingate Brewery
Pole Barn, Church Lane Farm Estate
Lower Beeding. West Sussex
Open: Kissingate shop sales Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. Saturday 10am to 1pm. Closed on Tuesdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Kissingate Brewery operates from a converted barn in a wooded valley near Lower Beeding. Owners of the business (Gary and Bunny) have won many awards for their beers and there are twelve in regular production. Kissingate’s reputation has been built on reviving old beer styles such as mild’s and stouts. They also produce a wide range of new-age beers which add to the range. Their beers are available direct from the brewery shop and are widely available in pubs throughout the South East and especially in Brighton.
57 to 60 Whistle and Dixie (including Wobblegate, Eden Fruit Ciders and the Wobbly Press Cidery)
Juicy Hq, Old Mill fruit Farm
Bolney, West Sussex
Open: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Taproom, diner and bottle shop in one place. We are all about Cider and Cheese! Twenty tap wall providing a home for Wobblegate Crushed Fruit Juices, Eden Fruit Ciders, The Wobbly Press and Rebel Root, plus cider from around the world. All this being paired with apple’s best friend, cheese. We will be making fun and exciting cheese based foods specialising in Mac ’n’ Cheese, Grilled Cheeses and cheese boards (deep fried option too)! Also vegan friendly and gluten sensitive dishes. Whistle & Dixie is a place for the whole family, amongst the hustle and bustle of production.
New to market is our craft sparkling Eden Fruit Ciders. Grown, pressed and fermented in Sussex, using only 100% proper fruit! We pick it, we make it, we drink it. That’s how it all started and we’re still doing the same! Lightly carbonated for that perfect summer refreshment. One of the first true independent craft ciders on the market being sold in pubs, cafes and restaurants around the South East and London. For more info about us and our fruity cider drinks, and your local stockist, please visit our website.
Still Traditional Cider made the Sussex way! The father and son team have been making cider for 30 years winning multiple CAMRA awards. Our naturally fermented cider is not forced or filtered to please ‘the masses’ but crafted by our cider smiths for the true cider lover. Years of experience are wrapped up in every sip. Two ranges – The Originals are our apple ciders ranging from sweet / medium / dry, still and carbonated. The Specials are in-season, farm-foraged fruits, blended with our base cider to make exciting small batched ciders. Once they’re gone they’re gone until the fruit reappears.
We make award-winning juices, including Quality Food and Drink Awards, beating big supermarket chains. Founded in 2009 by father and son team, and situated on their family farm slap bang in the middle of Sussex. Grown by us, pressed by us, enjoyed by you! We grow, crush and bottle only the best and tastiest fruit for you to enjoy. We say a big fat NO to adding sugars or preservatives so you’ll find 100% fruit only! Available in shops, cafés and pubs across the South East or direct at the Whistle & Dixie Bottle Shop and Online Shop.