Dark Star secure Horsham site

By Steph | 23/11/15

Sussex based Dark Star Brewing Co. has secured 16 East Street in Horsham to create a new venue for the town.

The site, which previously traded as 1898 coffee shop, will open in early 2016 after refurbishment.

Commenting, 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.”

Adding: “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”.

You can follow the progress of the site on Twitter @theanchortap or like on Facebook at ‘The Anchor Tap’

16 East Street, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1HL


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