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The Olive Branch, Horsham Town, Horsham

12 Bishopric
Horsham
RH12 1QR
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Steve C left this review about The Olive Branch

The Olive branch is located at the end of West Street at the edge of the town centre. Café seating runs around the exterior of the pub and a rear beer garden full of picnic tables is fenced off from a car park. At the entrance there is the option to turn left into the bar or right into the coffee, deli and dining area. The latter had been hired out for a birthday party when I visit on a recent Saturday afternoon so alas I had to sit in the small L shaped bar. In the right hand wall is a large inglenook complete with log fire that I thought was emitting a smell of bacon, but I ended up deducing that the aroma was in fact coming from the kitchen. The said kitchen opens at 10:00 Monday to Thursday and 09:00 on other days to serve the Horsham breakfast crew. There is a ‘Mini Menu’ and ‘Main menu’, the former of which offers smaller portioned two course meals for just under a tenner. This is a Hall & Woodhouse pub so the two banks of three hand pumps supported by the bar were drawing First Call, King and Barnes’ Sussex and Leaping Legend. A premium range of keg was also available from the polite barman who had a large spirit range at his disposal.
I didn’t spot any advertised live sport, in fact I didn’t actually see a television. However, there was some background music playing and I was reliably informed that every Friday is ‘Funky Friday’ in the bar and there is live music every Saturday evening.
As high street pubs go this place is pretty good and I would have no problem returning.

On 24th March 2016 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about The Olive Branch

This is a modernised pub on the edge of Horsham's shopping centre, the usual suspects for the town in Hall & Woodhouse Sussex, Badger and Tanglefoot. Effectively a two room format certainly from the front but you can link around to the rear via a lobby. The left hand side room has wooden flooring, a huge inglenook fireplace with various shields on the mantle brickwork, some exposed brick walls and decent leaded windows. Dog water bowls on the hearth so clearly they are welcome. The other has another fireplace, a coffee serving area has a few old domestic weighscales and meat mincers above. Mixed seating but generally at a regular height and type but with tea light candles and flower posies.
A large conservatory area to the rear seems to be for the dining contingent however I was in around 4:30pm so unsurprisingly no one was and I didn't see a menu.
Rather bland and unassuming but nothing to complain about. I reckon some changes from previous reviews, things change.

On 29th May 2014 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Olive Branch

I went in this pub when it was called the Green Dragon.
This was a decent looking pub in the centre of Horsham and it is a Hall and Woodhouse tied house,the pub was quite nice inside with one large room that had different drinking areas and there was also a bar billiards table.
There were three real ales on the bar we had a drink of Kings&Barnes Sussex and this was a decent drink the other beers were Tanglfoot and Badger best.
We thought this was quite a nice pub.

Pub visited 26/10/2002

On 26th October 2002 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Malden man
Horsham, 0.86 miles, 16 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Olive Branch, Horsham
28th Apr 2019, 12:48
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved
 
28th Apr 2019, 12:48
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 May 2014 by Malden man
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 May 2014 by Malden man
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 May 2014 by Malden man
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 May 2014 by Malden man
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 March 2016 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 29 May 2014 by Malden man
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 29 May 2014 by Malden man
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 24 March 2016 by Steve C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Karaoke : No last updated 24 March 2016 by Steve C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 29 May 2014 by Malden man
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 24 March 2016 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 March 2016 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 May 2014 by Malden man
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 May 2014 by Malden man
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 24 March 2016 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 February 2011 by moby duck
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 March 2016 by Steve C
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