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Ye Olde Stout House, Horsham

29 Carfax
Horsham
RH12 1EE
Phone: 01403267777
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Pub SignMan left this review about Ye Olde Stout House

Just across the road from the Market Square, this is a fairly compact Hall & Woodhouse pub with a long but quite narrow single room interior. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the pub previously had at least two separate bars, perhaps more, and the current set-up sees two fairly distinct sections to the front and rear, as bare floorboards give way to a quarry stone floor opposite the bar and then to carpeting in the rear lounge space. The bar is midway down the left-hand wall and has a smart, modern dark wood counter with brass coat hooks, a matching tongue and groove bar back and a high shelf on the canopy above, lined with gin bottles. Some nice wing-back armchairs in the front windows are hemmed in a little by the rare sight of a bar billiards table, whilst on the other side of the room, a nice fireplace acts as a focal point, with its marble hearth and attractive surround topped with a plain mirror. Chair and low stool seating has been provided down the right-hand side of the room, including in the narrower space opposite the bar, but this eventually gives way to the rear lounge with its mix of tables and chairs and several high tables with bar stools. There is plenty of nice dark wood panelling to admire around the pub, much of it adorned with traditional framed paintings and photographs, which add some proper pub feeling to offset the modernisation and internal modifications that have taken place. A side door takes you out to a decent looking patio garden with a decent amount of picnic bench seating and some welcome greenery.
On the bar, three Hall & Woodhouse ales were available – Tanglefoot, Badger Best and Fursty Ferret. The latter was in good condition and served up by a genial barman who punctuated his duties by engaging in a long chat with an elderly couple who were venturing out for the first time since lockdown began and were clearly in need of some social interaction.
Having spent a significant part of my life living a few miles down the road from the H&W Brewery, I could quite happily spend the rest of it without ever drinking another one of their beers again, but every now and then you find a nice, friendly and welcoming pub like this which makes the odd pint of indistinguishable bitter seem bearable. A pleasant surprise all told.

On 28th September 2020 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about Ye Olde Stout House

I was delighted to see this place is still a ten o' clock pub as I walked through the door just after Beer O' Clock. Back in older K & B days this was a very basic place with toilets in the outside yard. K & B upgraded it more than Badger have but it remains a fairly basic drinkers pub. I looked for a TV but couldn't actually see one and would be more than happy if there wasn't one. A big plus point was that their sound system was tuned to Planet Rock.
I'd never noticed the window through to the cellar before but there is now a display of around 8 old K & B pump clips with the only one I don't recall ever trying being their Xmas Ale.
The biggest change here since my visit over four years ago was the presence of three Welton beers on the front three pumps. The rear two had the Badger Sussex and Tanglefoot. The three Welton beers were Horsham Pale, Heatwave and Spinnaker IPA. I had a pint of Sussex (£3.80) for old times sake and then tried the Welton Heatwave and Spinnaker (£4.10). These were a revelation as like the Sussex they were in immaculate condition but the Heatwave was a superb New World hop pale and the Spinnaker more of a Golden Ale but still with a very good hop flavour.
Before K & B sold out to Badger this was my favourite Horsham pub and it gives me great pleasure seeing it restored to that position. Score upped from 8 to 9.



Visit July 2014
In the days of going on the annual Ale Trail bash at K&B brewery this was always the favoured starting point and not just because it opened at 10:00.
I have to give credit to Badger for not ruining the place, it was much as I remembered it from the final K&B days. This was also my first ever taste of the Badger Sussex Bitter (£3.30) and I was pleased to note that it was coming up in immaculate condition. To be fair to Hall & Woodhouse it is a reasonable approximation of what the old K&B beer was like, it certainly has a lot more authenticity than Greene King Ruddles County or Old Speckled Hen. Two other beers were on offer, Tanglefoot and a Badger seasonal called Hopeful Hop. Overall I liked it here on my morning visit and came away with a great sense of relief that the pub was intact and that the Sussex Bitter was better than I expected it to be.

On 5th September 2018 - rating: 9
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Steve C left this review about Ye Olde Stout House

I visited Ye Old Stout House not long before lunch last Saturday morning to find ten locals propping up the bar. This bar supports five hand pumps that, due to this being a Hall and Woodhouse establishment, were drawing King and Barnes Sussex (x2), Badger’s Leaping legend (x2) and H&W’s Tangle Foot. A standard keg selection was also available from the very amiable governor.
The bare boarded front section of the pub houses a bar billiards table and a television that was switched off. I didn’t see any live sport advertised, but there was a radio playing a local station, complete with adverts. The carpeted rear section of the pub continues the traditional décor and adds more seating. A right hand door leads to the side alley where a couple of tables and the smokers could be found.

This is a drinker’s pub and as such I enjoyed talking to a couple of locals during my visit on Saturday last week. Next time I am in the area I will probably pop in again, but probably not at 10am when the doors are said to open.

On 19th March 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Horsham, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Littlehaven, 1.66 miles, 31 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Ye Olde Stout House, Horsham
28th Sep 2020, 17:29
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
28th Apr 2019, 12:49
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 August 2013 by paulof horsham
  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 14 February 2010 by David McNally
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 01 September 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 08 August 2013 by paulof horsham
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 May 2014 by Malden man
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 August 2013 by paulof horsham
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 01 September 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 06 July 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 28 May 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Steve C
  • Hot Food : No last updated 08 August 2013 by paulof horsham
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 May 2014 by Malden man
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 May 2014 by Malden man
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 May 2014 by Malden man
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by paulof horsham
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 May 2014 by Malden man
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 May 2014 by Malden man
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by paulof horsham
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 May 2014 by Malden man
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 01 September 2018 by Aqualung .
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