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The Partridge, Horsham

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Church Road
Partridge Green
Postal town: Horsham
RH13 8JS
Phone: 01403710391
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Aqualung . left this review about The Partridge

I was somewhat dismayed to find that this place is no longer run by the nearby Dark Star brewery. The layout doesn't seem to have changed much but soon after I entered the public bar area there were a group of older locals talking about watching the cricket on the TV. However, after the arrival of a scouse bloke who looked like Michael McIntyre with a grey syrup the sound was turned up with a football game showing for the scouser who was only drinking tea or coffee. Just what is the point of TV Sport? All the old geezers were knocking back pints of Hophead.
I left the public area after a while to get away from the TVs and something to eat. The food was pretty typical pub grub, not the best but a very long way from being the worst.
Five beers were available all served from the lounge bar, Dark Star Hophead & American Pale Ale, Harvey's Sussex Best, London Pride and Castle Rock Elsie Mo. I went for the Hophead (£3.35), Sussex Best (£4.00) and APA (£3.75). It transpired that the Elsie Mo had gone off so they turned the clip (NB: JDW).
The hophead was in first class condition, the APA pretty good and the Sussex Best good. I'm leaving the score the same as the overall beer quality was better but it's a shame about the Sky Sports and London Pride.


Visit July 2014

This former Whitbread pub used to be adjacent to Partridge Green Station on the line from Horsham through here that continued along the Adur Valley to Shoreham and then Brighton via the current line. Dark Star took it over from whatever rubbish failing pubco had it after they moved their brewery here a few years ago.
There is a daytime hourly bus (No 17) between Horsham and Brighton that passes the door, so it is relatively easy to get to. The stop for this bus in either direction is diagonally across the road back from the pub but inexplicably the times displayed are those for Henfield and Cowfold.
There are two bars both each with a bank of four hand pumps. I opted for the smaller "public" bar which had the only carpeted area with the rear part of it dominated by a pool table and a decent looking darts throw. The larger "saloon" bar is bare boarded and includes a dining area away from the bar. An odd thing was that they seemed to be using a mixture of oversized lined glasses and normal brim measure ones. This meant that some of my pints were over a pint which I looked upon as a result.
Only Dark Star beers were available on my visit and there was a total of six. These were Art Of Darkness, Hophead, Partridge Best, American Pale, Trial Brew (Citrus and Wheat) and Le IPA. Prices were £3.20 for the low ABV beers and £3.70 for the stronger ones with the experimental brew having a "trial" price of £3.10. I tried five of the six and somehow they didn't taste quite as good as I expected them to. As none of them were crystal clear I can only put this down to the lines needing cleaning. They certainly weren't cloudy it was nothing more than a very slight haze, but the hoppiness of the beers had something of a blunt edge. I'm afraid to say that I have had their beers in better condition in London Spoons. What a shame and if I'm correct in my theory about the lines, so easy to correct.
It's a far pleasanter place to drink than the tiny and rather manic Evening Star in Brighton. I just hope that the issue I had with the beer gets sorted out as this is a pub I would happily visit again. Given the odd situation with the mixed glasses I wonder if it needs to be managed better.

On 5th September 2018 - rating: 7
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Nigel Sheppard left this review about The Partridge

Great pub, friendly staff, fantastic beer.

Just troops of kids running back and forth all the time and very poor accoustics. Even partly empty, it was hard to hold a conversation without shouting.

On 20th May 2013 - rating: 8
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paulof horsham left this review about The Partridge

5 months or so after Dark Star Brewery took over, I decided it was high time I checked out The Partridge and I am happy to report that everything seems to be going very well here. The pub has obviously been refurbished and everything in the three drinking areas is still shiny and clean. I didn't venture as far as the garden, but I'm sure that standards will be just as high outside.

I didn't stop for food, but I can report that the beer is exceptionally good. Obviously Dark Star beers feature strongly, but pump clips behind the bar suggest that guests are sourced from the top echelons of the micro scene (Thornbridge, Otley, Ramsgate for example). My pint of Saison was notable not just for its great taste but also for being served at just the right temperature for a summer's day. A font for Kozel lager has been installed, but you won't find the likes of Carling or Stella.

Locals and visitors make themselves at home: some are clearly from the brewery just minutes away, so we should be able to count on continuing high quality.

You may well have to make a bit of an effort to get here but I can advise that it's well worth the effort.

On 25th July 2011 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Richard English
Christs Hospital, 8.19 miles, 2 hr 38 min walk (show)
Horsham, 8.66 miles, 2 hr 47 min walk (show)
Billingshurst, 9.45 miles, 3 hr 2 min walk (show)
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 August 2013 by paulof horsham
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 05 August 2013 by paulof horsham
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 July 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 12 December 2013 by moby duck
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 06 July 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 August 2013 by paulof horsham
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 July 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 July 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 July 2018 by paulof horsham
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 July 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 06 July 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 August 2013 by paulof horsham
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 July 2014 by Aqualung .
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