Sussex Branches

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Hen & Chicken

Worthing Road
RH13 9BH
Telephone(01403) 730349
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsGamesParkingSmokingDog FriendlyServes LocAle
Opening times: Mon 17:00-23:00; Tue–Fri 12:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00; Sat and Sun 12:00-23:00
Regular beers: Firebird Two Horses, Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

The Hen & Chicken is situated at the north end of the village of Southwater approximately three miles outside Horsham in West Sussex. The building has existed for over 250 years and has been a public house for the last 160 years. The interior of the pub reflects its age with a wealth of exposed beams and open fires which are lit throughout the winter months. The aim of the owner and staff is to provide a warm welcoming environment where customers can enjoy good value home prepared food at lunchtimes, with a wide selection of well kept ales, lagers and wines. After the take-over of the King & Barnes brewery in 2000 by Hall & Woodhouse, Bill King set up his own brewery. The Hen & Chicken was the first outlet for his beers and they have been on sale ever since, currently serving a Firebird beer, this is the one untied line, the other two lines serve beers from the Punch list, one changes regularly. Normally there is one Firebird beer, the other beers come from the Punch list.