Micro-breweries, family-run businesses and taprooms filled with tasters – Horsham District is a haven for beer fans. We’ve picked out three of our favourites here – check out our Find a local producer page to view them all.
A true micro-brewery running out of a garage in West Chiltington, Greyhound Brewery brews a range of cask beers available all year and seasonal variations every three months. Owned and run by couple Nick and Sarah Allen, a pair of artists with a passion for beer, Greyhound has won awards at The International Beer Challenge 2019. Look out for special events when they open their brewery to the public.
Over in Rudgwick is Firebird, well known by now and a mainstay of Horsham District food festivals and events. Founded in 2013 by old friends Bill and Richard, Firebird offers a large range of beers made at its brewery in a former brickworks. The site has a shop and opens for special events too, such as Friday Night Food, brewery tours and ‘Brewer for the Day’ experiences.
Just outside Horsham Town Centre is the newest of the three, Chapeau. The business was built out of the team’s shared passion for cycling and beer, and you’ll spot cycling puns and bike wheel logos on their brews. A range of core beers is added to with seasonal specials; visit the taproom (open Fridays and Saturdays, check online before visiting) to enjoy the beers on site and buy your own to take home. You may even get a discount if you arrive at the taproom by bike (true at time of publishing). Chapeau also has a monthly beer club – sign up to receive 4 pints per month to drink in or take away.