The Kings Head, Billingshurst NORTH SUSSEX CAMRAÂˇFRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017
The North Sussex CAMRA Branch Pub of the Month for June 2017 is The Kings Head in Billingshurst. The Kings Head, at the top of the High Street, is a 17th century coaching inn, marked by its overhanging ornate ironwork sign. It is a large town centre pub with plenty of space for drinkers and diners. Great pub for watching sport. A former enterprise pub that is now a free house, it is enjoying a resurgence after many years out of the Good Beer Guide, boasting a wide range of real ales from the 8 handpumps. The landlord, genial Irishman Colin Ganley is a larger than life figure, 6 foot 3 inch tall, well-built and in his late-40s. Originally hailing from County Meath, he has been a licensee for thirty years, having previously run pubs in Brixton and Herne Hill. His parents own Ganley's Irish Bar in Morden. Colin is married to Oonagh and they have been at the Kings Head for a year, having purchased the freehold from previous owners Enterprise Inns.
Hogs Back TEA is a permanent; Kissingate beers always feature, as do the more interesting offerings from Greene King. Other breweries that may appear include Dark Star, Firebird, Top Notch and Triple fff. There is also a real cider, which has included Black Pig (6.0%). If Belgian bottled beers are your tipple then some delightfully strong examples can be found in the fridge.
OPENING HOURS: Monday - Thursday 11:00 - 23:00 Friday & Saturday 11:00 - 24:00 Sunday 12:00 - 23:00 CONTACT: The Kings Head, 40 High Street, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9NY Tel: +44 (0)1403 782012 FB: The Kings Head, Billingshurst Twitter: @kingsheadbhurst