The Corner House are Finalists in Sussex Life

The Corner House are finalists in the Newcomer catagory in the Celebration of Sussex Life Awards

Our place in Sussex is something we’re so proud of here at The Corner House, so we were thrilled when we were announced as finalists in the Celebration of Sussex Life 2016 Awards in the Newcomer catagory.

12898303_991816084247224_1770055326770940255_oThe Celebration of Sussex Life awards are all about just that – recognising the hardworking businesses who help make Sussex a fantastic place to live, from pubs and resturants to hotels and attractions. So many fantastic Sussex businesses are in the final alongside us, all very much deserving of recognition.

As ever, we’re blown away by such positive response to our relatively new traditional pub, and we’re over the moon to be a finalist. Voting has now closed, and the ceremony will be taking place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole on 6 October.

Reggae Night in Worthing

The Reggae Doctors host Repeat Prescription, a fantastic reggae night in Worthing

We recently welcomed The Reggae Doctors to The Corner House for the second time this year for a bank holiday extravaganza we won’t forget in a hurry.

reggae night in Worthing

Photo courtesy of Anthony Dickinson

The Reggae Doctors put on the best reggae parties on the south coast, playing everything from rocksteady, ska, dub, calypso rub-a-dub and reggae mashup. Their May bank holiday visit was a complete success, so having them at The Corner House for an August event gave us another great opportunity to throw a spectacular reggae night in Worthing.

To compliment the music, we halted roasts for the Sunday and instead served a delicious barbecue. We even saved people heading indoors for drinks by building a bar in the garden! Our garden came alive with people enjoying good beats, delicious food, and, of course, Red Stripe Jamaican lager.

The weather didn’t play ball as much as we’d hoped, but that didn’t stop the afternoon and the evening being an absolute success. We hope to see The Reggae Doctors again in the future for another Repeat Prescription!

August Events in Worthing

Our list of the best August Events in Worthing Town Centre

There’s always something happening in and around our town, but during August, there’s lots of events in Worthing to choose from. From music events to carnivals, markets, kids activities, theatre and film, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most exciting August events in Worthing near The Corner House.

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Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

August’s arrival means that the summer holidays are well and truly upon us, so kids activities are all important. There’s plenty going on at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery this August, with several kids workshops, including the Eco Tapestry workshop on 4th, and the opportunity to design t-shirts on August 9th! If you fancy settling down to something that’s guaranteed to entertain your little ones, Peppa Pig’s Surprise is happening at Pavilion Theatre on 17th and 18th.

One of the August highlights in Worthing is the Rotary Carnvial, which takes place on the last weekend of the month. There’s a parade, a fun fair, plenty of stalls, and a generally glorious vibe – we just keep our fingers crossed for good weather!

13087358_1018518618243637_2137549996853587927_nThere’s events happening across our own calender too – Utopia Beach Beats starts at The Beach House on Saturday 6th. It’s the first of a regular DJ night hosted by Utopia, which will be held on the first Saturday of each month. The very popular Repeat Prescription is also taking place at The Corner House on Sunday 28th – a Reggae themed afternoon of music, food and cocktails!

You can find our full list of August events in Worthing here.

The History of The Corner House

We look back at the previous life of The Corner House

jackhorner We’re so proud to be established on a pub site with such rich history, and to serve Worthing as landlords have served from this bar for roughly 200 years! So where did it all start for our beautiful building?

Guides books dated 1805 state that the very first incarnation of The Corner House was called The Anchor, and existed at this time. The name is perhaps a variation of a 10 gallon measure of brandy, called an ‘Anker’, and what is now Lyndhurst Road was also called Anchor lane until 1874. It’s one of Worthing’s original pubs, and was reportedly the venue for a number of coroners inquests – most notably, in 1832, smuggler William Cowers who was shot by coastguards. It was rebuilt in the 1890’s, and is the building you see standing today. Unfortunately no known photographs exist of The Anchor before it was rebuilt, and none of the original building was retained.

the history of the corner houseThe pub stayed The Anchor until the 1980’s, when its reputation was in need of sprucing up. A name change to The Jack Horner heralded some history making for the pub, and for Worthing – it became the town’s first openly gay pub. Another name change to The Stage in the 2000’s saw the pub become a popular place for karaoke nights, live music and parties, drawing crowds from all over Worthing.

In 2015, of course, we took the helm and were conscious to respect this wonderful building’s heritage as a much loved Worthing pub – one of the first ever, no less. It’s a privilege to serve the people of Worthing as others have before us, and we look forward to many more years of this historic site being The Corner House!

Thank-you to the following sites for the pictures, and the information referred to in this post:
https://housebuyfast.co.uk/blog/worthing-past-and-present/
http://www.worthingpubs.com/anchor/anchor.htm
http://www.worthingheritagealliance.org.uk/WHT_Trail9_PUB.pdf

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New Beers at The Corner House

new beers at The Corner HouseThere’s some brand new beers at The Corner House – try them for yourselves

The first of the new beers at The Corner House is a gold coloured ale from our friends at Burning Sky Brewery just up the road in East Sussex. This peach, pine & resinous flavoured beer is perfect at any time of the day – we recommend that you enjoy it in our garden.

Our other new range of beers comes from a little further afield – Belgium! Vedett, a luxury pilsner lager, is an arm of the Duvel Moortgat Brewery, and was relaunched in 2003 having been in production since the 1940’s. Known for being excellent thirst quenchers, these lagers boast hints of fruit and vanilla. They’re good with mushrooms, asparagus, noodles, and rice dishes! These are definitely a must-try at The Corner House – we think you’ll find them very moreish too!

We’re open 7 days a week this summer, so whenever you fancy popping down, taking a seat in our garden and enjoying one of these tasty new beers, we’ll be ready and waiting! We hope to see you soon…

Gardening up a Storm in Worthing

storm in WorthingLocal organisation Storm have been working hard outside The Corner House

Our little ‘corner’ of Worthing has undergone quite a transformation in the last year – we’ve spruced up our historic building, made our indoor space into the cosiest bar in Worthing, and created a garden that can be enjoyed all year round. But what about outside our walls? That’s where Storm have come in, and we were very pleased to find out that their mission was to give the flowerbeds outside The Corner House a little bit of TLC.

storm in worthingStorm is a registered charity and voluntary group that have been established for 20 years, and work with children and young people in the local area. Their garden team work alongside Worthing Council, and are involved with various areas of prettiness around Worthing. We were so excited about the prospect of greenery and colour around our beloved building, that we donated some plants to the cause, and the results of their hard work are just stunning.

Of course, this splash of beauty outside is best enjoyed in person, so pop down to The Corner House and see it for yourself. A big well done to Storm in Worthing for all their hard work!

Euro 2016 in Worthing

The Corner House are showing all the fixtures for Euro 2016 in Worthing

The biggest football tournament of the year has kicked off, and at The Corner House, we don’t want to miss any of the action. That’s why we’re showing all the fixtures for Euro 2016 in Worthing, and we’d love for you to join us!

Our traditional pub setting is the ideal place to watch all the Euro events as they unfold, so grab a pint, perhaps order something tasty from our menu, sit back, and enjoy the action.

euro 2016 in worthing

euro 2016 in worthing

Fixtures courtesy of BBC Sport.

Draught Cyder at The Corner House

Brand new draught cyder at The Corner House

draught cyderAs much as we love beer at The Corner House, we love our cyder too, and it’s getting to the time of year where there’s not much better than sitting in the sun with a glass – and our brand new draught cyder is just in time!

The draught cyder, made by Aspall in Suffolk, is fruity and thirst quenching, perfect for summer months. If you like a drink with your meal and fancy a cyder, this one is best served with curries, chicken, and bramley apple pie!

Aspall themselves were established in 1728 by Clement Chevallier, who planted orchards at Aspall Hall in Suffolk, in the tiny hamlet of Aspall, north of the small market town of Debenham. The Chevallier family still live and work among the orchards today, making them the 8th generation of the family to run Aspall. They add Champagne yeast to all of their fermentations to efficiently ferment sugar to alcohol, and ensure all the natural aroma and flavour of the apple shines through. This makes for a real traditional cider – and it’s quickly become one of our favourites at The Corner House.

Pop in and try and glass of our new draught cyder – our sunny garden is ready and waiting too!

Fundraising Quiz in Worthing

Gareth E Owen hosts a fantastic fundraising quiz in Worthing

Even if you haven’t made it to The Corner House yet, you’ll have probably already seen that we’ve recently become home to Gareth E Owen’s quiz. It’s an extremely popular night every Monday, but it doesn’t just provide a great weekday night out – it raises funds for Superstar Arts, a non-profit community interest company that delivers creative educational projects and workshops for people with learning disabilities in the Worthing area.

superstararts2Superstar Arts was founded in 2012 in order to create new and exciting opportunities for those with learning difficulties by providing high quality, innovative artistic experiences, and encourage unique ideas, confidence building and social exploration. They work in partnership with similar groups and organisations to provide volunteer and work placement opportunities, and further strengthen the support network for people with learning disabilities in the Worthing area. Their projects are funded by grants from local authorities and charities, and from the fees paid by our participants, in addition to kind donations from local people. You can find out more about their fantastic work and how to donate over on their website.

Gareth’s quiz at The Corner House provides a great platform to fundraise for this important organisation within our community, and we’re so proud to be hosting a fun night that makes a real difference to others. Join us from 8pm every Monday to take part in Gareth’s Quiz.

Pub Roasts in Worthing

13043364_1009306522498180_3597211866593553667_n Pub roasts in Worthing are still very popular

Roast dinners have always been something we’ve put a big emphasis on at The Corner House, and thanks to our passion for quality home cooked food, we’ve been rewarded with countless reviews rating our pub roasts as the best in Worthing.

A good roast consists of quality meat, lots of veg, and of course, the crowning glory, the Yorkshire pudding. With this in mind, every Sunday we offer pub roasts in Worthing that we’re proud of, and we’re pleased to say that diners are very happy too! ‘One of the best I have had out in at least a year’ said one customer on Tripadvisor, with another claiming our Yorkshires to be ‘the biggest she’d ever seen’. High praise indeed!

Of course, one of the most important element of offering pub roasts in Worthing in making sure we cater for vegetarians too. We find our vegetarian strudel to be very popular of a Sunday afternoon, and it comes with all the trimmings you’d expect with a roast. The child’s roast caters for small appetites, and our pub is dog friendly – the whole family can come!

We’re proud to be offering traditional pub roasts in Worthing, and our Sunday Menu is available from 12-4pm. The popularity of our food means we get very busy, and it’s advisable to book to avoid disappointment – call us on 01903 216463 to book a table. You can view all our reviews on TripAdvisor here.

Header image courtesy of Lyndsay (fizzypeaches) on Instagram