James Wells Architects has been commissioned to design the complete refurbishment and upgrading of a classic Sussex Pub in Climping, just a few minutes walk from the beach. The Black Horse ceased trading and was vacated in 2018. Historic Sussex Hotels purchased the freehold and commissioned James and his team to apply their restaurant and bar expertise to the 17th Century Grade II Listed inn.
Traditional Pub with a passion for good food and drink using local ingredients
The plan is to rework the building with a slightly larger footprint to allow a more viable venue to be created. The interior is completely refurbished to bring it into line with modern catering requirements and visitor expectations as well as extending the car park to accommodate a larger number of parking spaces. Landscaping around the building will be improved with new planting and surfaces to better present a traditional country pub.
Historic Sussex Hotels is a privately owned collection of three very distinctive, luxury hotels, spas and restaurants set in some of the most stunning locations in West Sussex. Pontus Carminger, Joint Managing Director of HSH comments, “Each hotel is unique in style, character and history while sharing the same philosophy: to bring delight to our guests. This exciting addition, just a short stroll from Bailiffscourt and Climping Beach, is set to become a firm favourite with both locals and visitors to Sussex.”
The pub refurbishment project is currently in planning and the main contractor Amiri Special Works has officially been appointed to undertake the refurbishment work.
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