Welcome to www.worthingpubs.com, dedicated to researching the history of our local pubs.

This study is ongoing and we welcome contributions, stories, pictures etc that will expand our knowledge and bring back memories of times past.
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Why a hotel on a pub web site you may ask. Many hotels had bars open to non residents and the licensing laws for hotels were at times different to those of public houses. It also gave a bit of 'respectability' to having a drink with the fairer sex.

Hotels would often cater to the more casual drinking classes by providing a separate building known as a 'shades' with its own landlord or manager, thus separating the 'working class' from the more affluent guests whilst retaining an income across the board. See Craic


Built in 1865 and called the 'Heene', it was later renamed the West Worthing Hotel. Around 1890 when Worthing and Heene became one borough, it then became the Burlington.

The south front was altered in 1911.