BRUNSWICK - Thorn Road
Currently the Brunswick & Thorn- a licensed bistro that has craft beers.
The name derives from its corner position on Brunswick road and Thorn road.
The re-branding of the Brunswick (then the Aintree 2010) in 2012, becoming the Bay.

Sporting a refreshed exterior, the inside reflect the changing face of our pubs. Greater emphasis is now placed on family dining, but a more traditional feel has been kept by dividing the ground floor in to two separate but open sections. Good use has been made of natural sunlight befitting such a large building.

Speaking to the new chef, it is hoped local produce and locally caught fish will adorn the menu in the coming months.

So far we have failed to understand why there was a rampant horse motif on the side of the building when it was the un-horse related Brunswick?

Originally the King & Queen and built around 1839 on the outskirts of Worthing in an area known as Heene. Situated on common land named as rough lands, this later became corrupted to Rowlands - a nearby road bears that name today.

It was remodelled and renamed the Brunswick Hotel in 1874, although evidence has come to light that this was in fact in 1867 at the Petty sessions in Worthing. A beer shop at 8 Brunswick Road took on the King & Queen name after the change until its own closure in 1900.

Re-branded the Aintree, Pub & kitchen in 2010.

The King and Queen beer shop.

See 'King and Queen' on the main page to find out more.


THE BAY 2012

So easy to forget that the Bay is also a hotel. Each room freshly decorated with TV and on-suite.


The Aintree 2010 with its modern refit, is clearly designed to capture all taste. The quieter carpeted bar with fireplace and soft seats is in contrast to the lighter bar next door for socialising.




Pleased to see that they have retained some proper pub elements, notice three dart boards.



Known landlord/manager


1839 - W Poland
1867 - John Naden
1892: JHL Hine
1914: Herbert Mead
1927: ST Wayment
2012: Anna Pacy

1845: William Poland, landlord of the King and Queen public house, at Heene, was fined 20s, with costs, for keeping his house open on a Sunday morning during divine service, for the reception of persons not being travellers, constable Toler deposed that there were fourteen persons from Worthing there, smoking and drinking - Defendant was cautioned against a repetition of the offence.