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The pub is situated just outside Worthing on the busy A27 but was an important coaching stop between Worthing and Arundel.

Built in 1741 as the Rose and Crown, changing to The Coach and Horses in 1763. A coach house was added in 1785 as it became a staging post.

Thomas Green from Angmering was an early landlord who later moved on to Hampshire.

It would appear that Terry Spinx ran the Coach & Horse sometime in the 1980's. Terry was Flyweight Gold-Medallist in the 1956 Olympics.


Known Landlords

1921 - 1925 William Henry Kirk
1925 - 1961 George Wainwright (To retirement)
Also brother-In-Law of WH Kirk above