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Once known as The Horn of Plenty
"JB's Bar" - in 1960s was the Ocean Club, later Caroline's (still a club), run by John Bachtiger & Jock McGuckin, who ran various other venues in the area (Carioca, Tiroler Bar, Royal Stewart at various times, also Bali Hai in Bognor). In mid-1980s was acquired (leased, I guess) by Brian Downs, late of the Central Hotel, who remodelled it & opened it as the Horn of Plenty pub. Sadly, Brian died shortly after that, heavily in debt on the venture In due course, John Bachtiger took it over & it became JB's (obviously) Bar.
(contribution by Roger Cloake)


At present (October 2015) they are also known as the Worthing Chilli Parlour, with a range of chilli based dishes, late morning to late afternoon. www.worthingchilliparlour.com


  Caroline turns out the be the name of John Bachtiger's wife, shown above.

Bar managers 1997 - Sean Allen & Nicol Seberry