|RUDIS BAR - 2 ANN STREET|
Used to be The
Scooby-do coffee bar,
later briefly the
Locomotive, became Viking Coffee Bar about 1970. Premises were were
about 5 or 6 steps down from street level, & had a ceiling arched
along its length like a tunnel. Became a licensed bar under present
name in the 1990's. (Roger)
Left: A picture sent in by Mark
Abbott of the Crow Bar who remembers it as a bikers and hippies hang
Thomas McGuckin applied to open a cider bar at 2 Ann street, but the application was refused on the grounds that the premises were unsuitable. The building (a cellar type property) was formality the Scoobidoo Coffee Bar. (Worthing Gazette 1968)
Once known as the
Update: information has come my
way from Colin.
Renamed Cheers II in 2010.
Additional: Steve Coombes has recently informed us that during the first Typhoid outbreak in Worthing, it was used as a temporary morgue.
Colin & Sarah Shaw have been
running the Cheers II bar now for a couple of years (2009),
surprisingly they have no future plans for the bar but due to the
limited space expansion is out of the question, however as Colin
says, its a single bar, easy to manage, low overheads and a regular
clientele which keeps it ticking over happily and they see no reason
to change. Very
popular for private parties up to 50.
It was mentioned that it may have been called the 'Tube' for a short period of time, this is unconfirmed.