|SIR TIMOTHY SHELLEY - CHAPEL ROAD - CLOSED 2017|
Opened around 2000. Closed on
the 1st of January 2017. A wetherspoons pub. Ex carpet shop.
"The name was unveiled at the
new Wetherspoons hostelry in Chapel Road, Worthing, yesterday. Poet
Percy Bysshe Shelley was born at Field Place, Warnham, near Horsham,
on August 4, 1792. He later moved to Castle Goring. His father, Sir
Timothy Shelley, owned the land the pub now stands on.
Another possibility was to
call the drinking-hole the Oscar Wilde as the playwright wrote The
Importance of Being Ernest in the town in 1894. A further option was
to call it the John Worthing, the hero of Wilde's play. Percy
Shelley was best known for his songs and poems including Ode To A
Skylark and Adonais.
He married Mary Godwin who later wrote Frankenstein." - From Argus newspaper 6th December 2000