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Ye Old Six Bells is back, and you are going to love the changes!

After a major renovation the historic Horley pub is about to reopen its doors.



Six months ago the community were left shocked as images of fire streaming through one of the areas of the pub filtered their way through the news and social media.

The 700-year-old pub in Horley looked to have taken significant damage and questions were asked about when the classic pub would be able to reopen.

Well now that question can now be answered…this Friday 6th December!

Work started on the renovation back in October with work done on both the inside and the outside of the pub in a style that the owners say will ‘pay homage to the pub’s traditional roots and picturesque location’.

But it’s not just the look of the pub that has changed.

A brand new food menu has been brought in along with a much more extensive offering of wines, gins and craft beers.

We went along for a tasting of their new brunch menu and after choosing the pancakes, this journalist can say hand on heart that they were the best he had ‘ever’ had (and this is no advertorial!!!).

Wayne Thompson, landlord at Ye Olde Six Bells, said:

“We’re working hard to create a truly unique and enjoyable experience for our guests and are so excited to unveil the new Ye Olde Six Bells to the local area.

“The work that is currently underway is centred around creating an original country pub with a real difference. The new Six Bells will provide both our regulars and first-time guests with an exciting location to enjoy high-quality dining in beautiful surroundings.

“Both myself and the whole team are incredibly excited to reopen the doors and welcome guests to experience the new Six Bells for themselves. We hope that they’re pleased to have us back and love the transformation”.  

It can be all too easy to put a lick of paint on a wall or throw some bright cushions on a chair and call it a renovation in the same way that it can be easy to add a few new dishes and call it a new menu. But what this classic pub has done is much more than that.

Ye Old Six Bells has thought very carefully about what they wanted to achieve and what they wanted to give to their guests and that comes through immediately when you arrive.

But there is also something special that you cannot just ‘create’ that the pub has brought with it. The staff, most of whom have returned from before the fire.

Friendly, welcoming and genuinely caring, this is not just another pub visit, this is a visit to a friends or a family member and one that is no longer a lost relative, but one that has returned from a much missed absence.

Welcome back Ye Old Six Bells!

Ye Old Six Bells reopens its doors this Friday 6th December.


Crawley residents given chance to question police & leaders over towns issues



Crawley residents are being given the chance to pose questions to Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, Chief Inspector Shane Baker (District Commander for Crawley & Mid Sussex), Henry Smith MP, and Ashwin Soni of the Crawley Interfaith Network. 

Questions can be about any issue relating to policing in Sussex but should avoid mentioning specific cases which cannot be publicly discussed. 

Written questions must be submitted by midnight on Friday 30 October to give enough preparation time ahead of the live discussion. 

Mrs Bourne said;

“This is an opportunity for Crawley residents’ voices to be heard. We know that reports of anti-social behaviour, business crime and even serious organised crime, have risen over the last year so I hope that residents will actively engage with this event. 

“The diversity of the Crawley community is something to be celebrated and we don’t want anybody to feel overlooked in this discussion. 

“If you are living in the Crawley area and would like to raise a concern, please submit a question. I want to hear what you have to say and have brought together a panel that will be able to hopefully answer your queries and offer some reassurance.”

Questions can be submitted in writing to

The meeting will be held virtually, starting at 11.00am on Friday 13 November and will be webcast live here:

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