Wilkes' Head

West Sussex - Eastergate

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: II

Church Lane
PO20 3UT

OS ref: SU943053

Tel: (01243) 543380

Email: wilkesheadeastergate@gmail.com

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Barnham

Station Distance: 2000m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Barnham) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

A 200-year-old brick pub that may have had an off-sales hatch in front of you as you enter i.e. lost, but no certainty about this. Has a small room on the left with parquet floor, a bar counter added in recent years (but could be 1930s) which looks like it replaced a hatch, a 1930s fireplace and half tongue ā€˜nā€™ groove panelling. The bar on the right with uneven flagstone floor, an old piece of furniture with cupboards and drawers for a bar counter (for how long ?), half tongue ā€˜nā€™ groove panelling, a large brick fireplace and the room has been extended back and knocked-through at some time. A modern extension on the right houses a separate dining room. The pub's name is believed to be associated with historic political reformer John Wilkes. He championed the common people and was held in the tower of London for his criticism of the King and the government. He eventually held office as mayor of London.

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