About Us

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."
~Frank Sinatra


The Beer Essentials was established in August 2001 by former King & Barnes retail sales manager, Gareth Jones, following the closure of King & Barnes in 2000. Eager to continue providing proper beer to the good people of Horsham, Gareth immediately set to establishing his very own off-licence. Many years later, The Beer Essentials stands as a haven of real ale in the Horsham District. Situated in Horsham's historic town centre, The Beer Essentials continues to provide top quality beer and cider to it's happy patrons.


The Shop

There are around 150 bottled beers and ciders to choose from with new lines arriving all the time. As well as this, you can buy fresh draught beer straight from the cask to take away, ready to drink in 4 pint and 8 pint refillable containers. We always keep a wide variety of cask beers that are constantly changing, ranging from session strength bitters up to Imperial Stouts at 10.5% ABV! Customers are free to taste our cask beers before buying.

Larger sized polypin and minipin containers are also available for order and collection from the shop. 17 pints (minipin) and 34 pints (polypin) are sold in boxed plastic containers with a tap, and we also sell 72 pint barrels (including free loan of a tap and a cradle to keep the barrel on) which are available to order. These larger quantities are perfect for parties, weddings or indeed any celebration when only the proper stuff will do.

As well as real ale and cider, we also sell rare and interesting breweriana. We have a variety of beer memorabilia and collectables from all sorts of brewing industry brands including glasses, steins, bottle openers and many more. Our collection is always growing so come to the shop and see what we've got.

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