, is astonished when his phone rings with an unknown number which he then tries to call. We are welcomed warmly, but the Bowland Brewery beer has more than a whiff of vinegar to it.
Disappointing for a club with GBG status and Beautiful Beer and Cask Marque logos outside.
The is an elegant ex Tetley house which is fading fast under the dead hand of an anonymous pub company.
The beer choice is Adnams, Jennings, Deuchars and Marstons. We scurry off into the rain which drives Steve's umbrella inside out and breaks some of the spokes. We make for the which is a neat, almost wine bar type venue with a live jazz band on.
The Adnams is stale and papery, the Deuchars tired and the Jennings Cumberland, flattish and uninspiring. The Hydes beers are in marvellous condition and we admire the various young ladies going up astonishingly steep stairs as we sup contentedly.
Each outlet is a destination in its own right, so why not stop for a pint, a bite to eat or (if in Horsham) some beers to take home?
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Selden Arms, Worthing Address: 41 Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, BN11 2DB (near Worthing Hospital & Aquarena).
Open: Mon-Fri 11am-11pm (11.30 on Fri); 12pm-11pm Sat; 12pm-10.30pm Sun.
Bitter, Jekyll's Gold and the seasonal, Bells and Whistles all hit the spot.
We all get a chance to experience the stairs, as the toilets are up there.
They put a strain on my arthritic right knee which I could have done without.