Mayor to open new Chichester pub

The Chantry is set to open September 23
The Chantry is set to open September 23

The Mayor of Chichester has agreed to pull the first pint at the ‘Chantry’ pub when it opens on Friday September 23.

A ‘VIP’ event will mark the opening of the pub, which has taken the place of the Slug and Lettuce in South Street.

The building’s £250,000 renovation includes neon-lit back wall taps and Henty’s garden, a 15th century courtyard with a quirky old piano made into a giant planter.

Singer and songwriter Lauren Bannon is in the line up to provide acoustics for the evening, with a full opening at 7pm.

Manager Neil O’Hagan explained: “We’ve added a great all day, urban style menu; six craft ales; two craft ciders; thirty-eight amazing cocktails; and fifteen gins infused right here in the pub.

“It’s a fabulous offer for Chichester.”

Burgers, pizzas, tapas and pies are on the menu, with entertainment such as quizzes, live entertainment and gin and jazz nights.

Offers will include Try it Tuesday, an opportunity to sample three beers in one sitting; Crafty burger Wednesday with burger and a beer; 2-4-1 pizzas Thursday and Fizz Friday with an offer on Prosecco by the bottle.

The development has created twelve new job roles and is owned by the Stonegate Pub Company, which also owned the Slug and Lettuce.

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