the team
We started on our micropub journey after visiting The Tankerton Arms in Whitstable in the summer of 2013. Nigel Ranger is a friend from years ago and had invited us along to visit as we were camping in the area. We fell in love with The Tank and the concept and began thinking how well this idea would work in Hove​. Finding the right location and the right property was a challenge but after losing our first property at the eleventh hour, we found this wonderful location in Goldstone Villas, a local conservation area just south of Hove railway station.

We're not business men and women; we are two teachers, a teaching assistant and an IT professional. Leaving secure jobs to embark on a completely new venture has been daunting for Ali and Ruth but we all feel very passionate about The Watchmaker's Arms and the feedback we've had from our many friends in the area has convinced us we are doing something that will be good for the local community. We've had so much help and support from our friends and the landlords of the many micropubs we have visited in Kent and Sussex to ask for advice.

Our thanks go out to all of  you.