We are used to seeing many pubs closing around here so it gives me great pleasure to see a pub that has been closed for a while reopening its doors under new management and free of tie. The Rainbow Inn is just outside the inner ring road and both inside and out it still looks like it is in need of some TLC. At least it appears it will now be getting some.
When I popped in yesterday for a quick pint it had three beers available on handpump. I went for the Longman American Pale Ale (4.8% ABV) which is a lovely golden hoppy beer as you would expect with it being an APA. The classic session bitter Dark Star Hophead was also available alongside Skinners Betty Stoggs. A brief chat with the barman (who has moved from the GBG-listed Bull Inn) tells me the Hophead will probably be a regular with the other two hosting a variety of generally local beers with beers from local brewers Irving and Langham already lined up in the cellar.
Great news indeed and if any of you are in Chichester give it a visit and enjoy a fine pint. It has only been open a week so I'm sure your support would be appreciated.