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24a Carfax


RH12 1EB

Real food


local producers

Crates brings the best and freshest of local produce into Horsham Town Centre. The South East is blessed with hundreds of local producers and artisans who are rearing, growing and baking everything from artisan bread, fruit and vegetables, dairy, eggs, preserves, chocolate, oils, coffee roasting together with many brewers and wine makers. Crates is one of the only outlets in Sussex to stock almost entirely local produce.

The Carfax was the only real location for Crates. As the hub of Horsham Town Centre, it is home to the award winning Local Produce market, some great food shops including a fishmongers, bakers and Italian deli in addition to some wonderful independents.


24a Carfax is, of course, a true corner shop. However, it is clear that this premises had been somewhat neglected, ignored and not really cared for. Once we discovered the rich history attached to the building, we fell in love with it. After all, we are now the custodians of a space dating back to the 1500’s. It was home to the town’s gaoler, Nicholas Lintott, back then and, centuries later, a nostalgic place where half the town seemed to have had their eyes tested at some time during the years it spent as an opticians!