Telephone: 01403 256 435

24a Carfax


RH12 1EB

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Fruit & Veg, Bakery, Dairy, Groceries, Confectionery, Coffee, Tea, Wines, Beers, Ciders, Spirits and freshly made food from our Cafe-Deli
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August 2020 UPDATE

During these difficult times, Crates is offering additional services to help our customers shop safely, order online (with contactless collection and delivery) and even a virtual personal shopping experience!


ONLINE – Fruit&Veg Boxes & Grocery Bags – please go our shop here. Collect ‘contactlessly’ or FREE delivery for orders of £30+ and within RH12 code area. For delivery in other areas, please enquire. We will be able to arrange delivery for an additional charge.

If you require any other goods, please call or email your order to and we can arrange.  We are currently updating our online ordering facility so this should be available soon.


CARFAX SHOP – The shop is now open for customers with appropriate social distancing and measures in place to keep everyone safe.

OPEN: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm

CRATES COFFEE SHOP – The COFFEE SHOP is now open for seating and takeaway, newly refurbished with social distancing measures in place.   We are serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, toasties, pastries and daily specials from 8am to 3pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 3pm on Saturdays. We also have a licence and are selling local wines, sparkles and beers by the glass!

SHOP@HOME – Have your shopping list ready, call 01403 256435 or email . We’ll put your order together ready for contactless collection or delivery.

Service available Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. FREE delivery for all orders of £30+ within RH12 area. (A small charge will be made for smaller orders or delivery outside this area).  

Please Stay Safe – shop SAFELY ! x



Crates Local is situated in a prime location in Horsham Town Centre. It is a natural addition to the growing list of great independent food outlets and amazing wealth of fabulous restaurants including Michelin star Tristan’s. Our customers demand quality, local and fresh produce on a weekly basis.Crates Local Carfax Horsham West Sussex

A natural addition to Crates is our Coffee Shop, serving amazing coffee from Horsham Coffee Roaster and speciality teas from Bird&Blend. All of our pastries, sandwiches and soft drinks are of course made up from the local produce we already have in the Crates Local shop. In the summer we create tasty salads featuring the famous Nutbourne tomatoes and during winter we switch to nourishing daily soups.

The choice of produce available from the shop is extensive from fruit and vegetables, artisan bread, dairy, cheese, eggs, cakes, soft drinks, jams, chutneys and even handmade chocolate. The shop also boasts a fine range of local wines from Bolney Wine Estate, beers from local breweries such as Hepworth , Loud Shirt and Firebird, ciders from Wobblegate, Garden Cider and Trenchmore Farm‘s Silly Moo.

Gin has become one of our most popular draws and we proudly serve some of the best gins (and vodkas) in the South with tasting always available upon request. Our main stays on our crates include Brighton Gin, Horsham’s very own Cabin Pressure and Chilgrove – both their Dry Gin and Bramble. Other wonderful creations include four from The Gin Kitchen; Gutsy Monkey, Blushing Monkey, Ginger Cat & Dancing Dragontail together with Pure Sussex and Sussex Blue from Harley House, a trio from Sherlock & Sons, the Greensand Ridge collection,  Jarrold’s including their magnificent Limited Edition Sloe,  Generation 11, Hidden Curiosities, Chichester Harbour, Madame Jennifer’s duo and various releases from Corner 53. There is also an ever changing selection of guest gins from all four corners of the UK. Crates now also boasts it’s very own gin Horsham Serpent Gin, made for us by Horsham distiller, Cabin Pressure Spirits although you may well also find it served in Horsham’s finest establishments.