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A warm welcome to Worthing’s newcomers.

Coming soon to Portland Road, RanSacked promises a board game library and escape rooms along with coffee, panini, milkshakes and more. This family business will host regular sessions and also offer a small number of games for sale.

Brighton institution Bert’s is pitching up on Montague Street this year with its kitsch array of homewares.
Whether you’re in the market for a simple spatula or a vibrant flamingo watering can, Bert’s can kit you out, and with gifts, toys and cards and even the odd 3D cardboard cutout of The Queen, they can genuinely claim to have something for everyone!

The escape room offer will be strong in Worthing this year, with MindWorks opening in the Guildbourne Centre. We’re looking forwards to peeking behind the red velvet curtains to tease our brains with immersive challenges such
as Smuggler’s Ruin, set in 19th century Worthing, which will all offer multiple endings based on the choices you make during the game.

CHAPEAU JULES (image feature)
Moving in to the old Chloe shop on Brighton Road, Chapeau Jules has abackground in making beautiful hats and
headpieces for vintage lovers. There will be a studio upstairs as well as a selection of vintage clothing, with plans to offer workshops in the future. Check out her work on Insta @chapeaujules while you wait for the shop to open its doors.

Inspired by Worthing’s growing micropub scene, this friendly alehouse on Sea Road in East Preston promises a new take on a modern classic with an industrial interior and a tempting array of craft gin, ciders and a weekly tap list from around the UK. Make sure you order a pint of their own beer, brewed at the award-winning Langham Brewery in Petworth.

South Farm Road is becoming quite the foodie haven, and this new family friendly ice cream parlour promises to add another flavour to the mix. There will be dinky doughnuts, waffles, crepes and cake, as well as hot drinks, milkshakes and smoothies. Gluten free and vegan options will also be on the menu.

Crammed with fantastic vintage pieces, this treasure trove of a shop on Brighton Road has moved from its previous spot on Tarring Road. It’s the place to hunt down everything from ethical taxidermy to vintage clothing,
one-off lighting to handmade jewellery, mid-century furniture to quirky homewares, all curated by owner Laura.