Pub name finalised after several choices rejected

The name change was spotted by Shoreham reader Richard Hasler, who sent in this photograph to the Herald
The name change was spotted by Shoreham reader Richard Hasler, who sent in this photograph to the Herald

EAGLE-eyed readers have spotted a last-minute name change at the new Marston’s Two-for-One in Shoreham.

For a couple of weeks, it has had The Houseboat proudly displayed. But now the pub sign has gone up, the name has been changed to The Longshore.

It turns out that was the last of several options, including Chalk Downs.

Shay Boyfield, regional operations manager, explained: “The reason it is now called The Longshore is because of the longshore drifts in Shoreham, something the area is famous for.

“All new Marston pubs are being named from local icons and we thought this was a nice local name for the Shoreham one.”

Reader Richard Hasler, of Ormonde Way, Shoreham, sent in the photograph, right. He asked: “Is this a change of mind or a complete lack of communication?”

Cyril Crouch, from Shoreham Beach, also sent in photos.

“Surprise, surprise! Yet another name,” he said.

Marston’s revealed Chalk Downs was originally mooted but the sign makers advised this wouldn’t make a good picture for the sign.

The pub and restaurant will be opening on Monday, June 17. A total of 45 new staff have been recruited.