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the old Crawford Arms pub at Red Rock
Started by: i-spy (13886)  Report abuse
drove past it yesterday and they seem to be adding an extension to the building. Anybody know what's happening. It's been shut for a while after the restaurant flopped.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4612)   Report abuse
70s and 80s brilliant meals good luck to them

Posted by: i-spy (13886)  Report abuse
I can't remember ever having a good pint in there.

Posted by: i-spy (13886)  Report abuse
there was more work going on when I passed by today. Still don't know what it's going to be though.

Posted by: veteran (1602)  Report abuse

Most likely a Chinese or Indian restaurant, nearly all the empty pubs are being taken over with them, there is one at Plat Bridge (Moss Lane) being turned into one

Posted by: winder (1293)  Report abuse
Definitely not Chinese or Indian it will be run by an Englishman.
He is keeping the Bridge 63 name as well.

Posted by: fedup (136) Report abuse
The word is that the pub may reopen with a cafe/ice cream parlour attached-hence the extension!
perhaps not a bad idea!

Posted by: nicko (inactive) Report abuse
Excellent spot it's a great place in the summer ,the previous owners have never quite got it right ,hope they get it right this time

Posted by: dave b (1252)  Report abuse
Years ago when it was crawford arms wasnt the bar top all cover in old penny pieces 1d stuck on with glue or am i thinking of somewhere else

Posted by: sammyjade (495) Report abuse
Its a lovely canal side pub,& was my mum n dads local way back in the 50s.didnt seem much money about but they knew how to have a great time.

Posted by: i-spy (13886)  Report abuse
went past last week and it looks like whatever was happening isn't happening now.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4612)   Report abuse
i-spy that is sad to hear .

Posted by: chestymcphee (1007) Report abuse
they are making slow progress but it has been like that for a while, i'm guessing they are probably taking their time and aiming for a March / April opening?

Somebody told me they same people are opening the new pub in Swinley and had switched their efforts to that for now - not sure how true that is.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4612)   Report abuse
give them time then.

Posted by: winder (1293)  Report abuse
I'm driving past nearly every day and they seem to work on it for a month or so and then have a couple of months off.

Hope they get it up and running in time for the summer trade.

Posted by: tonker (19522)   Report abuse
I hope they don't start putting a slice of orange on their turkey salads, or they'll fail as well!

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4612)   Report abuse
heaven forbid terrible it will spoil the orange

Posted by: vera howarth (2584)   Report abuse
There should be some way of ensuring that these old pubs keep their historical names,even those that are restaraunts. Very often there is so much attached to the names and they are a part of our tradition and heritage.

Posted by: sir bob (7084)  Report abuse
I have always got names of 'Crawford' at Red Rock, mixed up with 'Crown' at Bradley ...

Dunno why

Posted by: Jumpin Jack Flash (119) Report abuse
i enjoyed fishing along the canal there a few years ago, i remember watching them get deliveries, a fruit and veg wagon used to pull up and it was driven by a young girl, the veg was taken off the wagon by a young lad, it always made me smile, i cant remember who they worked for, but it looked hard work, i think they came from Standish but i,m not sure, its 30 odd years ago

Posted by: tonker (19522)   Report abuse
That fruit and veg wagon would've been delivering oranges, to put on their Turkey Salad Barm Joeys!

Posted by: sonlyme (2340) Report abuse
Turkey and orange?.They'll be putting a slice of black pudding and an umbrella in the guinness next.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4612)   Report abuse
sounds good to me nothing wrong with fancy cocktails

Posted by: i-spy (13886)  Report abuse
See today's photo-a-day. Progress still looks slow.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4612)   Report abuse
it doesnt like they are in a rush looks like a private dwelling now.

Posted by: aitch (5487)   Report abuse
Gone

Posted by: aitch (5487)   Report abuse
The last time I was in there the chef did a runner just as we arrived so they shut the kitchen down, that was about 3 or 4 years ago, the time before that I was in there with my wife to be, I had borrowed my uncles vauxhall cresta and parked on the carpark to the rear of the pub, well when we tried to drive off the clutch went and no way could I getup the slope to the road , it finished up with me being towed into gorden fords and my wife and friends going home in a taxi, all in all a very expensive night out, so that pub doesnt do it for me

Posted by: tonker (19522)   Report abuse
"The last time I was in there the chef did a runner just as we arrived "

He must have run out of oranges!

PS: "I had borrowed my uncles vauxhall cresta ...... the clutch went ..... towed into gorden fords"

Taking a sick Vauxhall into Gordons Ford for repair isn't normal behaviour!

Posted by: aitch (5487)   Report abuse
Tonker in 1964 it was any port or garage in a predicament ln the late hours of Saturday night, and you still havent changed your behaviour,

Posted by: aitch (5487)   Report abuse
Tonker in 1964 it was any port or garage in a predicament ln the late hours of Saturday night, and you still havent changed your behaviour,

Posted by: aitch (5487)   Report abuse
Gone again

Posted by: tonker (19522)   Report abuse
Could you write that again Aitch, I'm a bit hard of reading?

Posted by: Jumpin Jack Flash (119) Report abuse
It doesn't look promising for a pub does it, spent many a happy hour along that canal bank, a few pints later on in the pub and listening to me old mate sammy, happy days

Posted by: i-spy (13886)  Report abuse
Any news update

Posted by: winder (1293)  Report abuse
Nothing going on at the moment, i-spy.
The plan was for a single storey extension with decking area, the extension has been built, but they haven't worked on any part of the pub at all this year.

It is supposed to be opening as a pub and coffee house, but when....

Posted by: upthetims (6505) Report abuse


Went past t'other day,no sign of life or work being done.Seen barges lined up along cut bank on hot summers days,and the pub packed.Oh for the good owd days

Posted by: i-spy (13886)  Report abuse
it looks a little bit sadder every time I go past the place.

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3032)  Report abuse
I DONT THINK IT WILL BE A PUB ANYMORE.

Posted by: broady (13699)   Report abuse
WHY DO YOU SHOUT ALL THE TIME.???

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4612)   Report abuse
capital gains.

Posted by: PeterP (6593) Report abuse
Broady we are all deafCome on Golden Bear type in lower case with nearly 1000 posts now under your belt you would by now know its not computer savvy to use upper case except to stress a point(its classed has shouting at someone via your keyboard) IT JUST NOT DONE OLD BEAN

Posted by: jodav (206) Report abuse
Fifty years ago we would walk up the canal bank from the old boat house to the Crawford Arms.
We were certainly ready for a glass of beer when we arrived.

Posted by: veteran (1602)  Report abuse

Didn't quite a few canal boats stop of there at one time?
when it was a good pub fer meals and a pint

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4612)   Report abuse
hope it reopens good luck to them summertime make some money get on in there people.

Posted by: i-spy (13886)  Report abuse
there's still plenty boats veteran. Just no ale.

Posted by: sonlyme (2340) Report abuse
They're private moorings there and a few live on the boats.I used to chat to one of them called Denis when i called for a pint after fishing on the canal.

Posted by: i-spy (13886)  Report abuse
Signs of activity when I went past today and the pile of rubble is getting bigger.
A good sign maybe

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4612)   Report abuse
hopefully i-spy.

Posted by: blackrodweaver (521) Report abuse
Yes i-spy we came past as well them bricks are really piled up at the end. must be really gutting it

Posted by: i-spy (13886)  Report abuse
It's still looking very sad and unloved

 
 
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