Bridge 63 Red Rock.
I have just read that the pub 'Bridge 63' at Red Rock (formerly the Crawford Arms) is re-opening as a pub, restaurant and coffee bar and if all goes to plan it should be open in around four months time. Apparently work has been going on to get the inside done before they tackle the outside. I suppose the boaters and fishermen will be pleased that they have somewhere, canalside, to get a meal and a drink.
Started: 20th Jul 2021 at 08:20
That's good news lock lass, used to love a pint in there back in the day when my grandparents lived on Hampson Green.
Replied: 20th Jul 2021 at 11:32
boaters and fishermen will be pleased that they have somewhere, canalside, to get a meal and a drink.
Don't forget us cyclists,
Replied: 21st Jul 2021 at 21:47
Cyclist who churn all the towpath up?
Replied: 24th Jul 2021 at 22:17
That’s good news, Lock Lass, hope the business is a success.
Replied: 25th Jul 2021 at 14:30
This is a true story that has now been aroused by the sheer mention of the old pub. I remember in my hippy days back in 74, I took my girlfriend (to soon become wife) there for a drink. I ordered and the barmaid looked over my shoulder. I indicated that I was in fact the next person in line... but she informed me that she had to speak to the manager. Eventually he appeared and advised that he couldn't serve me. I asked why and he suggested that I knew why. Maybe he had mistook me for someone similar who was a trouble maker... but no, after much discussion he advised that my attire wasn't suitable. I asked if I returned home and put a suit and tie on he would I be served. He was a bit reluctant but said maybe. I don't think it was just my clothes but more the length of my hair,
I gave him a look that that he probably didn't forget, then took my girlfriend on a long walk to the (then rather posh) Cherry Gardens where despite alternative clothing and lifestyles the staff were wonderfully accommodating.
In conclusion, I am happy of the prospective reinvention, but have ignored the place since the 70s. Hope the new management are more inclusive than they were back then.
But best wishes!
Replied: 27th Jul 2021 at 16:35