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Re: The Old Crown

Post by Roy D Hacksaw on Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:13 pm

I live in the fourth most deprived electorial ward in Britain, and for me all this talk of the mean streets of Twerton is laughable. I guess you can only compare it to what you know. The obscure village where I grew up in the back end of Berkshire was probably more dangerous than Twerton, though.

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Re: The Old Crown

Post by OliverH on Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:06 pm

Marc Monitor wrote:Bringing this back to a Bath City-related theme, part of the Bid process was, of course, making sure that the club had a social policy, upheld its social responsibilities to the local area and had link with local social organisations. While a limited amount can be done before the club becomes community owned, there has been movement to this effect already and, where things can be done, they are and will.

Personally, in a world where physical social hubs are being reduced greatly, I think that, like football clubs, local pubs, schools, shops and even churches are to be cherished, valued and protected as vital elements of social cohesion especially for the elderly and those that are limited mobility/transport wise.

Agree 100%, you can't separate physical assets from the social fabric.

Regarding increasing the club's social impact - now that the club has committed to a process of transition to community ownership and club/Bid partnerships like 1000BC are up and running, I'd encourage anyone who wants to push forward social impact ideas or help to build further links with local organisations to get in touch at info@bigbathcitybid.org.uk.
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Re: The Old Crown

Post by SteveBradley on Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:56 pm

freeview wrote:
SteveBradley wrote:Twerton is slowly changing - young professionals moving there because of the cheap house prices/rents, hundreds of students in the area now etc. It means there'll be a lot more disposable income in the area, but probably also people a lot fussier about how and where they spend it.

As Twerton slowly changes, it wouldn't be a great surprise if its most visible pub did as well in fairness.

More lib dem claptrap eh steve 'Twerton is definitely changing, for the worse that is over run with drink, drug problems run down high street. Those young professionals you speak of soon clear off after a while, as for the students what do they actually bring to the high street, only here for half the year and there main purchases are Drink and food i e Lidl,sainsburys, and soon to be costa right next to them

Where to start with this one.....?! Laughing

Firstly - I have my own views which are separate from any political party I may or may not be associated with. If you think my post is claptrap, then it's entirely all my own work and nothing to do with any other person, peoples or organisations.

Secondly - I merely described what was happening with regards demographic change in Twerton. I made no commentary whatsoever as to whether or not that was a good or bad thing. If you want to disagree with the statement that the demographic in Twerton is slowly changing, then please do so (though the weight of evidence is unlikely to be in your favour). Alternatively if you just want a bit of a rant or a row with someone over the impact of those changes, better luck getting a bite off of someone else Very Happy

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Hi from the new manager at The Old Crown

Post by David The Old Crown on Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:50 pm

Just to let you know I'm in place as the new manager at The Old Crown - and it's definitely not become a gastro pub! We've had a tidy up and clean, done some structural work, etc, but it's still the same place.

The stock's in and we're looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.


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Post by Luton Roman on Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:58 pm

Glad thats sorted then. Good luck Dave.

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Re: The Old Crown

Post by Marc Monitor on Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:54 pm

Also, I was in there tonight with a couple of other supporters and it was great. Gem on tap, friendly service from, I assume, Dave and very comfortable and welcoming. For a couple of reasons, I don't make it to the Crown pre-match but recommend those that can to do so.
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Re: The Old Crown

Post by Palms on Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:22 am

Nothing's changed, it's had a good clean, the toilets are fixed, the mun behind the bar seems a good mun, and a new dartboard is up. It's a thumbs up from me
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Re: The Old Crown

Post by Timbo_b-o-a on Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:11 am

Stunning news, nice one David The Old Crown! What's on the handpumps?
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Re: The Old Crown

Post by Marc Monitor on Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:22 pm

It's got Gem. That's all you need.
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Re: The Old Crown

Post by David The Old Crown on Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:58 pm

Yes, we've got Gem - today's delivery is already racked in anticipation of it being needed on Saturday.

The pumps remain unchanged for now, but should demand justify it we've got four handpumps so no reason I can't cycle different things on one of them.

I'm slowly expanding the range - small steps rather than revolution and nothing (that I know of!) has been dropped.

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Post by 2weirdtown on Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:10 pm

Good news. Best of luck David.
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Re: The Old Crown

Post by Marc Monitor on Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:48 pm

David, this is the Palmers beer I was telling you about. I actually haven't had it. May sample it on Saturday at half-time.

http://palmersbrewery.com/ales/cask-ale/
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Re: The Old Crown

Post by Timbo_b-o-a on Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:57 pm

I (and everyone else I've asked the opinion of) find Palmers a pretty rank brew. Just seems very unclean and metallic. Has always surprised me why its on religiously in Randall's ahead of an Abbey or Bath Ales pump.

As the Old Crown's two staples are of similar bitter variety it would be great to have a golden/ IPA on or something a bit different sometimes, but of course depends on what is obtainable.

Am So glad its open again, can't wait to sup on Saturday.
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Re: The Old Crown

Post by OliverH on Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:21 pm

Do mod me if I shouldn't say this, but basically a senior person at Palmers is a long-time City supporter and so there's been a long-term relationship between the brewery and the club. I quite like the Dorset Gold. Would be nice to have a rotating "guest ale" at Charlies, but not sure if the economics stack up.
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Post by 2weirdtown on Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:38 pm

I visit Bridport (home of Palmers) regularly and rather like their beers.  Especially 200. Guess it's just down to personal taste - or how it's kept.
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Re: The Old Crown

Post by Beau Nash on Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:24 pm

I am not that keen on Palmers draught as served in Charlies, the bottles are ok, but having a more discerning palate... king  ...would like to try this - http://palmersbrewery.com/ales/cask-ale/tally-ho/ - both bottled and draught to see how it compares with my favourite "Old Crafty Hen" (in bottle).  drunken
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Re: The Old Crown

Post by Marc Monitor on Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:19 pm

Apologies for opening this can of, erm, beer, David was just asking what was served up in the bar so I thought I would pass it on. I haven't tasted any Palmers stuff so can't comment.

Guest ales are a a good idea. Some clubs base their guest ales around away teams (I think FCUM do and, perhaps, Wealdstone) which is a nice touch.
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Re: The Old Crown

Post by OliverH on Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:36 pm

Yep, with four Bath breweries (Bath Ales, Abbey Ales, Electric Bear and new one Hubris Id) plus Wild Beer Co in Shepton Mallet, there could be some good short-term cross-promotional opportunities if we could find a way to make it fit with our long-term relationship with Palmers. Not sure exactly how that would work though and certainly wouldn't want to upset the apple cart.
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Re: The Old Crown

Post by Matt_1376 on Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:03 pm

Bath Ales brewery is actually in Warmley, Bristol. Wink

I've never understood why Abbey Ales Bellringer has never been available at Charlie's; after all, it's only brewed on the other side of town on Camden Row.

Does anyone remember "City Ale" brewed by Bath Ales that came in a bottle? Lovely stuff that was, even though it was basically just bottle conditioned Gem so had a slightly higher abv.
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Re: The Old Crown

Post by pete mac on Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:48 pm

Yes City ale was great and made a few quid for the Club.

Kermit will confirm but I remember abbey bell ringer being available in the old upstairs supporters bar.

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Re: The Old Crown

Post by kermit on Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:32 pm

pete mac wrote:Yes City ale was great and made a few quid for the Club.

Kermit  will confirm but I remember abbey bell ringer being available in the  old upstairs supporters bar.
Indeed it was, during my tenure, I had the fortunate job of collecting the beer, delivering, tapping, and finally drinking it!
A tough job, but someone had to do it.
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Re: The Old Crown

Post by David The Old Crown on Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:27 pm

If anyone's around this weekend we'll have HPA on:

HPA is a truly delightful pale ale. It’s smooth on the palate, and boasts a citrus hop aroma leading to a balanced bitter finish.
Locally grown Target and Celeia hops play an important part in making this such a distinctive beer. With Maris Otter pale malt and malted wheat also being used, this is very much a pale ale with all the right ingredients.
4.0% ABV

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Re: The Old Crown

Post by Maurice Ashman on Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:45 pm

City are away this weekend.
Will it be on the following Saturday?

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Re: The Old Crown

Post by David The Old Crown on Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:54 pm

It or something else instead will be. Literally just finished a meeting with director of brewery and director of management company and I'm free to do and have anything I feel I can shift, so good news!

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Re: The Old Crown

Post by Luton Roman on Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:55 pm

This season! Bromley have a guest beer from the visiting clubs area. Granted they are getting a lot larger crowds currently than City.

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