A major refurbishment of the Assembly Inn in the centre of Bath has just been completed by Abbey Inns, the pub-owning subsidiary of Abbey Ales, the city’s only brewery.
Situated on Alfred Street – just off the Lansdown Road – it is one of four pubs currently operated by the company.
Said Alan Morgan, managing director of Abbey Ales, “It is a comprehensive refurbishment and one which we have completed in partnership with Punch Taverns. It represents a complete change from our more traditional Bath pubs, like The Star, Coeur de Lion and the Farmhouse, although it will obviously feature our own beers, including the famous Bellringer.”
The new manager is Frances Haley, who was previously at the Pig and Fiddle in Bath, and she has engaged a complete new team to work with her at the Assembly.
“I am looking forward to the challenge,” said Fran. “The Assembly is known by everybody in Bath and we aim to take it back to its glory days. It had got a little tired and run down but the new refurbishment and our range of beers – including of course Abbey Ales beers – will give it fresh impetus. We’ll also be stocking ‘World’ beers including Weihenstephan from Munich which is claimed to be the oldest brewery on the planet. A new menu is also being prepared and bar food will be served as soon as we complete the refurbishment of the kitchen.”
Live sports are a major attraction at the Assembly and Sky Sports ESPN will be shown on the big screen, all in the latest HD. Quiz nights are also planned and a loyalty card scheme is in the pipeline.
Local real ales will also be featured alongside Abbey Ales beers and continental lagers from Belgium and Prague will be served in draught and bottles.
The Assembly Inn
16-17 Alfred Street
Tel: 01225 333639