Dec 242010

Thatchers Cider Glass
February 11th and 12th 2011.

On offer will be over 100 ciders and perries including award-winning ciders
from Ben Crossman’s, Rich’s, Thatchers, Broadoak and Heck’s (Somerset),
Gwatkin (Herefordshire), Gwynt Y Ddraig (Wales), and Mr. Whiteheads
(Hampshire) – as well as hog roast rolls and cheese platters, and a range of
soft drinks for the drivers.

As well as the cider and perry, the Bristol Cider Festival will offer the
best in local entertainment. Somerset’s premier Wurzels tribute band The
Mangledwurzels will be playing a full show at all three sessions, providing
their own brand of Wurzels-flavoured, cider-fuelled Scrumpy & Western
madness to help you drink up thy cider. The Mangledwurzels have played at
all festivals across the country from Norwich to
Swansea – and are guaranteed to entertain.

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Nov 102010

Assembly Inn ~ BathA 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.

Frances Haley
The Assembly Inn
16-17 Alfred Street

Tel: 01225 333639

Oct 092010

The Horseshoe ~ Combe DownIt seems that the Horseshoe pub in North Road, Combe Down is the latest Bath Pub under threat. Property developers Elysan have applied for planning permission to convert the building into five flats. The pub has been closed since August.

The Horseshoe has been a pub since 1875.

This potential change of use follows hard on the news that the Brains Surgery in Larkhall has been granted planning permission to be conveted into flats.

Other pubs in Bath that are currently up for sale include One Beaufort on the London Road, the Victoria Works on the Lower Bristol Road (which is currently shut), the Northend Inn, and the Bladud's Head in Larkhall.