Rose & Crown extension opens
The Rose & Crown has unveiled its new extension, a non-smoking room and conservatory in a contemporary style.
The new extension takes in the former pool room, storage area and part of the pub yard (or beer garden). Comfortable seats and low tables are joined by a rather unusual feature - a deep well. The well was uncovered during building work and has been left as is, with a clear perspex lid so that customers can look down.
Pool has been replaced with bar billiards.
Rose and Crown publican Tom Page says "We wanted to create a new space at the pub to attract a wider range of customers. We hope that the light airy non-smoking atmosphere will encourage families. Children are welcome at the pub from midday til 8pm and it's especially easy for parents with buggies to come through the courtyard gates. Although we don't serve food, packed lunches can be brought in and the pub serves drinks for children, as well as teas and coffees. We also laid out the space in the extension so that there are separate areas - good for informal meetings and gatherings. We're happy to set aside an area at no charge, if someone gives us a bit of notice."