It's been a busy old few days since the Cross Inn closed on Friday night, and these photos will give you some idea why we were closed on Saturday and Sunday and why it might be a little dusty when we re-open on Thursday 23rd February.
We're re-opening on Thursday 23rd February with our open music night hosted by Brenda. This will be the first chance to see our new layout and bar and we'll have lots more room for performers and audience. And then on Saturday 25th February we've got live music from local musician Richard Smith - One Man Two Guitars.
We've got more events this month at the Great Bromley Cross Inn, starting with our first regular games night on the 1st Thursday of the month (February 2nd) and finishing with live music from local singer, guitarist and entertainer Richard Smith on Saturday 25th February.
Thanks to all the members who attended our first AGM on Sunday 29th January 2016 . For those of you who are interested here are the key documents.
Please come and join us for Chinese New Year's Eve and welcome in the year of the Rooster.
I hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as me - what a great way to celebrate the year in which we re-opened the Cross Inn as a Community Pub. Thanks to our DJ Scott, Linda Pinhey for the amazing buffet, Tom and Carly our brilliant volunteer bar staff and everyone who welcomed in 2017 with us. We also had out Save The Bromley Cross 2016 Awards, a very light hearted attempt to thank everyone who has helped save our pub, by naming just a few of you.
Thanks to everyone who helped make our first Christmas as a community pub so wonderful.
Our Christmas Charity Prize Draw on Friday 23rd December raised £280 for the Great Bromley Friendship Club. That's down to the generosity of everyone who donated the amazing prizes below and everyone who bought tickets. Thank you.
Many, many thanks to Vanda Roberts and the Southend Festival Chorus for leading us in some beautiful carol singing on Thursday night. And thanks to Anthony Roberts, Director of Colchester Arts Centre for the great reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" (fortunately he didn't sing). If you weren't at the Cross, and you missed us live on Facebook, then you can hear how great they sounded on our You Tube channel.