New Years Eve 2016

  • Posted on: 2 January 2017

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.

Cross Inn Christmas 2016

  • Posted on: 28 December 2016

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.

Christmas Carols on Youtube

  • Posted on: 20 December 2016

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.

Some Photos From Our Second Weekend

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016

Here's a few photos from 8th and 9th January 2016.  Thursday 8th was our our 1st charity quiz undercommunity ownership.

It was just like old times.  Brenda wrote the quiz and Richard was question master. Next time we'll get some pub reading glasses for Richard. And as you can see the pub was full.

Opening Weekend Photos - December 2016

  • Posted on: 3 December 2016

Here's a few pictures from our opening weekend - Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th December

Now under community ownership - a great sign.

Beryl Hurst, our longest standing customer, cutting the ribbon

Opening Night - Thursday 1st December

  • Posted on: 30 November 2016

We're almost there, and if it all goes to plan the pub will officially be ours, all 150 of us, tomorrow, Thursday 1st December, and we'll be opening at 6:30.