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poodlepup #536139 20th Jun 2011 9:05pm
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hiya

i was the assisatnt manager there it was dean who was the licencee then.ive only known it as the old colonial

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Ok thanks anyway.


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Hi my dad who had his own Wholesale company selling beer to the pubs owned the Old Colonial during the late 1980's and early 1990's he bought it when it was called "The Grapes" and he was the one who renamed it "The Old Colonial". It had a restaurant and one of its dishes was drunken bull steak.

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Did your Dad build the two extensions on either side of the building? They were completed in the 90's I think. When we moved one of the extension parts was the kitchen behind where the bar was. Might of changed since you knew it though....

The other extension was where the pool table was.

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i word over the road from they at twelve quays, every Friday lunch time we used to go for a pint of Fax mmmmmmmm, so good and strong


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Here are some pictures which I promised of the Old Colonial. This first batch are of the Ground floor. This is the double glazing business area with built in showroom.

Here are the before and afters:

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Ground Floor Original
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New stairs fitted and new walls and floor
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Old Bar near entrance
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Same from another angle
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New ground floor
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Old seating area on ground floor
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New conservatory showroom for the Double Glazing business
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Very nice

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Wow,what a makeover! None of the wood paneling was orignal,certainly wasn't there when it was The Grapes,also there has been a few walls knocked through,and the bar has moved.

When i eventually find my photo's i will upload them,its hard to believe how much its changed over the years!


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The wood panelling is courtesy of Cains when they took over. I will post some of the upstairs (1st floor) now and I will post some of the 2nd floor tommmorow

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Thanks for sharing Benny,it brings back fond memories.


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As promised, this is the 1st floor

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This is a photo of the old bar. This was donated to to tram museum who are creating an old fashioned bar with the donations we have given them

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oh wow you have done so much work looks really good.

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thank you! click

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hi are the photos still available to see i cant seem to access them thanks

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