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Tuesday 22nd March will see the opening of JOULE’S BREWERY’S newest tap house THE CROWN in CODSALL. The pub acquired by Shropshire based Joule’s Brewery in September 2015, has become part of a fine selection of pubs throughout their heartland counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire. Coupling freshly prepared home cooked favourites with a high quality bar offering, Joule’s aim to deliver the magic that can be seen throughout the rest of their tap estate.
Joule’s are very excited to welcome Landlord and Landlady Mark and Rachel to their team. Mark, Landlord comments ‘The Crown Joule's is set to be Codsall's newest gem, and we know the local community will be thrilled to discover how beautifully their village pub has been transformed into a slightly grand Edwardian-style house with a modern twist. We are excited to bring Joule’s Brewerys great ales, along with our classic food offering to Codsall village. All presented in a welcoming, comfortable setting.’
Rachel, Landlady comments ‘A little over one year ago our own local became a Joule's Brewery Tap House, and we were delighted to have such a treasure on our doorstep. Little did we realise where that would lead to, and now we find ourselves about to open our own!’
The Crown, Codsall has notably been Joule’s biggest investment to date, and has received an overwhelming response from the community. ‘We have received a huge amount of interest in the pub, with wonderful stories form the past. Graham Bailey from his new home in South West France phoned in to tell us of some of his fondest memories of ‘The Old Crown Jazz Club’ starting in 1967 and it ran through until the early 80’s. It quickly developed into one of the leading clubs in the West Midlands with an international guest list, all of the major jazz bands of the day played the club as well as American and European artists. Graham has even promised to send some of the old photos, which we will treasure.’ Vicky Shirley, Joule’s Brewery.
The pub will house a large selection of real ales, bringing a taste of Joule’s to Codsall. The Crown will be showcasing Joule’s renowned fine range, including Joule’s Pale Ale, Blonde & Slumbering Monk. The newly restored pub will also be showcasing Joule’s Craft Lager, “Green Monkey” which was launched in May 2014, brewed to the highest German brewing purity law of ‘Reinheitsgebot’ Green Monkey is a fan favourite in Joule’s houses across the neighbouring counties and certainly one not to miss!
Over the past few months a team of dedicated Joule’s craftsmen have been carefully restoring the ‘The Crown’ to encapsulate everything that is great about the English pub. Joule’s commissioned a beautiful array of traditional stained glass windows for The Crown’s restoration. These bespoke stained glass panels are created by Paul Georgiou whose work can be seen in all Joule’s Pubs, signed off by his mark of the honey bee depicting the pub as the honey pot of the community.
Steve Nuttall, Managing Director comments, ‘We’re proud to have many craftsmen who contribute to all our pubs and have such joy in their work. Our philosophy is to allow our whole team a great deal of latitude in how they interpret our ideas. Our projects are very much a group effort, we don’t have any designers, each of our tradesmen put their own ideas into the work, and I hope people will see the care and research that has gone into this refurbishment’.
JOULE’S have worked closely with tilers H.E. Smith from Stoke on Trent to develop a fantastic atmosphere within the restored house, complimented by specialist vitreous enamel signage, authentic to the brewery. Joule’s careful refurbishment has been focused on enhancing the cosy snugs and corners reviving The Crown’s historic features.
The Crown now forms part of an inspiring local brewery pub collection across the Joule’s heartland. With the completion of The Crown, Codsall – Joule’s are very excited to announce their last planned project for the foreseeable future, ‘The Rose and Crown, Ludlow’ restoration is due to start in March 2016.