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Creeping It Real This Halloween!

Apologies, there's not really any excuse for starting this update with such a terrible pun. In my defence, I have recently finished writing our Crow Panto (The Tale of Robin Hood) which is coming to a Crooked Crow Bar near you on the 6th January, but I will try and keep the awful puns and cracker jokes to a minimum until then.

So... What's been happening? Well rather a lot actually. In fact, we are hurtling through October with more speed than a 90s raver in a muddy field. We've had our Blockbuster Film Club screening of Hocus Pocus, Big Fat Quiz of The Crow, Retro Gaming Sunday, Rum & Reggae, plus live music from the fantastic Jo Carley & The Old Dry Skulls, El Bronson, Popscene, The Rooters and (in a change from the billing), The Atomics.

Last Saturday we were supposed to have Radio Generation play, however they had to cancel due to illness and the fantastic Atomics stepped in to play. Similarly this Saturday we had The 403 scheduled to play, however they have had to cancel due to illness, so Radio Generation will be playing in their place!! I admit to being a little bit chuffed. I missed Radio Generations last gig at The CCB and was gutted that I wasn't going to get to see them last week. So all's well that ends well (for me at least, as I absolutely love David Bowie, Johnny Cash & Elvis Costello, all of which feature in Radio Generations fantastic set)! Obviously, we send The 403 our best wishes and hope they have a speedy recovery and will hopefully reschedule their gig soon.

Everyone I know, including my husband and children, seem to be poorly lately. Whilst I am deeply sympathetic (colds and snotty bugs are absolutely vile), I do wish they would bugger off! We have so much coming up at The Crooked Crow Bar, there's simply not enough time for catching the lurgy!

We've got a ridiculous amount of events booked in for the rest of 2023 and 2024's calendar is already nearly full! We've got some new events coming next year such as a fantastic Drag Cabaret show, some more theatre, our Blues & Booze Sessions (that's a working title btw), some more games nights, movie nights, quizzes, murder mysteries and of course, more live music than you can shake a stick at! We have started putting up all of our events until the end of 2023 onto the website and Facebook. We will be adding more in the coming weeks (I've just taken a bit of a breather as it becomes the most boring-arse admin task after a while)! Also our New Years Eve tickets will be going up on sale by the end of the week, so keep your eyes peeled.

Coming up in October:


We are open as a bar (with great tunes, beer, pool table and board games). The Eco Social will be here with their informal meet up group, so pop and say hi PLUS we will be hosting another Clothes Swish...

THURSDAY 19th OCT, 8pm:

Gazza Records Presents GAZ BROOKFIELD + support from Seany Clark and Fionn Kirk.

Gaz Brookfield returns to The Crooked Crow Bar on his The Morning Walking Club Tour.

Currently #1 in the UK Folk Album charts!

Last few tickets are available from Gazza Records.


This Friday we are in for a real treat as THE ESTIMATORS are back and they will be cranking up the heat at The Crooked Crow Bar!

Playing traditional Jamaican ska, pure musical sunshine! This fantastic 8 piece band will be playing heavy weight Ska timeless classics to get the party buzzing and the dance floor moving...

There's only a few tickets left, so be quick!

Saturday 12-6pm: BYO Vinyl

All genres welcome, no pre booking needed, friendly atmosphere - just pop in!

We have fantastic decks and sound system, so come and give your favourite vinyl a spin. No superstar DJ skills needed (or wanted)! Free Entry. 18+

Saturday 9pm: Radio Generation

Fantastic, dance friendly new wave classics from The Buzzcocks, Iggy & The Stooges, Bowie, Cash, Costello and many more!

Sunday Vibes 12-4pm

Great beer / coffee, great tunes, pool table & board games. Dogs welcome. Free Entry. 18+


A classic mixed bill of comedy featuring TV names and rising stars.

JEFF INNOCENT - has reached legendary status among his peers and audiences alike by staying at the top of his game for over 20 years. He was crowned the British Comedian of the Year in 2021 and has previously been awarded Best Live Club Comedian and the Comedian's Comedian. His unique appeal lies in the contrast between his east end 'geezer’ appearance and demeanour, and his educated, philosophical delivery and culturally relevant subject matter.

“Jeff Innocent delivers a masterclass in stand up comedy every time he performs.” - The Times

JOEY PAGE - Accomplished and hilarious with a unique take on the everyday, Joey Page’s career so far has been studded with rave reviews, award nominations and TV appearances. He has a reputation as both a circuit favourite and a treasured headliner. As seen on Nevermind the Buzzcocks and Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy.

★★★★★ "A leading name in British cult comedy" - ThreeWeeks

The show will feature full support from top UK comedians and the host for the show is Paul Revill


This is your chance to support the original music scene, 3 awesome metal bands and an independent venue. This month, From The Sublime Productions presents: Whilst We Explode, Space Between & Verminethrone. Entry is £3 OTD


It's the event of the year! 80s theme - Fancy Dress - Live alt 80s music from The Polaroidz!

It's free entry so we recommend you arrive early to ensure entry. 18+


DJs Double Deckers are back at The CCB with their brilliant soundtrack of ska, soul, punk & rock n roll classic vinyl. Free entry. 18+


For more events, ticket links and details, visit our website:

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