When music sounds, all that I was I am
Ere to this haunt of brooding dust I came;
And from Time’s woods break into distant song
The swift-winged hours, as I hasten along.
(by Nordoff Robbins)
Who we are?
The Cross Lances is more than a pub, it has been the Hounslow place of live music and fun in a cosy and friendly environment for decades.
Our history goes back to the 19th century when the public house opened its doors for the first time. With a distinctive tiled frontage, the pub has a mixture of traditional and modern decor, consisting of a roomy public bar and a split-level saloon lounge. The Cross Lances is a well-run community hub, where local people come to enjoy a pint, listen to quality music and socialise.
Our mission is to serve the community and spread the vibes of joy for years to come!
Our fight story
In February 2020 we were fighting back against demolishing our building and we won!!! The decision of the Hounslow council stated: “The demolition would result in the loss of an existing public house without satisfactory re-provision or justification for its loss.” The legal costs were high, but with the support of our local community, we made it!
But now new and stronger threat caused of COVID-19 is putting our existence at risk again. Government-backed loans programme and sporadic re-opening kept us going in 2020. However, social distancing, reduced capacity and another closure resulted in a material decline in our income. We have reached a point where debt burden is unsustainable, and we are at risk of getting closed. We need your help to survive!
But we won’t give up and we will fight together!
We need your help to get through the (hopefully) last lockdown period. We have estimated that the conservative target of £50k should be enough to help us to get thought the first quarter of 2021. The money would be spent on paying off the rent and bills, keep our staff employed, honour our contracts with suppliers and finish up the essential repairs.
What we offer?
LIVE MUSIC FREE FOR EVERYONE!!!
- 2 TV's showing different sports daily
- Full live TV sporting events presented in both bars
- Free pool nights
- Home-made pasties and weekend specials