11:56AM, Saturday 27 April 2013
Windsor's Liberal Club in Victoria Street has a new look - and a new name.
It is now run by Mel Collinge, the former landlord of the Duke of Connaught.
He said: "Despite some other pubs and clubs finding trade difficult we seem to be bucking the trend. We have doubled our turnover over the last 18 months.
"To that end we have decided to try and bring the place more up-to-date and part of our controlled expansion is to change the name of the club to the Acre. We also now have a public licence which means you don’t have to be a member to come in.
"We are going to celebrate the new name over the Spring Bank Holiday and we have some events lined up which includes live music, food and a mini beer festival.
Throughout the weekend there will be up to five cask ales on the bar, four of which will be from Bingham’s and Windsor and Eton Breweries, plus a promotion on Bulmer’s Ciders.
The line-up includes:
Friday, May 3 9.30pm – The Skin & Blister Band - local Band playing Southern Country Rock and Blues
Saturday, May 4, 9.30pm – The Lee Ryder Band – London based Band playing the Blues.
Sunday, May 5, from 2pm – The Paul French Jazz Trio – mainstream Jazz headed by Paul French (ex Voyager) on vocals and piano. (you did a piece on him a few years ago).
Sunday, May 5 – Homemade Sunday Roasts prepared by the highly regarded Chef Rita (ex Chef at Vansittart and Duke of Connaught) from 1pm. (bookings required).
Monday, May 6, 2pm – The Chanter Blues Band, mainly acoustic rock and blues. Homemade food being served.
Entry to all events is free.
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.