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The Commodore: Timberlog Lane, Barstable

The Commodore, Barstable
Location: Long Riding
Year of photo: circa 1970s
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The Commodore was a public house in Timberlog Lane in the Barstable area of Basildon.

It first opened in 1962 as a Free House and became part of the Mann, Crossman & Paulin brewery chain. It featured an air conditioned restaurant and live entertainment in the form of Saturday dinner dances.

For many years large Manns letters adorned the public bar's upper outer wooden facia cladding which was later replaced with a large circular Watney Combe Reid sign.

In the late 1980s Stacey's Snooker Club was established in a private room. The club was open from 11:am to midnight and boasted 9 Riley de-luxe tables. Membership was £5.

The Commodore closed its doors around December 1999 or early 2000 and following demolition during 2000 was replaced in 2001 with a residential development of 24 flats named Commodore House, after the former public house.

A former publican from the 1970s was Andre Spiteri.

Page added: 2013

Text researched and written 2013.
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