The Crow & Gate Story
In 1972, The Government of British Columbia introduced changes to the beverage industry to allow neighbourhood pubs in the Province.
Jack Nash, an ex-patriot from Sussex, England, built The Crow & Gate Public House on ten acres of scenic property in Cedar, near Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island. In doing so The Crow & Gate Pub became the first neighbourhood pub in British Columbia. Now a well-known landmark and favourite destination for locals and tourists alike.
Construction of The Crow & Gate Pub entailed great attention to detail. Pegged beam & plaster, exposed beams, massive stonework open fireplaces, heavy wood trestle tables and, throughout, clad with authentic pub memorabilia from the U.K. all creating an ambiance only otherwise experienced if you take a trip to the South of England.
After 15 years, the Olson family took over the stewardship of The Crow & Gate – maintaining, restoring and improving the Pub to its present day splendour.
Some more photos of the Crow and Gate by flickr member yumiang: