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News, views, information about the pub, the restaurant, brewery, Bo'ness, local news and any other sort of anything that takes our fancy.

Memories on Tap in the Pub

Helping bring back memories

Pub turning into cinema to help memory

The Corbie Inn is turning into a cinema to help bring back memories for older people and dementia sufferers using classic film footage. 

Revellers may not remember everything after a session in the pub. But, the Corbie Inn is aiming to ensure visitors on Wednesday will. 

Screen Memories is an initiative using old movies featuring legends like Humphrey Bogart and Fred & Ginger

The Corbie already hosts monthly meetings of the Alzheimer Scotland Football Memories programme.

Read more: Memories on Tap in the Pub

Charity Burns Night 2017

Join us for another Celebration of our National Bard

Robert Burns

Not a traditional Burns Supper but a variation on a theme with proceeds going to charity. 

After last year's success another opportunity to enjoy Burns in a less official format - no long speeches!

An Evening with Burns

There will be no long speeches only some of the best-known items including:- 

  • Address Tae the Haggis
  • Tam o' Shanter
  • Holy Willie's Prayer
  • And a few toasts to the Lad's & Lassies

Read more: Charity Burns Night 2017

Napoleon Menu for Hippodrome Showing

Napoleon at the Hippodrome

The Hippodrome is proud to present this magnificent restoration in all its grandiose glory. It features an equally mammoth recorded score composed and conducted by Carl Davis. 

Sunday 20 November 2016 - Doors open 13.45pm

Napoleon at Hippodrome

You have the opportunity to be amongst the first to see this magnificent digitally re-mastered restoration and experience this exhilarating masterpiece as never before.  

Dinner at the Corbie Inn

Two- and three-course menu for the Dinner Interval. Enjoy a special evening meal between Acts 2 & 3 of Abel Gance’s heroic depiction of the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Booking is essential to ensure you are back in your seat in the Hippodrome in plenty time for Act 3 at 7.30pm.

Read more: Napoleon Menu for Hippodrome Showing

Big Roman Week - Italian Night

Big Roman Week 2016

Antoninus pius

Eighth Big Roman Week starts on 17 September 2016

The 2016 Big Roman Week kicks off on Saturday 17 September and runs until Sunday 25 September.

Roman Week coincides with the birthday of Emperor Antoninus Pius who was born 19 September 86 AD. 

Emperor Antoninus Pius was responsible for the construction of the Antonine Wall. It runs from Bo’ness in the east to Old Kilpatrick in the west. 

The turf-based Antonine Wall was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2008.

This year there will be events across the Falkirk area in Bonnybridge, Polmont, Larbert, Falkirk, Grangemouth and Bo’ness.

As in previous years during Big Roman Week, an Italian Night Meal has been organised in the Corbie Inn.

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Expedition to Greenland illustrated talk

Climbing Expedition in Greenland & South Africa

Expedition to Greenland talk

Illustrated talk by Cathy Alldred

Thursday 15 September - 8pm

What does it take for a person to go beyond their comfort zone? Not just by a little, but way beyond it!

A story of challenge, excitement and a desire to push the boundaries. An indoor climber who planned and led an expedition to Greenland.

Ever wondered what it’s like to climb untouched rock in one of the most remote parts of the world.

Cathy's talk will give you an idea with amazing pictures and video clips of one of the most beautiful and untouched areas of the planet - Angmagssalik, East Greenland.

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New Brewery - New Beer Launch

Meet the Brewer and Beers!

Hybrid Brewing - meet the brewer

It's always good news when a new brewery opens, especially when it is a new local brewery.

Hybrid Brewing has opened their doors in Grangemouth and are now in full production of both cask and bottled beers. 

After an initial launch last Friday, in Cloisters in Edinburgh, they are having a second launch on home territory.

And, the Corbie Inn is delighted to host the evening on Friday 12 August 2016.

Read more: New Brewery - New Beer Launch

Lazy Boys of Banknock at The Corbie Inn

More Folk at The Corbie!

The Lazy Boys of Banknock

After the success of the first Folk Sunday on 24 April 2016 more are planned.

The Lazy Boys of Banknock

The next folk event planned is on Sunday 22 May starting at 6.30pm. At the first event two of the Lazy Boys took part in the jam session, joining in for a great afternoon of folk music.

On 22 May the Lazy Boys will be in concert performing their own brand of folk.

Having played the Corbie before, they proved to be highly entertaining and sure to be again.

And, best of all, it's free, again! So, don't miss it! 

Read more: Lazy Boys of Banknock at The Corbie Inn

Cathal McConnell at the Corbie

Folk Music in Bo'ness

Cathal McConnell playing flute

Venue: Corbie Inn
When: Sunday 24 April
Time: 1pm
Entry: Free

After many years of, well, not much happening on the folk scene, we have two major events in April!

The main attraction is Cathal McConnell. Cathal is from County Fermanagh and a founder member of the great Boys of the Lough.

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The Corbie Crow