Unfortunately The Crown only has about a dozen parking spaces anyway. As there will inevitably be at least five cars there (manager, staff, and a couple of guys who live nearby and use it as their parking space), there ain't a lot of scope.
There is a municipal car park immediately next door which costs 60p per hour, this would probably have a few spaces at around 12.30, but that will depend on the weather.
There is a larger car park in Morris Street, again 60p per hour, which will definitely have plenty of space, and that is only a very short walk-either along the promenade or more directly through the main street.
There is no need to park in the main one at the top of the High Street and leg it all the way down to the front.
As I mentioned before, Bob is a Spider owner, and he is currently away on holiday. I will see him when he gets back, attempt to get him enthusiastic about it, and see what transpires.
Meanwhile, still trying desperately to get someone to cover for me at work.