Local hosteleries gear up for World Cup bonanza

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Some of  Bradley Stoke’s pubs are hoping for a bonanza four week period as the 2010 FIFA World Cup gets underway tomorrow (Friday).

Baileys Court Inn is bringing in an extra 37 inch screen to supplement the three others that normally show sporting events around the newly-refurbished venue. The pub will be showing all World Cup matches live and is looking to attract extra punters with special football offers on food and drink.

Over near Tesco Extra, The Three Brooks will also be employing an extra (third) screen, but only for England games. Other matches will be shown on the regular screens, but “at a low volume” says manager Steve Williams.

The Bradley Stoke in Brook Way will also be showing all games live and is extending its Curry Club offer (normally available only on Wednesdays) to World Cup match days.

There’s less enthusiasm for the football in the north of the town, where The Orchard (Toby Carvery) in Woodland Lane says sport isn’t a big draw for its regular customers, many of whom are attracted instead by the establishment’s bargain £5.25 carvery offer.

Saturday’s Bradley Stoke Community Fair will be finishing at the earlier time of 6pm this year, to accommodate England’s first match (against the USA) which kicks off at 7:30pm.

Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre is staging a ‘family viewing night’ for Saturday’s game. The bar and café will be open and children are invited to “bounce on the bouncy castle and join the kids’ kick around”.

Related link: Pubs in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

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  1. For anyone interested, Bradley Stoke Evangelical Church are showing all England games live (in HD!). So if you’re looking for a family friendly atmosphere in which to watch games, come along. Doors open 30 mins prior to kick off – free refreshments.

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