Where in Redland to watch the World Cup 2010?

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By Laura_Local | Thursday, June 03, 2010, 12:30

It’s that time of year again when

football fever grips a large chunk of the population.

Granted, not everyone cares

whether some overpaid players (in both senses of the word) kick the ball in the

back of the net or not but a hell of a lot of people do.

So, where to catch the action in

Redland? That’s assuming you don’t have the time, money or inclination to head

over to South Africa and watch it for real.

Well, there certainly is no

shortage of bars on Whiteladies

Road (or Gloucester

Road for that fact) but which ones are showing the World Cup and where will you be able

to get a seat.

And what about further afield?

Any atmosphere-driven venues where you can catch the action? I remember them

showing it on the big screen at Glastonbury

Festival eight years ago.

Moreish, in the heart

of Redland, is planning to show World Cup games as well as The Clyde Arms and The

Cambridge Arms.

The Whiteladies Road area is sure

to prove a mecca for Redland sports lovers with at least a dozen places

screening the games, these include The Penny

Farthing, The Roo Bar, Sloanes, Alter

Ego and The Hill,

Cross over Whiteladies Road and

you can even watch the World Cup in a church as Christ

Church in Clifton plans to show the games.

The Gloucester Road drag has the

Cat and Wheel, the Hobgoblin and the Bishop’s Tavern.

Head over to Horfield and you can

catch the matches at the Bristol

Rovers stadium, no doubt with thousands of like minded football fans.

Bristol

Academy just off Park Street is also one of nine 02 Academies around the

country which are planning on screening the games on giant screens for free,

thought tickets must be booked.

And if you want to watch it in

the open air, surrounded by green grass and beautiful architecture then you

really want to be strolling down the hill to Queens

Square where giant

screens will be erected for one month only.

Finally, what about those

inevitable football widows? Where is the best place for them to go to escape

between June 11 and July 11?

Why not head up to Neal’s Yard on

Whiteladies Road and treat yourself to a massage, head to one of Redland’s many

parks and relax in the sunshine with a good book or go to Cabot Circus for a

crowd free shopping spree.

So that should give you plenty of

ideas but are there any I’ve missed off? Or are there any you’d avoid out of

the list above? We’d love to hear your thoughts...

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  • Profile image for for_real

    I WISH THE FOOTBALL WOULD FINISH NOW! BORING BORING BORING.

    By for_real at 13:04 on 24/06/10

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  • Profile image for williamsays

    There's a nice wine bar next to Morish which is usually a lot quiter than the other places. I don't know about you but I don't want hoards of drunk screaming men when I'm watching the game.

    By williamsays at 13:01 on 24/06/10

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  • Profile image for Laura_Local

    Also The Shakespeare and The Clyde appear to be showing the games!!

    By Laura_Local at 11:17 on 19/06/10

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  • Profile image for nimby101

    The Cambridge Arms would be great if the screen was a decent size and they had any sound. I watched the first England game there and walked home at 2nd half because it was so rubbish. Screen was like a tv and you couldn't hear a thing. pointless. I'd like to know if they've sorted it out now?

    By nimby101 at 10:20 on 19/06/10

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  • Profile image for BillyMics

    i heard the fleece is good now

    By BillyMics at 12:29 on 18/06/10

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