Where in Redland to watch the World Cup 2010?
By Laura_Local | Thursday, June 03, 2010, 12:30
It’s that time of year again when
World Cup (pic by Isak Aronsson)
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
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.
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...