Pubs and clubs across south Essex gear up for the England vs Italy match and beyond

Echo: The Ivory Rooms in Billericay will be showing matches on an 80-inch screen The Ivory Rooms in Billericay will be showing matches on an 80-inch screen

FOOTBALL fans can watch the big matches on 80-inch screens and enjoy drink discounts as pubs across south Essex offer more during this year's World Cup

World cup fever is sweeping the nation and our pubs across south Essex are ready to help quench your thirst for football.

England kicks off its first match against Italy in the heat of Brazil at 11pm on Saturday night with landlords and landladies pulling out all the stops to bring the excitement and flavour of the tournament to the rest of us stuck at home.

After the Italy game, England take on Uruguay on Thursday, June 19 at 8pm and then Costa Rica on Tuesday, June 24, at 5pm.

Here's the Echo's round-up of where to watch the big games:

BASILDON BOROUGH:

The Ivory Rooms, Billericay - Live matches will be played on an 80-inch screen, with 50-inch screens and projectors around the three bars and the restaurant. On entry, every person gets a free bet on the final score, all winners get a choice between five pints of the Brazilian beer ‘Brahma’ or a bottle of Prosecco.

Blue Boar, Billericay - Two TV screens will show the live matches.

The Inn on The Green, Billericay - TV will show the live matches, special deals on bottled beers.

Prince of Wales, Billericay - new ‘sports bar’ displaying live matches on a 62-inch screen.

The Winged Horse, Billericay - Five big TV screens will display the live matches. Live band will play before the first England match at 7.30pm on Saturday. Envelope sweepstake, £5 to enter. First prize £100, second prize £60. Prizes drawn during the final match.

The White Hart, Billericay - Four 42-inch TV screens will play all the games. Drinks offers with 25 per cent off until the first goal is scored or it reaches half time. BBQ will be available during the daytime matches.

Moon On the Square, Basildon - Two TV screens screening England games.

Plough & Tractor, Basildon - Five TV screens playing England games.

The Beehive, Basildon - All the games will be shown on five 48-inch TV screens.

The Gun, Pitsea - 120-inch projector plus two TV's will show all the games.
Limited food menu available till late. Sweepstake available at £5 per entry, winner £100, runner up £40.

Quart Pot, Wickford - All the games on a 42-inch TV screen. DJ entertainment before and after as the pub stays open till 2am for the first England game. Sweepstake competition £10 to enter, first prize £150, second place £75, third £40.

Darby Digger, Wickford - Two TV screens will show England games.

SOUTHEND AREA:

O’Neills, Southend – Two TVs and one large projector screen showing every game live, you can join in with the O’Neills predictor game to win a host of daily prizes.

Churchill’s, Southend – Free entry before 10pm for all England group games, England shirts welcome. Book a private area to secure your own big screen TV, or watch on one of the standard TVs in public areas.

Varsity, Southend – Watch the whole tournament live at Varsity as they show every game on their seven TV screens and large projector.

The Cricketers Inn, Westcliff – Showing every game live on their two TV screens, one 46-inch and one 36-inch. They also have promotional offers on Carlsberg, with the chance of winning prizes, plus a sweepstake with regulars.

Mayflower, Leigh – They will be showing every game live on their 42-inch big screen TV.

Bar Blanco, Rayleigh – Get your England fix here with their on their two 32-inch screens. They will just be showing England games though.

CASTLE POINT:

Lobster Smack, Canvey - Two TV’s screens will show England games.

The Haystack, Canvey - Two 175-inch displays will show the live games in each room, additionally there are five 50-inch plasma screens. Blind sweepstake available at £5, £10 and £20 per entry. Top prizes £100, £200 and £400 respectively.

The Anchor Inn, Benfleet - 10 TV’s and 2 projectors displaying all the live games. Deals on shots available starting from £1.50.

The Bread & Cheese, Benfleet - Two 32-inch screens displaying the live matches. Sweepstake available for £5 per go, winning team gets the sweepstake money drawn on the final match.

Zack Willsher, Benfleet - All the games will be played on 5 TV's. Outside bar will be open depending on time and weather. Burger and beer deals available for £1 extra, buy six get the seventh free. Free pizza at half time.

 

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6:47pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Kim Gandy says...

Gimme rugby any day of the week.... REAL big men in tight shorts. Not big girl''s blouses that roll on the ground in agony just because they broke a nail. And WAGS, do we really have to face yet another fashion parade of plastinated tangerine clothes horses? Banned or not, they're bound to turn up somewhere.

And all the England flags out in force just because it's football. The St George cross is for life, not just for football. Part time patriots we can do without.

Actually I do not notice one single wyvern flying - to some the true flag of England. And worse still, the ones with "ENGLAND" written down the middle of the cross, as if we need to tell anybody. Nobody else puts their country's name on their flag.

Oh and the hypocrite lefties who hate this country but love football, who are THEY going to support? I mean, shouting "Come on England" is classed as a racist act by some traitorous morons.

Then there's the yobs, the drunks, the idiots staggering around throwing up in your front garden.. the old man hogging the remote and expecting to be waited on hand and foot (not in this house - I'm out of here).

Nope. Not for me. Wake me up when it's finished.
Gimme rugby any day of the week.... REAL big men in tight shorts. Not big girl''s blouses that roll on the ground in agony just because they broke a nail. And WAGS, do we really have to face yet another fashion parade of plastinated tangerine clothes horses? Banned or not, they're bound to turn up somewhere. And all the England flags out in force just because it's football. The St George cross is for life, not just for football. Part time patriots we can do without. Actually I do not notice one single wyvern flying - to some the true flag of England. And worse still, the ones with "ENGLAND" written down the middle of the cross, as if we need to tell anybody. Nobody else puts their country's name on their flag. Oh and the hypocrite lefties who hate this country but love football, who are THEY going to support? I mean, shouting "Come on England" is classed as a racist act by some traitorous morons. Then there's the yobs, the drunks, the idiots staggering around throwing up in your front garden.. the old man hogging the remote and expecting to be waited on hand and foot (not in this house - I'm out of here). Nope. Not for me. Wake me up when it's finished. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -4

8:10pm Fri 13 Jun 14

boo beckett says...

Saks is simply the best place to watch football in Southend - Period! Loads of screens, never ever seen a fight in there and an excellent atmosphere.
Saks is simply the best place to watch football in Southend - Period! Loads of screens, never ever seen a fight in there and an excellent atmosphere. boo beckett
  • Score: 2

10:13pm Fri 13 Jun 14

cheeky_chappy says...

I've got a lovely 9 inch if any pizza pasta peroni loving italian lady would care to join me? lol
I've got a lovely 9 inch if any pizza pasta peroni loving italian lady would care to join me? lol cheeky_chappy
  • Score: 3

12:11am Sat 14 Jun 14

maddriver says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Gimme rugby any day of the week.... REAL big men in tight shorts. Not big girl''s blouses that roll on the ground in agony just because they broke a nail. And WAGS, do we really have to face yet another fashion parade of plastinated tangerine clothes horses? Banned or not, they're bound to turn up somewhere.

And all the England flags out in force just because it's football. The St George cross is for life, not just for football. Part time patriots we can do without.

Actually I do not notice one single wyvern flying - to some the true flag of England. And worse still, the ones with "ENGLAND" written down the middle of the cross, as if we need to tell anybody. Nobody else puts their country's name on their flag.

Oh and the hypocrite lefties who hate this country but love football, who are THEY going to support? I mean, shouting "Come on England" is classed as a racist act by some traitorous morons.

Then there's the yobs, the drunks, the idiots staggering around throwing up in your front garden.. the old man hogging the remote and expecting to be waited on hand and foot (not in this house - I'm out of here).

Nope. Not for me. Wake me up when it's finished.
I think the majority would rather you carried on sleeping!
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Gimme rugby any day of the week.... REAL big men in tight shorts. Not big girl''s blouses that roll on the ground in agony just because they broke a nail. And WAGS, do we really have to face yet another fashion parade of plastinated tangerine clothes horses? Banned or not, they're bound to turn up somewhere. And all the England flags out in force just because it's football. The St George cross is for life, not just for football. Part time patriots we can do without. Actually I do not notice one single wyvern flying - to some the true flag of England. And worse still, the ones with "ENGLAND" written down the middle of the cross, as if we need to tell anybody. Nobody else puts their country's name on their flag. Oh and the hypocrite lefties who hate this country but love football, who are THEY going to support? I mean, shouting "Come on England" is classed as a racist act by some traitorous morons. Then there's the yobs, the drunks, the idiots staggering around throwing up in your front garden.. the old man hogging the remote and expecting to be waited on hand and foot (not in this house - I'm out of here). Nope. Not for me. Wake me up when it's finished.[/p][/quote]I think the majority would rather you carried on sleeping! maddriver
  • Score: 3

12:22am Sat 14 Jun 14

Nebs says...

What about the big TV outside the new library.
What about the big TV outside the new library. Nebs
  • Score: 2

9:39am Sat 14 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

Nebs wrote:
What about the big TV outside the new library.
Hasn't someone crowbarred that off the wall yet?
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: What about the big TV outside the new library.[/p][/quote]Hasn't someone crowbarred that off the wall yet? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 1

3:36pm Sat 14 Jun 14

born and raised criminal says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Gimme rugby any day of the week.... REAL big men in tight shorts. Not big girl''s blouses that roll on the ground in agony just because they broke a nail. And WAGS, do we really have to face yet another fashion parade of plastinated tangerine clothes horses? Banned or not, they're bound to turn up somewhere.

And all the England flags out in force just because it's football. The St George cross is for life, not just for football. Part time patriots we can do without.

Actually I do not notice one single wyvern flying - to some the true flag of England. And worse still, the ones with "ENGLAND" written down the middle of the cross, as if we need to tell anybody. Nobody else puts their country's name on their flag.

Oh and the hypocrite lefties who hate this country but love football, who are THEY going to support? I mean, shouting "Come on England" is classed as a racist act by some traitorous morons.

Then there's the yobs, the drunks, the idiots staggering around throwing up in your front garden.. the old man hogging the remote and expecting to be waited on hand and foot (not in this house - I'm out of here).

Nope. Not for me. Wake me up when it's finished.
Well a comment/essay like that don't surprise me from you. The most boring person in the country. My attitude towards life is sleep when your dead.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Gimme rugby any day of the week.... REAL big men in tight shorts. Not big girl''s blouses that roll on the ground in agony just because they broke a nail. And WAGS, do we really have to face yet another fashion parade of plastinated tangerine clothes horses? Banned or not, they're bound to turn up somewhere. And all the England flags out in force just because it's football. The St George cross is for life, not just for football. Part time patriots we can do without. Actually I do not notice one single wyvern flying - to some the true flag of England. And worse still, the ones with "ENGLAND" written down the middle of the cross, as if we need to tell anybody. Nobody else puts their country's name on their flag. Oh and the hypocrite lefties who hate this country but love football, who are THEY going to support? I mean, shouting "Come on England" is classed as a racist act by some traitorous morons. Then there's the yobs, the drunks, the idiots staggering around throwing up in your front garden.. the old man hogging the remote and expecting to be waited on hand and foot (not in this house - I'm out of here). Nope. Not for me. Wake me up when it's finished.[/p][/quote]Well a comment/essay like that don't surprise me from you. The most boring person in the country. My attitude towards life is sleep when your dead. born and raised criminal
  • Score: 1

3:38pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Little John says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Nebs wrote:
What about the big TV outside the new library.
Hasn't someone crowbarred that off the wall yet?
From what I remember about it when the big screen outside the new library was announced months ago, there is to be an alcohol ban. Beer and football go together as far as I'm concerned and I don't think I'm on my own on this. Should be plenty of room to watch it down there if you are happy to sip a bottle of water during the matches.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: What about the big TV outside the new library.[/p][/quote]Hasn't someone crowbarred that off the wall yet?[/p][/quote]From what I remember about it when the big screen outside the new library was announced months ago, there is to be an alcohol ban. Beer and football go together as far as I'm concerned and I don't think I'm on my own on this. Should be plenty of room to watch it down there if you are happy to sip a bottle of water during the matches. Little John
  • Score: 0

3:51pm Sat 14 Jun 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Thank you for giving me a list of pubs to avoid in the next 4 weeks
Thank you for giving me a list of pubs to avoid in the next 4 weeks CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 0

4:45pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Gimme rugby any day of the week.... REAL big men in tight shorts. Not big girl''s blouses that roll on the ground in agony just because they broke a nail. And WAGS, do we really have to face yet another fashion parade of plastinated tangerine clothes horses? Banned or not, they're bound to turn up somewhere.

And all the England flags out in force just because it's football. The St George cross is for life, not just for football. Part time patriots we can do without.

Actually I do not notice one single wyvern flying - to some the true flag of England. And worse still, the ones with "ENGLAND" written down the middle of the cross, as if we need to tell anybody. Nobody else puts their country's name on their flag.

Oh and the hypocrite lefties who hate this country but love football, who are THEY going to support? I mean, shouting "Come on England" is classed as a racist act by some traitorous morons.

Then there's the yobs, the drunks, the idiots staggering around throwing up in your front garden.. the old man hogging the remote and expecting to be waited on hand and foot (not in this house - I'm out of here).

Nope. Not for me. Wake me up when it's finished.
Hope you got ear plugs Gandy, now get up your stairs...
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Gimme rugby any day of the week.... REAL big men in tight shorts. Not big girl''s blouses that roll on the ground in agony just because they broke a nail. And WAGS, do we really have to face yet another fashion parade of plastinated tangerine clothes horses? Banned or not, they're bound to turn up somewhere. And all the England flags out in force just because it's football. The St George cross is for life, not just for football. Part time patriots we can do without. Actually I do not notice one single wyvern flying - to some the true flag of England. And worse still, the ones with "ENGLAND" written down the middle of the cross, as if we need to tell anybody. Nobody else puts their country's name on their flag. Oh and the hypocrite lefties who hate this country but love football, who are THEY going to support? I mean, shouting "Come on England" is classed as a racist act by some traitorous morons. Then there's the yobs, the drunks, the idiots staggering around throwing up in your front garden.. the old man hogging the remote and expecting to be waited on hand and foot (not in this house - I'm out of here). Nope. Not for me. Wake me up when it's finished.[/p][/quote]Hope you got ear plugs Gandy, now get up your stairs... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 0

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