Sunday, June 06, 2021


Pubs and licensed clubs across Brigg will be offering big screen coverage of the forthcoming Euro 2021 football tournament in which England and Scotland have been drawn in the same qualifying group.
Many football fans will opt to watch these games live with a pint or two in hand.
Mark Burns, landlord of the Britannia Inn on Wrawby Street, was on the ball last night (Saturday, June 5) by drawing our attention to what his hostelry will have on offer during the tournament.
All drinks will be pegged at £2 while England are in action until the 0-0 deadlock is broken.
Mark, formerly mine host at Brigg's White Hart and the Exchange, is now awaiting the installation of a new big screen TV.
Food will also be available at the Brit at half-time as the Three Lions bid to progress further in the tournament.
England's group games are as follows...
Sunday, June 13: v Croatia (2pm KO).
Friday, June 16: v Scotland (8pm). This is 'the big one' and likely to attract the largest bar attendance in Brigg.
Tuesday, June 22: v Czech Republic (8pm).
Wales have also qualified for Euro 2021 but are in a different group.
In future posts, Brigg Blog intends to preview what other local licensed premises will have on offer during Euro 2021 matches.
We'll be having a chat with the management of our other local bars, or they can contact us by phone, email or Facebook Messenger.
Previous major tournaments over many years, including World Cups and Euros, have seen many Brigg football fans opting to watch the action with other like-minded spectators in our bars.
Sadly, we have to recall one major match we watched in Brigg Town FC's Hawthorns clubhouse where, with England a goal ahead late in the game, we answered a call of nature. When we returned to our seat, they were 2-1 down.
Let that be a warning to others in the coming weeks!

PICTURED: Mark Burns behind the bar at his Britannia Inn last night (Saturday).