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Where will you be cheering on your team in Euro 2016?

Here's a handy list of pubs which will be showing the games

Chris Ord

Reporter:

Chris Ord

25-3210s World Cup HogsH

Euro 2016 is almost upon us.

Hosts France will take on Romania tonight (8pm) kicking off a whole month of football, while England will play their first game tomorrow evening against Russia (8pm).

The Euros will see three of the home nations compete in a tournament for the first time in 50 years along with Rep of Ireland.

But by now England fans will be beginning to feel the familiar optimism and hope that this year we might actually go all the way... coupled with a realism that comes with knowing we’ve come up short (quite often very short) in every tournament over the last 50 years.

However the Three Lions fare, excitment is building so we’ve compiled a handy list of pubs in and around Newbury town centre and Thatcham where you can catch all of the games live.

How far will England make it in this summer’s tournament? Will it be euphoric victory or once again crushing defeat?

Let us know where you will be watching the game and send us your pics of you and your friends or work colleagues cheering England on, just like the supporters in the picture above taken during Euro 2012.

*This list is by no means comprehensive, so if your local West Berkshire boozer is planning something special to cheer England on feel free to let us know in the comments section below or email chris.ord@newburynews.co.uk

The Old Waggon and Horses & The Canal Bar

26 Market Pl, Newbury

The popular Waggon and Horses & The Canal Bar will be showing all of the Euro 2016 matches across a slection of screens.

The Snooty Fox

148 Bartholomew Street, Newbury

Not only will Newbury’s The Snooty Fox be showing all England’s games on 10 HD screens (including two in the outdoor area to the rear), the pub will also be adorning its front with the largest England flag in Newbury.

The Lion

39 West St, Newbury

You can cheer the Three Lions on at the The Lion in West street which will be decked out in bunting to create a patriotic atmosphere. The pub will be showing the matches across five screens in total.

The Coopers Arms

39 Bartholomew Street

The Coopers Arms on Bartholomew Street will be showing all the England games live on a selection of four screens across two rooms. 

The Catherine Wheel

35 Cheap Street

The Catherine Wheel in Cheap Street will be showing England’s matches on two screens in its outdoor area.

The Shaw Social Club

Almond Avenue, Newbury

The Shaw Social Club has been decorated for the Euros and will be showing all of England’s matches live on a selection of screens.

The King's Head, Thatcham

The Broadway

The 17th Century pub has been bedecked in banners and will be showing all games. A big screen is set up in the beer garden, with barbecues for weekend games.

The Mill, Thatcham

Bradley Moor Square

Showing games on five screens. Flying the flag for England. 

Meanwhile police have issued a warning ahead of the tournament urging people to drink responsibly to think twice before taking the risk of drink and drug driving.

National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Roads Policing, Chief Constable Suzette Davenport said: "Euro 2016 is an exciting time but fans must plan ahead to reduce the temptation to drive when over the limit.

"The government have estimated that there are over 200 fatalities every year caused directly by drink and drug drivers. There are many more casualties who suffer serious, life changing injuries that in many cases require lifelong care.

"Drivers are not only risking their own life, but the lives of their passengers as well as other innocent motorist or pedestrians.

"It's a simple decision for drivers, have fun and enjoy the summer but don't drive if you've had a drink.

“Officers will be carrying out thousands of tests at all times during the day and night to ensure that people who take the risk will be tested.

"If you're celebrating or commiserating during Euro 2016, don't drive while under the influence."

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  • Mojo1956

    10/06/2016 - 23:11

    I love this picture of my son enjoying the football from a couple of years ago .....

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