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No football at the pub

This article was published in June 2006. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

If soccer's not your scene, the World Cup's your worst nightmare, and all you want is a quiet drink in a nice country pub with no endless inquests into Wayne's metatarsal or the relative merits of 4-4-2 and 4-3-3 - Eaton Bray's the place for you.

World Cup Free Zone!Licensee David Sparrow has declared The White Horse a World Cup Free Zone! There will be no huge screen showing all the action, not even a small screen - and furthermore, he has banned all discussion of The Beautiful Game for the duration of the World Cup.

Anyone caught infringing the rules will be handed a red card in the form of a polite suggestion that they might like to make a donation to Keech Cottage, the pub's favourite charity.

Mr Sparrow said: "This is a lovely old pub with low ceilings and beams and a restaurant, and big screens showing football just doesn't fit in at all. We've had signs up informing our customers and there seems to be general approval that this is a very good idea!"

Source: Herald & Post, 8 June 2006