Pub pool table helps take British hopsitality to Brazil

You might need special permission from your pub pool table hire company if you want to do what the team from The Old Star Inn in Winsford, Cheshire are doing this summer.

That’s because their entire pub – complete with its sign, fireplace, quiz night and pub pool table and dartboard – is being recreated in Rio.

It’s all part of a publicity stunt by McCoy’s Crisps, after The Old Star Inn won a contest judged by a team including Al Murray’s Pub Landlord character.

A team of ten staff from the pub are flying out to Rio to enjoy the World Cup, bizarrely surrounded by their own pub from back home.

The news features on the newly launched Pubs Are Great website, developed in conjunction with Inapub, Number 10, Visit Britain and UKTI.

Joss Croft, marketing director at Visit Britain, said: “Pubs are Britain’s welcome mat to the world and play a key role in attracting visitors as part of our culture and heritage offering.

“Our traditional and much-loved pubs offer some of the warmest British welcomes.”

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