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With the World Cup finally here Eevee goes in search of the best local pubs for drinks offers and atmosphere…

The car and house windows have been bedecked in the St George and the anticipation is reaching fever pitch. The 2014 World Cup is finally here, a festival of football starring the globe’s elite. And Chris Smalling.
For fans of the beautiful game it’s a chance to submerge in non-stop thrills, upsets, glory and heartbreak, and while there are few things better than getting a few tins in to enjoy Spain v Holland for the big games we need friends, beer on tap, and plenty of atmosphere!
Eevee has diligently drank our way across the north-west to discover the best five places to cheer on the Three Lions this summer and drown our sorrows when we inevitably go out on pens….
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The Potter’s Wheel, Buckley

The Potters in Buckley has a long-established reputation for live entertainment and events and is a well-loved fixture on the local circuit.
Now under new management this ace pub is thriving once again with weekly bands, a revamped menu, and most intriguingly of all, a spacious sports bar that is set to screen every game from Brazil.
In short…the Potters is back!
In that’s not enough there’s also numerous drinks offers to entice. 3 bottle of Bud, Becks or Heineken is only six quid so it won’t be an own goal when it’s your round and to celebrate England battering the Italians two Jaegerbombs are just a fiver!
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The Boathouse, Connah’s Quay

To cheer on England in a World Cup you want it to be patriotic, boisterous, thriving and bouncing. The Boathouse Sports Bar in Connah’s Quay is sure to provide you with the brilliant atmosphere desired and with loads of drinks offers too it’s the best place in Deeside by a mile to enjoy the tournament.
To kick things off this Saturday they’re hosting a special World Cup party with a DJ spinning tunes until the Italy game approaches. There’s sandwiches at half-time and everyone is requested to wear white and red!
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Off The Wall, Chester

Our Chester choice is complete with several large screens, a late bar, and a scenic beer garden from where you can take in the night-lit Roman Ampitheatre as you wonder what might have been if Rooney hadn’t scuffed that last-minute chance!
Two Peronis are just six quid while a couple of Koppenbergs are only £7.50 for the tournament’s duration.
Off The Wall is open, loud, and ready to cheers the boys to glory!
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Nag’s Head, Crewe

A cosy traditional pub with friendly staff, an upbeat atmosphere, and the best jukebox in Crewe to blast out Three Lions before each game.
If you prefer real ale to lager, and the superb Aspall’s cider to Strongbow, and you like your football viewing to be in the company of good people who know a very decent boozer when they see one…this is the place for you.
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The North and South Wales Bank, Wrexham

With an extended opening to take in England’s opener in Manaus the North and South Wales Bank is ready for business.
That business being to provide the best venue in Wrexham for live sport with its huge floor-space packed with footy revellers enjoying each game on the large screens.
Each Thursday all drinks are just a quid with pints for England games only £1.70!
There’s also a sweepstake so get along and get involved in the fun!