This September we’ll be dusting off the big screens in the upstairs bar for first time since that depressing night in May when half the country went mad and inflicted another 5 years of misery on us all.
This time we’ll be throwing our weight behind another improbable cause – the Welsh national team in this year’s Rugby World Cup.
20th Sept – Wales vs Uruguay
26th Sept – Wales vs England
1st Oct – Wales vs Fiji
10th Oct – Wales vs Australia
As many of you will surely know or nervously suspect, the Social has long had strong Welsh roots (well, one of us is Welsh and the Super Furries played downstairs in 2001). Recently, we’ve made a point of always stocking beers from the mighty Tiny Rebel Brewery in Newport on the bar (one of the range we always carry – their red ale, Cwtch – was recently awarded Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival). Basically, a night in the upstairs bar is pretty much exactly the same as a heavy old session in Cardiff. So it was obvious that we’d be coming out in support of the boyos in Red when they storm out to chuck the egg about in a field.
We hope you’ll join us for all four initial Welsh group games (on 20th, 26th Sept, 1st Oct and 10th Oct). We’ll also show the support games from some of the lesser rugby playing nations (England, South Africa, New Zealand etc) on those dates as well. Each night will no doubt involve the full spectrum of emotions, a Taff friendly playlist on the jukebox, the odd guest DJ and some great Welsh beers.
These events will be ticketed and strictly limited in number – don’t hang around getting your tickets.
£5 entry including a free bottle of Tiny Rebel with every ticket. Might even see if the kitchen can knock out some rarebit for old times sake