The biggest beer garden in Britain has been set up on a rugby pitch - Ruck

The biggest beer garden in Britain has been set up on a rugby pitch

Britain’s biggest beer garden capable of seating 500 boozers is set to open on a converted rugby pitch.

Rugby league club Barrow Raiders have erected picnic tables in its stadium and hope to be able to host up to hundreds of punters at a time in their makeshift pub garden.

The semi-pro club which plays in League One – two divisions below the Super League – have been hit financially since the country went into lockdown and sport was halted.

Barrow councillor Bill McEwan has thrown his support behind the idea.

He said: “You’ve got a large area where people can keep their distancing, they can space about and if it’s policed correctly I think it’s a wonderful idea once they get the go-ahead for pubs and clubs to open.

“People can’t wait to get the pubs and clubs open, but it’s about them abiding by the law and keeping their distance and I think it’s a great idea to open up a big venue like that.

“It’ll bring some money back into the club – I’m behind it, 100 per cent.”


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