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Fever Pitch

May 31, 2010

If you're not looking forward to the World Cup then look away now but otherwise, you'll be delighted to note that there's a new pop-up bar in town. In Fulham Broadway to be precise. Yes, Fever Pitch has been created entirely for the summer football season and will be dismantled the day after the final match.

It's the brainchild of pub and bar entrepreneur Brenhan Magee who has spent a whopping £200,000 creating the bar on the former site of the King's Head pub. Magee recently sold his share in Warwick Street's Club Bar & Dining.

Starting with the England v USA on 12 June, footy fans can enjoy a pint or two while watching Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney & Co battle it out on one of the venue's 13 screens which span 360 degrees and cover every wall in the 400 capacity venue. Fulham WAGS and football widows can take advantage of generous outside space to top up their tans.

And to soak up the beer, there'll be match-day hotdogs and a selection of breville toasties filled with British favourites from ham and mustard to cheese and tomato or even foie gras with apricots and chilli jam if you're feeling continental.

So what can we expect when Fever Pitch pops down? Well, Magee has taken on a 20-year lease for the property in collaboration with Enterprise Inns so following the Cup Final, work will commence to open up the first and second floors and turn the venue it into a new pub/restaurant.

www.feverpitchfulham.co.uk

Posted by Stephanie Hirschmiller at 11:59 am
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