England cricket legend reopens London pub

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Cricket legend: former England cricket captain Mike Gatting reopened the Pavilion End pub in central London last week
Cricket legend: former England cricket captain Mike Gatting reopened the Pavilion End pub in central London last week

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Cricket legend Mike Gatting OBE reopened a central London pub last week.

Gatting captained and played for both Middlesex and England, retiring from first-class cricket in 1998.

Fuller’s owned sports pub the Pavilion End, in the City of London, has received extensive refurbishment and its interiors celebrate cricket with memorabilia throughout.

Full whites

Customers could chat to the former English cricket player throughout the evening on Thursday 4 October. Attendees who wore a cricket top to the launch received a free pint and anyone in full whites was given a free meal too.

Updates to the pub interior include a modernised trade area and bar, a heated beer garden seating 40 customers and a private function room. The new room contains the old boardroom table from the former Gales Brewery in Horndean.

A new menu includes classic mains like Fuller’s own Chalcroft Farm beef burger, steak and ale pie or a roasted half chicken.

'Fantastic atmosphere'

General manager Garth Warren said: “We are proud to be the City’s only cricket pub, many people are surprised to find us so far away from a cricket pitch.

“The Pavilion End is looking superb after its refurbishment and my team and I cannot wait to welcome in both old customers and new. I’m sure that everyone will enjoy having a drink and sampling the new menu as well as watching some sport in a fantastic atmosphere.”

Mike Gatting said: “It’s great to see a pub celebrating cricket in this way. Cricket is such a social sport and the Pavilion End really embraces this.

“I know where I’ll be watching the next England test match if nobody gives me a ticket!”

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