Sidmouth pub makeover in time for World Cup

Landlady Karen Griggs and Barmaid Chrissie Worthington toast the new outdoor bar at The Balfour Arms

Landlady Karen Griggs and Barmaid Chrissie Worthington toast the new outdoor bar at The Balfour Arms - Credit: Archant

A pub in Sidmouth is ‘World Cup ready’ after installing a new outside bar in its garden and a pull-down big screen for watching the games.

The Balfour, in Woolbrook Road has given the garden at the rear a complete makeover with new plants and tables laid out so customers can watch the football on a large screen.

Landlord Colin Griggs and his wife Karen carried out the work themselves.

The new outside bar is called the Kazbar and includes souvenirs from their foreign trips, like a wooden camel.

“We wanted more of a happy, relaxed atmosphere,” Karen said. “It’s going to be a great place for people to come along and watch the games.”

World Cup Ready at The Balfour Arms

World Cup Ready at The Balfour Arms - Credit: Archant


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They have revamped the menu and there is also a bouncy castle for children and the couple are planning to install a play area later in the year.

They bought the pub a year ago. Colin is a former policeman and Karen was a chef for Loch Fyne and the Rothschilds.

The Balfour Arms on Woolbrook Road has a new outdoor bar

The Balfour Arms on Woolbrook Road has a new outdoor bar - Credit: Archant

Rocking at the Kazbar outside The Balfour Arms

Rocking at the Kazbar outside The Balfour Arms - Credit: Archant

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