New sports bar and eatery at Coventry Building Society Arena already pulling in the crowds - The Coventry Observer

New sports bar and eatery at Coventry Building Society Arena already pulling in the crowds

A NEW ‘eater-tainment’ bar and restaurant has opened at the newly named Coventry Building Society Arena.

The Anecdote has already been packed out for the return of live sport to the Arena and for a capacity-crowd screening of some of August’s big sporting events, including the final match of the British and Irish Lions tour, and the finals day of cricket’s Hundred.

The venue boasts – which welcomes individuals, parties, children and families – boasts ten widescreen TVs – including a wall-sized screen – and interactive games, such as shuffleboard and a giant foosball table. There are even booths with personal screens so fans can choose which sports channel to watch.

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Open between 11am and 11pm seven-days-a-week, the double-sided bar offers a range of craft beers – including Purity brews and cult heroes such as Beavertown Neck Oil – along with cocktails and soft drinks.

Food is by way of a sports bar-themed menu with plenty of choices – among them Bulleit Bourbon Wings and Pulled Pork Loaded Fries.

Among the sporting highlights in September will be the Ryder Cup, the new NFL season and the return of Gallagher Premiership Rugby.

Discounts of 50 per cent on food will take place from August 30 to September 3 – which need to be applied for in advance at

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Amy Burgess, General Manager at The Anecdote, said: “It has been great to see people visiting the bar over the last month, but now we’re ready to ramp up our operations.

“We’ve enjoyed some great days and nights already here at The Anecdote, and the bar is already realising its potential as a social hub here in Coventry.

“Eating and drinking is no longer about grabbing a pint and a plate, people want it to be an experience, and we believe everyone who visits The Anecdote will come away thinking they have experienced something new.

“The interactive games we have around the bar have proved a huge hit, we hope that in the weeks, months and years to come people make some incredible memories here at The Anecdote.”

To find out more and book a table at The Anecdote visit

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