Patriotic South Tyneside pub gears up for World Cup crunch match

England  V Sweden World Cup at The Robin.'From left Emma Brown and manager Claire McFall
England V Sweden World Cup at The Robin.'From left Emma Brown and manager Claire McFall

South Tyneside’s most patriotic pub is gearing up for England’s most important match in 12 years.

Staff at the Robin pub in Roman Road, Jarrow will be certainly be flying the flag during tomorrow’s World Cup quarter final between England and Sweden.

The watering hole has found national fame after, managers Norman Scott and Clare McFall pinned 300 flags to the outside of the building.

It took three weeks, and the use of specialist scaffolding, for all of the bunting to secured into place.

This weekend they’re keeping the celebratory feeling going with an action packed Saturday - England’s first World Cup quarter final for 12 years.

Clare said: “It’s been brilliant so far, the atmosphere has been fantastic during all of the games, but in particular on Tuesday.

“The pub was packed and everyone really enjoyed themselves.

“We’re really looking forward to Saturday, we’re expecting hundreds of people to come down to watch the match both inside and outside of the pub.”

The pub will be placing screens in its gardens and also have DJ plus a burger van to feed hungry punters.

Clare is predicting win for England.

She said: “I think they will definitely win, with a 2-1 result.”

If England are successful they will then face either Russia or Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday.

Last week the pub accidentally became involved in a social media row when Good Morning Britain’s Katy Rickitt used a German flag to wipe the bar during an early morning broadcast.

Her actions prompted a wave on criticism on Twitter, with some users demanding she resigned.