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The Thompson Brothers on the Return of Football, Pubs and Holidays

2 July 20 interview: LeftLion

Nottingham's most opinionated grocers on...

Football is back
We’re not bothered about the Premier League at all. All we want to see is Notts County get promoted back into the Football League, and it looks like that could happen – they just need to win two games. We did watch England’s Euro ‘96 game against Scotland when they replayed it on TV though. Gazza’s goal in that match is probably our favourite ever. 

Pubs are back
We’re not planning to rush back just yet – we’ll probably wait for a month or so. We ordered ten cases of Adnams Best Bitter and a case of gin during lockdown and we’re still getting through those. We’ve also had a couple of those mini kegs from local breweries, which are very nice, but we always make a mess of opening them. We’ve got some from Shipstones for sale in the shop, too.  

Holidays are back
We’re planning our annual retreat to Southwold on August Bank Holiday weekend. It’s paradise. There’s nothing to do but enjoy the sandy beach, the pier and the pubs. We stay in the same trying-to-be-trendy hotel each year and try to do as little as possible. It’s very relaxing.

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