World Cup and plate and knife and . . .

If you're looking for a quiet spot to get away from it all as the country goes football crazy then the THREE QUARTERS SPORTS CAFE is not for you.

WOrds: Jonathan Trew

lhe rdea of sports hars has always seemed to me sornethrng of a (ontr‘adr(tron rn terms .Spor't means exer'trse, exertion, runnrng about over drffer‘ent—shaped frelds (hasrng

drffer’ent shaped halls and generally havrng some regard for your health, Bars, on the other hand, are the rdeal pla(e for slothful rdlrng, and whrle I have sornetrrnes felt more healthy leavrng a bar than on enter'rng rt, hy the trrne

that the mornrng rolls

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around, thrs rs shown up for the alrohol-rndured fantasy that rt really

lhe lhree Quarters Sports (ate on ldrnhurgh's (trassmarket re(on( rle the two extremes ()wned hy Stottrsh rughy players (tregor Townsend, Rowen Shepherd and Derek Star‘lt, the lhree Quarters rs modelled around some of the sports hars whr( h the tr'ro enrountered whrle tour‘rng South /‘\frr(a, New /ealand

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The Thre Quarters ports Cafe: mre TV screens than you ca

and Atrstralra With (‘Jtilli telexrsrons and large streens on the ground floor and n ne on tne serond anu rne/z‘anrne levels, armr harr sports fans are able to \.‘.‘at(h almost any spo'trng (ontest from around the ‘.'.or|(r lhoughtfully, there are even i\.' sets hehrnd that enthusrasts (an lxeep up \.'.rth the

attron whrfe stomrng up on ha'ftrrne

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As well as all the dunks you \.'.'o;rld expe<t to frnd hehrnd any har, the lhree Quarters nas a dynarnrr Looking

shaik a hockey stick at

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Yarrotrs sport r‘an‘ed seztrons,

hegrnnrng ‘.‘.Iill t"e irrl otr' starters

and frnrshrng ‘.'.:th the ‘<<>‘ie<t lt‘e rup'

sele<tron of rotfees and teas lr‘.

petx'.een, the 'rzenu offers a .'.'ue

range of dishes that are sexeral

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