CO2 shortage won’t affect Norwich pubs as England face Belgium in World Cup clash
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Despite a shortage of Co2 in England, Norwich pubs are hoping to stay afloat during the World Cup.
Food companies such as the Booker Group, Heineken and Coca-Cola have now capped their supply of carbonated drinks to larger English businesses after a gas shortage.
Some chain restaurants, bars and pubs will have their supplies temporarily rationed and limited to 10 cases of beer and five of cider or soft drink to manage the high demand.
But Peter Lockolds, bar manager of The Mischief, on Fye Bridge Street, said their supplies had been delivered as routine.
He said: 'We have Heinekien beer and cloudy apple cider and we have more than enough. They guaranteed all of our deliveries and so far it has been fine.'
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Mr Lockolds said trade had been good since the World Cup kicked off, and that offers given on previous matches would be in place for today's clash against Belgium.
'For every goal which is scored in the World Cup we offer a new benefit at the bar,' he said.
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Jonathon Childs, manager of the Boundary Pub, in Aylsham Road, also had his regular supplies delivered without issue,
Mr Childs said: 'The shortage is not just the Co2 to dispense the beer, but most keg products are carbonated with Co2.'
He added: 'I manage the Boundary for a company called Craft Union and with their prudent procurement policies I do believe we will be okay. I received a good size dray full of beer today, so we will be okay for the foreseeable future.'
Last week, the pub hosted a barbecue and played football anthems ahead of each of the World Cup matches.
He said: 'We have got a lovely barbecue in the garden, football themed real ales, six screens, a huge beer garden and football themed music.'
Landlord of the Fat Cat Brewery Tap Mark White said he was aware of the Co2 shortage.
'For us, we aren't worried – they have supplied us with what we ordered,' he said.
The pub, on Lawson Road, is hosting a three-day cheese and beer festival beginning today, with their Belgian beer range complemented by local cheese.
Mr White said: 'It's World Cup fever and we are enjoying the delights of a fantastic amount of cheese.'