How's this for a way of watching England's bid for glory in Russia next month?

The quirky pods have been installed in the beer garden of the Derry on Stockton-on-Tees by Star Pubs & Bars licensee Chris Driver.

They are part of a makeover in the garden which includes new TV screens, decking, pizza oven, and new kids' area.

Each pod seats eight, has a chalkboard tabletop for drawing on, heater, TV linked to Netflix, and a dedicated Moretti tap outside.

 

 

Within hours of unveiling, the pods were fully booked for England's World Cup games.

Chris said: "They're a real hit with customers. We're getting bookings from companies wanting to watch sports events without impacting on the pub's core food business. They cost £5k and we rent them for £200 including 35 pints.

"Food can be ordered on top. They're also ideal for kids' parties booked with a bouncy castle and will be utilised during summer and winter months."