“The Anecdote” is set to open at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, which will be a venue hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

The new bar will be located by the front doors and caters for up to 160 covers at a time. It will have a number of widescreen TVs as well as interactive games, including shuffleboard and table football. The new double sided bar will serve a range of cocktails & craft beers along with a menu of contemporary sharing dishes.

Richo Arena Sports Bar shuffleboard

The venue is currently used by Wasps rugby union team and its club shop will be relocated to make way for the 400 square metre bar, which will be open to the general public daily, and will create about 25 jobs.

Richo Arena Sports Bar Foosball
Richo Arena Sports Bar Foosball

Stephen Vaughan, Wasps Group Chief Executive, said: “Socialising is changing and people want to be entertained or experience new concepts whilst they are eating or drinking out, and the sports bar will reflect this in a modern, cutting-edge environment.”

For more info visit the Ricoh Arena’s website here