BAR SPORT FRANCHISES LAUNCHED IN MERRY HILL AND THEN IPSWICH
26 August 2011
The only UK owned American style sports bar has opened its newest venue at
the Waterside, Merry Hill in the Midlands with a VIP evening. The new
opening is creating over 30 new jobs.
Bar Sport’s Head Office is based in Cannock and the Company was
established by local entrepreneur, Scott Murray. The Company has plans to
open over 8 new franchised outlets by the end of this year - with longer
term plans to open in every town and city in the UK. Next on the list is
Ipswich in September.
Bar Sport Merry Hill is owned and run by Harry Dass from Dudley who is the
former presenter of an Asian Radio station. He is a keen sportsman himself
who loves cricket, rugby and football.
Each bar is decorated throughout with authentic sports memorabilia and the
venues feature over 50 screens showing live sport all through the day and
Mr Murray said,
“We are delighted to be opening another Bar Sport right here in the
Midlands. Waterside in Brierley Hill is a perfect location for us as the
area has such a strong sporting fan base. We are pleased to be doing our
bit for the regeneration of this particular area and we wish Harry and his
We all know that pubs and other venues are having a tough time. To be
successful, you have to be offering the public more than just food and
drink. The reaction to Bar Sport elsewhere shows that we have a winning
formula, with large crowds turning out.
We offer fun, sporting excitement and good food and drink in a safe family
We plan to open 8 new outlets across the Country by the end of the year with
the next opening being in Ipswich in September, then London. Openings are
also planned in Glasgow and Exeter.
These will be franchised outlets run by their owners and in tune with local
taste. They will have been fully trained and supported by our Head Office
We are aiming ultimately to open a Bar Sport in every major town and city in
Each bar will have regular visits from sporting heroes such as football
stars, boxing champions and many more.
We would like to thank the staff of Westfield, the property company that
owns Merry Hill for helping us to make this launch possible.”
To find out more, go to www.barsportmerryhill.co.uk or call 01384 485060.
For more information on owning a Bar Sport franchise, go to
www.barsportfranchise.co.uk or call 01543 500247.