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The Wheatsheaf pub in Chelmsford, which will temporarily be known as The Jarrod Bow Inn, has changed its name as part of a community competition to celebrate the 2024 Euros tournament.

Paul and Tanith launched an online competition to reconnect with the local community by giving their guests the opportunity to temporarily rename The Wheatsheaf pub throughout the hotly anticipated Euros.

The competition which launched on Facebook, generated immediate attention as pub regulars and locals flooded the pub’s social media with quirky football and Euros-related name suggestions.

Within just hours of posting, the competition had reached over 11,000 people leaving Paul and Tan overwhelmed by the community’s support and response. They said: “We never expected the competition to attract so much attention, but it’s been brilliant to see the community coming together.

“As huge sporting fans ourselves, it feels great to be able to get our locals involved, we’re excited for the tournament to progress and are looking forward to, hopefully, celebrating many wins!”

With hundreds of names thrown into the hat, Paul and Tan whittled them down to a shortlist of three; The Jarrod Bow Inn, The Three Lions Inn and the VAR Bar, and ensuring to keep the community as involved as possible she opened-up the final vote across social media.

It was The Jarrod Bow Inn that amassed 80% of the votes, playing homage to West Ham and now, Three Lions Player Jarrod Bowen.

Coinciding with the start of the Euros, the pub’s new and temporary name will be unveiled on Friday the 14th of June as the tournament kicks off with Germany vs Scotland.

As part of the competition, the winner – who picked the chosen pub name – will be treated to a VIP guest experience with complimentary food, drinks and table service during one of England’s matches.

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