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Join The Barmy Army in Melbourne for the 2017 Ashes Series

The Ashes, one of the world’s greatest sporting contests, returns to Australia again after its usual four-year hiatus with the Melbourne Cricket Ground set to host the fourth Ashes Test beginning on Boxing Day. With 30,000 fans travelling from the UK down under, The Ashes 2017-18 is sure to be an unforgettable event.

This year we are proud to sponsor the Barmy Army on their tour down under!

Formed during the 1994/95 tour of Australia, the Barmy Army have been cheering on the England cricket team at home and abroad for over 20 years. Being some of the most loyal supporters in the game, the Barmy Army continue to help bring cricket to the masses by helping organise tickets and tours to support the team whenever they take the field.

Our venues are the headquarters for the Barmy Army while they are in Melbourne with a bunch of daily specials on offer. The host venues are known to be party central so come along, say hello, grab a drink and have some fun!

Beer DeLuxe Fed Square

Beer DeLuxe Fed Square

Beer Deluxe Fed Square is the official home of the Barmy Army in Melbourne. The perfect centralised location to grab a beer after viewing all the action at the MCG during the 4th Test Match Series between England and Australia. During each day of the test enjoy the Barmy Army specials on offer starting with a pizza and beer deal on Boxing Day through to special deals on all chicken dishes and more!

Head to the venue every afternoon to enjoy ‘Crafternoons’! Select from a variety of $8 pints, $7 basics and $6 wines every day from 4-7pm. Book now to experience the Barmy Army atmosphere at Beer DeLuxe Fed Square.

The Crafty Squire

Crafty Squire Crafty kitchen area

The other home of the tour, while they are down under, is none other than The Crafty Squire. Known for its live sports and delicious craft beers, what better venue to team up with the Barmy Army? Offering daily specials from $20 lunches to sample beer tasting plus Happy Hour every day!

As a partner of the Barmy Army, The Crafty is also the host to the Ashes After Party. Celebrate the end of each day with a beer and all your mates. Live music will be playing post-match each day. Hurry and secure a group booking so you can be part of the celebrations.

Middle Park Hotel

Middle Park Hotel in Melbourne

While the Barmy Army are in town they play the BASHES – a doubleheader cricket match against Australia’s Fanatics and the Richies. Barmy Army members are selected to be a part of the team and play at a host cricket club in each state during the Ashes tour. This year they are playing at Albert Park on Sunday 24th December in partnership with the Middle Park Cricket Club.

All fans and families are welcome to join in the fun and watch the teams battle it out on the field. After the match enjoys a drink or two at the Middle Park Hotel. There’s plenty of big screen TVs so you can keep up to date with all the Ashes news. Stick around for dinner and enjoy the classic pub fare on offer including all the favourites – parmas, burgers, steaks and of course fish and chips.


The Duke dining hall

If you can’t make it to the MCG you’ll have the next best thing at The Duke. Melbourne’s oldest licensed pub is a short stroll from the MCG and houses multiple big screen TVs to watch all sports live in style. A heritage interior but with all the modern fittings inside it’s the perfect post-match hub to keep the celebrations going and beers flowing!

Sit down for a great meal after a long day in the sun and grab an ice cold beer. For those who’ve travelled from the UK, it’s a great opportunity to try a traditional Aussie pie with ‘The Game Changer’- a 4kg meat pie that can feed up to six people!

As a proud sponsor of the Barmy Army, all Barmy Army members will receive 10% off all full priced items! All you need to do is show your Barmy Army card in-venue to receive the discount.

We look forward to welcoming the Barmy Army to our Melbourne venues soon!