The Brits in Benidorm: English flags, Chippies, Bingo, Beer, Posters and Pubs, November 2004

The Brits in Benidorm: English flags, Chippies, Bingo, Beer and Pubs, November 2004

The Spanish seaside resort of Benidorm is a place of contrasts, with its sweeping beaches, modern holiday apartment blocks, picturesque traditional old town and strip of British bars and restaurants.

Here’s some photos from our archives capturing the mainly Brit-run businesses around Calle Gerona and Calle Lepanto:

The Brits in Benidorm: English flags, Chippies, Bingo, Beer and Pubs, November 2004

There was a lot of England flags to be seen flapping in the Mediterranean breeze.

The Brits in Benidorm: English flags, Chippies, Bingo, Beer and Pubs, November 2004

Makeshift posters advertising the evening’s entertainment were Sellotaped on boards outside the venues.

The Brits in Benidorm: English flags, Chippies, Bingo, Beer and Pubs, November 2004

Union Jack-bedecked Sanson Bar.

The Brits in Benidorm: English flags, Chippies, Bingo, Beer and Pubs, November 2004

Drag entertainment at the Las Vegas

The Brits in Benidorm: English flags, Chippies, Bingo, Beer and Pubs, November 2004

English flags galore at the Dog’s B**locks pub.

The Brits in Benidorm: English flags, Chippies, Bingo, Beer and Pubs, November 2004

Comedian Jack Daniel’s – ‘As seen on BBC’ – and Rikki Stevens and Little Fred at the Wheeltappers and Shunters Club.

The Brits in Benidorm: English flags, Chippies, Bingo, Beer and Pubs, November 2004

“Only the best artists” at the Stardust Cabaret Bar.

The Brits in Benidorm: English flags, Chippies, Bingo, Beer and Pubs, November 2004

Streets British Bar complete with dartboard.

The Brits in Benidorm: English flags, Chippies, Bingo, Beer and Pubs, November 2004

Beachcomber disco bar, plus flags.

The Brits in Benidorm: English flags, Chippies, Bingo, Beer and Pubs, November 2004

BINGO!

The Brits in Benidorm: English flags, Chippies, Bingo, Beer and Pubs, November 2004

Churchill’s Pub on Calle Lepanto.

The Brits in Benidorm: English flags, Chippies, Bingo, Beer and Pubs, November 2004

The Village pub, Calle Lepanto.

The Brits in Benidorm: English flags, Chippies, Bingo, Beer and Pubs, November 2004

The Voice of Benidorm at the Frog and Toad.

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