FOR the first time in more than half a century, England are in the final of a major football tournament on Sunday.

Suffice to say there will many sore heads on Monday morning regardless of if football 'comes home' or – whisper it – goes to Italy.

In recognition of this huge milestone and moment of hope it has given us after 16 miserable months of Covid and to allow people to celebrate, many businesses are giving their teams Sunday night or Monday off.

Here is a round up of some of the best bosses in Warrington.


The Stockton Heath eatery, which recently topped Tripadvisor's list of Cheshire restaurants, is closing after breakfast on Sunday.

The social media announcement added: "All the team are off Sunday evening - and, as an extra bonus, they can all take Monday off to recover."


The traditional Grappenhall pub is giving the team the night off to watch the match.

Last orders for food will be 6pm and the bar will close at 7.30pm.

A spokesperson said: "We will be open as normal on Monday. Thank you for your continued support."


The Bewsey business is giving the whole team the day off on Monday 'firstly because they absolutely deserve it and secondly so we can all spend some quality time with family and loved ones for what could be a momentous occasion'.


The micro brewery tap and real ale bar will be closing an hour before kick-off

A Facebook statement said: "This means our team can join their family/friends and watch the final.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused with the early close and we hope we will still see a lot of you for a pre-match pint."


The Time Square restaurant will be closing early on Sunday to allow staff to get behind England in the Euro 2020 final.

Following the tense semi final against Denmark on Wednesday, the chain's operations director Matt Bamber instructed all venues not screening the game to down tools on Sunday.

Guests can enjoy The Botanist’s botanical cocktails and hanging kebabs while they countdown to kick-off with a last booking of 5.30pm that day, but after the 'final whistle' at 7.30pm staff will head home to watch the on-the-pitch heroics.

Matt Bamber, operations director for New World Trading Company which owns The Botanist, said: “Gareth Southgate has shown us all the value of teamwork in the past few weeks – and how every squad member is vital to being successful.

"That is why we are announcing we’ll be closing early on Sunday to allow as many of our staff as possible to watch the game."


The Lymm company has given its team an 'official green card from the boss'.

A Facebook announcement said: "Due to England now being in the final we think it's only fair the guys should be able to enjoy it without work the next day.

"Official green card from the boss so we will be closed Monday. Come on England. Enjoy lads."


All of the workers at the scaffolding and roofing company can have a lie-in for the 'pre-booked football hangover'.

A Facebook statement said: "We will be closed on Monday to give all our staff a well earned break and recovery time. Phones won't be answered, emails won't be read, texts will be ignored."


McQueen's Dairies, based in Taylor Business Park in Croft, was so confident about England being in the final it sent an email to customers cancelling Monday deliveries before Gary Southgate's team faced Denmark in the semis.

The company said in an email to customers that their confidence in England informed their decision to alter deliveries and allow staff to 'enjoy the celebrations'.


The Bridge Street business is giving everyone a sleep in after all the drama that is bound to unfold.

The announcement said: "Just a heads up that due to a certain footy match taking place Sunday evening our shop won't be open on Monday until 10am.

"However we will still be available for emergency work throughout this period. Get it won boys."


All Co-op stores are closing at 7.45pm on Sunday.

"It's not just football coming home, our colleagues are going home," a spokesman said.

Meanwhile, Lidl is opening all stores an hour later than normal – but only if England bring it home on Sunday evening. So all Lidl eyes are on Harry Kane.

Christian Härtnagel, chief executive at Lidl, added: “Sunday’s final marks a huge occasion in history so, if England are victorious, we have decided to delay our stores opening by one hour.

"At Lidl, the reason for our success is our people and our team work, which is why we want our teams to be able to celebrate for a little longer if the England team bring it home.”