I was invited by my very good friend Matty to The Grand Slam, finally, coz I’ve been trying to sit him down for years lol … coz I first met Matty, originally from Wales, in 1998, not long after his famous TV appearance with Michael Barrymore, when he came into our office for a life-size Elvis banner … at first I thought, Welsh Elvis?, that’s novel … but wow! this guy’s tribute to the king is awesome and he loves his Rock ‘&’ Roll and btw, he can even pull off Tom Jones to a tee !!!
In the early days he did the circuit, places like Bells Pub, Woody’s Inn, and he ran the entertainment and Karaoke at The Square Bar in Protaras for about 10 years … and 22 years later he’s still doing it, but tbh, these days he’s running the pub and because he loves music, and a good night out, I’d say he’s leading the way in providing pub entertainment in the Kapparis area …
The Grand Slam is a family run British style boozer, it’s even on the corner, on the sunny side of the road, and once known as The Corner Pin, inside it looks busy, with quirky little designs mostly mums doing, I just love the table tops they’re well cool … There’s music memorabilia all over the place with a professional light and sound system, a well stocked bar, with a lovely front terrace onto Kapparis Avenue … it’s a great stop off for an afternoon drink, good pub grub, and there’s something happening here almost every night!
What you’ll get here is really good pub grub at excellent value for money … and with mum Gina in the kitchen to make sure everything is served just the way you like it … oh, and everything is homemade … my faves here are the delicious Homemade Curries, and the Donner Kebabs, homemade with pork, lamb or chicken, homemade pies, burgers, pizza, chicken, and Sunday Lunch Welsh Style … but her speciality is the homemade traditional cooking in particular the authentic Welsh Faggots … omg! just wait til you taste them …
The menu is varied so there’s something for everyone, and the kitchen stays open ’til late if you want a last minute Takeaway … and hey, Matty sometimes goes into help his mum, coz it often gets busy here … They are also happy to arrange buffets and catering for your wedding or special events …
Behind The Bar
Dad, Joe, Matty and Steph are your hosts and awesome hosts they are too … serving all your favourite tipples with a selection of draught beers and ciders, bottled beers, all your favourite spirits, long drinks and classic cocktails … Happy Hour is every night from 5 pm ’til 7 pm … with bottled beers and John Smiths and Strongbow Cider on draught for only €2 a pint … and House Speciality Cocktails from only €2.50 …
Now this is where this place comes into it’s element coz Matty is pure entertainment … There’s something happening almost every night, with regular live music, karaoke on Friday’s, discos, themed parties, especially for seasonal events like Valentines, Easter, Halloween, Bonfire Night, and Christmas & New Year … Oh, look out for their regular Showcases, they are always a sell out with all the money going to the entertainers … Brilliant!
Matty is arranging a memorial day for our very good mutual friend Emma of Mojito Bar & Grill fame … sadly lost in May of this year, but never to be forgotten … It’ll be at the beginning of November so keep an eye open for the announcement …
Sports & Quizzes
With big screen TV’s all over the place its a great place to watch all the live sports with a tendency to lean towards the Rugby, coz the welsh are rubbish a football lol … oh and on Wednesdays it’s ‘Wed Blues Buster’ with Sticky 13, and Bingo, Thursdays is Quiz Night both with cash prises and a Free Pool Table and Special Drinks Offers with a Meal Deal too … I love Wednesdays lol … btw they also have a Pool and Darts Team for their winter leagues.
On Saturday & Sunday you’ll always find some live music … I’m looking forward to Vegas Night with the awesome Andrea Morrelli and Super Soul Sundays with the eminent Drew Chapman with occasional visits by the gorgeous Carmen from Barbados via Paphos 😉 … oh and amazingly talented Chris Andre is a regular on the stage!
Naturally Matty and the crew are following all health and safety protocols during the pandemic, so expect to be seated with table service, and social distancing and all …
Everyone is Welcome
Matty has an excellent local trade with ex-pats, locals and tourists of any age and many nationalities … and everyone is made welcome so you’ll soon become one of the family! … check out their Reviews here and their Videos here
Open All Year
Daily: 4 pm ’til Late
You’ll find them on Kapparis Avenue, almost opposite the turning to Fireman’s Beach and Shappanis Supermarket and the Gunnery Club … Check out their Trip Advisor Reviews …
GPS: 35.054930, 34.007730
Excellent Food, Company and Entertainment!