Best pubs for Rugby

With Japan 2019 rolling around faster than a Doug Howlett under-lap, we thought it was high time we had a think about some of the pubs we’re most excited about watching international rugby this autumn. Whatever it is that floats your boat – from homecooked grub to locally sourced ales, spacious beer gardens with outdoor screens to cosy old fashioned drinking dens, you’re sure to find your perfect vantage point. With the action being beamed live from the other side of the earth, most of the games are kicking off at rather ungodly hours. But that’s no excuse not to dig out those old bits of chain mail, kilts, daffodil costumes or whatever other choice inventory you simply have to wear for the greatest show on earth. Thankfully, in spite of the time difference, the good folks who run those supremely important community institutions we call pubs are going the extra mile to ensure that this is a party you won’t forget, at least not before your 8th pint of Guinness. What is certain is that there are a whole host of pubs clammin to serve up plates of full English breakfast and pitchers of pints to us slightly bombastic rugby revellers.

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Allstars Sports Bar

Allstars Sports Bar

#StadiumLikeAtmosphere  #MajorEvents  #SportsBar 
Almost impossible to take an eye off the game at any points thanks to the 50+ HD screens with some even in the toilets so you'll never miss a tackle.
Allstars Sports Bar

Allstars Sports Bar

#StadiumLikeAtmosphere  #MajorEvents  #SportsBar 
The self-ascribed Home of Sport has 30 X 40" HD screens complementing 2 huge projectors.
The Five Bells Eastry

The Five Bells Eastry

#Traditional  #CaskAle  #ClassicPubFood 
Unrivalled food and drink offering with a large projector showing all the action.
BT offer
Allstars Sports Bar

Allstars Sports Bar

#StadiumLikeAtmosphere  #SportsBar  #MajorEvents 
Frankly, no better place to watch sport than here. It boasts 27 T.V screens including 2 huge HD ones. With an unrivalled menu serving up some pub classics daily and a host of drinks deals, this place will feel every bit like the party it is celebrating.
The Regent

The Regent

#ClassicPubFood  #BigGamesMatter  #MajorEvents 
Widely recognised as the best boozer for watching sport in South London. The open-plan layout is the perfect place to experience those epic sporting moments and there is no shortage of atmosphere in this pub. You've got three projectors to watch the drama on and a special tournament breakfast menu.
St Margarets

St Margarets

A proper good old boozer with five real ales on tap serving up a host of seasonal Great British classics from the kitchen.
Coach & Horses

Coach & Horses

#CraftBeer  #Pizza  #MajorEvents 
Throwing open the doors of this intimate establishment nice and early and making you feel right at home with a range of cooked breakfasts and massive screens.
The Joiners Arms

The Joiners Arms

#Rugby  #Football  #AmericanFood 
Take a moment to behold the impressive array of decorations with England flags and rugby memorabilia lining the walls and ceilings. Wafting out of the kitchen is a range of breakfast/brunch options and when you feel like a drink you won't be disappointed by the drinks offers and promotions.
The Rylston

The Rylston

#BigGamesMatter  #WideDrinkSelection  #Football 
Feast your eyes on any of the 6 widescreens and you needn't not miss a moment of the action thanks to the fantastic table service provided by friendly staff.
Belushis Hammersmith

Belushis Hammersmith

#WideDrinkSelection  #SportsBar  #InternationalSport 
This newly-refurbished sports bar has a proper stadium feel with the only pull-out bleachers in London. Great food, great atmosphere, themed food and decor. This place has it all.
HAPPY HOUR
Craft Beer Offer
Greenwood

Greenwood

#InternationalSport  #AmericanSports  #MajorEvents 
This place is doing everything and anything to get you hopping out of bed on those disgustingly early mornings. If the promise of world-class rugby still isn't a big enough to rouse you from your pit, then how does breakfast pie with lots of bacon washed down with bottomless coffee sound? All set in one of London's most impressive sports bars.
Allstars Sports Bar

Allstars Sports Bar

#StadiumLikeAtmosphere  #MajorEvents  #SportsBar 
THE place to watch the action from Japan in Bristol is this epic sports bar. Every game will be beamed on the gigantic 5-meter projector as well as the other 50+ screens. For when the half-time boredom strikes, shoot some pool (take your pick from American or English) or vent your first-half frustration on a genuine punchbag.
The Leicester Arms

The Leicester Arms

#BigGamesMatter  #ClassicPubFood  #Traditional 
Set in the heart of London's West End this place is the ideal venue for an early morning meet n' greet with your mates ahead of kick-off.
Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf

#SportsBar  #SpecialityBeer  #InternationalSport 
The one and only Canadian sports bar in London. Serving up some authentic food and drink including fluffy pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup, this is THE place to cheer on Canada this Autumn.
Wishing Well

Wishing Well

#StadiumLikeAtmosphere  #WideDrinkSelection  #MajorEvents 
Old school sports pub offering a truly satisfying rugby-watching experience.
The One Tun

The One Tun

#RelaxedAtmosphere  #WideDrinkSelection  #SpecialityBeer 
Situated slap-bang in the middle of the city, this pub has more than just it's 3 T.V screens going for it. They are running some piping hot competitions over the tournament with some cracking prizes up for grabs.
£13 DINNER SPECIAL
Pint of Cobra & a Burger for £14
Globe

Globe

#BigGamesMatter  #ClassicPubFood  #CaskAle 
One of London's most historic pubs, you can't fail to be bowled over by this fantastic sports bar.
Elevens Bar and Grill

Elevens Bar and Grill

#StadiumLikeAtmosphere  #WideDrinkSelection  #InternationalSport 
This premium sports bar in the heart of Cardiff makes for the ultimate viewing destination thanks to it's 20 X 4k HD screens and zonal Bose surrounds sound commentary making you feel like you could well be in the Land of the Rising Sun yourself. They're really pushing the boat out when it comes to food and bevvies too, so don't forget your appetite.
The Anchor

The Anchor

Expect a scintillating atmosphere in this proper old fashioned rugby boozer. It's got it all - homecooked grub, an outdoor screen and a fantastic selection of ales.

Rose and Crown

Tell your dad he won't need his glasses - there is no chance you won't be able to see at least one of the two whopping 65" T.V's. Full English's are served up daily but you should book in advance to avoid disappointment. Guarantee your seat and a slap-up breaky for just £10.
The Red Lion

The Red Lion

#WideDrinkSelection  #RelaxedAtmosphere  #MajorEvents 
With five screens and a self-ascribed rugby fiend for a landlord, this cosy little boozer ticks all the right boxes. They're opening early for kick-off and serving up bacon butties to ravenous revellers throughout the morning.
The Swan Inn

The Swan Inn

#Football  #WideDrinkSelection  #ClassicPubFood 
Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, this hotel has many redeeming quintessentially British features making it an ideal place to belt out Swing Low and really get behind the boys.
Free Pint
Mail Coach

Mail Coach

#CaskAle  #ClassicPubFood  #Football 
Food and drink promotions, rugby merchandise giveaways and a tournament sweepstake with Premiership tickets up for grabs. VIP booths are available to book in advance.
The Thomond Bar

The Thomond Bar

Decked out from floor to ceiling in some fascinating old rugby memorabilia. You'll always get a good view of one of 14 HD screens including a giant projector. Generating an unrivalled atmosphere on matchday, this is THE place to watch rugby when you're in Cork.
Hennesseys

Hennesseys

#StadiumLikeAtmosphere  #ClassicPubFood  #SportsBar 
The best place in the kingdom to watch the action unfold if we're lucky enough to have some late autumn sunshine. The huge 12-foot all-weather screen with an outside bar to accommodate is also served by a large marquee for if and when the heavens open.
2-4-£10 Cocktails
Happy Hour
The Horse and Jockey

The Horse and Jockey

#BigGamesMatter  #MajorEvents  #Traditional 
Not many better boozers than this one for watching the sport with the brand-new 120" screen on which to feast your eyes.
Dtwo Bar and Garden

Dtwo Bar and Garden

#StadiumLikeAtmosphere  #MajorEvents  #ClassicPubFood 
Their 'Rugby For Breakfast' campaign sounds like something well worth checking out. They will be showing every single match live on all 20 of their T.V screens dotted around the place.
William IV King Cross

William IV King Cross

#BigGamesMatter  #WideDrinkSelection  #MajorEvents 
Irish fans galore so you can bank on finding all the craic in here. Not to be missed for any fans serious about rugby. Expect 5 HD screens and food served daily.