Best Sports Bars and Pubs for The Ashes Live on TV

England v Australia is a sporting tale older than Brad Hogg and this summer looks set to be a classic as England, buoyed by their recent World Cup glory, take on an controversy-weary Australia side, not a single player of which has ever tasted a series victory on English soil. With such absorbing action on the screen, it is essential you search high and low for theĀ best pubs showing the Ashes in London and the rest of the UK. Here we've hand picked a couple of boozers we think are cracking places in which to enjoy a day's play. Why not check one of them out next time you're looking for a good pub to watch the Ashes in?

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Heeltap

Heeltap

Located a stone's throw away from London Bridge, this cracking little spot has everything you need to bed in for the day. Several big screens litter the bar, whilst the food's excellent and there are even a couple of great offers available through the MatchPint app to keep help your wallet happy. What's not to like?
Southbank Bar

Southbank Bar

Sitting plum between The City Ground and Trent Bridge, this swanky venue has true sporting pedigree. After a recent refurb, it boasts such wonders as booths with screens built into them (crivens) and beer brewed down the road by Navigation. In fact they've got 15 screens in total meaning you'll never struggle to grab a glimpse of the action. Chuck in a couple of exclusive MatchPint rewards, available by checking in via the app, and you've got what must rank as an almost perfect sports bar.
Greenwood

Greenwood

One of the classiest sports bars in London. A whopping 19 HD screens on which to watch the drama unfold. They're appealing to Aussies and Poms alike with their top-notch gastro-grub and Australian-brewed lager.
Elevens Bar and Grill

Elevens Bar and Grill

With 20 HD screens dotted around the place and state-of-the-art Bose speakers for ultimate surround sound, you'll feel like you've got as much technology at your fingertips as the third umpire.
Wishing Well

Wishing Well

A typically traditional Barmy Army hangout serving up quality home-cooked food and a great selection of beers. Expect cheap shops and plenty of sporty banter.
Railway Bell

Railway Bell

A favourite hangout for (you guessed it) commuters fresh off the train back from London. This is an ideal place to catch the last few overs of the evening session accompanied by a couple of long cold ones.
William IV King Cross

William IV King Cross

A well-known hangout for members of the Barmy Army, you can bank on finding a cracking atmosphere for this Ashes series here. Great beers on tap and all the banter you expect from the most hard-fought sporting contest in the world.
The Old Kings Head

The Old Kings Head

An Aussie outpost where David Warner is shown the kind of love and affection that only a mother could show. You'll get the commentary turned on and expect the noise inside the pub to be high too.
The Swan Inn

The Swan Inn

They'll be showing every second of every delivery in here and keeping punters well-fed with the delightful scents of home-cooking wafting out of the kitchen all day.
Mail Coach

Mail Coach

Loads to be excited about watching the Ashes in this pub. You will find them showing every single ball and to celebrate this wonderful festival of cricket they are doing all manner of drinks deals, daily food specials and have some ripping cricket prizes up for grabs. Howzat?