Best Sports Bars and Pubs showing Live Football

Football; the largest excuse for joyous drinking and work-related procrastination that these fair lands has ever seen, we all love our footy no matter the circumstances. Unfortunate as it is, some pubs are more committed to providing the best possible match day experience than others so we've compiled a list of the best football pubs in the UK and Ireland so that you can find yourself such an establishment on game day. If you won't just settle for your local boozer and plan to go a little farther afield, why not check out our list and give one of these fine pubs a go? Reckon a list of ALL UK and Ireland pubs showing live football on TV might be handy. Follow the link to see a fully searchable list of bars showing every footy game possible.

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After a list of the best pubs for football these fair shores have to offer? Look no further. One this page you'll find a number of sports that go the extra mile for their football loving punters. Need to find a new home ahead of Qatar 2022? The pubs listed here will no doubt be the very best pubs showing World Cup come kick off in the Middle East come 2022.

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George

George

Central London, The Strand. A classic, traditional, tudor-looking pub on the Strand that has been showing football live on TV since 1723 (you get the drift). Filled with a pleasant mix of lawyers, tourists and good old plain sports fans, the George has a super range of ales, lagers and other drinks served by the pint as well as any else you could possibly fancy.
World's End

World's End

North London, Finsbury Park. Just a few minutes walk from the Emirates Stadium, The World's End has been servicing the football fans of north London for years. Tastefully decorated, the pub is much more welcoming than the other footie mad pubs in the area, while the side hall with its projector screen is one of the best sports to catch the football in all of London. Plastic pints are a necessary evil on Arsenal home game days. The homemade burgers are delicious and fairly priced.
Durell Arms

Durell Arms

South West London, Fulham. Down in SW6, The Durell Arms have been purveyors of fine wines and the good times since 1868. They�re no strangers to the art of quality thirst quenching, nor to the business of live football on TV. They show all the big games on a projector and the little ones on their plasma TVs. It�s a great spot for the evenings with an extensive (NB. Not expensive!) wine list, a new and improved cocktail menu and plenty of Cask Marque certified ales.
Alexandra

Alexandra

South West London, Clapham Common. This traditional London pub could, but should NOT be mistaken for an dingy old man's Irish boozer. It's one of the best haunts for sports fans in south London. It does get very busy but the upstairs area may offer relief to the slightly fainter of heart. All Premier League games possible are shown as well as a smattering of the best action from Europe's finer leagues. It's also surely one of London's best rugby pubs to boot.
Seven Oaks

Seven Oaks

A legendary pub in the heart on Manchester showing all the footer you could imagine. As well as having a projector screen to show the epic clashes on, they've got a couple of 4K screens in the pub too. If that's not enough, they're one of the only pubs in the area to still have a Pinball machine - Unbelieve Jeff.
Elevens Bar and Grill

Elevens Bar and Grill

20 4K/HD screens ensure you’ll never miss a second of the action, make this Cardiff’s finest sports den. Elevens is tailor-made for the perfect viewing experience, with fans who come to watch games dressed in their nation’s kit will get discount deals on drinks during the World Cup. Come to think of it, that sexy new Colombia kit just paid for itself. Oh, and there's the small detail that this is Gareth Bale's gaff which is definitely very cool.
The Murderers

The Murderers

Named Britain’s best sports pub in 2015, they offer a fantastic selection of real ales to chew on whilst you take in all the finest action from Russia. Renamed “The Harry” for the summer in honour of England’s No.9, The Murderers is a bonafide haven for sports fans, even boasting screens in the toilets.
O'Neills Liverpool

O'Neills Liverpool

Fresh from a refurbishment and all about offering a great matchday experience, O'Neils is a fan favourite in the heart of Liverpool for a reason. Ensuring fans of every nation are welcome whilst a new late food menu, mega HD screens and private viewing booths ensure the perfect evening during the World Cup and the domestic season.
Allstars Sports Bar

Allstars Sports Bar

According to Allstars, TVs in the toilets isn't an added bonus in, it's a necessity. We’re extremely confident this might be one of the best-equipped sports bars in the UK; over 60 55" TVs, 2 5-metre screens, a 3-metre screen and 4 75" 4k Ultra HD TVs in private areas. Make sure to inquire about their exceptional VIP area and bargainous pitcher deals during the World Cup. All Stars is any fan’s dream, ran by sporting fanatics for sporting fanatics.
Greenwood

Greenwood

Greenwood offers a superior sports bar experience with a superior location, a stone’s throw away from Victoria Station and Buckingham Palace. Exceptional gastro-grub, gourmet cocktails, big game parties and private hire screens mean there’s something for everyone at Greenwood. If you ever needed an excuse to get to the train station early, Greenwood is the place to head for a cheeky half of football before that journey home.
McGettigans Fulham

McGettigans Fulham

This branch of world famous McGettigans brand absolutely nails getting a sports pub experience right and can be found just a stones throw away from Stamford Bridge. With the regulars ensuring there's an unrivalled atmosphere, screens all over the place ensuring you can see the action from every angle and a top notch selection of beverages you can't go wrong here.
The Piano Works

The Piano Works

Piano Works is the perfect venue to go from full-time to party-time since they recently installed multiple projectors to compliment their famous house band. They take their well known party atmosphere and have converted that into a stadium like football atmosphere, coupled with table service during the biggest games to ensure you never miss a moment of the action. If you're looking for a seriously good time, you'd be a fool to not check them out.
The Piano Works West End

The Piano Works West End

Piano Works' younger sister Studio88 is also the perfect venue to go from full-time to party-time since they also recently installed multiple projectors to compliment their famous house band. They take their well known party atmosphere and have converted that into a stadium like football atmosphere, coupled with table service during the biggest games to ensure you never miss a moment of the action. You'd be a fool to not check them out as you'll struggle to find as good a venue anywhere else in Central London.
The Clapham Grand

The Clapham Grand

As all games at The Clapham Grand are a ticketed event you're sure to get a really premium experience and one that you definitely won't forget. With their huge 24ft by 15ft screen The Clapham Grand is home to one of the largest sports screens in the UK. Coupled with HD projection & a club sound system The Grand is undoubtedly one of the best places to watch football in London.
George

George

A new outdoor screen has been put in especially for the World Cup alongside an astroturf pitch, player entrance, grandstand seating and multiple outdoor bars. With the weather threatening to be half decent this summer, The George seriously needs to be on your radar for those office hours fixtures in the World Cup.
Sinnott's

Sinnott's

Original Oak

Original Oak

A great student venue in Leeds. Full of screens and boasting a pretty epic beer garden this is a top venue if you're in or around Hyde Park.
The Clubhouse, Sheffield

The Clubhouse, Sheffield

Sports pub on the outskirts of Sheffield with great reviews on Google. Fresh food sources from local bakers and butchers - not to be missed if you're in the area and the game's on.
Cambridge Brewhouse

Cambridge Brewhouse

Homebrewed ales on tap and dedicated room for sport, the Locker Room, out back. You know you'll be well-served for the game.
Rileys Norwich

Rileys Norwich

All the big games at nationwide pool and snooker bar. Where else in Norwich can you catch all the big sport action whilst smashing a couple of frames?
King Street Brew House

King Street Brew House

Microbrewery in the centre of Bristol serving an eclectically named set of beers including Pasty Git, Socks and Sandals and Shaft! Great place for catching up over a quality beer and watching the big game!
Shakespeare

Shakespeare

Right in the centre of Manchester, you can be guaranteed that this traditional English pub will have a class atmosphere for all the big games. A load of TVs and spread over two floors means you won't miss a minute of the game.
O'Neills

O'Neills

Six Bells

Six Bells

Buskers Bar

Buskers Bar

O'Neills

O'Neills

The Alma

The Alma

Masons Arms

Masons Arms

North London, Kensal Green. This luscious, rustic pub in Kensal Green is a laid back, quasi-gastro pub with a great sport offering and a great atmosphere on match days. With big screens inside and a multi-platform beer garden complete with outdoor TVs out back, it's one of the best pubs for football in all seasons. Recommended for a lazy Super Sunday afternoon...
The Old Market Tavern

The Old Market Tavern

Eli Jenkins

Eli Jenkins