Best Sports Bars and Pubs showing Live Football

Football; the largest excuse for excessive drinking and work-related procrastination that the UK 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 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?

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Walkabout Bournemouth

Walkabout Bournemouth

Blessed with a 10 TV wall of screens behind the bar Walkabout Bournemouth is serious about making sure you don't miss a minute of the action in their cracking sports bar. Always packed when there's footy to be watched, this is especially true when the The Cherries are mixing it on the box. Get down early or book a table through our app to avoid disappointment.
Free pint of Carling on your 4th visit
2 for 1 Carling on MatchPint Mondays
Belushis Bath

Belushis Bath

Centrally located hostel that's popular with travellers and students. 9 screens plus two drop down projectors deck out their bar meaning you've always got a great view of the action. The party vibe spills over into the sports viewing meaning there are always plenty of themed events - think fancy dress Super Bowl parties, Burger and Boxing nights, for example - to sink your teeth into.
Sultan

Sultan

#MajorEvents  #BigGamesMatter  #WideDrinkSelection 
A self-proclaimed 'classic South London boozer' is ideal for watching the game. With TV screens in every direction you look, you'll never miss a moment if you're at the bar, on the fruity or fighting off all challengers at the pool table or darts board. And if watching the game isn't enough, you can even recreate the best moments on the table football tableā€¦ okay you'll probably just end up spinning the players round really fast after you go 4-0 down.
Walkabout Reading

Walkabout Reading

Student favourite that knows what the people love - great value drinks, wallet friendly pub tucker and heaps of live sport. What makes Walkies Reading really stand out? How about stadium style raked seating, to ensure absolutely everyone cops a perfect view of the football on their massive projector screen. Now there's not many bars that can boast that.
Free pint of Carling on your 4th visit
2 for 1 Carling on MatchPint Mondays
Landor Pub

Landor Pub

#BigGamesMatter  #MajorEvents  #Gastro 
The giant screen in the downstairs section of The Landor makes for the perfect place to watch the game. Away from the everyday punters upstairs, the massive screen and contained section makes you feel like you're at the game. Match that with a pint from the lovely selection of real ale and you're flying.
The Five Bells

The Five Bells

#BigGamesMatter  #MajorEvents  #Football 
Boasting a giant projector screen and an additional 2 massive widescreen TVs The Five Bells is a cracking venue for all things, especially watching football. It's a regular spot that has all the games on, not just the big ones which leads to attracting a great crowd of proper football fans. It's also got the uncommon boast of having a table tennis table, it turns out a game of ping pong is a great stress reliever at half time in a nervy 0-0.
Tankard

Tankard

#RelaxedAtmosphere  #WideDrinkSelection  #Football 
Screens everywhere, including a massive projector screen, so you won't miss a second of the action. Great beers and always packed for the football, so you can be sure to have a wicked time.
Connolly's Bar & Diner

Connolly's Bar & Diner

#BigGamesMatter  #Traditional  #MajorEvents 
There are few things that are sure fire way to tell you've found a great sports pub than finding out it's an Irish pub and Connolly's doesn't disappoint. With a smashing range of screens showing the football and a belting atmosphere to boot, the beer gardens front and back and pool tables are a lovely little bonus.
King Street Brew House

King Street Brew House

#CraftBeer  #BigGamesMatter  #ClassicPubFood 
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!
The Richmond

The Richmond

#StadiumLikeAtmosphere  #Pizza  #Football 
Definitely worth dropping in before a QPR game to soak up the atmosphere. These guys are famous in the area having been around for over 100 years. Excellent pizzas, too.
Belushis and The Dugout

Belushis and The Dugout

#Traditional 
One of the newest sports bars in the city, The Dugout continues the Belushis franchise in excellent style, with a sports themed venue and excellent facilities like beer pong and pool for half-time fun. Boasting a wide selection of premium beers and cocktails to sip on whilst watching the games on one of the many big screens, this has got to be one of the best venues on game day.
Coningham Arms

Coningham Arms

#BigGamesMatter  #Football  #Traditional 
This West London gem is a cracking place to catch the football if you're going to Loftus Road later in the day as it has a great atmosphere and friendly mix of home and away fans on the day. Even if QPR aren't playing, it's always full of football fans and has a belting range of entertainment to keep you occupied if the game is a bit dull including pool tables and darts boards.
The Askew Pub & Kitchen

The Askew Pub & Kitchen

#MajorEvents  #BigGamesMatter  #WideDrinkSelection 
These guys love their footie. They've got 5 screens all around the pub, and a massive beer garden. Definitely worth popping in for a QPR game, the atmosphere will be electric.
Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket

Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket

Being the largest sports bar in London, there is a lot to say for an afternoon spent in front of one of its 34 TVs, beer in hand. With added extras like pool tables and ping pong as well as an American style diner and live DJ nights; this is one of the ultimate sport watching locations.
Court

Court

#HighStreet  #Student  #RelaxedAtmosphere 
In the heart of Tottenham Court Road, the Court is the perfect place to grab a few pints with your mates whilst you watch the game. They've got a massive projector screen and loads of plasmas around the pub, so you'll be able to catch all the action.
Rocket

Rocket

#HighStreet  #MajorEvents  #Football 
Bang in between Euston and Kings Cross station, this pub is ideal for watching the game and having a couple of pints with your mates. With loads of screens all around the pub and excellent food, it's definitely worth giving this one a visit.
The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub

The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub

#BigGamesMatter  #WideDrinkSelection  #Football 
One of London's oldest drinking establishments, this unique theatre/pub in the heart of Angel has real charm. Due to be home for Belgium fans in the capital whenever they are on the box, this pub has a cracking range of real ales to sup on and even an outdoor screen to enjoy. Also, watch out for resident pooch Rolo, he's a chap and a half.
Cafe Football Stratford

Cafe Football Stratford

#WorldFood  #Football  #SportsBar 
How could we fail to mention the gaff set up by none other than Man United and England legend Gary Neville? This modern take on all things footy has dozens of screens and a belting menu full of modern takes on traditional terrace grub. Cafe Football has a great atmosphere and is decked out with some truly unique knicknacks and bits. Where else can you nip for a tinkle at half time and gaze at the (original) Ronaldo's shirt that was worn against England, during Le Tournoi 1997? Nominee for Best Football Pub in our 2016 Sports Pub Awards.
Whelans

Whelans

#BigGamesMatter  #ClassicPubFood  #Traditional 
An absolute blinder of an Irish pub. Expect a perfectly poured Guinness, a mean Sunday roast, loads of TVs and there's always great craic when the footie's on.
Hogarths

Hogarths

Gin, beer, scores of screens and plenty of footy mad punters. This gin palace in the shadow of Swansea Castle is one of the finest spots to in the city to catch live sport and there's always a cracking range of entertainment on for when the full time whistle blows.
Cricketer's Arms

Cricketer's Arms

The perfect place to watch the footie whilst throwing a couple of darts or nailing a few frames. A buzzing atmosphere and families are always welcome.
The Prince Of Wales

The Prince Of Wales

#BigGamesMatter  #WideDrinkSelection 
Dedicated to showing all the European football on Sky and BT, it's definitely worth popping in here if you're in the area and game is on. Blooming lovely Sunday roast too.
O'Neills

O'Neills

#BigGamesMatter  #MajorEvents  #SportsBar 
Great food, great value for money, and dozens of screens. These guys make sure that you have a great time in this traditional, Irish pub.

Six Bells

#WideDrinkSelection  #MajorEvents  #BigGamesMatter 
If it's Super Sunday and you're desperate for a delicious roast, where do you go? Boom, the Six Bells of course. With great value food and drink, you'd be mad not to head here for your lunch and to watch the footie.
The Earl Of Derby

The Earl Of Derby

#RelaxedAtmosphere  #WideDrinkSelection  #MajorEvents 
A classic pub near the centre of Cambridge. A bunch of screens and a massive range of beers and ales means it's always packed for the footer. Make sure you try their Full English too, it's legendary!
Walkabout Birmingham

Walkabout Birmingham

#StadiumLikeAtmosphere  #SportsBar  #WideDrinkSelection 
Sporting stalwart - you know you'll be well-looked after at Walkabout. Full of of 14 50" plasma screens and a host of food and drinks options during sport, this is a great choice for the big match in Birmingham.
Free pint of Carling on your 4th visit
2 for 1 Carling on MatchPint Mondays
Trocadero

Trocadero

#Traditional  #MajorEvents  #Football 
This ex-fire station turned pub is a brilliant place to grab a couple of pints with your mates in the centre of Brum. Full of screens and serving loads of real ales, there's always a buzz in the place.
The Clarendon

The Clarendon

#BigGamesMatter  #MajorEvents  #Traditional 
The Clarendon in Leicester is hidden away in a residential looking area, but the experience during a game is definitely not reminiscent of a living room. With multiple screens in multiple rooms there's never any danger of your chosen game not being shown. There's even a cracking pub garden to take a break in at half time, what better place to have the tactical debrief with your mates?
Hogarths

Hogarths

Football, in a gin bar? You heard us. Hogarths is no normal venue and is famed for their love of all things juniper berries. Fear not though beer lovers, they've more than a decent selection of real ales and quality lagers to sup on as you catch a game. Such was the cracking atmosphere during the football at this place last season, it was the venue of choice the likes of Sky, CNN and the Daily Mail chose to film at on the day Leicester won their historic Premier League crown.
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?
The Banner Cross

The Banner Cross

#MajorEvents  #BigGamesMatter  #Football 
If you're looking to watch the football, you might as well watch it on a big screen. And these guys have a pretty big one - 10 foot in fact! Great selection of drinks too, especially craft beers
The Clubhouse, Sheffield

The Clubhouse, Sheffield

#SportsBar  #AmericanSports  #Student 
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.
McCooley's

McCooley's

#InternationalSport  #BigGamesMatter  #ClassicPubFood 
Lively city centre bar that shows everything going. With Liverpool being rather keen on it's footy, it's fair to say that takes preference on their plethora of big screens whenever the Reds or Everton are playing.
Flanagans Apple Restaurant

Flanagans Apple Restaurant

#SportsBar  #ClassicPubFood  #WideDrinkSelection 
With a blooming massive projector screen, these guys are a must visit in Liverpool. They're mad about footie, and as an Irish pub, they serve a pretty decent Guinness too.
Crown

Crown

#BigGamesMatter  #Football  #MajorEvents 
One thing's for sure - you can't miss the Crown. Make sure you check out their art nouveau exterior, it's pretty special. It's only matched by the brilliant atmosphere in the pub, especially for those Merseyside derbies.
Black Dog Ballroom

Black Dog Ballroom

#AmericanFood  #Football  #BigGamesMatter 
Speakeasy style venue with its own legendary terrace and grown up drinks menu. Whilst it turns into a fine night spot after dark, their sport offering is more than reason to visit during the day, showing all domestic, European and international footy.
Shakespeare

Shakespeare

#WideDrinkSelection  #ClassicPubFood  #MajorEvents 
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.
Black Prince

Black Prince

#BigGamesMatter  #ClassicPubFood  #HighStreet 
Right opposite Leeds station, these guys are well worth a visit, even if it's just to see the unbelievable architecture and decor of the pub. You can be sure the atmosphere will be top notch for all the big games.
West End House

West End House

#Traditional  #MajorEvents  #Football 
A cracking traditional Yorkshire pub with over 150 years of history is everything you'd want in a classic football pub. With a range of screens showing the football and a well stocked bar containing a mix of real ales and real cider you're sure to not be disappointed by your beverage, even if the game isn't going your way. And if you're in for a Super Sunday session of 3 games in a row, the food is belting too to give you that additional stamina.
Southfield

Southfield

#CraftBeer  #RelaxedAtmosphere  #Football 
In the heart of Middlesborough's student area, you'll find Southfield. A bunch of plasmas and 2 projectors mean you won't miss any of the action.
Free pint of Carling on your 4th visit
2 for 1 Carling on MatchPint Mondays
Lochside

Lochside

#StadiumLikeAtmosphere  #CaskAle  #ClassicPubFood 
The best home-cooked food in the Toon. Loads of screens, projectors, and live music. Well worth dropping in, especially when the Magpies are playing.
Royal Scot

Royal Scot

#BigGamesMatter  #HighStreet  #MajorEvents 
These guys are mad about footie. Their food is great and they've got a massive beer garden for when the sun comes out. Join them for an Old Firm derby, you certainly won't be disappointed.
Tennents Bar

Tennents Bar

#BigGamesMatter  #MajorEvents  #Football 
With 9 screens around the pub, you'll never miss a moment of the game. They've got a wide range of ales on offer, and this place is always buzzing for the big games.