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?

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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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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.
Belushis and The Dugout
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Belushis and The Dugout

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.
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...
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?
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.
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.
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.
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Belushis Shepherds Bush
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Belushis Shepherds Bush

Fresh from a refurb, this place is a must visit for anyone who likes their footy and rock music. Screens all over the shop and loads of live music to enjoy Belushis SB is a place to see you through the afternoon and straight into the evening once the sporting action ends.
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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.
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.
The Clapham Grand
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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.
Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket
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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.
The Alma

The Alma

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

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.
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.
The Banner Cross

The Banner Cross

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

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.
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 Richmond

The Richmond

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.
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Greenwood
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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.
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!
The Old Hat

The Old Hat

Tib St Tavern

Tib St Tavern

Legendary footy spot in the heart of Manchester's hip Northern Quarter, the Tib St always boasts an excellent atmosphere.
West End House

West End House

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.
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O'Neill's Leeds
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O'Neill's Leeds

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.
The Court
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The Court

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.
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Crown
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Crown

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.
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Flanagans Apple Restaurant
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Flanagans Apple Restaurant

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.