Best Pubs To Watch Rugby In Edinburgh

'Edinburgh' and 'rugby' is a match made in heaven. With Murrayfield just a short stroll away from Princes Street, the city welcomes sports fans from across the world by hosting Six Nations games and Autumn International test matches. But away from the main event, the city is also home to some truly amazing pubs, all offering the perfect spot to catch every kick, tackle and try live on TV. Grab a cold pint at the bar, sink into a cosy armchair and watch your team battle it out in Edinburgh's best sports pubs. 

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Last updated on 27th February 2024

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The Haymarket

Boasting a prime location in the bustling heart of the city, The Haymarket is always a winner for rugby fans. They've got several HD screens to choose from, to be paired with a hearty pie and a much-needed pint of Guinness or cask ale.. 

Hector's Edinburgh

Situated in Stockbridge, Hector's is one of the best Edinburgh rugby pubs there is. Thanks to both Sky and TNT Sports on their multiple screens, you won't miss a second of the action here. And the fun doesn't stop when the game ends, as there's everything from glazed pork belly to plant-based burgers on the menu.

The Kenilworth

The Kenilworth is a firm favourite for sporting action, thanks to their many HD screens. This New Town boozer also dishes out everything from haggis, neeps and tatties to succulent ribeye steaks, alongside a range of refreshing pints of course.


Sports bars in Edinburgh Old Town showing the rugby don't get much better than Tron, a fun spot fronting a load of screens, alongside live music for after. And for when you get hungry? Tuck into bottomless pizza, gourmet burgers or mix 'n' match international small plates.

The Pear Tree Edinburgh

No venue in Edinburgh showcases live sport quite like the Peartree. Sitting on West Nicholson Street, this famous pub's beautiful beer garden is complete with it own giant projector screen, on which the team show every second of the rugby action - all while serving ice cold pints of lager, locally sourced ale and fresh barbecue plates.


Doctors on Forrest Road is a modest venue, offering its patrons a welcoming, serene spot to watch live rugby in Edinburgh. Standing out with its traditional decor and living-room homely atmosphere, you won't find a more relaxed pub to watch the big match in.