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. 

Last updated on 24th October 2022

Offering one of the best rugby-ready atmospheres in the city, this Grove Street bar and pizza parlour is not just bringing you live screening of all the UK's biggest rugby events, they've also got pool tables, Xbox, retro arcade games, tasty beers and cocktails and delicious stone-baked pizzas.


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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.

Showcasing delish burgers, cosy interiors and craft beer, Inn on the Mile Bar is an excellent shout for those after the latest sports fixture. Catch every minute of the rugby all while sipping on craft beer and wolfing down a burger with smoked applewood cheese and fries.

It may be cute and cosy, but Biddy Mulligans is certainly a great spot to watch the rugby. It boasts two screens on either side of the pub, so settle in to catch the games, with a load of scrumptious comfort food grub and tasty pints up for grabs.

To accompany your rugby viewing with pizza, steak and fish 'n' chips, look no further than heading over to Grosvenor Casino Edinburgh. Aside from the menu, you can expect huge screens and a variety of games to keep you entertained at half-time.

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

Unlike many of the city's other sports pubs, Doctors on Forrest Road is a more modest venue and instead offers 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 calmer pub in Edinburgh to watch the big match in.