Best Rugby Pubs In London

Whether you simply can't miss a Premiership game or just love the atmosphere when huge matches like the Six Nations or Rugby World Cup are on, the capital is home to plenty of boozers showing all the roaring ruggers action. From Twickenham-based drinking dens emulating the stadium atmosphere to laid-back bars with huge projector screens and those boasting epic fan zones, here's our list of London's best rugby pubs.

We've also put together a guide to the best pubs showing the Six Nations in London.

Last edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 15th February 2024




The Albion

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Sitting proudly in the City of London, The Albion is an iconic boozer renowned for its love of sports. Boasting seven larger-than-life screens connected to Sky Sports and BT Sports, it's making sure you catch every scrum and tackle in HD. And, of course, that's not all as there's a mighty menu of food up for grabs - we're talkin' smoked beef brisket buns and Cumberland sausage rolls.

The Cherry Tree

If you're wondering where to watch the rugby in South London, then the five screens inside and outside at The Cherry Tree ought to fit the bill. Slosh back cask ales while cheering on your team or tucking into a succulent roast at this Dulwich favourite.

The Wheatsheaf

Renowned as one of Tooting Bec's most popular pubs, The Wheatsheaf is always buzzing - but when a big match is on? You'll find both dedicated and fairweather sports fans flock here to catch the ruggers on the huge screens, with freshly prepared pizzas, sumptuous Sunday roasts and refreshing pints available too.

The Holden

Hands down one of the best rugby pubs in London, The Holden is a superb spot for catching the on-screen action. Enjoy the big game while chowing down on sumptuous eats and tipping back refreshing pints. Plus, you can get some air in its bustling beer garden at this Colliers Wood staple.

Merchant

The Merchant of Battersea is one of the top pubs to catch the rugby as it offers a cracking view from wherever you are, thanks to the fact there's a large TV in every room. It's a modern-looking pub, with industrial light fixtures and a warm vibe, serving up some delicious food that you won't be able to resist come half time. Think loaded sandwiches full of slow-cooked meats and pizza topped with salt and pepper chicken.

Catford Bridge Tavern

For an unrivalled atmosphere, get yourself down to Catford Bridge Tavern, a homely yet quirky pub with wine-coloured walls, autumnal foliage dangling from the rafters and a fantastic stock of craft beers, ciders and more. Plonk yourself down in front of the huge screen then delve into classic pub grub, like lentil shepherds pie or cheeseburgers.

Redwood

When in need of a rugby pub in London Bridge, Redwood is coming in hot with its location right by London Bridge station. Not only that, but there's the best audio-visual equipment around and plenty of craft pints poured fresh from beaut copper tanks. You can even book special sports packages with reserved areas (which promise the best view in the house), ice-cold bottles of beer and food platters.

Sports Bar & Grill, Victoria

A Free Pint of Guinness per guest to kick off the 6 Nations match and 2 other offers

Whether you head to Sports Bar & Grill in Farringdon, Victoria or Canary Wharf, this place is sure to show you a good time. Not only does each come equipped with large HD LED screens along their walls and above the bars (so you don't have to miss a try when ordering a drink), but it also boasts plenty of tasty game-day grub. Our recommendation? The Matchday Combo, featuring chicken goujons, corn on the cob, hot dog bites and more.

Long Arm Pub & Brewery

Shoreditch's Long Arm Pub & Brewery has expertly brewed craft beers on-site, flowing from the tank and directly into your glass when you need a pint. If that wasn't enough, you can also soak up all the rugby action across two giant projectors or an impressive selection of HD TVs. Hungry? Burgers, hotdogs, loaded waffles and all-day breakfast bites are on the cards.

The Elgin

Situated on Ladbroke Grove in Notting Hill, The Elgin is a firm choice for all of the rugby antics. Grab a pint of real ale or craft beer at the bar and settle in a cosy corner with all of your pals to cheer on your team. Feeling peckish? There's a seasonal menu fronting elevated British classics, like steak bavette with hand-cut chips.

The Three Compasses

Found just shy of Dalston at the end of Ridley Road, The Three Compasses know what's up when it comes to watching the rugby in London. Pulling out their big screen and pints aplenty, this buzzing, fun pub promises the very best of the action. And if you need something to eat? You can grab juicy burgers from Filthy Buns.

Howl At The Moon

Don't miss a minute of the action as Irish boozer Howl At The Moon is screening all the important matches. Renowned for its epic atmosphere, thanks to its rugby-loving locals, as well as the craft beers and delicious food from Bangkok Delivery Boy, it's the place to catch every tackle and try.

Grove Surbiton

Searching for rugby haunts to check out? Grove Surbiton has everything you need for a cracking good time. From HD screens to catch all the latest action, including all the Premiership Rugby games, to scrumptious British scran like lamb shoulder shepherd's pie or pumpkin and sage tortellini, it's the perfect plot to watch every single sports fixture.

The Clapham North Pub

Don't miss out on the latest rugby fixtures - head to The Clapham North Pub where you can watch your favourite team in action, including in the Premiership Rugby games. While you do so, get stuck into the lip-smacking lineup of libations, as well as the menu of elevated British classics, such as their beef shin cottage pie or the beaut pork and bacon Scotch egg with plum ketchup.

The Rising Sun

Located in the heart of Richmond, not far from Twickenham Rugby Stadium, is a top-tier boozer with HD screens showing all of the scrum-tastic action. From delicious free-flowing pints to pizzas, burgers and small plates, it's no wonder why The Rising Sun is such a popular spot.

Beechwood

An absolute haven for sports lovers of any kind, Beechwood in Shoreditch offers an unbeatable game day atmosphere whenever there's a match on. So if it's rugby you're after, this joint is making sure you have everything you need, from a prime position in front of the big screens to tasty refreshments, like nachos, Korean wings and craft beers.

The Steam Passage, Islington

A Free Pint of Guinness per guest to kick off the 6 Nations match and 2 other offers

Whatever team you're cheering on, The Steam Passage in Islington is a top-notch sports joint to celebrate every win. Grab a table with your pals, where you'll be able to catch every try, tackle and scrum on an HD screen. To top it off? Burgers, steaks and chicken tikka masala on the menu.

Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope is a charming pub in Twickenham boasting multiple TV screens for watching rugby, found just a stone's throw from the roaring stadium. You can enjoy plenty of drinks alongside the big game, as well as British classics like fish and chips or a Sunday roast.

The Betjeman Arms

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It's absolutely kicks off at The Betjeman Arms when a big match is on. Soak up the thrill of the intense matches from the comfort of this stylish drinking den in Kings Cross, whether craft beers, real ales and classic British fare (game pie, anybody?) come together to provide one helluva watching experience.

Cock and Bottle

On the hunt for rugby pubs in Notting Hill? Head to Cock and Bottle for an evening of delicious food and freshly pulled pints in a welcoming, traditional boozer atmosphere. While sipping your beer, you can munch on nachos and sharing boards all as you catch the latest rugby game.

Famous Three Kings, London

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Whether you're catching up on the Lions Tour or Six Nations tournament, Famous Three Kings in West Kensington is a guaranteed winner. Head here during the matches to chow down on tasty sharing platters, get well acquainted with the huge range of real ales on offer, and catch the action on the pull-down projector (or the many other screens found at every corner).

Lillie Langtry, Fulham

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The Lillie Langtry is a homely pub located a stone's throw away from Earls Court station. Mixing idyllic Victorian interiors (from the botanical wallpaper and panelled bar to the glistening chandeliers) with an abundance of screens, it's the perfect place to catch all the action while delving into pints and gastropub fare, like seared seabream with crushed new potatoes.

The Old Tavern

Live sport takes centre stage at rugby pub The Old Tavern in Clapham, as it should at every traditional boozer. You'll be able to grab an affordable pint from their twenty taps while you catch the match which, by the way, will be beamed onto their two 100-inch projector screens. Or if you fancy heading to the games room? There's even more TVs in there.

The Alexandra

While Wimbledon may be notable for its namesake, there's one pub down south that promises a mix of all sports screenings broadcasted across its many, many TVs. Head to The Alexandra as the team here promise a top roster of rugby matches throughout the year, alongside a menu of elevated British fare, from pie and mash to bavette steak sandwiches.

O'Neill's - Pubs In London

Don't miss a single second of the rugby by heading over to one of O'Neill's London pubs. These venues come armed with multiple HD screens showing both league and big matches, an enticing menu of top-notch grub (from affordable tapas to cheesy pizzas and gourmet burgers) and killer drinks options - not to mention an always-electric atmosphere.

The Bedford

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Looking for somewhere to watch the rugby in Balham? The Bedford is a fantastic choice. Alongside all of the HD screens you'll find in the stylish main bar, you'll also be able to book the venue's ballroom or cocktail bar so that you can enjoy your own private sports party. Tense game made you hungry? Then delve into gastro grub, like roast pork belly porchetta or Korean chicken bao buns.

Hope & Anchor

Boasting private viewing huts for those all-important rugby fixtures, a sprawling fan zone upstairs and plenty of HD screens dotted across the venue where you can request to watch your game of choice, you know that the Hope & Anchor in Brixton is ready for excited fans. On top of that? You can also enjoy mouthwatering burgers while your eyes are glued to the TV.

The Crooked Billet E5

If you're looking to catch the rugby but also want to enjoy some top-quality grub and tipples, then head to The Crooked Billet E5 in Clapton on game day and you won't be disappointed. Tuck into snacks like halloumi fries with hot sauce and sip on proper pints as you watch the boozer light up with the atmosphere.

Crown Twickenham

Located on Richmond Road, Crown Twickenham is a top-notch rugby boozer. Head inside this cosy drinking den to catch every try, tackle and scrum on the HD screens, all before chowing down on some mouthwatering plates, like shin of beef and mushroom pie.