Rugby Pubs in London

There's nothing quite like grabbing a few brews as a game of rugby commences on the screen, but where can you hope to find the action in the city? Whether you’re after a relaxed hangout to catch the action or seeking out a lively match day experience, our list of the best rugby pubs in London has something for you.

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

Last updated on 30th August 2022

Pride of Paddington

7 user reviews 5

If you've got rugby on the mind, you know the place to go is Pride of Paddington. Boasting multiple screens for a prime view of the games, as well as a mouthwatering menu of elevated pub grub (including Sunday roasts), this one's a no brainer.

The Mere Scribbler

342 user reviews 4

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No stone is left unturned at The Mere Scribbler in South London. Targeting that 'local boozer' vibe, the team's collection of craft beers, local ales and inventive cocktails caters for a wide range of tastes. With a menu of comfort food treats and live rugby matches showcased on their big screens, the venue is perfect for South London's many sports fans.

The Charles Holden

47 user reviews 4

Hands down one of the best rugby pubs in London, The Charles Holden is a superb spot for watching Six Nations. 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.

The Three Compasses

203 user reviews 5

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 family friendly and fun pub promises the very best of the action. 

The Rising Sun

153 user reviews 4

Located in the heart of Richmond is a top-tier place to catch all the rugby action. From delicious free-flowing pints to scrumptious British fare and HD screens, it's no wonder why The Rising sun is such a popular spot.

Whether you're catching up on the Lions Tour or Six Nations Tournament, the Famous Three Kings in West Kensington is a guaranteed winner. Head here during the weekend to chow down on tasty sharing platters while getting well acquainted with the huge range of real ales on offer.

The Wheatsheaf

162 user reviews 5

When it comes to watching live sport in London, you can't beat a pub that not only has a great selection of drinks, but also food. Head south of the river and you'll find exactly that, as The Wheatsheaf brings you succulent British dishes, craft beers and several screens to catch every minute of the action.

Found inside Victoria Station, and with screens at every table, Sports Bar & Grill is ideal for those who don't want to miss any of the action. Head on over to this buzzing hangout for an exciting day watching the rugby, all with delicious drinks and gorgeous grub to hand.

The Alexandra

2309 user reviews 5

While Wimbledon may be notable for its namesake, there's one pub down South that promises a mix of all sports screenings. Head on down to the Alexandra as the team here promise a top roster of rugby matches throughout the year. 

The Lock Inn

2 user reviews 5

Situated in Hackney, The Lock Inn is a fabulous pub to head to if you're looking to watch rugby. As well as a canalside beer garden, the watering hole boasts delicious burgers, TV screens and craft beer - perfect for a viewing party.

Crown & Anchor NW1

98 user reviews 5

Whether you're watching the Six Nations or Rugby World Cup, get your sports fix at the Crown & Anchor. A Central London favourite, the classic pub is keeping you fed with bar snacks and proper gastro grub.

Thanks to Sky Sports and plenty of screens across the venue, White Horse Beckenham is a top choice out of London rugby pubs. Aside from the live screening offering, there's classic pints, dripping burgers, affordable lunches and bottomless pizza brunches to keep you refreshed.

The Queen Adelaide

888 user reviews 4

Setting you up with a cosy retreat for watching the rugby in London, The Queen Adelaide is a Putney favourite for kicking back with some craft beer and watching the game unfold. Decked out with contemporary leanings as well as a secret garden, you can tuck into all manner of lovely pub grub here whilst getting your fix of rugby. 

A favourite among fans in West London, Cabbage Patch is one of the most famous rugby pubs around. Whether you're stopping by for a pre-match pint before heading to Twickenham Stadium or staying to soak up the atmosphere, you can't go wrong here.

The Bedford

226 user reviews 4

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 main space, you'll also be able to book the venue's ballroom or cocktail bar so that you can enjoy your own private sports party.

Live sport takes centre stage at rugby pub The Old Tavern, as it should at every traditional boozer. You'll be able to grab an affordable pint from their twenty taps while you catch the game, plus there's plenty of authentic Mexican grub should you get peckish.

Catford Bridge Tavern

136 user reviews 4

An excellent pub to watch the rugby in South London, Catford Bridge Tavern shows all the big games across a variety of screens. Expect happy hour deals, jerk chicken nachos, BBQ classics and pub grub favourites.

Pub On The Park

305 user reviews 4

With three big screens and a varied selection of beers, wines and spirits, Pub On The Park is the perfect spot to catch all your fixtures. What's more, the Hackney pub's got a great menu of traditional bites and is sure to have a lively atmosphere.