Rugby Pubs in London
Hailed as the gentleman's sport, 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 hoping to stumble across 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 20th June 2017
While Wimbledon may be notable for just that, Wimbledon, there's one pub down South that promises a mix of all sport screenings. Head on down to the sports bar at Alexandra as they promise a top roster of rugby matches throughout the year.
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.
McGettigan’s has everything you could want from an Irish pub in London. With the big screen playing all the biggest rugby fixtures, taps supplying you with everything from beer to, of course, Guinness, and kitchen serving up traditional Irish dishes and pub-grub classics, you have everything you need to watch the match.
Not one to shy away from sports, The Duke of Clarence is one of the best places to watch the rugby in London. Join them for some of the finest matches set alongside a roster of craft beers, draught pints and humble British gastro grub to boot.
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.
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.
Waxy O'Connors in Central London will be waking up early on 3 Saturdays during the summer for the much-anticipated Lions Tour of New Zealand. Opening at 8 AM, the venue will be showing every kick, tackle and try of the tour on their big screens. Sit back, relax and watch as Sam Warburton and the rest of teh Lions team set out to make history in New Zealand.
Lots of people know Nordic as a thriving hub of activity around the corner from Oxford Street, but it’s also one of the best places to catch live sport in central London, too. Join them on matchday and you’ll find most of the big fixtures being screened, with Scandinavian beers and Swedish meatballs served up on the side. There’s even a cheeky shot wheel to spin if your team has a victory to celebrate...
Based on the historic Kentish Town Road, the Camden Eye is a traditional pub full of charm and vibrant character. Serving some of the finest products of London's many riverside breweries, the bar is home to a number of daring concoctions and intriguing tastes. Despite being mad about American sports, the pub is still partial to some live Rugby and Football matches, showing all the live action from the Premiership and the latest International matches.
The Lillie Langtry is a homely pub located a stone's throw away from Earls Court station in West London. As soon as you step in, it's immediately obvious that traditional is central to things here; after all, the venue boasts an idyllic Victorian cocktail lounge on the ground floor. Perfect for both a date night or a casual drink with mates, the bar's long list of real ales, craft beers and fine wines is certain to bring a smile to even the most cynical face.
The Orange Tree may be cutesy, it may be cosy and it may be overtly botanical, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best pubs with watch rugby in London. Head on down for top sports coverage alongside neat pints and rustic meals.
The Grove is a fantastic rugby pub in London, perfectly situated between Clapham South and Balham tube stations, this place is a SW favourite for classic pubbing ventures. Serving up a menu of traditional British nosh, you can lap up some warming grub whilst enjoying all of the sporting action on their TV screens.