Where to Watch the Rugby World Cup 2023
Need help discovering the best places where watch the Rugby World Cup in London? No fuss, our guide keeps you right up to speed with the best bars and pubs showing Rugby World Cup 2023 action as England welcomes the globe’s rugby heavyweights to its shores. All together now; “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot….”. From the best rugby pubs in London, to big screens showing the rugby world cup in London; we've got the cream of the crop right here!
Last updated on 9th November 2022
Can't catch the fixtures in the flesh? The Cow is the next best thing, offering a range of specially designed packages and dedicated areas to watch in the shadow of the stadium itself. If Stratford doesn't suit, check out The Crown, The Owl and Pussycat and The Princess of Wales.
Marquess of Anglesey
Whether you're going to be cheering on England or have another team to support, Maquess of Anglesey is the spot to do it. The traditional Covent Garden boozer is amping up your watching experience with plenty of screens, tasty pub grub and a welcoming atmosphere.
The Bull Westfield
Westfield's number one gastropub keeps you up to speed with every point scored and they've set aside a number of bookable spaces for you to enjoy the twists and turns in the company of your mates. The Bulls Head, The Elgin, The Eagle, The Three Bells and The Curtains Up are also stellar choices.
Having a hard time finding somewhere to watch the World Cup? Minutes away from St Paul's station is The Albion, a pub complete with big plasma screen TVs, delicious restaurant grub and a casual environment over two stylish floors.
For a sports pub in Shoreditch with hella stylish interiors, it's gotta be Beechwood. Settle into one of the booths or bar tables, each of which has a prime view of the screens, and watch the Rugby World Cup final with scrumptious food and drink to hand.
O'Neill's - Pubs In London
Make sure you don't miss some of the most important rugby matches of the year by trundling over to one of O'Neill's' pubs. Found across London, these boozers flaunt numerous HD screens, alongside one helluva menu of food and drinks to boot.
If you're in Hampstead, stop by The Gallery, a charming whisky pub that will be screening a huge selection of the matches, all the way up to the final in November. When you're not analysing the player's antics, peruse their list of tipples, which includes more than 100 different whiskies.
If the pub's massive HD projector and four TV screens weren't incentive enough, The Rectory also has a great selection of beers and wines and a delicious menu of thin crispy stone-baked pizzas and British classics, making it a top spot to catch all the Rugby fixtures.
M Restaurant Threadneedle Street
Along with bringing Japan week to London, M Restaurant will also be screening a selection of the world cup games in their private members lounge: 'The M Den'. Don't worry about signing up, they're opening the slick space for members of the public over the tournament, along with a special world cup breakfast menu.
The Rising Sun
Situated in the heart of Richmond, The Rising Sun is a top-tier watering hole, perfect for catching any rugby game during the World Cup season. Enjoy British gastro dining, an amazing beer selection and plenty more at this fantastic spot.
Your top pick for sports bars in Victoria, this southwest spot is all about mouthwatering bar snacks, delicious pizzas and ice cold beers. Catch every try and tackle as Greenwood shows all the action across a whopping 19 screens. There's even a sports lounge with a state-of-the-art video wall.
This cool Tobacco Docks hang out is bringing some serious style to your Rugby World Cup watching. Opening early for the games, the space has pop-up kitchens serving brunch, including tasty gyros and there will be screens both inside and out.
The Star of Bethnal Green
If you're keen to book your own space in a gem of an east London boozer, The Star of Bethnal Green is calling. There's delicious burgers to feast on and locally brewed beers to get you set up nicely. Watch the action on one of the venue's big screens, then hit the karaoke room for a post-match singalong.
The Oyster Shed
If you can't contain your excitement over the invasion of some of the world's biggest and beefiest blokes srcumming, tackling and trying their way through summer then The Oyster Shed will be your perfect host. Watch all the live action from this gastro pub and never miss a pass.
The Coat and Badge
A wonderfully warm and inviting Putney local, The Coat & Badge's fine spread of comfort food and ale sets rugby fans up with everything they could need come match day. Sibling pubs The Chelsea Ram, The Fentiman Arms, The Half Moon and The Northcote are also on hand.
Where else to enjoy the high and lows of the tournament that in Camden's favourite sports bar. Head to Belushis where they'll be bringing you all the action from the Rugby World Cup alongside burgers, bar snacks and drinks deals.
Westwood Sports Pub & Kitchen
Thanks to copper tanks filled with freshly brewed craft beer, a wood-fired pizza oven and innovative cocktails, Westwood Sports Pub & Kitchen is already a top destination. Not to mention, there's a whopping 13 screens, including giant ones, for when you need to catch the rugby.
Head to Soho Zebrano's virtual sports bar if you'd prefer to hear the full commentary as the action unfolds. With burger and drink deals throughout, as well as special group packages available on request, there's plenty of reasons to pick this spot.
Bat & Ball
Stratford's Bat & Ball knows a thing or two about hosting sports events, and it's no different for the Rugby World Cup. Head inside, where you'll be able to pick up an ice-cold pint at the bar, before nabbing a table to watch all of the action on the HD screens.
Long Arm Pub & Brewery
Located in the heart of Shoreditch, Long Arm Pub & Brewery is in perfect position if you're looking to watch the rugby in east London. Soak up lagers, IPAs and craft brews as you catch every punt, pass and scrum across 2 huge projectors.
The Adam and Eve
This West End gem has a wide selection of World Cup packages, and they'll throw in a complimentary bottle of Heineken if you book your space more than 48 hours before kick-off. Catch the action at Adam & Eve's sister sites The Betjeman Arms, The Oyster Shed, The Castle and more.
Set in London's smallest Irish bar, the speakeasy at Homeboy is bringing you everything you need for the Rugby World Cup. Head up to Angel to find world class cocktails and a pop-up kitchen serving some of the Emerald Isle's finest - chicken fillet roll, anyone?
On the lookout for a City spot? Check out Broadleaf; the atmospheric watering hole located in Tower 42. Not only will you find beers by the tank-load and a slinky brasserie, but there's also a sports lounge and private room with 7 plasma screens.
Goldwood Sports Pub & Kitchen
When it comes to places to watch the Rugby World Cup, it doesn't get any better than Goldwood Sports Pub & Kitchen. The venue has 20 different HD screens scattered throughout, alongside a wide range of drinks and scrumptious scran to boot.
Whether it's a steak and seafood dinner or crafty selection of local beers, this south London boozer has it all. With a cracking menu of drinks and dishes, you can get cosy and watch all the live action with some decent pug grub to tuck into.
The Star of Kings
There's three floors to this King's Cross hangout so picking a prime viewing spot isn't an issue, and there's an array of comfort food and booze for half-time refreshment. Looking for an even better rugby experience? Enjoy their selection of sports packages and private rooms.
The 2023 Rugby World Cup means Redwood is calling you, a London Bridge sports bar with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment sitting alongside craft pints that are fresh out the copper tank. Not only that, but there's sports packages on drinks if you really want to push the boat out.
Frankie's Sports Bar & Diner
Going for a foray into Fulham this Rugby season? Then we've just the location to catch the best of the World Cup games. A heralded hangout thanks to their up to date sports roster and selection of 12 large screens, Frankie's brings you burgers, boozing and the best action.
Smart Indian restaurant Brigadiers at Bloomberg Arcade are teaming up with Guinness for the ultimate match day experience. Join them nice and early on Saturday as they cook up a weekend breakfast, alongside free flowing wine or cocktails.