The Best Rugby Pubs In Manchester

Ah match day, the projectors are on, the pints are being poured and you're eagerly awaiting kick-off with a platter of sharing plates between you and your mates. Nothing really compares, does it? To make sure you have the ultimate viewing experience of the Six Nations, World Cup and Premiership games, secure a place at one of these top spots. From cosy locals to cool gastro boozers, check out Manchester's best rugby pubs here.

Last updated on 2nd August 2021

The Sawyer Arms

22 user reviews 4

Looking for places showing rugby in Deansgate? The Sawyer Arms are sure to have all the latest matches playing on their screens, as they have both Sky and ESPN. With proper ale, draught beer and hearty plates on offer too, there's plenty of reasons to stick around after the whistle blows.

The Waldorf

113 user reviews 5

Nestled in Manchester city centre, this pub is a must for watching sport and soaking up pints. As well as screening all of the latest fixtures, it serves a menu of classic British plates, from full English breakfasts to massive sharers that are made for cheering on your team.


14 user reviews 3

If you're a student looking for the best bars for watching rugby, this is the spot for you. Head on over to Footage for the chance to lap up all of the latest games, with a cinema-style screen, a menu of hearty bites and sharing platters, and budget-friendly beers.

The Director's Box

31 user reviews 5

As its name may suggest, The Director's Box is a bustling Manchester sports bar that shows everything from football and rugby to F1 and boxing. With screens across the venue, you're sure never to miss a moment while gorging on classic grill dishes and craft beers. 


1 user review 4

A great pub showing plenty of sports, Mulligans is just a stone's throw from the main Deansgate street and the perfect place to catch up on all the rugby. Relax with a pint of beer and some traditional Irish fare while taking in all of the sporting action on their multiple screens.