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Best Pubs in Bristol for Watching The Six Nations 2020

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Dry January is over, and your favourite sport is back on your screens…

Pour yourself a Guinness and grab a seat at the pub, The Six Nations Championship is back for February and March. No matter what team you’re supporting, Bristol has plenty of pubs for watching the games so you’ve no excuse for missing out.

Steam Beer Hall

Clifton Down Station, Bristol, BS8 2PN

Where better to catch The Six Nations than at Bristol’s much-loved Steam Beer Hall? Well-equipped with plenty of TV screens, a fully stocked bar and plenty of options for food - Steam will no doubt be your home for the next few weekends. Each and every game will be shown in full throughout the Championship and all of the England games will be shown on the jumbo screen in the (covered and heated) beer terrace. Check out their extra-special Six Nations burger pop-up or check out their tasty selection of Spanish tapas to keep you going!

Image credit: Horts, Bristol via Facebook


49 Broad Street, Bristol, BS1 2EP

Well known for its regular free movie nights, Horts boasts a huge screen and comfy armchairs to sink into to watch both sports and cinema! Promising to screen all of the games throughout The Six Nations Championship, the bar’s stylish cinema room has been voted one of the best places in Bristol to watch the rugby. Be sure to get down early enough to bag one of those armchairs, however, as the big games are certain to gather some huge crowds.

The Clifton Hotel, St Paul’s Road, Bristol, BS8 1LX

There’s nothing worse than rocking up at a pub to watch a game and finding every seat in the pub occupied, so Racks at Clifton Hotel offers you the chance to book a front row seat in advance! Perfect if you know that you don’t have time to get down that early, you can swoop in, grab your drink and take your seat in front of one of the big screens. Tickets cost £12 per person but includes a bottle of beer and a steak sandwich with chips. You must get down at least one-hour before kick-off and, whilst the bar is screening each and every match, only the England games will be ticketed. Click here to book.

The Cider Press

86-90 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8BN

If Guinness isn’t your drink then The Cider Press might be the one for you, with 32 draught ciders on offer, plenty of well-priced food options and full screenings of all the Six Nations games. You can book a table for free here at Cider Press, ideal for securing a great spot, and the bar offers table service on sports days, so you won’t have to miss a moment of the action by going to the bar. This location boasts three large HD projectors and seven HD TV screens, and children are welcome throughout the day so families can enjoy the sport together! Click here to book.

Ashton Gate Stadium

Ashton Road, Bristol, BS3 2EJ

Did you know that Bristol’s legendary Ashton Gate has a sports bar and restaurant showing some of the bigger sporting events? You won’t be able to catch all of The Six Nations here at the Stadium, but you can catch each England game and a triple whammy on Super Saturday (14 March). This sports bar offers a VIP package for the very reasonable price of £19.95 per person, including reserved seating, one arrival drink and either a carvery on Sunday or dishes from the pizzeria on Saturday - bargain. Check out their website to reserve your place!