Top pubs and bars for watching football in Britain

Monday 04 May 2020

Don’t have tickets to the big game? Not to fear. We’ve rounded up just some of the best sports bars to watch the action (and score tasty snacks) no matter which Premier League team you’re rooting for.  

The Porterhouse in London's Covent Garden

The Porterhouse in London's Covent Garden where you can watch the Premier League football games.

Nestled in the heart of Covent Garden, The Porterhouse is definitely a must for anyone wanting to catch the big game. Take a seat and sip on Irish artisan craft beers from Porterhouse Brewing Company, whilst watching all the major sporting events on their big screens and TVs. Explore their 3 different levels and you'll also find a cocktail bar serving an eclectic collection of cocktails, as well as the Dingle Whiskey bar for those who enjoy a drop of the harder stuff.

Cafe Football in Manchester

Cafe Football Manchester

If you’re a foodie with a football crush, head to Manchester’s Cafe Football for gourmet grub influenced by the spirit of the game. More than just a typical sports bar, this Manchester mainstay handcrafts its dishes from start to finish, taking inspiration from the sport itself. Feast on nachos, burgers, sausage salads and vegetarian dishes. Then sit back and relax with 13 supersized TVs and a pint of ale.

Sporting Page in London's Chelsea

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Where better to experience game day than in a local London pub? Head to the Sporting Page in Chelsea and watch some footie while taking in the local vibe of this neighbourhood pub. Sip a pint of seasonal brew, like Punk IPA or coffee milk stout, while you nosh on Welsh rarebit fondue or chicken, leek, and mash pie. During half-time, head to the front patio for some prime people-watching, or nab one of the in-house board games and make some new friends. Loser buys next round, after all.

The Cambridge Brewhouse in Cambridge


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With their very own on-site microbrewery, a "Locker Room" where you can watch the game on a massive screen, and a menu with gluten-free and vegan options as well as the classics, this is one of the best places in Cambridge to cheer on your favourite team. As if you needed more reason to come, this brewhouse is dog-friendly too! So go ahead, order the wings and the nachos (plant-based if you're vegetarian), sip a locally brewed beer, and hang out with man's best friend while watching the game. 

The Adelphi in Leeds


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Right near the city centre is this gem of a pub, The Adelhpi, with four individually decked-out rooms and an outdoor area for those sunny days! With a menu spanning from the classics like fish and chips to crispy pork belly and an extensive beer menu, this is a great spot to watch some football. When its not game day, stop in for their regularly scheduled quiz nights, live music, or comedy nights. 

The Pogue Mahone in Liverpool


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Not far from the Royal Albert Dock is this traditional Irish pub that regularly shows not just football but cricket, rugby, and boxing and always has great deals on match days! Serving up sourdough pizzas along with an extensive whisky menu, this spot is a perfect place to gather with your friends and root for your team. They have a rotating cocktail menu so you can always try something new every time you stop in. 

Craving even more Premier League action during your trip to Britain? Go behind-the-scenes of your favourite team by taking a stadium tour.

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