The international rugby season is here again and the RBS Six Nations Rugby tournament sees teams from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France & Italy competing for the prize of best European rugby team. The RBS Six Nations Rugby tournament needs to be watched in local pubs & bars, with a beer in hand. So for all the best HD TV sports action this season, check out this handy guide to the Best Bars and Pubs in London to watch the 6 Nations Rugby.
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Clapham / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Bar
Watch the 6 Nations rugby live on Gigalum's huge HD screens, you can even reserve an area or your own screen free of charge! With a huge range of burgers to compliment a great food menu and drinks deals this is the best place in South London to watch the matches, especially when it's right next to Clapham South tube, perfect for getting big groups together.
The Crown & Shuttle
Shoreditch / Bar / Cuisine: Pub
The 6 Nations returns to the Crown and Shuttle this February with bookable spaces inside and out, and six huge screens throughout the venue there?ll be no scrummaging about to get a view of all the action. It?s rugby, so the craft beer will be flowing from all three bars, and the much-needed soakage will be flying out of the food truck. So grab a seat, grab a menu, and grab a beer, because no one?s going to the sin bin round here. Rugby begins on 4 February.
The Spread Eagle
Camden / Bar / Cuisine: Pub
What is a good day out without Camden Town? The Spread Eagle is an historical pub (existing since 1858) in the heart of town; it has been welcoming tourists and locals for gorgeous drinks and very British food. A very traditional atmosphere where you can also find several big screen TV to watch regularly broadcasted live sport. This could be your very 'vintage' choice to enjoy the upcoming rugby season. They offer a 'VIP viewing experience' package (to be booked now) which includes a free round of Heineken. Be advised: you will need a reservation if you want to have lunch or dinner.
The Jam Tree
Clapham / Bar / Cuisine: Gastro
The Jam Tree in Clapham is screening the whole of the 6 Nations tournament in the Bookcase Bar. The bar has a massive screen and surround-sound to heighten the intensity of the match. With the social side of watching sport firmly in mind, The Jam Tree offers a relaxed home-away-from-home feeling; with comfy sofas, a delicious food menu and an extensive drinks selection the Bookcase Bar is a perfect spot to enjoy the highs and lows of this ultimate championship.
Fulham / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Pub
This Bar in Fulham is the 'funkiest', as they are proudly advertising on their website. On the Fulham Road, it is home of some of the most brilliant dancing events. Beers, cocktails and very pub-like food (burgers, platters, chicken, and skewers) are their strength. They are equipped with 3D plasma TV, HD projector and a very big plasma screen in the beer garden and they are showing ALL of the games for this upcoming rugby season. Beware to reserve a table if you are planning to go in a big group. Enjoy!
Riley's Sports Bar, Haymarket
St James / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Bar
If you want to be a winner with your friends, take them down to watch the Six Nations at Rileys in Haymarket. With 34 TV screens and 4 giant screens, showing over 70 channels, you will always be close to the action. If you don't just want to watch sports, but play it too, they have numerous pool and ping pong tables. They have 4 bars including a luxury VIP viewing area to ensure waiting time is kept to a minimum. They offer American style food in their diner for that post match celebratory dinner.
Richmond & Kew / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Gastro
Let's be honest, it's no longer enough for a pub to provide you with a pint of Fosters and a small TV in the corner to watch the rugby. We are sophisticated people and we want more. We want HD TVs and a three course menu specifically for those watching the 6 nations with courses such as baked pancetta wrapped cod loin with puy lentil stew, winter greens and clams vierge sauce, to eat while we watch the game. Don't worry guys, the Orange Tree in Twickenham has you covered.
Sports Bar & Grill
Marylebone / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Bar
You don't want to go to watch the match, and find yourself surrounded by non match watchers. Head to a sports bar where everyone there will be watching. Sports Bar and Grill has the sport but it also has good food (although keeping to the sporting classics of beers and hot dogs), an all right booze selection and modern, clean, décor. So you wont spend the match, wondering whether the stain on the carpet is because someone died there.
Roxy Bar & Screen
Borough & Southwark / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Bar
The lighting is low, the walls are red, you sit with a whisky in hand as jazz glides out from the band in the corner of the room. No wait, that's not a women in a red dress, singing that's a giant angry rugby player on the big screen. For those who want their rugby experience to be a bit noir head to the Roxy Bar and Screen, near London Bridge.
The Queen Adelaide
Putney / Bar / Cuisine: Eclectic
The Queen Adelaide is passionate about rugby, but newcomers to the sport need not be afraid. A lovingly adorned blackboard lays out all the rules 'for dummies' - their words, not ours! You might go to this Putney gastropub for its hearty grub and weekly pub quiz, but you'll likely leave it as a powerhouse of rugby knowledge, with an overwhelming desire to top your kitchen table with a faux grass rugby pitch.
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