The Six Nations is back, keeping rugby fans on the edge of their seats over five weekends from 2 February to 16 March 2024. Unless you’re lucky enough to be watching inside one of the six host stadiums, the next best thing is the atmosphere at a packed-out pub or bar.

Our handy round-up of places showing the tournament is here to ensure you don’t miss a single try, with some scrum-ptious food and drink offers thrown in for good measure.

Bristol Bears star forward Ellis Genge will be representing England in the tournament. 

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Ashton Gate Sports Bar

Eyes will be glued to the enormous indoor pub screen (the largest in the country) at Ashton Gate's Independence Sports Bar. Tables of four, six and eight as well as standing space are available to book. 

Sports Bar at Ashton Gate Stadium - credit Ashton Gate Stadium / Bristol Sport
Image -  Ashton Gate Sports Bar

Allstars Sports Bar

Watch the games on 75” inch 4k ultrasound TVs at this sports bar near the top of Park Street. They're open from 10am and allow you to request your choice of broadcast, so if you pop in and can't see the game on the screen, just ask!

Pool tables in bar - credit Allstars Sports Bar
Image - Allstars Sports Bar

Bambalan

Bambalan is screening the Six Nations matches on their big anti-glare screens, as well as giving you the opportunity to hear opinions and analysis from some of rugby's biggest ever names. There'll be food, drinks, and giveaways too. Admission is free for all non England games with seats available on a first come first served basis so pre-booking is strong advised! 

Colourful interior of restaurant
Image: Bambalan

Racks Bar and Kitchen

Watch at Racks and enjoy rugby the right way by taking advantage of their large flatscreen TVs and delicious deals. Racks take a £10 deposit that can then be used against food or drink. They will be showing all Six Nations games! Bookings are coming in thick and fast for Bristol's favourite sports bar. Racks always encourage bookings to secure your spot, though walk-ins are always welcome. 

A burger at Racks Bristol
Image credit: Racks 

King Street Brew House

This buzzing urban pub and microbrewery has five big screens that you can catch all Six Nations games on. As always there’ll be an eclectic range of cask and keg ales behind the bar, plus pizzas on the menu if you're hungry. There's no need to book, just head down early to get your seat. 

Interior of pub with wooden floors and tables - credit King Street Brew House
Image credit: King Street Brew House

The Whitmore Tap

Catch all the Six Nations action in this cosy Butcombe Brewery pub on Whiteladies Road. Expect a cracking atmosphere, delicious match day food offers, and plenty of Butcombe beer at the bar. Catch all of the Six Nations action in their Bristol pubs, which also include The Ostrich and The Cottage in the harbour. or The Pelican and Ring o' Bells in nearby Chew Valley. Butcombe Beer Club returns for loyalty club members for the duration of the tournament. Buy 5 pints of Butcombe and get the 6th pint free!

Person pouring a pint of beer from a cask - credit Butcombe Brewery
Image - Butcombe Brewery

Bristol Beer Factory

Watch the tournament unfold with a Bristol-brewed beer in hand at Bristol Beer Factory's tap room on North Street in Southville.

The exterior of the Bristol Beer Factory Taproom on North Street in the Southville area of Bristol - credit Bristol Beer Factory
Image credit: Bristol Beer Factory

New Bristol Brewery Tap Room 

Head down to the New Bristol Brewery Tap Room to experience all the Six Nations games live on the big screen, and a pint from one of their 22 taps! To accompany world class rugby, you can also fill up on street food from their latest pop-up 

People stood outside New Bristol Brewery Taproom - Credit New Bristol Brewery
Image credit - New Bristol Brewery 

Steam Bristol

Hire one of the large rugby tables inside or outside at Steam in Clifton, or if you're in a large group you can even a party bus! All games will be shown on their big screens, with jugs of beer or cider available alongside their regular drinks selection.

The Flyer

Head to one of Gloucester Road's largest pubs to watch your favourite team. Six Nations food & drink bundles are available during the games, and you can even pre-order your food when you book your table.

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