The Six Nations is back, keeping rugby fans on the edge of their seats over five weekends from 1 February to 14 March 2020. 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.

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Ashton Gate Stadium

Eyes will be glued to the enormous indoor pub screen (the largest in the country) at Ashton Gate Sports Bar. Take advantage of their VIP packages for £19.95 per person. They include a drink on arrival, reserved seating, and either a meal from the pizzeria menu with a side or a traditional carvery on Sundays.  

Largest indoor pub screen at Ashton Gate Sports Bar

Image credit: Ashton Gate Stadium 

Bristol Beer Factory Tap Room

Watch the Six Nations with a beer fresh from the brewery at the Bristol Beer Factory Tap Room on North Street. Depending on which game you're there for, find either Los Hermanos or Wild and Rustic dishing out delicious street food too. 

Friends drinking at Bristol Beer Factory tap room

Image credit: Bristol Beer Factory

The Urban Bar & Kitchen at Mercure Holland House Hotel

Enjoy a pint and a burger for £12.50 at The Urban Bar and Kitchen while they’re screening the tournament. They’ve lined up a try-umphant range of special burgers – there’s one for each competing nation, such as the mighty Welsh lamb burger with Harlech cheese, streaky bacon and a fried egg.

The Urban Bar and Kitchen at Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel

Image credit: Maureen Mclean

Bambalan

Every single game of the tournament will be on the big screen at Bambalan. They’re planning to keep you well fed and watered during matches with a host of offers on their Mediterranean-style food and drinks menus. Booking a table is recommended – email hola@bambalan.co.uk.

Interior and tables at Bambalan

Image credit: Bambalan

Racks Bar and Kitchen

Count on atmospheric wine and sports bar Racks as a place to see any and all Six Nations games. Reserve a table for a front row seat with a guaranteed view of the screens, a steak sandwich with chips and a bottle of beer for £12. Bear in mind that all England games are ticketed due to popularity and you’re asked to arrive at least an hour ahead of kick off.

Tables and TV screen at Racks sports bar

Image credit: Racks, Frances Taylor

King Street Brew House

This buzzing urban pub and microbrewery has five large 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 a special Six Nations burger menu to line your stomach with. Head down early to get your seat. 

Bar at King Street Brew House

Image credit: King Street Brew House

Prince Street Social

Over at city centre bar Prince Street Social they’re continuing the burger and rugby combo, also serving up a special Six Nations menu with a burger to represent each nation. Tuck in while you watch the games on the three big screens – booking for all matches is highly recommended.

Front window and signs of Prince Street Social

Image credit: Prince Street Social

The Spin Bar

Cheer on your team at The Spin Bar on Bristol’s Harbourside. Buy a £10 ticket to get a special offer on pizza and a pint, or just turn up and order drinks and food as usual. Arrive early, as seating will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

As well as watching the Six Nations unfold, why not catch a Bristol Bears game live at Ashton Gate Stadium? They play Worcester Warriors on 23 February and Harlequins on 8 March.

Browse our What’s On pages to find other sporting events and search for more food and drink offers here. 

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