Where to watch The World Cup in BristolPosted on: 13 Jun 2018
For the next month Bristol and most other places in the world will be taken over with football fever. England are the only home nation to make it to the finals in Russia and are expected to cruise through their games on Monday 18th June v Tunisia and Sunday 24th June v Panama before what should be a top of the table decider against Belgium on Thursday 28th June.
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Below are some great places to catch the matches in Bristol.
The Crown show live sport from their 8 screens (with one high definition large screen), stock locally produced craft beers and ciders, and have a kitchen that’s open till 9pm every day with burger and lunch deals always available. They opened in 1741, making them one of the oldest pubs in Bristol.
Pizzeria, bowling alley and bar The Lanes will be screening the games in their sunny courtyard from their massive screens through their huge sound system. Pizza and beer consumption strongly encouraged.
The Fleece will open their doors at 5pm on the 18th June for the England Tunisia match which will be played via their two giant screens - there won’t be a bad view in the house! It’s free entry and they of course will have a massive selection of drinks. Check out the event on Facebook here and keep an eye out for the follow up screenings.
Traditional Irish pub in St Nick’s market, showing all the best in sporting fixtures. An unashamedly old fashioned bar which comprises a single small room adorned in red and green, with Irish street signs, old whiskey bottles and even a fiddle making you feel utterly at home.
A relaxed pub with leather sofas, a terrace and a constantly changing selection of premium cask and keg ales. Stylish but sociable - a real local gem. Special offers for the England games include unlimited chicken and chips and a beer fro £10! If you are interested in private hire for the games get in touch quick on 07971 560313 - would suit groups of 20-30 people.
BSB have 7 huge plasma screens on which they will be playing all 64 of the World Cup games over the summer. They have great food and drink prices, with bar food from £3.95 and lagers and ciders starting at £3.
Steam screen live sports from their indoor and outdoor screens, so you have the choice of sitting in their cosy beer hall or in the sunshine in their seated alfresco area. They’ll be screening all England games live on their large outside screen TV, hosting match day BBQs and providing drinks promotions as well as a large terrace fanzone, competitions and more.
Located half way up Park Street, the Bristol Ram have just undergone a complete refurbishment which has given them a stylish modern interior. They have local beers from the likes of Moor Beer, Lost & Grounded and New Bristol Brewery.
Classic sports bar with pool tables, fussball and darts. Limited VIP seating available which you can nab by calling them on 0117 929 4295. They provide full table service so that you can get your Corona and curly fries without missing a moment.
The Cider Press call themselves ‘Gloucester Road’s Home for Sport’. They are known for their choice of 32 draught ciders, as well as a large range of craft beers and cask ales. Their 8 screens and 2 HD projectors are all used to show sporting events, so there’s plenty of chance to grab a seat near the action. You can reserve a beer tower with your table by messaging them via their Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/CiderPressBris/
The Blue Lagoon is a family-run café and music bar on Gloucester Road. They’re serving up 2 for 1 cocktails 6 till 11 from Sunday to Thursday and have a host of food offers for if all the game viewing works up a hunger.
Steak and the footy! What an awesome combination at Bristol's best steakhouse.
If you’re wanting to watch the game from an idyllic sun-trap garden then this place is perfect for you. The Gloucester Old Spot are a fantastic family pub that are open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner and have just built their very own, brand new Wendy house which is guaranteed to keep the kids entertained!
The outdoor screens are up so you can watch the games in the glorious sunshine and more inside!
Sister to The Gloucester Old Spot, this is a country inn style pub with a cosy, traditional feel and friendly staff. Perfect for taking in the summer's events!
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Iona is a final year Biomedical Science Undergraduate at the University of Bristol. Her passions include blogging, walks by the harbour and exploring new cocktail venues. Iona is working with 365Bristol as part of the Santander Internship scheme for spring and summer 2018.