365Bristol Guide for where to watch the rugby in Bristol

365Bristol Guide for where to watch the rugby in Bristol

Posted on: 13 Jun 2018

The second round of our Home Nations summer rugby tours takes place on Saturday 16th June and England and Ireland will be looking to avenge their recent defeats versus South Africa and Australia whilst Wales will look for another winning performance over in Australia. 

Kick off times are:

11am : Australia v Ireland
4.05pm : South Africa v England
8.40pm : Argentina v Wales

Scotland are currently on tour over in America and their game versus USA kicks off at 2am on Sunday morning live on BBC.

If you are looking for pubs to watch the Saturday fixtures in here are some of our recommended venues:

Steam and Shebeen - Clifton Down Station, Bristol BS8 2PN

Shebeen Bristol Pub Rugby Bristol

Steam Bristol is a pub located next to Clifton Down Railway Station, just off Whiteladies Road. It's a welcoming pub serving a great range of drinks from their cosy beer hall and alfresco outside area. Steam boasts a table tennis room, foosball, free WiFi and show all major sporting events throughout the year on multiple big screens. They've also got another pub inside called Shebeen - the best Irish nook in the city - and a big screen both outdoor and in to watch all the games.


The Crown - 10 All Saints Ln, Avon, Bristol BS1 1JHThe Crown Bristol Rugby Pub

Occupying the same site since 1741, The Crown is a real ale pub and cider house with an edge. This superb venue blends the traditional with the alternative to create one of Bristol’s must-visit locations. Whether you’re looking for drinks, food or great music, you’ll find it at The Crown. Sporting events are fully taken care of, with eight screens showing Sky Sports and BT Sports.


The Cider Press - 86-90 Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8BNThe Cider Press Bristol Rugby Pub

Located on Gloucester Road, The Cider Press boasts cheap drinks, a load of big screen TVs for one of the best sporting experiences in the area. All the rugby fixtures will be televised here, see their Sporting Fixture List here for more information.


The Anchor - 323 Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8PEThe Anchor Bristol Rugby Pub

Another Gloucester Road favourite, The Anchor is located in the Bishopston area and is hugely popular among students. With huge TV screens situated throughout the pub as well as a full projector screen, there's no shortage of vantage points for you to watch your side get one over on their opponents. 


Is your venue showing the rugby this weekend? Let us know! Contact us through our website or via Facebook to discuss adding to our list.

Article by:

Iona McLeod

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.