Where to watch Six Nations Rugby 2023 in Bristol

Where to watch Six Nations Rugby 2023 in Bristol

Posted on: 01 Feb 2023

With The Six Nations beginning this weekend, it’s time to start making plans of where to watch it, so we’ve taken a look at some of Bristol’s best pubs and bars screening the action.


Whether you’re a fan of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland or Wales, we have a list of venues that will welcome you in with arms; from local rugby clubs who’d love the support of Bristol rugby fans, to popular watering holes in the centre of town.


Read on for 365Bristol.com’s guide to the Six Nations 2023 in Bristol…


Gloucester Road:


Cider Press | 86-90 Gloucester Rd, BS7 8BN


We’re beginning our Six Nations rundown with a selection of venues on Gloucester Road. First up is Cider Press, who are pulling out all the stops for the Six Nations yet again this year, inviting locals to come and enjoy the matches with some very special decor.


Located on Gloucester Road, the bar boasts cheap drinks and a load of big-screen TVs for one of the best sporting experiences in the area. All the Six Nations fixtures will be televised here, and you can find their full Sporting Fixture List here for more information.

Industry | 141 Gloucester Rd, BS7 8BA


A much more spacious venue than it might suggest from the outside, Industry is a cosy, modern bar set about halfway up Gloucester Road.


Enjoy a wide range of beers and ciders on tap, as well as a great selection of spirits and a scrumptious food menu, as you take in all the action from this year’s Six Nations.

The Anchor | 323 Gloucester Rd, BS7 8PE


Further up Gloucester Road is The Anchor, located in the Bishopston area this massive craft pub is hugely popular among students.


With massive 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. Bookings can be made here.

The Prince of Wales | 5 Gloucester Road, BS7 8AA


Another Gloucester Road favourite, this atmospheric watering hole will be screening all of the Six Nations matches, from the first to the last.


With plenty of deals available, plenty of North Bristol rugby fans are sure to be flocking to The Prince of Wales come the tournament’s opener on Saturday 4 February. Book your table here – it’s going to be a popular one.

Clifton and Redland:


Steam | Clifton Down Station, BS8 2PN


Steam Bristol is a pub located right next to Clifton Down Railway Station, just off Whiteladies Road. It's a welcoming and unusual pub serving a great range of drinks at the best prices in the area.


Steam boasts a table tennis room, foosball, and free WiFi as well as showing all major sporting events throughout the year on multiple big screens.

Den & Terrace | 31 St Paul's Rd, BS8 1LX


Located just off Clifton Triangle, Den & Terrace is the perfect spot if you’re planning a night around the rugby as it’s within walking distance of some of Bristol’s best bars and restaurants.


With a plethora of screens showing live sports, a heated outside area, excellent pizzas and a brilliant drink selection, this is one of Bristol’s best-kept secrets and the perfect spot to enjoy a spot of international rugby.

Alterego | 77 Whiteladies Road, BS8 2NT


Billing itself as Bristol’s “premier sports and cocktail bar”, Alterego is a real Bristol favourite and it’s sure to prove immensely popular throughout the upcoming Six Nations.


Boasting 15 indoor HD screens (including 2 large projectors) spread over 3 levels, there’s plenty of space for rugby fans to drink cocktails and watch rugby’s biggest stars in action. 

The Cambridge Arms | Coldharbour Rd, BS6 7JS


Moving on to Redland and The Cambridge Arms now. With plenty of screens, a roaring fire and a lovely beer garden, this has long been a favourite for sports fans on the North side of the river.


Just in time for the rugby, The Cambridge Arms have installed a new 75" 4k TV just in time for the first game of The Six Nations at 2:15 PM this Saturday. This, partnered with a great atmosphere, makes this pub one of top venues to catch the rugby - message the team on Facebook to find out more.

City Centre:


Bambalan | Beacon Tower, BS1 4XE


Moving into central Bristol, Bambalan is a prime Bristol location for all the biggest sporting events thanks to its spacious interior and rooftop location overlooking the centre.


Rugby fans can grab a table or booth with friends and kick back in a great atmosphere. Indulging in amazing food and drink (provided by table service) while catching all the action on massive anti-glare screens complete with a world-class sound system. Bambalan's Six Nations coverage is ticketed, grab yours here.

Walkabout | 40 Corn St, BS1 1HQ


You probably know the score when it comes to Walkabout; affordable beers, decent pub grub and screens as far as the eye can see.


Conveniently located on Corn Street in the heart of central Bristol, this is definitely one of the best spots for you if you're looking to have a few beers and hit a few bars after the game.

The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer | 17-18 King Street, BS1 4EF


King Street is another of Bristol’s cultural hotspots with a plethora of brilliant pubs to choose from, however, it is a little light on sports bars and that’s where The Volley comes in.


With a newly renovated games room located upstairs that boasts a range of pub classics from pool to table football as well as several sizeable screens, The Volley is perfectly prepared for an influx of rugby fans over the coming weeks.

The Full Moon and Attic Bar | 1 North St, BS1 3PR


Located a short walk away from the city centre, The Full Moon and Attic Bar has long been an atmospheric destination for Bristol’s partiers and sports fans alike.


Throughout this year’s Six Nations, The Full Moon and Attic Bar will be turned into ‘Stoke Croft’s biggest fan zone’, featuring free entry admission, Guinness on tap, cans from £4, 2-pint glasses, pizza and Asian street food and all the best anthems.



Ashton Gate | Ashton Rd, Bristol BS3 2EJ


South Bristol also has a range of brilliant venues screening the 2023 Six Nations. If you’re looking for a bustling atmosphere and massive screens then look no further than Ashton Gate Stadium, home of Bristol Bears.


The Independence Sports Bar boasts the largest indoor pub screen in country with a well-stocked selection of food and drink and bookable tables of 4, 6 or 8 as well as standing space. Bookings require just a £10 deposit per person which can be used against drinks, find out more here.

Bristol Beer Factory | 291 North St, BS3 1JP


Home of the popular local brewery, the taproom is a utopia for beer lovers, nestled nicely at the end of North Street it’s the perfect place to enjoy a pint and catch up while cheering on your nation. 


With five hand pulls rotating of all the brewery’s latest brews, eight keg lines and screens showing the rugby, this is a far more relaxed venue than others on the list.  

Hen and Chicken | 210 North St, Bristol BS3 1JF


This lively North Street bar is one of Bristol’s best independent comedy venues while also boasting a hugely popular food menu.


The Hen and Chicken will be screening all the action from this year’s Guinness Six Nations from The Chicken Shed – a newly refurbished space at the rear of the pub, featuring its own bar and courtyard garden.



The Sugarloaf | 51 St Marks Rd, BS5 6HX


Still serving the best cheese and onion rolls in the country, The Sugarloaf is a friendly local pub with a beautiful garden that regularly screens all the best live sports.


Hence why, when The Six Nations kicks off on Saturday 4 February, this boozer is sure to be full to the brim of rugby fans, cheering their team on whatever their colours. So, order yourself a Guinness and get involved!

Bristol also boasts well over 50 local rugby clubs, most of which have brilliant community-run clubhouses that would welcome any kind of support, so why not pop along and find out what it's all about - who knows, you might just make some new friends.


We're also running a Fantasy Six Nations for those in and around Bristol! It's free to Enter and the winner gets £50 and £50 donated to their local rugby club of choice! Local rugby fans can enter HERE (password: YJIKE).

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Article by:

Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturday’s are spent watching his team both home and away.