The Six Nations is officially back from February 5, and luckily for us Bristolians – there are plenty of places to watch it with mates over the coming weekends. Pull up a seat in front of the big screen, order a beer and relax with our guide to where to watch the Six Nations this year in Bristol.
Bambalan has partnered with 4TheFans to host a huge fan park in Bristol, giving fans the perfect place to watch the Six Nations. Over the course of the competition, Bambalan will be treating fans to an incredible fan park experience with giant anti-glare screens, a world-class sound system, all the classic food and drink you need to fuel your celebrations and even some match analysis from rugby legends. This fan park ticks all the boxes. Grab your tickets here.
Bambalan, Beacon Tower, Colston Street, BS1 4XE
2. King Street Brewhouse
A much-loved brewery found by the Floating Harbour, King Street Brew House serves up cold pints with plenty of space to watch the footy – and they’re screening the Six Nations matches this February and March. One of Bristol’s top taprooms, guests can expect tons of beers on tap, as well as tasty pizzas (good match food, if you ask us). The brewery will be showing the matches with a number of screens dotted throughout the venue, so you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the taproom while watching the games live.
King Street Brewhouse, 13 Welsh Back, BS1 4RR
3. Sidney and Eden
This Gloucester Road bar has installed a whacking big projector screen downstairs in their basement so you can get your Six Nations fix. With free entry and no need to book, the Bishopston bar will be screening all of the matches and supplying guests with plenty of jugs of beer. And if the score isn’t exactly what you wanted, Sidney and Eden will be providing live music and comedy performances during the evenings to keep you entertained.
Sidney and Eden, 198 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, BS7 8NU
One of the city’s thriving venues, Steam frequently screens live sports – with big TVs to accommodate rugby fans- and it’s weekend brunches aren’t to be sniffed at either. You can watch the Six Nations indoors (booking required) or outdoors in Steam’s heated, covered terrace which is available for walk-ins, but be quick as these tables will get snapped up before you know it. At Steam, you can enjoy cold pints of craft beer or continental lagers alongside a selection of burgers and fries with the rugby- the perfect combination in our eyes.
Steam, Clifton Down Station, Whiteladies Road, BS8 2PN
5. Ashton Gate Stadium
Home of the Bristol Bears, it’s only right that Ashton Gate Stadium screens the matches of this popular rugby tournament. Enjoy the 2022 Guinness Six Nations at the stadium’s sports bar, where every England game will be shown on “the largest indoor pub screen in the country”. Tables of four, six and eight are available to book, as well as standing space, and you can secure your spot with a £10 deposit which can be used against drinks.
This pub located in the heart of historic Bristol was named after the 18th century artist, essayist and bon viveur Arthur Hort, who born at the top of the road, so its reaped in history. But the question is will your favourite team of the Six Nations be making history? Round up your mates and book your place at Horts to soak up the game-day atmosphere this February and March, better still, if you book to dine, you’ll receive a complimentary round of Guinness. Cheers to that!
Horts, 49 Broad Street, BS1 2EP
7. The Clifton
Come along to The Clifton and order your favourite pint of craft beer and watch every single moment from the Six Nations tournament live on their TV. Situated in a stunning Grade II-listed building, The Clifton is definitely one of the prettiest spots to watch the rugby at. Cheer on your team while sipping from a wide selection of craft brews like New Zealand hops, herbal pale ales and for those feeling adventurous, they even serve a salted caramel chocolate stout.
The Clifton, 16 Regent Street,
8. The Crafty Cow
Another gem on Gloucester Road where you watch the Six Nations at is The Crafty Cow. There’s nothing quite like a pint of beer and a sub whilst watching the rugby and luckily this gastropub has got us covered. You can munch on a hog roast whilst shuddering at high tackles as they are taking bookings to watch the tournament via their website. To add to the cow vibe, you can sit yourself down on one of their cow print-stools outside under their canopy whilst having your own post-match analysis.
The Crafty Cow, 635 Gloucester Road, BS7 OBJ