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Where to watch the Rugby in Brighton

Our top picks

If you’re looking for a great place to watch rugby in Brighton, The Black Lion is an excellent choice. This lively pub, venue, and kitchen is one of Brighton’s well-known spots, offering popular pub grub with options to cater to various dietary needs. During the Rugby World Cup, The Black Lion will be screening matches, providing a fantastic atmosphere to enjoy the games.

They offer the flexibility of watching matches on both indoor and outdoor screens, allowing you to choose your preferred viewing spot. To secure your spot and ensure you have a table reserved, it’s advisable to make a booking in advance. Gather your friends, grab some delicious pub food, and soak up the rugby action at The Black Lion in Brighton!

Booking online ensures a 10% food discount.

Welcoming folk of the Preston Park area and beyond, The Cleveland Arms is the definition of a community pub. The venue itself is a modern, light but cosy and welcoming space. They’re showing every game of rugby on both indoor and outside screens. Table bookings are recommended to secure your seat.

Rugby enthusiasts are invited to enjoy in the exhilarating atmosphere at The Cider Tap, a hidden gem in the beautiful Sussex countryside. Catch every England game and a selection of others over the next six weeks, all displayed on the BIG SCREEN in The Cidery (now equipped with excellent heating!).

Visit their website for the complete schedule.

Shelter Hall in Brighton invites you to experience the Six Nations in style! Join the excitement in the private cocktail bar, Skylark, or reserve a private dining room for up to 12 guests. With a 65-inch screen, every seat offers a perfect view of the game. Mark your calendar for these upcoming Six Nations fixtures:

  • Saturday 10th, 16:45: England vs Wales
  • Saturday 24th, 16:45: England vs Scotland
  • Saturday 9th (March), 16:45: England vs Ireland
  • Saturday 16th (March), 20:00: England vs France

No additional cost or minimum spend requirement for bookings. Secure your spot at Shelter Hall and immerse yourselves in rugby excitement!

Brighton is a city steeped in history and tradition, and The Cricketers is a cherished establishment that embodies that heritage. This charming and centrally located pub is beloved by locals and is fully dedicated to screening the Rugby World Cup this season. To ensure you have the best seats in the house for watching the matches, it’s advisable to book your table in advance at The Cricketers.

Experience the thrill of rugby at The Gather Inn in Hove. Enjoy the game on two screens, complemented by delectable Caribbean cuisine. Conveniently accessible by bus (700/1/1A/6) and boasting a seaside location, it’s the perfect spot for sports enthusiasts. For the best view, book your spot in advance and get closer to the action. Don’t miss a moment of excitement at this vibrant venue!

The friendly Patcham pub Ladies Mile is well known and loved by rugby fans for rarely missing a match. So, check in with them this World Cup because its reputation serves them and they won’t let you down. Patcham is a 15 min drive from Brighton and there’s parking but if you fancy a pint with pals, and let’s face it, it’s the rugby so you will, there’s the 5A and number 5 bus which goes direct and regularly. 

Experience the thrill of Six Nations at The Mesmerist in Brighton! Showing all games across multiple screens on three floors, it’s the ultimate rugby destination. Enjoy the matches with table service and a diverse selection of beers on tap, including Guinness. Pre-book a table for food discounts and score an additional 10% off when you book online

Prepare for a rugby spectacle at the Plough Inn in Rottingdean! The Plough Inn will be screening all of Rugby World Cup action at this charming establishment. With a welcoming atmosphere and multiple screens, it is the perfect spot to catch every thrilling moment of the tournament. Visitors can enjoy the games with great company, fantastic drinks, and delicious pub fare. To secure a prime viewing spot, booking in advance is recommended. Immerse yourself in the excitement of the Rugby World Cup at the Plough Inn in Rottingdean.

Nestled in the picturesque village of Hurstpierpoint, The New Inn in is showing all Six Nations 2024 games. Gather your friends or rugby rivals and enjoy their sharing platters priced at £10 person (minimum of 2 sharing). Available throughout the tournament, these platters are the perfect accompaniment to the rugby international competition and pair perfectly with the warm hospitality and wide selection of local ales, beers, ciders, gins, and whiskies offered at The New Inn.

Join the rugby fever at Rockwater in Hove for the Six Nations action! Cheer on England in the Lodge with screenings on the following dates:

  • 3rd Feb: Italy vs England, 16:45
  • 10th Feb: England vs Wales, 16:45
  • 24th Feb: Scotland vs England, 16:45
  • 9th Mar: England vs Ireland, 16:45
  • 10th Mar: Wales vs France, 16:45
  • 16th Mar: France vs England, 16:45

Mark your calendars, but note that private events are on 2nd and 11th Feb. Don’t miss the rugby buzz – cheer for England at Rockwater!

Experience the thrill of Six Nations Rugby at Kemptown Klub’s hidden gem, ‘The Bothy’ in the basement. Discover a sanctuary for shared moments—join friends to cheer on your favorite teams. Picture a cozy retreat with an intimate ambiance, rustic walls echoing laughter. It’s not just a space; it’s a haven for camaraderie and the perfect remedy for the week’s hustle. Catch the rugby action, unwind, and enjoy the beautiful blend of relaxation and excitement at The Bothy in Kemptown Klub.

The West Hill, affectionately known as the “Westie” by locals, enjoys a prime location right next to Brighton train station. This friendly neighborhood spot is a great destination for food and drink, and they take their sports seriously. With four screens dedicated to showing matches, The Westie is committed to ensuring fans have an excellent view of all the action. So if you’re looking for a welcoming and sport-loving venue to catch the rugby, The West Hill has you covered.

Catch all the Six Nations games at The Chimney House in Brighton. Nestled in the heart of Prestonville, just north of Seven Dials, this bustling and trendy pub is a short walk from Brighton train station and the seaside.The Chimney House serves outstanding food and offers a great selection of quality drinks. 

For those looking to enjoy the Rugby World Cup in Brighton, Bierhaus in Kemptown is a fantastic choice. They’ve got you covered with three screens to catch all the rugby action. If you’re a fan of watching the game while sipping on some top-notch Brighton Bier brews, this is the place to be. Make a booking at Bierhaus and get ready to celebrate the rugby season in style, with great beer and thrilling matches.

Experience rugby excitement at The Longman, affectionately known as Wilmy. This traditional local pub in Patcham offers live matches, excellent Thai cuisine, and range of beers, local ales, lagers, ciders, and wines.