Restaurant Brighton's guide to
Where to watch the Rugby World Cup
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!
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.
The Dorset offers the quintessential country pub experience right in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine. With its rustic interior, classic pub grub menu, alfresco dining, and friendly front-of-house team, it’s the ideal meeting place and a central spot to catch all the action during the England game. Enjoy the charm of a countryside pub without leaving the city at The Dorset.
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.
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.
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 the World Cup on both indoor and outside screens. Table bookings are recommended to secure your seat.
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.
Serving food from the popular and award winning kitchen, Libation in Hove has a comfortable sun deck with large comfy seating and an equally ample menu of sparkling wine. They’re screening the England games, so get booking to make sure you’re in the sweet spot in time for kick off.