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Fantastic independent pubs where you can watch the 6 Nations in London in 2024

Updated: Jun 5

Customers watching rugby game at the Faltering Fullback, in North London

As the excitement builds and anticipation mounts, rugby enthusiasts eagerly awaited the return of the thrilling 6 Nations Championship. With the competition on the horizon, it's time to start planning where to catch all the heart-stopping action. While there are countless venues across London vying for your attention, there's something special about watching the games unfold in the intimate atmosphere of an independent pub.

Not only does opting for an independent establishment promise an unforgettable experience, but it also allows you to support local businesses and communities. In a city as diverse and vibrant as London, independent pubs offer a unique charm and character that simply can't be replicated elsewhere. From cosy corners to lively atmospheres, each pub has its own distinctive flair, making every game a memorable affair.

So, why settle for a generic chain when you can immerse yourself in the authentic ambiance of a neighbourhood gem?

At CityStack, we curated over 50 of the best independent pubs across London and included them in our unique collection, so you can benefit from £10 off your bill at each one of these fantastic establishments!

Many of our pubs will broadcast the competition! We’ve listed below where you can watch the game and benefit from a £10 discount with our CityStack pack.

From classic haunts to hidden gems, these establishments promise an unforgettable blend of camaraderie, passion, and, of course, rugby fever. Get ready to raise a pint and soak up the electric atmosphere as we celebrate the spirit of the game in true London style.

North London

28-30 Camden High St, London NW1 0JH

With its abundance of screens, this Camden pub stands out as the ultimate destination for rugby enthusiasts. With hearty pub fare and a welcoming vibe, watching the 6 Nations here promises an immersive experience. Sip on a pint and soak up the electric atmosphere while cheering on your favourite team.

1 Randolph St, London NW1 0SS

With its eclectic decor and friendly vibe, The Colonel Fawcett offers a unique setting for watching the 6 Nations. Indulge in craft beers and gourmet snacks as you cheer on your favourite team in style.

19 Perth Rd, London N4 3HB

Immerse yourself in the eclectic charm and spirited atmosphere of The Faltering Fullback, a beloved haunt for rugby devotees. Engage in the fervour of the 6 Nations surrounded by distinctive decor, oversized screens, and the conviviality of fellow fans.

30 Inverness St, London NW1 7HJ

Nestled in a backstreet of Camden, The Good Mixer exudes lively energy and boasts a diverse selection of beverages. Revel in the punk and rock atmosphere, fuelled by animated banter and enthusiastic cheers, while savouring every moment of the 6 Nations spectacle.

33 Linton St, London N1 7DU

Indulge in the stylish allure and conviviality of The Hanbury, offering a delectable array of drinks and gourmet delights. Amidst chic surroundings and affable service, it's the perfect venue to watch rugby in utmost comfort and style.

2 Kennington Rd, London SE1 7BL

The Hercules pub, situated near the Arsenal stadium, is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere during football matches, drawing fervent supporters. Rest assured, you'll find the same electrifying energy when tuning in for rugby games at this esteemed establishment on Holloway Road.

22 Chalcot Rd, London NW1 8LL

Discover The Princess of Wales' inviting allure and extensive libations, creating a welcoming retreat for 6 Nations enthusiasts. Amidst its cosy confines and convivial ambiance, relish the rugby action while enjoying cherished camaraderie and delightful fare.

2 St Jude St, London N16 8JT

At the Railway Tavern, revel in the excitement of rugby games while savouring delectable pizzas freshly prepared onsite. As you nestle up near the fireplace, enjoy the charming company of Fluff, the pub's esteemed feline boss, adding an extra touch of warmth and companionship to your experience.

East London

171 Devons Rd, London E3 3QX

Nestled in the heart of Bow, this charming pub boasts a relaxed atmosphere and a great selection of drinks. With friendly staff and big screens, it's the perfect place to enjoy the 6 Nations with friends.

116 Bow Rd, London E3 3AA

Step into this historic Cockney pub and discover a welcoming haven with a fantastic selection of pizzas to be paired with beers. With its cosy interior and vibrant atmosphere, watching the 6 Nations here promises an unforgettable experience.

418 Mare St, London E8 1HP

A true local favourite, The Crown offers a warm atmosphere with a traditional décor. It’s the perfect spot to catch all the rugby action while chatting with the regulars.

226 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6PJ

Situated in the heart of Shoreditch, this trendy pub boasts a vibrant atmosphere and an extensive selection of beers. With its spacious interior and large screens, it's an ideal spot to gather with friends and enjoy watching the 6 Nations rugby competition.

36 Globe Rd, Bethnal Green, London E1 4DU

Embrace the inviting ambiance of The Horn of Plenty, a charming oasis boasting a delightful array of beverages including local craft beers from East London. With its cosy setting and ample screens, it's the ultimate Stepney Green local to revel in the 6 Nations alongside fellow enthusiasts.

38 Kenton Rd, London E9 7AB

Venture to this delightful gem nestled in Homerton and immerse yourself in its vibrant atmosphere while catching the excitement of the games. If hunger strikes, fret not! While the pub may not feature its own kitchen, you'll have the convenience of ordering delicious food right on-site.

26 E Bay Ln, London E15 2GW

Indulge in the exhilarating ambiance of the Lock Inn as you unwind after a tranquil stroll along the picturesque canal in Hackney. Immerse yourself in the excitement of the 6 Nations while relishing delectable fare paired perfectly with refreshing beer, creating a truly satisfying experience for all the senses.

359 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 6LG

At The Star of Bethnal Green, delight in the vibrant ambiance and wide selection of libations, setting the stage for an exhilarating 6 Nations experience. Amid its lively environs and convivial atmosphere, immerse yourself in the rugby spectacle while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts.

West London

28 Chilworth St, London W2 6DT

Known for its excellent selection of real ales and cosy setting, The Cleveland Arms is the perfect spot for rugby enthusiasts. Catch all the excitement of the 6 Nations while enjoying delicious pub grub and a hushed atmosphere.

84 Earls Ct Rd, London W8 6EG

Experience the inviting ambiance of The Hansom Cab, a charming haven for rugby enthusiasts seeking warmth and conviviality. Delight in the camaraderie of fellow fans and the thrilling rugby action, all amidst friendly faces.

Central London

20 Devereux Ct, London WC2R 3JJ

Find the Devereux in the heart of Temple. This traditional establishment offers a proper pub experience. Enjoy its stylish decor and friendly staff, whilst watching the 6 Nations.

22 Easton St, London WC1X 0DS

Experience The Easton's inviting aura and diverse libations, the quintessential Clerkenwell destination for 6 Nations enthusiasts. Indulge in delectable pub fare amidst animated conversations and lively cheers, all while basking in the exhilarating rugby action on vibrant display.

166 Goswell Rd, London EC1V 7DT

At the Old Ivy House, they have a knack for rallying behind their local football team, which proudly bears the pub's name. However, they also excel at cultivating a vibrant atmosphere for rugby games. Treat yourself to a refreshing beer and perhaps indulge in one of their delectable Indian cuisine offerings for a truly memorable experience.

28 Warren St, London W1T 5ND

Don't let the seaside ambiance of this pub deceive you; it's the rugby atmosphere that will truly captivate you! Nestled near Regent's Park, this charming establishment invites you to enjoy fresh beer and delectable cuisine while immersing yourself in the thrilling energy of rugby matches.

South East London

1 Kitto Rd, London SE14 5TW

Everybody knows Skehan’s in Peckham. This traditional Irish pub offers a warm welcome and a lively ambiance, making it an ideal spot to catch all the rugby action. Savour authentic Irish Guinness and hearty comfort Thai food as you soak up the atmosphere.

190-193 Peckham High St, London SE15 5EG

This hidden gem boasts a relaxed atmosphere and a fantastic selection of local craft beers. With its cosy seating and friendly staff, it's the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the 6 Nations with friends.

116 Prince St, London SE8 3JD

Tucked away in the heart of Deptford, this charming pub offers a warm welcome and a fantastic selection of drinks. The lively ambiance of this pub will entice you to linger longer.

77 Friary Rd, London SE15 1QS

Embrace the spirited ambiance of this local gem, offering a welcoming embrace and cosy atmosphere, a haven for rugby aficionados. At the Duke of Sussex, you’ll feel as home to watch the 6 Nations with companions.

64 Lant St, London SE1 1QN

Discover the Gladstone Arms, a lovely indie pub located in Borough, offering a warm embrace and an array of libations. With its relaxed ambiance and genial siblings landlords, it's the ideal local to relish the 6 Nations amidst the camaraderie of friends.

2 Forest Hill Rd, London SE22 0RR

After a leisurely stroll through Peckham Rye Park, why not head to this charming traditional independent pub to catch the rugby games? The welcoming ambiance and amiable staff will ensure you feel right at home as you settle in to enjoy the thrilling matches.

35 Denmark Hill, London SE5 8RS

Immerse yourself in the convivial atmosphere of The Joiners Arms, a cherished haunt for rugby aficionados in Camberwell. Amidst its welcoming embrace and vibrant ambiance, delight in the 6 Nations spectacle while savouring delectable fare and camaraderie.

94 Bermondsey Wall E, London SE16 4TY

Despite the serene surroundings of Bermondsey, don't underestimate the vibrant energy awaiting you at this Tudor-style traditional pub. Beyond its quaint façade lies a bustling atmosphere, where friendly staff and fervent fans create an unforgettable ambiance, perfect for immersing yourself in the excitement of watching games unfold.

23-25 Pelton Rd, London SE10 9PQ

Experience this Greenwich renown pub’s lively ambiance and diverse libations, creating an inviting setting for 6 Nations enthusiasts. Amidst its welcoming embrace and convivial atmosphere, savour the rugby action amidst the company of cherished friends.

247 Kennington Ln, London SE11 5QU

For those residing in the vicinity of Kennington, the Pilgrim comes highly recommended. Boasting multiple screens, including those nestled in one of its two beer gardens, this independent pub offers an immersive viewing experience. With its spacious layout, you should find space to settle in and catch every thrilling moment of the game.

53 Hercules Rd, London SE1 7DZ

If you're seeking an authentic traditional pub experience to enjoy the game in Lambeth, make your way to the Pineapple. Immerse yourself in the rugby atmosphere amidst a backdrop of local patrons, enveloped by the cosy ambiance that the wooden walls and carpeted floors of the pub provide.

68 Borough Rd, London SE1 1DX

This renowned Borough pub promises an exquisite experience, boasting stylish decor, delicious Guinness, and delectable Lebanese cuisine. Gather your friends and bask in the excitement of the 6 Nations games amidst the charming ambiance of the beer garden, creating cherished memories.

60 Old Woolwich Rd, London SE10 9NY

This charming community pub has been thoughtfully established with the intention of providing a welcoming space for individuals from all walks of life to come together and enjoy each other's company. Venture over to this quaint, time-honored establishment nestled in a backstreet of Greenwich, where you can partake in the simple joys of watching a game while engaging in lively conversations with fellow regulars and patrons alike.

177 Grove St, London SE8 3QQ

Are you in search of the perfect local to catch all the thrilling action of the 6 Nations tournament in the vibrant neighbourhood of Deptford? Look no further than The Victoria, an inviting and delightful local pub that exudes a cosy ambiance reminiscent of home. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as you grab a refreshing pint and settle into a comfortable seat to enjoy the game alongside your closest friends and companions.

202 Ivydale Rd, London SE15 3BU

Prepare to be enchanted by the warm and inviting atmosphere of this charming pub, illuminated by its radiant ambiance. Indulge your senses with an array of delectable meals that are sure to tantalise your taste buds and leave you craving for more. As you revel in the culinary delights, bask in the joy of camaraderie as you watch the games unfold in the company of your cherished friends, creating unforgettable memories that will be cherished for years to come.


Fancy a discount?

CityStack pack to enjoy discounts at pubs with fireplaces

We launched a project to support independent pubs hit hard by the current economic crisis (staff shortages, energy costs crisis etc.) and help pub lovers to socialise within their budget: CityStack is a £25 stack of beer mats that lets you get £100 worth of food & drink at amazing independent pubs across London.

In each pack, you'll find a special beer mat that gives you £100 worth of food and drink. Show it at any ten of the 50+ pubs handpicked by the CityStack team, and have it stamped to get £10 off £20+ spend. Collect 10 stamps to save £100!

Each pack provides a fun experience too, including a map and a stack of collectible informative beer mats to learn more about a fantastic selection of London pubs.


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