Top 12 local pubs to watch the Rugby World Cup
With the Rugby World Cup being hosted in Japan, the time difference means that the matches will be on in the morning. But fear not, as there are many pubs in south west London and Surrey that will be opening for breakfast so you can catch all the sporting action in a great atmosphere…
Coat & Badge, Putney
Watch all the Rugby World Cup 2019 matches live on the five big TV screens and giant projector at this rugby-loving pub in Putney, where there will be a great atmosphere.
The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham
This acclaimed Twickenham sports bar has much to offer during the Rugby World Cup. Book in advance for free coffee or Guinness on arrival, and pick up a Tour of Japan rugby reward card, which gives you the chance to collect stamps and win free pints, free food and the opportunity to win tickets to the Six Nations in 2020. Moreover, they will be serving a Japanese-themed chicken burger with Tonkatsu sauce and chips with a selection dips inspired by the world’s continents.
The Clapham Grand, Clapham
Catch all the games of the Rugby World Cup with an epic cinema screening and an additional eight plasma screens throughout the venue so you won’t miss a thing. There will, of course, also be a fully stocked bar and the Grand will be serving food all throughout the game.
The Wharf, Teddington
This one is special! Rugby Breakfasts at The Wharf – In association with SporTedd, the Wharf in Teddington will be screening all home nation games. Tickets are priced at £23 per head and will be sold in advance of each game, with £3 going to SporTedd, which helps sport-related good causes.
The Shack 68, Twickenham
The Shack 68 will be open for breakfast every day of the RWC 2019 with multiple screens over two floors and garden. For the weekend games and final stages, bands and DJs will play from the final whistle and the usual burgers and BBQ will be available all day.
The Dog and Fox, Wimbledon
Make your way up to the village and catch all the rugby action from the much-loved Dog and Fox pub which will be playing every single game – even the early starters. Join in the fun and kick off your day with a hearty breakfast, a Bloody Mary, and help support your team!
The White Swan, Twickenham Riverside
The riverside White Swan will be showing all the England games and opening for breakfast beers and baps for the early morning kick-offs. There are only limited spaces available so don’t forget to book in advance.
The King’s Head, Teddington
The Japanese spirit of the Rugby World Cup will be buzzing at this Teddington location. With its limited-edition breakfast/brunch menu, you will be spoiled while you catch your favourite teams. On offer, you will find spicy Kasai bloody Mary, buckets of Asahi – Japanese beer, and breakfast butties with zingy umeboshi sauce.
Duke’s Head, Putney
Scrum on down and watch selected Rugby World Cup matches throughout the pub and the Rowing Club. Grab a cold pint, a pass around some nibbles and support your team on five screens and two projectors.
The Ship, Wandsworth
This riverside boozer knows how to host a sports match, with big screens and an extensive decking that looks out over the river. There is an outdoor street food set-up if you get peckish, even early in the morning, and there will be bartenders on hand to serve up a Guinness whatever time of the day.
Kings Head, Tooting
Enjoy the Kings Head’s wide selection of food and drink available during the matches and take advantage of all of the available offers. Showing every try, scrum and kick throughout the tournament, you’ll be guaranteed a great atmosphere at this terrific Tooting watering hole.
Rose & Crown, Tooting
Be sure to arrive early for the morning games to get the best view, order your bacon and fried egg bap, breakfast pizza, coffee or beers. Or get organised and book in advance to make sure you will get your hands on all of the morning gems.