Best pubs to watch the Six Nations 2024

N eed somewhere to watch this year’s highly anticipated Six Nations? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our run-down of the very best pubs in the South West showing the action.

Averaging 8.3 million viewers per match, the Six Nations is consistently one of the most popular sporting events in the world – you certainly won’t want to miss it! Whether you're a seasoned rugby fan looking for a new spot or simply want to soak in the atmosphere, pop in and have a pint – or two. And, with our buy five, get one free offer running up until the 1st of March, round up your squad to make the very most of match day.

With over 180 pubs spanning across the South West, never miss a beat. Check out a few of our favourites and find your local ahead of kick-off.

* Please note, that our Crowd Pleasers menu is subject to availability.


Pubs in Cornwall showing the Six Nations 2024

Oystercatcher, Polzeath

Enjoying some of the best sea views in the South West, the Oystercatcher offers an unrivalled sporting atmosphere - perfect for the Six Nations. Join locals and visitors alike, and immerse yourself in the community while cheering on your team to victory.

Join fellow rugby fans for match day, and with the bar situated right next to our large-screen TV – you won’t miss a minute of the action. Tuck into our Crowd pleasers menu, served on select dates throughout the tournament, with delicious dishes such as mouth-watering chicken wings and nacho-sharers available to fuel you pre-match.

What’s more, with the beach just a ten-minute walk away, why not catch a few waves before catching the game?


The Central, Newquay

Lying at the very heart of the energetic town of Newquay is The Central – a popular pub to watch sporting fixtures throughout the year, this is sure to be packed for match day. Whether you pop by to watch your first rugby game or join for your hundredth, the Central boasts multiple TV screens for optimal viewing – never miss a beat.

Pop into the town centre and admire Newquay’s iconic surf scenery, the perfect backdrop between games.

Gather up your mates and feast on our loaded fries, topped off with a refreshing pint of korev – what could be better, except for perhaps witnessing your team taking home the trophy!


Rugby players in action.

Shipwrights, Padstow

Perfectly situated on the harbour front, the Shipwrights offers an unrivalled atmosphere for the Six Nations. Cheer your team along and celebrate with a pint – or two, with multiple TVs in prime position from the bar.

Plus, with our buy five pints, get one free offer running up until the 5th of March – round up your friends for a match-made, ready for the first game on the 2nd of February.


Great Western, Newquay

Overlooking Newquay’s endless strip of golden coastline, with the sea stretching out for miles, the Great Western is a must-visit destination. Plan your visit to coincide with the Six Nations for the ultimate weekend of sea, surf and sports. 

You’ll be spoilt for choice in Newquay, with the Central just a hop, skip and jump down the road in the heart of this buzzing town. With both offering a unique atmosphere come match day, which side will you take?


Borough Arms, Bodmin

A traditional pub set along the Camel Trail, the Borough Arms boasts a gorgeous beer garden – perfect for soaking up a little early spring sunshine ahead of the match. Why not make a day out of it? Gather up your gang to cycle along the Camel Trail – in Padstow, you’ll find the Shipwrights and Old Custom House for a pit-stop pint, before returning to the Borough Arms for the action.  

With stunning views stretching across the rolling hills, it’s no wonder the Borough Arms is a popular choice with locals year-round – embrace the pub’s intimate atmosphere and cheer your team on to victory.


The Queens, St Ives

Often regarded as Cornwall’s crowning jewel, St Ives has it all – from stunning beaches in the centre of town to mouth-watering foodie spots at every turn. At the centre of it all, find The Queens – a beloved, proper pub serving up delicious, hearty dishes to fuel you up ahead of kick-off.

Looking for somewhere to rest your head post-match? Make the very most of the weekend with a stay at the Lifeboat Inn, just a stroll around the corner. With gorgeous views across the harbourfront and plush pillows to sink into post-celebrations, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more comfortable night’s sleep.


Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown

Based in Charlestown, just down the round from St Austell Brewery headquarters, you’ll find the Rashleigh Arms. With snug booths, perfect for gathering around to celebrate those all-important tries, settle in with a pint of Tribute for a match-made. With a range of light bites and sharers to choose from, tuck in while the game unfolds without missing a second of the action.

Between matches, take a stroll around the harbour for a light fresh air or pop by our brewery for a tour and find out more about the history of our award-winning pints.


Two rugby fans raise pints of Tribute

Pubs in Devon showing the Six Nations (and further afield!)

Samuel Jones, Exeter

Perched on Exeter Quay, meet the stylish Samuel Jones. Find a cosy corner to catch up ahead of kick-off, or get upfront to the action with our selection of bar seating. Pair your pint with a few nibbles from our Crowd pleasers menu for the ultimate set-up.

Passing through Exeter for the weekend? Just a ten-minute stroll down the Quay, find the Mill on the Exe, with a range of accommodation in Exeter available to make the very most of your stay. 


Ship, Plymouth

Last, but certainly not least is The Ship, located in the buzzing city of Plymouth. Sitting in prime position beside the harbour, and just a 15-minute stroll into the main centre, this is a popular choice for rugby enthusiasts, with the option to continue the celebrations once the game is over. Enjoy a bite from our crowd-pleasers menu, jam-packed with mouth-watering options to keep all the team ready and raring for kick-off.


The Wellington, Bristol

A little further up from the South West coast, we have The Wellington in Bristol – a bustling city spot, promising to be jam-packed for the big England games. With a beautiful beer garden too, catch some early spring sunshine between matches.

Whether you pop by for a pre-game pint or settle in for a full day of fixtures, The Wellington offers the full package, with delicious sharers, proper pints, and rooms on site. Drift away into a deep slumber in our comfortable rooms, dreaming of the next victory, after a day spent watching the action.


Find the full list of where to watch the Six Nations here.