Best pubs to watch the World Cup 2022

A re you ready for kick-off? With conditions too harsh for a summer of play, the hotly anticipated World Cup will soon make its return for the winter season.

Find the best pubs to watch the World Cup 2022 and join fellow football fans across the South West; 18 months on England’s near-miss at the top spot, is this the year football’s coming home? We’re strong believers…

From the Isles of Scilly across to Lyme Regis, find your local to catch every moment of the action – few places can match the atmosphere of a pub during match season. Here’s a rundown of some of our favourite football pubs, just the spot for scoring the perfect pint alongside every goal.  


The Central, Newquay

Lying at the heart of Newquay, The Central is perfectly positioned to catch the buzz of the vibrant town. With additional TV screens installed just in time for kick-off on the 21st of November, you won’t miss a minute of the action.

Soak in the atmosphere and join fellow fans to celebrate every goal, with Tribute and korev on tap to keep the good times going throughout the game. Need a little extra fuel before the penalty shoot? Tuck into our crowd-pleaser menu, with delicious small plates and nacho-sharers up for grabs.


Chain Locker, Falmouth

On the opposite side of the pitch to Newquay on Cornwall’s south coast, you’ll find the Chain Locker in Falmouth. Secure your seat front and centre – through highs and lows, watch England tackle each of their games in an unrivalled setting. Whatever you do, don’t stay at home this winter season.

With stunning views across the harbour, the Chain Locker isn’t just one of the best pubs for watching the World Cup. Take in a little of the town’s festive charm with a wander through the high street on your way to see us. Or extend your stay, with our boutique rooms just moments from the match.


Mill on the Exe, Exeter

Complete with roaring fire and heated undercover terrace, the Mill on the Exe is the perfect base for your World Cup celebrations this winter. Spread across two floors, you’ll comfortably be able to enjoy the bustling atmosphere of the pub while not missing out on seeing those all-important goals.

Skip waiting in long lines and use our easy-order app to order straight to your table. Whether it’s a few pints to celebrate the man of the match, or something from our crowd-pleaser menu to keep you going at halftime, you can find it all on our app.


Hicks Bar, St Austell

Why not make a day of it? Before settling in for the action, take a brewery tour and see the behind-the-scenes before enjoying your pint during the game. The Hicks bar is where it all began, and its buzzing atmosphere makes it a great choice for catching the World Cup – and our you’ll certainly catch the team cheering along too!

With the Pier House just down the road in Charlestown too, you can make the change between matches for a change of scene. Enjoy brunch with us at the Hicks before tucking into our crowd-pleaser menu, paired with a perfectly poured pint of Tribute.


Harbour Inn, Porthleven

It doesn’t get much better than Harbour Inn in Porthleven for match-day atmosphere. Gather your friends ready to cheer England on alongside fellow supporters in this iconic pub. It’s the perfect place to hideaway from winter storms and watch the action unfold.

The Harbour Inn will be closing its door for a brief period over the winter season for refurbishment, but not before the much-anticipated final on the 18th of December – will the boys bring it home for England? Book your table to secure your spot front row centre.