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Best Pubs to Watch Football in London

It’s coming home! At least that’s what all the England fans keep telling us. 

We might be more into sci-fi than the footy but we’ll still turn out to support The Lions during a certain multi-nation football tournament. Especially if we can do it with a cold Beavertown in hand. And where better to do that than at a pub that serves up your favourite Beavertown beer (Neck Oil, yum) and all the good vibes? Probably nowhere. 

Here are the best football pubs London has to offer. Or you can use our nifty beer finder. Whatever floats your spaceship.

1. The Founder’s Arms, South Bank

The Founder’s Arms might not be the biggest pub around but it can’t be beat for the vibes. The glass front and bankside terrace makes for quite the session in the sun. And they have 5 big screens for the footy. Might want to book though, they fill up fast. 

Address: 52 Hopton St, London SE1 9JH

Tube station: Blackfriars (+ a bit of a walk)

Go here if you like: Good beer, no matter the weather. 

2. Redwood Sports Pub & Kitchen, London Bridge

Redwood says that they’ll be bringing you every single second of the footy this summer so it’s going to be the place to cheer on your team. And it’s right by London Bridge station so you don’t have far to stumble after the match is done. It gets busy, so you might want to book – but there’s literally about 20 screens so even if you don’t, you’ll still be able to catch every goal, red card, and slow-mo replay wherever you’re sat.

Address: Bridge Station, London SE1 9SP

Tube station: London Bridge

Go here if you like: Cheering teams and endless screens.

3. Goldwood Sports Pub & Kitchen, Bank

If you’re feeling a little fancy, Goldwood Sports Pub & Kitchen is the place to be. It’s a bit more upscale than other sports bars. But still serves up Beavertown classics with a side of football on the big screens around the bar. And the food’s pretty good too. 

Address: 30 Old Jewry, London EC2R 8DQ

Tube station: Bank

Go here if you like: Good food, good vibes, and good service. 

4. The Roebuck, Hampstead Heath

The Roebuck is a transitional style country pub… in North London. So not the country at all. But it’s not the same vibe. It’s serving up good grub and Beavertown, ofc. And is family friendly so you can take the kids to watch the footy too.

Address: 15 Pond St, London NW3 2PN

Tube station: Hampstead Heath

Go here if you like: Frolicking on the heath followed by a pint and the footy. 

5. The Faltering Fullback, Finsbury Park

This is an Irish pub that serves Thai food. No, we don’t get it either. But it’s still good grub so we’re not complaining. Not to mention they serve Beavertown so that’s a win in our books. It’s got a pretty cool aesthetic – covered in ivy with a multi-layer beer garden deck and plenty of TVs to watch the football, of course.

Address: 19 Perth Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3HB

Tube station: Finsbury Park

Go here if you like: The idea of having a pint in an enchanted pub in the woods… but in London.

6. The Antwerp Arms, Tottenham

This pub in Tottenham is actually North London’s first community-owned pub. Which is pretty cool. It’s a cosy little pub serving up good food and drink. And a pint-sized garden. Plus some good-sized screens to keep an eye on the score.

Address: 168-170 Church Rd, London N17 8AS

Tube station: White Hart Lane

Go here if you like: Dinky pubs that benefit their community.

7. Bat & Ball, Stratford

The perfect place to head for a bite to eat after a tiring day shopping in Westfield. Or, drop your husband off here while you head off shopping during the next England match. You’ll buy yourself a couple of solid hours of peace. And he’ll get to enjoy a Beavertown in the meantime. 

Address: 2 Montfichet Rd, Westfield Ave, London E20 1EJ

Tube station: Stratford

Go here if you like: Stopping off for a pint after a shopping session. 

8. Royal Inn on the Park, Victoria Park

Upscale lunch followed by the footy? Sure, why not? This spot near Victoria park has a really cool garden that surrounds the building, and a bar inside. And they say they’ll be showing all England matches this summer (as well as some other sports) even in the garden. 

Address: 111 Lauriston Rd, London E9 7HJ

Tube station: Cambridge Heath or London Fields (+ a walk)

Go here if you like: A classy lunch before kickoff.

9. Old George, Bethnal Green

Renovated from an 18th Century pub, this spot is perfect for the artsy types (like us!). It’s a bit eclectic and mismatched inside but the good food and beer (and bar kitty) make it a great spot to cheer on England with a Beavertown in hand, 

Address: 379 Bethnal Grn Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 0AN

Tube station: Bethnal Green (either one)

Go here if you like: Craft beer with a side of football and good food.

10. The Great Southern, Gipsy Hill

This community-owned pub welcomes families, including your four legged friends, so everyone can enjoy the football together. They have a massive beer garden too – perfect for the sunny weather. And good pub grub.

Address: 79 Gipsy Hill, Norwood, London SE19 1QH

Tube station: Gipsy Hill

Go here if you like: Your footy to be family friendly. And bring the dog.

Prefer a pint at home?

We may have just written an entire list of great pubs for you to visit in London but sometimes nothing beats staying at home. If you’re having a football watch party – whether outside or in – keep that fridge stocked with Beavertown. Our craft beers are really good. And don’t just take our word for it – some of them have literally won awards. Just like we’re sure England will… maybe. 

Check out our pub finder here