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Where to watch the Six Nations – sports pubs in York

York is full of interesting history, extensive markets, beautiful scenery, and not to mention an impressive number of pubs and bars. From quaint, cosy pubs to modern bars, we know how important it is to find the perfect place to catch the big games. We’ve put together a list of some of the best sports pubs in York, perfect for watching the Six Nations from the 4th of February right up to the final on the 18th of March. 

The Priory 

103 Micklegate, York YO1 6LB 

The Priory is found just 10 minutes from York station making it the ideal place to stop in for a final drink on the way home. The cosy interior is warm and welcoming, and every Six Nations game will be shown on their TVs. With unmissable deals like £3.50 Guinness during any Six Nations game, this will be a popular choice for anyone sticking to a budget. On a nice day, head out to the beautiful beer garden and enjoy a drink in the fresh air. The Priory don’t offer online bookings, so make sure you show up early on game days. 

The Keystones 

4 Monkgate, York YO31 7PE 

Found just outside the historic city walls, take a break from exploring the beautiful and quaint York to sit back, relax, and enjoy a game. With huge HD screens and a vast selection of craft beers, The Keystones is a great place to catch any Six Nations game. Order some delicious sharing platters or grab a quick bar snack to pair with the extensive drinks menu while you enjoy the game – book a table fast so you don’t miss out on a single second. 


10 Low Ousegate, North Yorkshire, York YO1 9QU 

O’Neill’s is a well-known chain pub perfect for any gathering, and is the perfect place to order a Guinness to watch the Six Nations with. From a family lunch to drinks with friends, O’Neill’s offers a comfortable and relaxed setting so you can enjoy your day out no matter your plans. If you fancy catching a game, invest in a drinks package which will be waiting for you when you arrive for your booking so you and your friends will be set for the night. If that sounds up your street, reserve a table for your group and get ready to watch the game on the big screen. 


Church Lane, York YO1 9QT 

With a burger and drink deal available for under £10 all day every day, Yates is a great place to grab a bite while the game is on. The friendly atmosphere will welcome you in, and the great food and HD screens will convince you to stay. Get yourself the best seat in the house for every Six Nations game by booking in advance so all you have to do is cheer on your team and enjoy the show. Grab a pint or a soft drink, or if gin is your thing Yates recommends a Gin of the Month so you can try something new. 

The Old White Swan 

80 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF 

One of York’s oldest pubs dating back to the 16th century, The Old White Swan has evolved over time to bring some of the best live sports screenings to the present day. Rumour has it this pub haunted – but we’re sure the ghosts would love to watch the game too! The Old White Swan is famous for its pies, from a steak and Nicholson’s pale ale pie to a classic lamb shank shepherd’s pie. There’s even delicious vegetarian and vegan options available. If you fancy trying one of these popular dishes or even just want to try your hand at ghost hunting, book a table and make sure you catch a Six Nations game while you’re there.

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