Where to watch the World Cup in York

If you’re wondering where to watch the World Cup in York, you’re not alone! Many of York’s pubs and sports bars will be showing games when the action kicks off on 20th November, but most are advising you to book so you don’t miss a single goal.

Matches will be kicking off between 10am and 7pm so, in the UK, most games will begin at either 1pm, 4pm, or 7pm so it’s the perfect time to watch them with friends in the pub. We’ve tried to help you decide where to watch the World Cup in York.

The Punch Bowl

7 Stonegate YO1 8AN

From Hungate, it’s only an 8-minute walk to The Punch Bowl. You can reserve a table at this historic pub to guarantee your spot, leaving you to enjoy the atmosphere with a wide range of drinks and some classic pub grub to keep you going.

Charles XII

Main Street, YO10 5EA

The Charles XII pub is also taking bookings for each fixture throughout November and December. Only 2.5 miles from Hungate, the pub’s showing all the fixtures live. With food available between 10am and 9.30pm from Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 10pm on Sundays and a great selection of drinks including cocktails and the Gin of the Month, it’s one to book now so that you don’t miss out.

The Tank & Paddle

Merchant Exchange, YO1 6DD

There are loads of places to watch the World Cup in York but, for an exhilarating football experience, try The Tank & Paddle, one of the best sports pubs in the town centre. Book your table and make your predictions before you experience one of the biggest sporting occasions of 2022. Extra time? No problem – you can sustain yourself with the wide selection of food and drink available.

The Golden Lion

Church Street YO1 8BG

What better place to hear the roar of the fans than The Golden Lion? Located on Church Street, this pub is known for being a great place to watch sport and only a minute from York Minster. Offering full coverage of the World Cup, you’d be advised to book a table for the games you want to see. Try its sharing plates or pub classics washed down with the usual selection of drinks while you watch.


10 Low Ousegate, YO1 9QU

What would a sports pub guide be without featuring O’Neills? A relaxed chain pub, it offers big screen sport and Irish-influenced food and drink – what more could you want? Book your table for the big games on the big screen and soak up the atmosphere.

Manhatta York

3 Little Stonegate YO1 8AX

If you’re more about supporting your home team, Manhatta York is showing every England game. Located half a mile from the train station and a few hundred yards from York Minster, this friendly New York inspired cocktail bar offers food and drink to keep you going and booking is advised. So, if you’re wondering where to watch the World Cup in York, wonder no more and book your place

The Keystones

4 Monkgate YO31 7PE

A six-minute walk (approx.!) will take you to The Keystones which promises to have a better atmosphere than Euro 2020. Pub grub, bar snacks, sharers, starters and veggie and vegan options – there truly is something for every taste here. With the usual selection of drinks on offer, the pub suggests you make a booking for the games you want to see. Choose the game you want to see from the list and book your place and you won’t miss a thing.

If you know where you want to watch the World Cup in York, booking is always recommended to guarantee you’ll catch all the action. And if you’re looking to live in the heart of it all, take a look at our city centre apartments at Hungate York.