Likely the numero uno watering hole for English fans hoping to go one stage further than the last World Cup in France. You can bet the atmosphere in this Victorian-style pub will be lively as punters put their faith in Jonny Wilko’s boot once again. With a selection of beers and spirits, even if the results go black (pardon the pun) for Martin Johnson’s boys, everyone will be in high spirits. Best not mention the Springboks while here though, unless you want first-hand experience of a ruck.
Despite the chilled-out reputation this Australian bar has, tensions will surely be high during the competition, particularly with arch nemesis the All Blacks playing host. Not only will they be dishing out the hottest live action from Aotearoa; scrumptious Aussie inspired grub will also be served. Decked out in the gold and green of the Wallabies, you’ll probably need to reserve a table so as not to miss out on the convivial atmosphere while the national team negotiate a rather easy Pool C.
One of the oldest Irish pubs on the island, the vibe here will be similar to a boozy St Patrick’s Day when Brian O’ Driscoll leads his lads out on the pitch in their first match against the USA. These dark horses might not be highly tipped to take home the trophy but that won’t stop their gregarious supporters from openly chanting “Ireland’s Call” throughout the tournament. While you’re glued to the on-field action, tuck into hearty Irish stew or Beef and Guinness Pie and wash it all down with some draught Kilkenny.