Best Sports Bars and Pubs showing Rugby League Live

Looking for the best pubs to watch rugby league in? You're in the right place. This page contains a curated list of some of the finest bars that regularly show league on TV. Whether your cup of tea is the Super League, something a bit more Antipodean like the NRL or a big international battles, there are few things more exciting than settling down in a pub with a pint to watch the most exhilarating oval ball action around. Scroll down to see some of our favourite pubs to watch rugby league in.

Pubs & Bars

Philomena's Irish Sports Bar & Kitchen


Ten screens, four different Sky boxes and a dedication to showing all things played with an oval ball, Philomena's is a godsend for anyone stuck in central London. This friendly family run Irish pub is a firm favourite and will be showing all the action from the NRL and Super League when the season kicks off again.

Belushis Shepherds Bush


A venue that's always popular with London's Antipodean population, Belushi's She-Bu is a real favourite for League fans in the capital. Crucially they're open from 8am, meaning you never have to miss those crucial, if rather anti-socially timed, State of Origin and Four Nations clashes.



The Alex in Clapham is another bar that caters for our pals from down under very well, screening heaps of league on their seven big screens. The sizeable Aussie and Kiwi population in South West London means there are always plenty of people about to catch rugby league on TV in this cracking Irish pub.

Seven Oaks


This stylish old boozer in the heart of Manchester is a cracking spot. They've got four screens, a rotating cast of fine cask ales, carefully selected bottled lagers from around the world as well as gourmet burgers and hotdogs to chow down on with the game. With this being situated in League's North West heartland, they've often got the rugby on. Well worth a visit!

The Box


This long-standing favourite in Headingley is always a hive of activity, no more so than when the Rhinos are playing.

Kings Head


Voted Rugby League Pub of the Year in 2018, this Grade II listed pub and hotel boasts a cracking beer garden. It's the atmosphere for live games that really sets it apart, however.