Best Sports Bars and Pubs for The Ashes Live on TV

England v Australia is a sporting tale older than Brad Hogg and this summer looks set to be a classic as England, buoyed by their recent World Cup glory, take on an controversy-weary Australia side, not a single player of which has ever tasted a series victory on English soil. With such absorbing action on the screen, it is essential you search high and low for the best pubs showing the Ashes in London and the rest of the UK. Here we've hand picked a couple of boozers we think are cracking places in which to enjoy a day's play. Why not check one of them out next time you're looking for a good pub to watch the Ashes in?

Pubs & Bars



One of the classiest sports bars in London. A whopping 19 HD screens on which to watch the drama unfold. They're appealing to Aussies and Poms alike with their top-notch gastro-grub and Australian-brewed lager.

Elevens Bar and Grill


With 20 HD screens dotted around the place and state-of-the-art Bose speakers for ultimate surround sound, you'll feel like you've got as much technology at your fingertips as the third umpire.

Wishing Well


A typically traditional Barmy Army hangout serving up quality home-cooked food and a great selection of beers. Expect cheap shops and plenty of sporty banter.

William IV King Cross


A well-known hangout for members of the Barmy Army, you can bank on finding a cracking atmosphere for this Ashes series here. Great beers on tap and all the banter you expect from the most hard-fought sporting contest in the world.

The Old Kings Head


An Aussie outpost where David Warner is shown the kind of love and affection that only a mother could show. You'll get the commentary turned on and expect the noise inside the pub to be high too.

The Swan Inn

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They'll be showing every second of every delivery in here and keeping punters well-fed with the delightful scents of home-cooking wafting out of the kitchen all day.

The Dukes Head Inn


A wonderfully 'proper' old boozer that you have been dying to watch cricket in. You can take the whole family along (including the dog) and can enjoy some great home-cooking for a very reasonable price. Expect the commentary flowing from the 3 T.V screens.

Allstars Sports Bar


20 X 40" HD T.V's and a giant 5-meter screen with all the sound included is the perfect recipe for a smashing day of cricket coverage. Agreed? If that's still not enough well you will fancy taking advantage of the insanely good drinks offers.

Allstars Sports Bar


With 50 different T.V's on which to watch as well as two giant screens, you won't find a better atmosphere for the Ashes anywhere along the south coast.

Allstars Sports Bar


Two giant projector screens and over 30 40" HD T.V's mean you will never miss a delivery. You can bank on the sound being turned up so you can even hear the intense Aussie sledging as it happens.

Griffin Belle


A cracking sports pub with community at its heart situated just a few minutes walk from the Oval (venue for the final and potentially deciding Test). Patrons can enjoy the recently renovated interiors now that it’s been decked out to the nines with some top-of-the-range kit including a multiscreen wall, ample UHD screens and pool tables.

Long Arm Pub and Brewery


With multiple screens, including not one but two giant projectors showcasing every ball of the series, it’s hard to find a better atmosphere outside of the actual stadiums.