So it’s that time of year again where you have to sharpen your elbows, and steady your pint as you make your way through a mass of exuberant sports fans in most pubs across Bristol. Saturday 6 February sees the 6 Nations Rugby commence and we’ve selected some of the best pubs to watch the action from…

Racks Bar & Kitchen

St Pauls Rd
Clifton
BS8 1LX
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Serving great pub grub in a relaxed atmosphere, Racks Bar & Kitchen will be showing the 6 Nations Rugby on Saturday 6 February and Sunday 7 February (England vs Scotland, and France vs Italy and Ireland vs Wales). Proud of their reputation as serving the best ‘£5 lunch’ in Bristol – there are pies galore, traditional sausage and mash served with caramelised onion gravy and filled to bursting baguettes.

www.racks-bristol.co.uk

The Cider Press

86 -90 Gloucester Rd
Bristol
BS7 8BN

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Welcoming bar serving food daily until 9pm and loyal sports fans themselves, The Cider Press will be showing live 6 Nations Rugby this weekend. Cocktails, ales and bottled beers, this is a lively and friendly choice for locals and visitors alike.

www.theciderpressbristol.co.uk

Other Likely Suspects

The King’s Head
60 Victoria Street
Bristol
BS1 6DE

Warm, and generally filled to the brim with punters and good cheer, this centrally located ale-house serves beer on tap, hearty grub and with knowledgeable and welcoming bar staff. Open until midnight, we love the history within its four walls – a brilliant place to discover and feel as though you stepped into another era.

The Horts
49 Broad Street
Bristol
BS1 2EP

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Named after the 18th century artist and essay-ist Arthur Hort, The Horts is a contemporary pub retaining some of its original features. Live sports, Sunday roasts with maris piper potatoes and giant Yorkshire puds – what more could you ask for?

www.hortsbristol.com

Bristol Sports Bar & Grill
Ashton Gate Stadium
Ashton Road
Bristol
BS3 2EJ

Open from 11am until late this weekend. Season ticket holders for Bristol Rugby and Bristol City will receive a 10% discount on food and drink whilst Forever Bristol and Lansdown Club members can take advantage of a 5% discount.

www.ashtongatestadium.co.uk/sports-bar