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Cheer your favourite team on in one of these top pubs
O'Neill's, London
Another stalwart on the corner of Shepherd's Bush Common and a cut above your usual O'Neill's, this one's for music lovers and sports fans. For music lovers - we're not talking about DJs, live music or a great jukebox - but the fact it it is right next door to the Shepherd's Bush Empire and is...
Carpenters Arms, London
The Carpenters Arms has been one of our favourite pubs in this area for a long time. The pub itself is a pleasant old, traditional looking boozer a little off the beaten track in a heavily touristed area. Dark and cosy with lots of stuff on the walls (including some nice Victorian tile work) and...
The Two Doves, Orpington
This little gem is Bromley's only Young's pub, and is relatively undiscovered being quite far out from the town centre (it's on the road that takes you from Bromley Common up to Biggin Hill). The clientele are a happy bunch of locals, the service is excellent and the staff always cope well even...
Goat Major, cardiff
A famous city-centre pub known until the mid-1990s as the "Bluebell" (and many moons before that, simply as the "Goat"), we understand that the Goat Major gets its curious name from the mascot of a Welsh royal regiment which carried a live goat on the Russian front line during the Crimean War....
Falgate Inn, Potter Heigham
In an area of natural beauty, it's sadly commonplace to find pubs content to assume that no matter how badly they run their business, new tourists will come back next year and so the cycle continues. The Falgate Inn definitely doesn't fit into this category. Located about half a mile from the...
One Tun, London
Without wishing to damn with faint praise, this was OK. The Porter was reasonable - first time I've tried Young's and it may well be the last. Staff were reasonably friendly and sport is a big part of this pubs' offering. Some pretty odd carpeting - slightly 70@s feel makes for an odd mix of...
Rose and Crown, Wivenhoe
All the right elements are here: a riverside location, a decent choice of drinks and - we noted approvingly when visiting on an afternoon in the middle of the week - the right sort of atmosphere to appeal to people who don't work nine to five jobs. Nor were they all students or unemployable...
Cockpit, London
We usually avoid clichés like the plague, a cliché to us is like a red rag to a bull, but "steeped in history" could have been minted for this hidden away gem. Outside it says established 1787. Inside they say it was rebuilt in 1842 but had been Shakespeare's house in a 16th century...
F3K (Famous 3 Kings), London
Can't find a pub showing the match? Don't give up and go home until you've tried here. With about 15 different screens and feeds from sports channels across the globe it's a pretty fair bet they'll be showing your game of choice. And on big nights, one of the staff comes around regularly to tell...