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Where to watch the Six Nations in Chelsea

Rugby’s most famous tournament is back for 2023. Make the most of this social sport with our five favourite local haunts in which to watch every match live

18 January 2023

The Six Nations 2023 kicks off on Saturday 4 February when Wales will face Ireland in Cardiff, and England take on Scotland at Twickenham. The tournament – the showpiece of the Northern Hemisphere game – is played over five weekends, concluding on 18 March, when all three fixtures kick-off on the same day, finishing with Ireland versus England. 

Even if you don’t know a penalty kick from a penalty try, rugby can still be a great social occasion, and hunkering down in a cosy Chelsea pub with friends is a fun alternative to securing match day tickets. So, here is our pick of local pubs that are screening every game. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try all five?

The Gloucester

At the northern end of Sloane Street, you could miss The Gloucester entirely as it’s tucked away between sparkling luxury fashion stores. This would be a great shame, however, as it’s the last remaining public house on Sloane Street and utterly charming to boot. All of which makes it a great spot to catch the Six Nations action with satisfying pub fare, wines, beers and spirits. 

187 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QR;
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The Cadogan Arms

This Chelsea institution, which underwent a major refurb in 2021 to restore it to its former glory, is the place to watch the Six Nations this winter. Not only is the pub adding two screens in the main bar area (with space to reserve seats for between 1-8 people), but you can also book the dedicated sports bar, The Rose Room, for large groups or even exclusive hire. There’s a minimum spend of £50 per person, but that’s a cinch when you can redeem it against the new Six Nations menu, which features indulgent sharing platters and traditional main dishes such as fish and chips and veggie curry.

298 King's Road, SW3 5UG; 

The Phoenix

This friendly Chelsea watering hole, located just off the King’s Road and boasting a superb selection of gins, will be showing every fixture in the Six Nations. This cosy, traditional pub provides a warm and friendly atmosphere to watch the matches as well as a fine selection of proper pub grub and cask ales. 

23 Smith Street, SW3 4EW; 

The Hideaway, Sloane Place

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Sloane Square is the Street’s not-so-secret modern speakeasy bar, The Hideaway. Part of the chic Sloane Place restaurant and hotel complex, this is an elegant venue in which to watch the games while enjoying wines, cocktails, beers and elevated bar snacks (think tiger prawn tempura and black pudding croquettes with piccalilli dip). Better still, if you get a little too carried away with your celebrations, you can always check yourself into one of Sloane Place’s cosy rooms.

60 Lower Sloane Street, SW1W 8BP;

The Antelope

Hidden down Eaton Terrace is this charming pub that dates back to the 17th century. The Antelope has character in spades, with roaring fireplaces, Arts & Crafts wallpaper and cosy nooks and crannies galore. There’s also a fantastic menu of sharing platters, hearty mains and traditional puddings that are complemented by excellent real ales. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy the match.

22 Eaton Terrace, London SW1W 8EZ; 

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