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Autumn Internationals: Where to Watch the Rugby in Cardiff

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Tue 15 Nov 2016

Autumn Internationals: Where to Watch the Rugby in Cardiff

The Autumn International rugby matches are in full swing. Wales is all set to take on Japan this Saturday and, as a proud Welshie, you’re probably wondering where in the city centre you can watch the game, right? Well, look no further. Here you can discover some of the best bars and pubs to watch the boys thrash Japan, we hope!

The Gatekeeper

The beauty of this pub is that it’s right by the stadium so, if the boys are playing at home, you’re certain to hear the roaring crowds. This will add to the already amazing ambience so if you weren’t quite lucky enough to get hold of tickets, The Gatekeeper is the next best thing!

As a Wetherspoons’ pub, there’ll be plenty of food and drink offers available so you can enjoy a bite to eat and wash it down with a cold pint or a glass of wine at bargain prices! Head to The Gatekeeper to watch the rugby and soak up every second of the thriving atmosphere.

The Prince of Wales

Another Wetherspoons pub that will not disappoint; The Prince of Wales has a 20ft screen, making it a prime place to watch the boys in red. Can’t get a spot in front of the big screen? Not to worry, there are eight other TVs you can watch!

It goes without saying that the food and drinks served here are cheap, so it’s definitely worth heading here if you’re planning on staying out all day. No one wants expensive bevvies on a rugby day! It’s all about affordable drinks and a bit of cheap pub grub.

Watch the rugby at The Prince of Wales this autumn and experience the pride and passion of the Welsh capital.

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Cosy Club

Who would have thought that this restaurant would be up there when it comes to places to watch the rugby? Cosy Club may not be as cheap as some of the other places, but it’s certainly got the atmosphere.

This open-plan space has two big screens so you’ll have no trouble cheering on the boys, and if you want to treat yourself to a fancy cocktail or tuck into tasty tapas while watching the game, Cosy Club is perfect.

Watch the rugby at Cosy Club in Cardiff and experience a truly buzzing atmosphere without even setting foot in the stadium.


This Irish pub is just a short walk from where the game takes place, so whether you head here for a swift half before watching the game at the Principality Stadium or stop here for the entire game, you’ll love the energetic vibe.

However, this pub is a popular one so if you want to get a good spot, be sure to arrive ahead of the game. O’Neills may be renowned for a place to enjoy fantastic live music, but it’s also a winning pub to watch sport so it’ll fill up fast!

If you need ideas on where to go in the Welsh capital after the rugby then take a look at the following blogs posts and discover some of the best places to go in Cardiff:

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