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Where to Watch Sport in Dorset

Looking for somewhere to watch live sport in Dorset? Check out these fantastic pubs in Dorset showing all of the best sporting encounters. Whether you're looking to catch all the action for the 2024 Six Nations, the Super Bowl, the latest football matches or boxing, these pubs in Dorset show all the biggest sports. Read on to find out more on where to watch sport in Dorset.

In Dorset, avid rugby enthusiasts can catch the thrilling action of the Six Nations at various sports bars, pubs, and entertainment venues across the county, take a look below to see our suggestions on where to watch all sorts of sports in Dorset...

And, for all the Rugby fans in Dorset, make sure to check out Bournemouth 7s Festival! It is the world's largest sports and music festival and it's back for 2024 on Friday 24th - Sunday 26th May. 

Highcliffe

The Oaks Sports

The Oaks | Highcliffe

Address: 189 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 5EA

About: This beautifully decorated and cosy venue not only serves up fresh and seasonal food, but they also offer sports viewing parties! Order your drink of choice and settle in to watch the match!

Opening/Closing Times:

  • Monday - Satuday - 12pm until 11pm
  • Sunday - 12pm - 10pm

Telephone: 01425 283377

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Ashley Cross

LE Beteau

Le Bateau | POOLE

About: Fancy some sports alongside a good meal in a great atmosphere. Head to Le Bateau where they are showing the 2024 Six Nations this year. It's the perfect spot to enjoy the game whilst tucking in to the bar's delicious menu. Booking is advised. 

TV Screens: Various

Sports shown: Rugby World Cup, Football, Boxing 

Drinks: Lager from around the world, Fruit ciders, Cask Ales, Spritz, Gin, Wine & Cocktails.

Address: 141-143 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0JD

Telephone: 01202 730263

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Poole

Jenkins & Sons | POOLE

Jenkins & Sons | POOLE

About: Jenkins & Sons specialise in providing mouth-watering food and refreshing drinks from their location in Poole and are also one of the best places in Poole to watch live sport.

This cosy venue boasts a HD bar screen and projector that show all of the biggest sport events such as the Rugby World Cup. This local favourite is the perfect place to grab a beer and a slice of their wood-fired pizza to cheer the boys onto World Cup glory!

Why not try one of their British craft beers and partner it with a sensational Sunday roast as you sit back, relax, and watch all of the sporting action unfold. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, so whatever time the big game is on, you know you’ll be well catered for.

TV Screens: 2

Sports shown: Football, Rugby, Tennis. Enquire for more info.

Drinks: British Craft Beer, Cider, Cocktails, Wine, Champagne, Spirits.

Address: Bank Chambers, 7-8 Penn Hill Ave, Poole BH14 9NB

Telephone: 01202 746604

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Bournemouth

O’NEILS | BOURNEMOUTH

About: O’Neils Irish pub in Bournemouth will lift your spirits with a jam packed schedule of sports to keep you company. Along with the 2024 Six Nations, catch up on football, darts, Formula 1, cricket, boxing and more. Great food, a well stocked bar and a sports bar atmosphere await at O’Neils! 

TV Screens: Various

Sports shown: Rugby World Cup, Football, Formula 1, Cricket, Boxing, Darts

Drinks: Beer, Cider, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails. 

Address: 231 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1JZ  

Telephone: 01202 312174 
 

Poole

The Jolly Sailor | Poole Quay

The Jolly Sailor | Poole Quay

About: The Jolly Sailor is a traditional British pub providing a sun-soaked beer garden to enjoy great pub classics. Inside you’ll find a selection of HD television screens to watch the biggest sporting encounters on along with a range of ales, lagers, cider, and other enjoyable beverages. Watch sport at this great location in Poole and top up your summer tan at the same time.

TV Screens: 3+

Sports shown: Football, Rugby, Boxing. Enquire for more info.

Drinks: Lager, Beer, Cider, Spirits, Prosecco. 

Address: The Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ

Telephone: 01202 674138

Bournemouth

THE GOAT AND TRICYCLE | BOURNEMOUTH

About: With a tasty food menu and a bar stocked with real ales and craft beer and lagers, The Goat and Tricycle is the place to catch the Rugby World Cup this year in Bournemouth. Referred to as Bournemouth’s best kept secret, this award-winning pub is over 18’s only. 

TV Screens: Various

Sports shown: Rugby World Cup, Football 

Drinks: Craft Beer, Real Ales, Cider, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails. 

Address: 27-29 West Hill Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5PF

Telephone: 01202 314220

Poole Town Centre

The King Charles Inn | Thames St Poole

The King Charles Inn | Thames St Poole

About: This beautiful Poole pub is one of the towns oldest public houses, making it a brilliant place to watch the biggest headline catching sports. If you’re looking to watch live sports in Poole then pop by for a wonderful afternoon experience including excellent food & drink along with live music in the evening at The King Charles Inn.

TV Screens: 3+

Sports shown: Football, Rugby, Darts, Boxing. Enquire for more info.

Drinks: Lager, Ales, Wine, Spirits, Cider, Prosecco.

Address: Thames St, Poole, BH15 1JN

Telephone: 01202 672518

The Churchill | Poole

The Churchill | Poole

About: The Churchill is a Greene King pub rooted in Poole providing a true sports fans experience putting on all the biggest Box Office sporting events. Their offering includes cheap and easy pub grub and a great drinks offer to keep you going throughout a night of sporting entertainment. Make sure to visit if you’re looking to watch sports with mates in Poole and enjoy a couple of beers in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

TV Screens: 3+

Sports shown: Football, Rugby, Darts, Boxing, Tennis, Formula 1. Enquire for more info.

Drinks: Lager, Ales, Cider, Spirits, Cocktails, Prosecco, Wine.

Address: 382 Ashley Road, PooleBH14 9DQ

Telephone: 01202 740 596

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The George Hotel | Poole High St

About: This warm and friendly pub on Poole High Street shows all the biggest and best live sporting occasions. The George Hotel is a great place to watch live sport in Poole, boasting 3 television screens with audio commentary, budget-friendly pub food, and a large selection of real ales, lager, cider, and more. This match-day pub stays open till midnight during the week and also runs a host of food & drink promotions.

TV Screens: 3

Sports shown: Football, Cricket, Darts, Formula 1, Rugby, Boxing. Enquire for more.

Drinks: Real Ales, Lager, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails, and more.

Address: 230 High St N, Poole BH15 1DY

Telephone: 01202 687510

Wimborne

The Old Thatch | Wimborne

The Old Thatch | Wimborne

About: The Old Thatch is an idyllic location to watch sport in Dorset with this 17th-century gatehouse a worthy candidate for your next trip to the pub to watch the rugby. Their specially- made outdoor marquee is showing all of the Rugby World Cup and is one of the best places to grab a pint, tuck into some great food and cheer on the nation. Booking in advance is advised.

TV Screens: 1 big-screen tv

Sports shown: Rugby World Cup

Drinks: Beer, Ale, Cider, Wine, Champagne, Cocktails.

Address: 285 Wimborne Rd W, Wimborne BH21 7NW

Telephone: 01202 406779

Poole

Holes Bay | Poole

About: Close to Poole Harbour, you can watch every big game from the 2024 Six Nations at this budget-friendly bar and restaurant that serves up great beers and delicious food to whet your appetite as the match edges closer. Either book a table to get the best seat in the house or walk in and take your place in front of one of their brilliant HD televisions.

TV Screens: Various

Sports shown: Rugby World Cup

Drinks: Beer, Ale, Cider, Wine, Champagne, Cocktails.

Address: Holes Bay Rd, Poole, BH15 2BD

Telephone: 01202 661385

Poole Town Centre

The Queen Mary Inn | West St Poole

The Queen Mary Inn | West St Poole

About: The Queen Mary Inn is a traditional Poole pub that is a solid choice if you’re looking for a place to watch live sport in Poole with mates and a pint. The pub specialises in fresh homemade cooking and good beer to keep punters coming back for the biggest sporting moments, along with a dartboard and pool table to keep you entertained at half-time. They only have one television screen so get there early if you want to get a good spot for the big game.

TV Screens: 1

Sports shown: Football, Rugby, Darts. Enquire for more info.

Drinks: Lager, Ale, Cider, Spirits, Wine.

Address: 68 West St, Poole, BH15 1LD

Telephone: 01202 661701

Christchruch

THE OAK INN | CHRISTCHURCH

About: A warm welcome awaits at The Oak Inn in Christchurch. This traditional English country inn, on the edge of the New Forest, is a hidden gem with delicious home cooked food and a secret garden perfect for the summer months. Catch the 2023 Rugby World Cup in comfort at The Oak Inn. 

TV Screens: Various

Sports shown: Rugby World Cup, Football

Drinks: Beer, Cider, Wine, Spirits. 

Address: 57 Martins Hill Lane, Burton, Christchurch, BH23 7NW 

Telephone: 01202 471888

Weymouth

FAMOUS OLD SPA | WEYMOUTH

About: Hosting all the important sporting fixtures this summer, the Famous Old Spa pub in Weymouth is the place to be for the 2024 Six Nations. Sip on a cold pint and graze from their menu filled with those all important traditional pub classics, safe in the knowledge that you won’t miss a match. 

TV Screens: Various

Sports shown: Rugby World Cup, Football, F1 racing

Drinks: Beer, Cider, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails.

Address: 229 Dorchester Road, Radipole, Weymouth, DT3 5EQ

Telephone: 01305 785231

Dorchester

BREWHOUSE AND KITCHEN | DORCHESTER

About: Fancy some sports alongside your craft beer and burger? You’re in luck as Brewhouse and Kitchen are once again throwing open their doors for the Rugby World Cup this year, allowing you to enjoy the match whilst tucking in to the pub’s delicious menu. Booking is advisable. 

TV Screens: Various

Sports shown: Rugby World Cup

Drinks: Craft Beer, Whiskey, Gin, Cider, Wine, Cocktails.

Address: 27 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 1QY

Telephone: 01305 265551

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