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Where to watch the Six Nations in Dorset

Six Nations season is here and that means it's time to get down to the pub, grab a beer and prepare for 5 weekends of unrivalled rugby action. Fortunately, Dorset's pubs, bars, and restaurants are fully-stocked for a winter of rugby, and we've done all the hard-tackling for you to find the best places to watch the Six Nations in Dorset.

The Oaks Six Nations

The Oaks Highcliffe

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

Information: 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 the rugby this Six Nations season!

Opening/Closing Times:

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

Atmosphere Rating: 5/5

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Jenkins & Sons

Jenkins & Sons

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

Information: Fancy enjoying watching the Six Nations action unfold in one of Poole’s most chilled out and friendly venues then head on down to Jenkins & Sons for an afternoon of delicious food, refreshing drink, and thrilling Six Nations rugby. Set in Poole’s, Pen Hill Avenue, this family-friendly restaurant is a brilliant place to watch every kick, tackle, and try of the rugby, whilst also tucking into some outstanding food, with their brilliant burgers the perfect accompaniment to that match pint!

Opening/Closing Times: Monday - Friday: 4pm to 11pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12pm to 11pm

Atmosphere Rating: 4/5

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Le Bateau

Le Bateau

Address: 141-143 Commercial Rd, Poole, BH14 0JD

Information: Specialising in serving some of Poole’s best wood-fired pizza and creative cocktail concoctions, Le Bateau is also one of the best places to watch the Six Nations rugby in Poole. This Ashley Cross favourite is a hit with locals and visitors to the area alike, and across February and March will be showcasing the biggest match chef from the 2024 Six Nations, giving you the chance to drink, eat, and cheer the afternoon away as this year’s biggest rugby tournament kicks into life.

Opening/Closing Times: Wednesday - Sunday: 12pm - Late (closed Monday & Tuesday)

Atmosphere Rating: 4/5

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The Queen Mary Inn

Address: 68 West St, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1LD

Information: Recognised as one of Poole’s friendliest pubs, The Queen Mary Inn will be showing every kick of this year’s Six Nations tournament, making it a great choice if you’re looking for somewhere to catch the action in Poole. As one of Poole’s smaller pubs the Queen Mary is soon to fill up quickly with rugby punters so get their early to secure your seat and enjoy home-cooked food, great beer, and even better live rugby.

Opening/Closing Times: Monday - Thursday: 12pm to 12am, Friday - Saturday: 12pm to 11pm, Sunday: 12pm to 9pm

Atmosphere Rating: 3/5

The Avocet Poole

Address: 58 Station Rd, Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UD

Information: Formerly The Cow, The Avocet was refurbished last year and is ready for a rugby-filled winter as they show every match from the 2023 Guiness Six Nations at it’s Parkstone premises in Poole. 

This modern pub is packed with everything that you need to enjoy watching the match with mates including plenty of seating, HD television screens, easy-going pub grub, and a variety of delicious drinks to keep you refreshed across 80 minutes of adrenaline-packed rugby.

Opening/Closing Times: Monday - Thursday + Sunday: 12pm - 11pm, Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 12am

Atmosphere Rating: 5/5

The Sweet Home Inn

Address: Sweet Home Inn, 25 Ringwood Rd, Poole BH14 0RF

Information: Just a short trip north of Poole town centre, The Sweet Home Inn falls under the Hall & Woodhouse brand and is a popular place to catch all the biggest sporting matches, including the Six Nations. Throughout February, this popular boozer will be showing every match of the Six Nations, and with a host of television screens makes it a worthy contender if you’re looking to sit down and grab a beer with friends as England target Six Nations glory.

Opening/Closing Times: Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 9pm

Atmosphere Rating: 4/5

The Bricklayers

Address: 41 Parr St, Poole BH14 0JX

Information: Settle in and enjoy the Six Nations from one of the oldest pubs in Poole. The Bricklayers is a family run pub based in Parkstone that was established in 1833. They serve great food, drinks and will be showing the Six Nations every Saturday. So settle in grab a burger and beer for just £12 and enjoy! 

Opening/Closing Times: Monday-Thursday: 11:30am to 11pm, Friday: 11:30am to 12:30am, Saturday: 9am to 12:30am, Sunday: 9amm to 11pm

Atmosphere Rating: 4/5

The Canford

Address: 53 Cliff Dr, Canford Cliffs, Poole BH13 7JF

Information: The Canford is a beautiful pub, perfectly positioned moments from the village of Canford Cliffs. With cosy seats, big TVs and plenty of drinks to last the duration of the tournament The Canford is the perfect spot to watch all the Six Nations action. 

Opening/Closing Times: Monday - Thursday: 8am to 11pm, Friday - Saturday: 8am to 11pm Sunday: 8am to 10.30pm

Atmosphere Rating: 4/5

The Oaks Highcliffe

The Oaks Highcliffe

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

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