The top places to watch the Six Nations in Edinburgh next month

Looking to cheer on Scotland from an Edinburgh pub? Then read on for our top pick of places to watch the rugby...

Published 23rd Jan 2019
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

With the Six Nations about to kick off, we take a look at some of the go-to places to watch the games.


(1-3 Rutland St, Edinburgh, EH1 2AE)

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Located in the West End of Princes Street, The Huxley is an Edinburgh institution and offers a refined viewing location for this year’s Six Nations Championship.

Celebrate (or commiserate) the Scotland score in the heart of the city with a selection of the best drinks, including Cold Town Beer, which is brewed in Edinburgh.

If you fancy making a night of it, head upstairs to the award-winning steak restaurant, Kyloe Restaurant & Grill for one of their famous Scottish steaks and incredible views of Edinburgh Castle.

The Queens Arms

(49 Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 1EP)

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Popular for their selection of fine ales, locally sourced dishes and cosy pub atmosphere, The Queens Arms on Fredrick Street is a go-to venue to catch the rugby. Enjoy the central location and the friendly service as you cheer your team on this Six Nations.

The Queens Arms prides itself on having apassionate and friendly atmosphere and welcoming the competition into Edinburgh - regardless of the results! Having recently had a spruce up, now it is the perfect time to visit The Queens Arms and check out its new look.

The Black Bull

(12 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU)

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Located in the vibrant and bustling Grassmarket, The Black Bull is a well-established part of Edinburgh’s pub culture. Offering a classic and varied service, The Black Bull is a venue that will suit everyone.

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With eight large HD TVs you’ll be sure to have a good view of the game, and with a cold pint in hand, you will be set for the perfect evening as well as being in the heart of the fun in the Grassmarket.

There’s also an all-day menu to keep you fueled throughout the games with a selection of succulent homemade burgers, steak & ale pie and classic macaroni cheese or opt for the sharing platter if you’re looking to feed the team.


(110-114 Rose St, Edinburgh EH2 3JF)

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Element sits on the famous cobbled stones of Rose Street. Surrounded by traditional pubs, Element stands out from the crowd for its contemporary vibe. Relax during the game in one of the plush armchairs and sample the locally sourced Scottish menu.

If you’re looking for a more relaxed and easygoing atmosphere with plenty of nooks and crannies to hide away to watch the game, then Element is the venue for you.

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The breakfast and brunch menu is served right the way through the day to 5pm so there’s nowhere better to enjoy the game with the weekend papers in the city centre.

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