The ninth Rugby World Cup has kicked off in Tokyo – the first time it has been held outside the traditional elite nations. Will New Zealand, the favourites, make it three world cups in a row? Could England pick up their second trophy? Will Ireland or Wales become the second northern hemisphere team to pick up the coveted Webb Ellis Cup?
All of those questions will be answered after a six week extravaganza! But for those of us left behind and unable to make the 5,700 mile trip to watch in person, here are some venues who, despite the slightly unusual hours, will be showing all of the matches live – and some of them with a bonus breakfast option too.
O’Neills, High Wycombe
Gather your friends because there are some amazing breakfast deals, especially for the Rugby World Cup. You can pre-book to secure the best seats in the house and enjoy the LIVE action in glorious HD at your local pub.
The Ship, Marlow
Award winning Cask Ales, Stout and Beer. Traditional Pub Fayre. Carefully selected range of Gins. Great Wine List. Cocktails and a Fabulous Atmosphere. They are screening the rugby and are also family and dog friendly.
The Elephant & Castle, Amersham
As well as watching the rugby there are some great deals on match days too:
breakfast baps and Heineken 0.0 for £5.00, 6 bottles for the price of 5 on Heineken, Sol, Rekordelig, Peroni, Heineken 0.0 and two for £10.00 on Bloody Marys and Red Snappers.
The Swan, Beaconsfield
A full menu is available during early opening Rugby World Cup sessions and the bar and kitchen open early from 8.30am – and check out these specials!
The Boat, Berkhamsted
You can watch the rugby action live on screen at The Boat and they say they are the best place to catch a game on the big screen.
They promise amazing breakfast deals, especially for the Rugby World Cup and you can pre-book and secure the best seats in the house and enjoy the action in glorious HD. You can even order straight from your table on the app and pay for the bill so you won’t miss a single try or crunching tackle!
Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, St Albans
The oldest pub in England according to the Guinness Book of World Records! The rugby world cup is being shown in style, with a state of the art 5m x 3m lcd screen set up in the garden. They’ll also be firing up the famous fighters barbecue to offer some great food to accompany the rugby.
Angels in Hitchin
A great family pub to choose to settle into for The Rugby World Cup. Plus,you can get your hands on an England rugby World Cup t-shirt by buying a Rivertown product and you will automatically be placed into a raffle. They are opening early for the England games!!