The World Cup only happens every four years, so you don’t want to miss your chance to watch England Rugby go for the trophy. It’s been 20 years since they last won the World Cup, maybe 2023 will be the year they do it again!
While you can watch all the matches at home on ITV, wouldn’t it be more fun to go out and watch the action with fellow England fans? The places listed in this post will be showing England Rugby World Cup matches.
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About the 2023 Rugby World Cup
England is in Pool D. They will play Argentina 20:00 9 September, Japan 20:00 17 September, Chile 16:45 23 September, Samoa16:45 7 October. (Times listed are UK times)
England has made it the Quarterfinals and will play Fiji on 15 October at 16:00.
UPDATE: England has made it to the Semi-finals and will play South Africa at 20:00 on 21 October.
Where to Watch the Rugby World Cup in Norfolk
While there are a lot of places in Norfolk that show sport, not all will be showing the Rugby World Cup. We are lucky that the matches are played in France so we don’t have to worry about the time difference (like we had for the Lionesses in the FIFA World Cup).
Since the Rugby World Cup is a big event, places showing it may get crowded. It’s best to book in advance if possible. I have grouped them by area so you can find the one most convenient to you. I will continue to add more venues to the post as I get more information so keep checking back.
Places to Watch the World Cup in Norwich
The Murderers’ (also known as the Gardeners Arms) won the Best Sports Pub category at the Great British Pub Awards 2015. They have great beer, food, and several large screen TV’s around the pub (some with 4K Technology) and TV’s in the loos so you don’t miss a single second of the action!
Get more information here.
The Woolpack Inn
You can watch all the Rugby World Cup Games on their HD Multiscreens. They will be serving food and of course have a wide selection of drinks available. You can book in advance here.
The Ribs of Beef
The Ribs of Beef will be showing all the games throughout the pub during this year’s Rugby World Cup. Booking is strongly advised, and can be made via an email. Food will be provided by the pizza pop-up restaurant, La Reppublica Della Pizza, who are also able to provide gluten-free and vegan options. Get more information here.
The Garden House
All games will be shown on multiple screens inside and outside at the Garden House. They have 6 screens inside and 4 outside. Additionally, they will be hosting a “Real Ale & Cider Festival” during the Rugby World Cup. Find out more here.
The Rose Tavern will be showing all the England rugby matches and should be able to show any other matches on request on at least one of the big screens. They serve food 16:00 – 21:00 on Saturdays and do roast dinners from midday to 16:00 on Sundays. Find out more here.
Red Lion Bishopsgate
All the Rugby World Cup games will be shown at the Red Lion Bishopsgate. Be sure to book a table so you can also enjoy their delicious food. Learn more here.
You can watch all the Rugby World Cup matches live at the Lamb. Find out more here.
The Unthank Arms will be showing all Rugby World Cup games. Find out more here.
St Andrew’s Brewhouse
The Rugby World Cup Final be shown at St. Andrew’s Brewhouse, which is also home to a micro-brewery. Find out more here.
Places to Watch the World Cup in King’s Lynn
Maids Head King’s Lynn
You can watch the Rugby World Cup on multiple screens at the Maids Head in King’s Lynn, They have friendly staff and pints starting from only £2.45, along with a wide selection of drinks to suit all. Find out more here.
Other Places in Norfolk Where You Can Watch the World Cup
The Cap Harleston
The Cap will be showing the Rugby World Cup. While they don’t serve food themselves, they encourage you to bring something in and enjoy it over a pint. There are some fabulous bakeries in Harleston and the cafes offer takeaway options too. Get more information here.
Bushel and Strike
The Black Horse Thetford
You can watch the Rugby World Cup matches on at least one of the 5 TVs (2 of which are in the covered outdoor area) at the Black Horse in Thetford. They will have food available along with a choice of 5 cask ales on throughout the tournament. Find out more here.
King’s Head in Hoveton
They will be showing the Rugby World Cup at the King’s Head. With their sports app, there is a running 10% off during games. More specials may be announced throughout the tournament. Find out more here.