With the Rugby World Cup currently taking place across France and recent news of Exeter’s Sandy Park being chosen as a host city for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025, it’s never been a better time to show your rugby support.

Culminating in Paris on Saturday 28 October, where the World Champions will be crowned, there’s plenty of time to get involved. Find out where you can watch the action in Exeter along with our pick of the home nation fixtures.

The Turk's Head

With food served until late and plenty of beer on tap, including the aptly named “Motherrucker”, The Turk’s Head is showing all the games live across their five screens.

The Old Firehouse

Popular with students and locals alike, The Old Firehouse offers a buzzy atmosphere, along with a great range of drinks and fantastic food. If you've built up an appetite from all the rugby action then tuck into their hearty 14” square pizzas - it's a real crowd pleaser.

The Dugout Bar

If you’re a sports fan then this is the place to be. Kick back and relax with some proper tasty food and drink from The Dugout Bar which is part of the newly opened Hotel Indigo overlooking Exeter Cathedral.

The Stand Off

The brainchild of former Exeter Chiefs legend, Gareth Steenson, The Stand Off is home to traditional Irish hospitality, wholesome pub grub and of course a pint or two of ‘the black stuff’.

The Lamb Inn

A 16th century former posting house packed with character, The Lamb Inn offers a warm welcome for everyone. Enjoy the rugby on their big screen and when final whistle blows take in the lovely beer garden or even the open fires if the cold starts to bite.


Rugby, beer and a burger – it’s the perfect line-up. Conveniently located in the heart of the city in the Guildhall Shopping Centre, Brewdog are showing all the home nations matches so you can raise a glass to your team.

Allstars Sports Bar

Just as the name suggests, you’ll be able to watch all of England’s rugby matches at the All Stars Sports Bar. In between the action, and to maybe calm the nerves, shoot a game of pool or snooker.

The City Gate

Catch all the action in the City Gate, a charming pub found in the heart of Exeter. You could even convert your visit to an overnight stay in one of their 20 beautiful bedrooms.

Double Locks

Cheers will be echoing out from the unique stretch tent at Double Locks. Book your spot now and don’t miss out on sampling their rugby inspired drinks ‘Red Rose’ and ‘Grubber’.

Saturday 16 September

Wales v Portugal – 4:45pm

Ireland v Tonga – 8pm

Sunday 17 September

England v Japan – 8pm

Saturday 23 September

England v Chile – 4:45pm

Ireland v South Africa- 8pm

Sunday 24 September

Scotland v Tonga – 4:45pm

Wales v Australia – 8pm

Saturday 30 September

Scotland v Romania – 8pm

Saturday 7 October

Wales v Georgia – 2pm

England v Samoa – 4.45pm

Ireland v Scotland – 8pm


The Turk’s Head
Historic Site
Beers and ales at The Turk's Head

Located in the heart of the city centre is one of the region's oldest pubs and a favourite watering hole of Charles Dickens - or so we believe. Recently restored to its former glory, The Turks Head is back with a bang and ready to showcase its 700+ year history.

The Old Firehouse
Two pizzas at Old Firehouse

Widely acknowledged to be one of Exeter’s best ale and cider pubs, The Old Firehouse is very popular with students and locals alike and offers a buzzy atmosphere along with a great range of food and drink at reasonable prices. Serving the famous square pizzas, large enough to share or enjoy the challenge as well as a fantastic Sunday Roast, with vegan and vegetarian options, there’s so much choice that no-one goes hungry!

The Dugout Bar
The Dugout Bar

The Dugout is an upscale sports bar in the heart of Exeter and will be the place to kick back and watch the biggest sporting events from around the globe. Bosting a massive ultra-HD screening wall for an amazing cinematic experience, there’s a perfect view from every table and we’ll be showing sport all day every day. The food and drink at The Dugout is also an epic event that never fails to hit the spot.

The Lamb Inn
The Lamb Inn

A real country pub with great food, open fires, beautiful gardens & large rooms that would put some 5* hotels to shame; at affordable rates.

Sandy Park Conference & Event Centre
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Sandy Park Conference & Event Centre

Sandy Park, Exeter's award-winning Conference and Banqueting Centre and home to Devon's Premiership rugby team, the Exeter Chiefs.



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