February is a month of romance and if you love rugby then you're not going to want to miss any of the Six Nations action, which kicks-off on Friday 2nd February.

Exeter is home to a great choice of places to watch the games live and get behind your country, and of course you'll want to enjoy something to eat and drink as you cheer on your team. 

The Turk's Head

Rugby, burger and a beer - what a winning combination! There's no need to jostle for the best view as the Turk's Head has five screens showing the action and win, lose or draw the drinks will certainly be flowing courtesy of their very own in-house micro brewery. If you also fancy a bite to eat then there's no subsitute for the burgers from residents Eat the Bird.

The Stand Off

From Steeno's legendary 'garage' bar to The Stand-Off Irish Bar and Restaurant, this is the place to be for all things rugby. As well as the Six Nations action then you can also pull up a seat, or stand, to watch all the U20's matches. No visit would be complete without a pint or two of the 'black stuff' and if you're taking in a game on a Sunday then you have to try out their traditional roasts. Just remember to bring your appetite!

The Old Firehouse

Grab your team-mates and head to The Old Firehouse where they'll be showing all the big games, with great food and plentiful drinks. To help keep your energy and support levels up then you'll want to tuck into their famous square pizzas. Don't miss out on scoring the best seats in the house as you can also book their Attic Bar but you'll need to be quick as it's a popular spot.

Dining at Cofton Holidays

For a real taste of the Six Nations then head on down to Cofton Holidays where not only will they be showing all the matches but serving up a real treat of international themed burgers and hot dogs. Check out this winning line-up:

Wales - Minted lamb burger with sauté leeks melted cheddar and crispy onions

Scotland - Chargrilled venison burger topped with melted blue cheese, whisky fried onions, and a fried egg

Ireland - Foot long rare and pasture hot dog topped with Guiness BBQ glaze and homemade potato match sticks

England - Chargrilled beef burger topped with shredded brisket, melted cheddar, homemade onion rings and smoked streaky bacon

France - Chargrilled Beef burger topped with caramelised red onion chutney, crispy camembert and rocket

Italy - Foot long rare and pasture hot dog topped with marinara sauce, melted mozzarella and pepperoni

The Dugout

With massive screens, deliciously dirty food and top quality beers, The Dugout at Hotel Indigo is a great place to simply kick back and watch all the rugby action. If rugby's not your thing then there's plenty of other live sporting action to keep fans, friends and families entertained all year round.


If you plan on watching any games with your mates then it's worth booking a table at Brewdog for a free round of drinks. Don't leave it until the last minute to score a place though as this is always a popular spot when the rugby is on. Located in the Guildhall Shopping and Dining Centre, it's just a short stroll to Exeter Central train station.


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!

Cofton Holidays
Spa and Relaxation
Cofton Spinning Session

When looking for a venue for your event, you’ll want to know the facilities are first class, that the service is slick and food quality is good enough to show your mum… At Cofton we cater for a wide range of occasions such as private parties, birthdays, weddings, funerals and even business meetings. Our main function room the Warren Retreat, is generally available through the winter months and Amelia’s Pantry our cafe is our flagship for locally sourced food, handcrafted coffee and home-made cakes.

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. Boasting 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.



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