For the football mad dad or father figure in your life, then this year Father's Day falls on the same day as England's opening match in the EURO 2024 Championships. What a result!

The ultimate combination of food, drink and footie, we've put together a winning line-up of places to catch all the action and hit the back of the net.

Exeter City FC

What better place to watch the football action than on an actual football pitch, and you can catch all of England's group matches at Exeter City FC during June. Join fans on the hallowed turf at St James Park and you can even watch all three England games, including a free drink, for just £15.

The Turk's Head

The atmosphere at the Turk's Head is set to reach fever pitch during the EURO's and it's sure to be a packed house when Engand play. With five screens showing all the live action, there's a plenty of delicious food options courtesy of Eat The Bird and a wide selection of home brews, that hopefully you won't be drowing your sorrows in.

The Stand Off

Before the football action even starts in the evening then how about treating your Father to a traditional Sunday Roast at The Stand Off. Make sure to bring your appetite as there's no scrimping on the portion sizes and all the trimmings here, with vegan options also available. When it's time for kick-off then you won't miss a second as there's large TV's throughout the bar and restaurant, along with a giant projector.

The Dugout at Hotel Indigo

An upscale sports bar in the heart of Exeter, you'll definitely score some points with your Dad if you treat him to a visit at The Dugout. Serving up classic comfort food along with a range of beers, British and craft lagers, and guest ales, you can then kick back and watch the football on their huge ultra-HD screening wall.

Pizza Express

It's a big day for Dad this weekend, with the football and Father's Day landing on the very same Sunday. Add his favourite pizza and lunch with his loved ones and you might be looking at the greatest day ever. Join Pizza Express before the match and treat Dad to a Father's Day celebration menu of two or three-courses and a large Peroni.


If you're looking to celebrate Father's Day with a number of friends and family then bring your team to Brewdog and reserve a fanzone table. Craft beer, mouth-watering food and dog friendly, they'll be showing all the European Championship matches from the 14th June to 14th July.

Sunday 16th June - England v Serbia (8pm)

Thursday 20th June - England v Denmark (5pm)

Tuesday 25th June - England v Slovenia (8pm)


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

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

Exeter City FC
Sports Ground/Stadium
St James Park, home of Exeter City Football Club

St James Park, home of Exeter City Football Club who play in the EFL League One, the third tier of the English football leagues.

The Stand Off
The Stand Off

Owned by former Rugby Union player Gareth Steenson, The Stand Off is Exeter's Irish bar and restaurant. Large TVs throughout the bar and restaurant as well as a giant projector means you can watch live sport all day long. They are obviously passionate about rugby, so you'll never miss a televised game here, but you can also catch other live sports throughout the day and evening.

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.

Pizza Express Exeter – Cathedral Yard
Perfect location by Exeter Cathedral

Come and see us on the corner of Exeter’s charming Cathedral Yard, in a listed building once known as Tinley’s tea shop. Inside, the restaurant is split over two floors, so there’s room enough for everyone, with original features like timber frames, exposed brick walls and a cast iron fireplace giving a warm, cosy feel. Sit downstairs to watch our talented pizzaiolos at work in the open kitchen, or take a seat upstairs, where large windows overlook the Cathedral itself. You’ll find us just 5 minutes’ walk from Exeter train station and 10 minutes’ walk from the bus station – and with plenty of car parking nearby too, there’s really no excuse not to visit us.



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