Places in East Anglia to watch the World Cup this weekend

Getting in the footie spirit? Fancying a pint to compliment the cup matches this weekend? We've found the best places to cheer and drink beer this World Cup weekend, and the rest of the season!


1. The Royal Exchange, Haverhill, Suffolk

This charming Greene King pub based in the centre of Haverhill has five HD flat screen TVs and a number of traditional cask ales on tap for you to try while watching the beautiful game. 


2. The Plough, Ipswich, Suffolk

A fixture in Ipswich town centre since the 17th century, The Plough has committed to playing every single World Cup match this summer. They also have a number of football-related contests running throughout the competition, with prizes ranging from free beers to cash amounts. 


3. Yates, Ipswich, Suffolk

A new addition to the Ipswich pub scene, Yates offers two floors with sports streamed on large screens for the whole week. Whats more, Yates turns into a nightclub in the evenings - so you can dance the night away after catching up with the football!


4. The Royal George, Ipswich, Suffolk

Known for its flame grilled steaks and burgers, the Royal George is also a popular sporting pub with many screens throughout the venue. The Royal George will be showing all the matches this world cup in HD; they also have a range of matchday offers to choose from.


5. The George, Witham, Essex

This delightful town centre pub in Witham boasts eight TVs and one large projector screen, which will be showing all the matches this World Cup season. The pub also offers a great range of bar snacks, two pool tables and a darts board - you will always find something fun to do at the George. 


6. The Red Lion, Witham, Essex

Built over 400 years ago, this family-owned oak beamed pub has a large range of locally sourced food available to munch on while you're watching the football games this summer. 


7. Weavers Tap, Sudbury, Suffolk

This quirky Sudbury venue has a range of eclectic food options, such as tapas and hand stretched pizzas. Don't forget to try some spirits from their 'ginventory' whilst you are there!


8. The Maldon Grey, Sudbury, Suffolk

The recently renovated Maldon Grey in Sudbury offers a large food menu, along with big screen TVs for you to watch the football on. They also have a large beer garden with a childrens play area, complete with a bouncy castle!


Have we missed out any of your favourite pubs in East Anglia? Let us know in the comments!

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Posted on Friday Jun 22