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15 Pubs That Show Football In Newcastle City Centre 

As a city Newcastle lives and breathes football, so there are plenty of bars and pubs that show the football on match days. If you’re visiting for an away day or weekend, you’ll probably be heading to the mighty St James Park but want somewhere to drink before or after for the early/late kick off, or you might just be a football fan and fancy a day out in Newcastle with the match factored in. These are 15 of the pubs that show football in Newcastle.

Pubs That Show Football In Newcastle

If you are an away fan, you might be looking for an away pub to gather before the game, but Newcastle has no designated pubs for away fans. You’re welcome in any pub in the city and you will be met with the Geordie hospitality we’re known for. There’s a couple you might be brave to try… (The Strawberry, The Percy – looking at you haha), but regardless of where you go you will be made welcome and have a great day out. 

If you’re just wanting to watch the football that’s on, whether that’s the early or late kick offs, Soccer Saturday, Super Sunday, Monday night football, and of course the European games, these are 15 of the pubs across the city that show football in Newcastle.

Pubs Showing Football in Newcastle Near To St James Park

These pubs are the closest ones to St James Park, so are often filled with fans and black and white shirts – at any time not just match days. 

Shark Club

Opposite St James Park and part of the Sandman hotel, Shark Club is the biggest dedicated sports bar in Newcastle, with so many TVs, screens, and seating options for groups of different sizes. From wherever you’re sat you’ll have a view of at least four TVs. 

Also serving food such as chicken wings, pizzas, nachos, burgers and vegetarian options, as well as a fully stocked bar of beers, spirits, cocktails and shots, it’s got everything for an afternoon or night of football.

When Newcastle are playing at home you can’t reserve a table as it’s just too packed, but any other times you can book a table via their website. The tables get booked up fast especially for football days and nights so plan in advance. 

The Strawberry

An iconic Newcastle pub right next to St James Park, over two floors with a rooftop terrace and 11 screens to watch the sport. It’s also decked out from top to bottom with Newcastle United memorabilia.

As well as all the beer on offer, you can get pub food like sandwiches, jacket potato’s, burgers and hot dogs. It gets absolutely packed on match day so if you’re wanting a sit down meal I’d go elsewhere. If you’re wanting a real atmosphere then this is the place to be. 

Shearer’s Bar

You can’t do a sports pub in Newcastle list without including Shearer’s bar, found at the Gallowgate end of St James Park. Lots of TVs showing televised football and live streams of the games happening in the ground, and you can book booths for groups of you for big sport events. 

Find out more on Shearer’s here

The Trent House

Another very ‘Newcastle’ pub the Trent House is close to St James Park and on match day will be packed to the rafters over its two floors. There’s a TV in the bar showing sport, but it’s the atmosphere that makes this pub what it is. It’s absolutely covered in beer mat coasters stuck to the ceiling and walls too. 

Pubs That Show Football In Newcastle

Pubs on Newcastle’s Bigg Market

The Bigg Market is a famous old part of the city filled with traditional old pubs, some questionable bars and plenty of takeaways. Don’t discount them, they’re some of the best pubs in Newcastle showing the football.

The Old George

Newcastle’s oldest pub The Old George can be found just off High Bridge Street, and they show sport daily with both Sky Sports and BT to cover the full line up of football. 

It’s a no frills old pub with a great atmosphere, ideal for watching the match, and they have a lively courtyard outside too which also has TVs. They serve pub food, real ales and cocktails. 

You can reserve a table at the Old George, book by visiting their website. 

Pubs That Show Football In Newcastle

Duke of Wellington

A central traditional pub, the Duke of Wellington is on High Bridge Street next to the Old George. They show the football on their two big screen TVs, and have a range of beers and ciders on offer. 

The Beehive

The Beehive pub on the corner of the Bigg Market and High Bridge Street is an old, traditional pub, no frills but people absolutely love it. They serve cheap beer and wine, pub food and show the football. It gets packed but has a great atmosphere. 

Pubs That Show Football In Newcastle

Pubs Around Haymarket

Haymarket is an area of Newcastle where most of the public transport ends up, either at Haymarket bus station or the metro station which are next to each other. It’s also one of the busiest for people getting off to go to the match. So these pubs are all either very close to Haymarket metro station, or are the pubs you will pass when going from Haymarket up to the ground. 

The Hotspur

Right opposite the Haymarket metro station, The Hotspur is always packed on march day as it’s on the way to the ground from both the metro and bus stations. Another very friendly city centre pub with plenty of beers, ales and ciders on offer, as well as lots of seating and a food menu that’s along the lines of pie and mash. 

They have a big screen TV as well as a few smaller ones dotted about, so it’s a good one for watching the football, or visiting if you’re going to the match too. 

Pubs That Show Football In Newcastle

The Percy Arms

Found on Percy Street, the Percy Arms is another traditional pub that you would pass on the way to St James Park from Haymarket bus and metro stations. Due to this, it’s always packed full, often spilling onto the pavement with Newcastle fans. A typically British, traditional pub it’s a great match day pub, and they show Sky and BT sport on their TVs. 

City Tavern

A great old Tudor pub with a lot of character, City Tavern is also close to Haymarket being found on Northumberland Road just off Northumberland High Street. They serve two of their own beers, as well as many more and cocktails, they’re very dog friendly, and they have TVs in the main bar downstairs for the sport. 

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Pacific Bar

Just along from City Tavern on Northumberland Road is Pacific Bar, a big multi floored bar that has multiple TV screens, and all sports channels to show every live event. You can even request events to be shown, and reserve areas to watch them from. Pacific has a big bar menu too, and drinks including local spirits. Often a busy one before Newcastle matches as it’s close to Haymarket metro.

See more information on Pacific Bar here

Other pubs that show the football in Newcastle

These are some other pubs in Newcastle that also show the football, such as down on the Quayside and more central.

The Hancock

The Hancock pub show all televised football, and it’s a pub that is popular with students. It has quite a big menu including pizzas, burgers, burritos and wraps.

You can book a table at The Hancock here. 

The Akenside

At the bottom of Dean Street on the Quayside is the Akenside, a busy old pub with a lot of space and one that always attracts the crowds for sports events. They show all the football, and it’s an especially good one on Super Sundays. They serve food, and you can reserve a table if you do it in advance. You’re unlikely to get a seat when the sport is showing as many people stand.

Pubs That Show Football In Newcastle

Bar 52 Newcastle

The Newcastle Bar 52 is on the metro radio roundabout in the middle of the city along from Grey Street. They have a lot of seating both inside and out, and plenty of TV screens. They have a big food menu, but also do packages of food and drinks buckets too if you’re there for a long period of time rather than popping in for a pint. 

Find more details and book a table at Bar 52 here, this one fills up fast. 

City Vaults

City Vaults on the Bigg Market isn’t for the faint hearted. They show live football, especially all Newcastle matches, and they have pre and post match lively entertainment. It’s a sports bar cross nightclub…if you can picture that. 

Wherever you choose to visit, all of these pubs that show the football in Newcastle are great Geordie pubs that will welcome anyone in. Unless you’re a mackem maybe…

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