The best pubs for match-day mealsOur recommendations for delicious pub grub near Wembley and Hampden Park
Game-day pub picks
The long-awaited 2020 UEFA European Football Championship is finally here, and football fans across the continent are looking forward to four exciting weeks of action-packed matches.
The tournament is being played as a ‘EURO for Europe’ for the first time ever – 11 cities across Europe will host matches, including two in the UK: London’s Wembley Stadium, and Glasgow’s Hampden Park.
Whether you were lucky enough to get tickets or you’re just looking to soak up the atmosphere, here are our pick of top-rated pubs within reach of the stadiums for you to enjoy some match-day sustenance.
The Albion, London
The Albion is a traditional London Pub with musical roots, located in the west of the city. Enjoy tasty pub grub – including fish and chips – or tuck into a stone-baked pizza, washed down with one of the many real ales on offer.
The Dartmouth Castle, London
This atmospheric gastropub offers an extensive range of refreshments and plates of food that are packed with imaginative flavours. The Mediterranean-inspired menu is cooked with ingredients delivered daily from Covent Garden, Billingsgate and Smithfield.
The Grove, London
Situated opposite Ealing Green, The Grove Pub is showing every game of the European Championship. Whoever you support, embrace the atmosphere with either a delicious meal or a selection of match-day snacks, and your drink of choice.
Red Lion Ealing, London
Red Lion Ealing is a traditional English pub, specialising in speciality beers and Neapolitan Pizzas. Known as Stage Six – a nod to its proximity to Ealing Studios – this friendly establishment is full of character.
The Swan, London
With a welcoming wood-panelled interior, The Swan is an art-deco pub nestled in a Chiswick backstreet that serves great food with Mediterranean influence. Enjoy the beautiful garden setting and friendly service.
Bon Accord, Glasgow
Specialising in malt whisky, real ale and fantastic food, this wonderfully traditional pub offers a vast array of choice. Their menu is inspired by delicious, home-cooked meals – tuck into their world-renowned steak pie and enjoy their famous hospitality.
Stravaigin is an old Scots word meaning ‘to wander aimlessly with intent’. This relaxed but lively pub lives by the mantra of ‘think global, eat local’, serving up adventurous and great-tasting good and drink that encourages culinary curiosity.
The Pot Still, Glasgow
Winner of AA Pub of the Year for Scotland 2018-19, the Pot Still boasts over 700 whiskies and a vast selection of cask ales. Enjoy fabulous homemade pies and traditional Scottish fare, including haggis, neeps and tatties.
Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow
Tucked down a cobbled mews in Glasgow’s trendy West End, Ubiquitous Chip specialises in quality, locally-sourced food. Choose between the tasting, à la carte and brasserie menus, or head upstairs to the Big Pub for a tipple.
WEST on the Green, Glasgow
A brewery, bar and restaurant on Glasgow Green, WEST has been brewing the finest artisan lagers and wheat beers since 2006 with the mantra: ‘Glaswegian Heart, German Head’. Book a table in the popular beer garden, and feast on a menu German-inspired beerhall dishes.