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Six Nations Rugby: Best bars in Northern Ireland to watch it

By Ali Gordon

Can't make it to Murrayfield? No problem! With the RBS Six Nations Championship title decider taking place this Saturday, we reveal the best places to grab a burger and enjoy the rugby.

The Errigle Inn

The official sponsor of Ulster Rugby Women’s XV, The Errigle has established itself as one of Belfast's famous rugby haunts. The bar, located on the Ormeau Road, will have all of its 26 HD televisions in action on Saturday.

 

McHugh's

The cosy Custom House Square pub will be offering special food and drinks promotions during the games on Saturday. To ensure everybody has a pint in their hand ahead of kick-off, the bar will be open from 12pm.

 

The Botanic Inn

If you only order one thing at The Bot, make it a snack bucket. The metal buckets are filled to the brim with a variety of tasty treats such as onion rings, chicken wings and chips. If The Bot's latest rugby video is anything to go by, it's guaranteed to be a bit of craic to say the least.

 

The Grand Central Bar, Derry

Established in 1922, The Grand Central Bar has retained much of its charm through the decades. The cosy bar will be serving food all day on Saturday. N.B.: The pizzas are particularly good.

 

Lavery's

The popular Bradbury Place bar will be showing the rugby on the big screen in the Pool Room and throughout the bar. During the games, Lavery's is offering beer tokens with every pint you purchase and with seven tokens resulting in a free pint, you will be well warmed up by the final game at 5pm.

 

Horatio Todd's

If you want something a little bit out of the centre of Belfast, head to the Upper Newtownards Road. Horatio Todd's will not only be serving delicious food from their special rugby bar menu until 5pm but will also have the games up on the big screen.

 

McAleer's, Dungannon

Priding itself on being the only bar in Mid Ulster to show live sporting events in high definition, you'll be sure to see all the action as the 2010 Pub of the Year boasts an impressive 14 big screens throughout.

 

Fealty's, Bangor

Arguably home to Bangor's best pint of Guinness, Fealty's is easily recognisable with a giant picture of the Mona Lisa...with a pint of Guinness in her hand, of course! The High Street pub will be showing the rugby all day.

 

Time Bar, Cookstown

Following its amazing refurbishment, Time will be open from 12pm on Saturday to make sure you don't miss any of the pre-Six Nations build-up. With no main course priced at more than £8.95 and a range of light bites, you certainly won't go hungry while watching the rugby!

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