This popular Manchester establishment set in an old pub is one of the finest spots in the city to catch the games, considering it houses possibly the largest screen in Manchester, which is viewable from everywhere in the courtyard. The drinks menu features an extensive range of global beers, and the food is top notch, particularly from the famous rotisserie.
The Avenue Courtyard, Spinningfields, Crown Square, Manchester M3 3AY; theoasthouse.uk.com
Dive NQ, Manchester
If you’d prefer to stay out of the hot summer sun on game day, then Dive NQ might be the perfect place to retreat to at match time. The air-conditioned ‘dive bar’ is a Northern Quarter favourite offering a specific ‘sports menu’ including a selection of small plates such as mini cheeseburgers and Dive fried chicken – ideal for a mid-match bite with friends.
Tib St, Manchester M4 1SH; divebargrill.co.uk
The Mailbox, Lincoln
A sporting hub in Lincoln, The Mailbox will see football fans flock to its newly refurbished beer garden and booths for all the games. There will be plenty of football-friendly pub classics, like burgers and hot dogs, with vegan options included, and an extensive range of beers, wines and cocktails.
19-20 Guildhall Street, Lincoln LN1 1TR; pubswithmore.co.uk/themailboxlincoln