Top 10 spots to watch England v France in Warrington - chosen by Google Reviews

Top 10 spots to watch England v France in Warrington - chosen by Google Reviews <i>(Image: Austins)</i>
Top 10 spots to watch England v France in Warrington - chosen by Google Reviews (Image: Austins)

ENGLAND take on defending World Cup champions France on Saturday, December 10, kicking off at 7pm.

The quarter-final will be broadcast on major channels, and what better way to watch the match than with fellow supporters?

To save you the money to stump up the cash and jet off to Qatar yourself, we've used Google reviews - combined with Use Your Local - to find the 10 top-rated pubs and bars in Warrington that show live sport.

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We've filtered the results to give us the venues that have been rated four-out-of-five stars - or higher - on Google reviews.

So, without further ado, here are the top 10 spots for watching England take on France in the World Cup 2022 quarter-finals.

1.) The Brass Monkey, Cairo Street - 4.9

This trendy bar in the centre of town promises all the live action from the match on Saturday, with one review saying: "It's the best place to watch sport in town.

"Great cocktails and music to carry on late into the night too!"

Another added: "Great bar., good atmosphere, nice and friendly staff - would definitely recommend, and I will be going again."

2.) The Tavern, Church Street - 4.6

A familiar sight to anyone driving through town, The Tavern has stood on Church Street for a number of years.

One review for The Tavern could not recommend it enough, saying: "This is a great local pub that serves as a tap room for the 4T's brewery up the road.

"A good selection of local and brewery cask beers and a decent selection of guest beers both on keg and cask.

"As a sports bar, it has a good number of TVs inside and out the back that show a range of sports, especially Rugby League and premiership football."

3.) St Benedict's Social Club, Rhodes Street - 4.6

St Benedict's Social Club is a highly-rated place for live sport, if Use Your Local and Google reviews are to be believed.

The club was established in 1967, and is 'a thriving community club showcasing all of the action from all of the big games in live sport every day of the week.'

One review said: "Great place, nice pint - an even nicer price!"

Another added: "Very, very friendly, snooker and pool in the bar, alongside a dart board and Sky Sports, I would highly recommend."

A third review said: "What a club, what a host.

"Top, top drawer. Superb service, food and banter."

4.) The Pickering Arms, Bell Lane - 4.5

A traditional pub that has stood in Thelwall since the 16th Century, as claimed by one review - it said: "A wonderful little pub dating back to the 16th Century!

"They have a lovely selection of on-tap beverages, the Madri beer is really smooth, I'd highly recommend it.

"The pub is dog friendly and offers complementary dog treats."

Another reviewer agreed, ranking the pub five-out-of-five, adding: "Stopped here on a whim. Very old, brilliant oldy-worldy pub.

"Massive meals, excellent quality pub food. Very busy, lots of locals."

5.) The Parr Arms, Grappenhall Lane - 4.5

Boasting a wide selection of cask and craft ales, The Parr Arms has been part of the community in Grappenhall for as long as anyone can remember.

One reviewer said: "Great little country pub with real ales and pub food. The staff were very friendly and welcoming too.

"This pub is dog friendly, so an ideal stop off whilst taking a stroll."

In an ideal location overlooking St Wilfrid's churchyard, the reviews for The Parr Arms are overwhelmingly positive, making it a solid choice for the match on Saturday.

6.) Warrington Conservative Club, Dial Street - 4.5

The reviews for the Conservative Club speak for themselves: "Great place to watch the sports, the cheapest pint in Warrington."

Another said: "I have never been in the club before but I was very impressed - it was lovely and clean.

"The staff were very pleasant and the price of the drinks was excellent, they don't rip you off. Hope to go back sometime."

7.) Austins, St Austins Lane - 4.4

Almost TARDIS-like in its deceptive exterior, what looks like a small venue is cavernous inside, with a multitude of screens helping the bar earn its title of 'sports bar.'

One reviewer certainly agreed, writing: "Very smart sports bar showing live sport and has pool tables. Came across here by accident and it was a good find.

"Very clean, smart and customer-focused. Would recommend it to anyone that would like to watch sports in a stylish but refined environment."

A second glowing review said: "Perfect Saturday afternoon location for a drink and to watch sport on multiple TV sets."

8.) The Royal Oak Branch, Knutsford Road - 4.4

The pub says: "Our pub is proud to be part of the community. We know our regulars' names and drink, and we serve a proper pint.

"We partner with the best to make sure that your first sip is a good one, and at great value too."

Reviews for this pub are glowing, which puts it in good stead for showing Saturday's match, with one customer saying: "Fantastic local pub. Young talented management couple with great staff.

"Lovely atmosphere and welcoming of all backgrounds.

"Excellent value and range of drinks with BT and Sky Sports."

9.) The Rope and Anchor, Manchester Road - 4.3

With a large parking area on-site, 'The Rope' is loved by locals as well as those travelling from further afield, as highlighted by this review: "Great atmosphere, very friendly staff, good menu with amazing food.

"Was staying in a hotel close by, and decided to venture out, headed here on a Monday night, it was relatively busy, and the food was amazing, so came again on Tuesday!

"The bar staff were very welcoming with an instant rapport, will definitely come here again if staying in the area."

10.) The Wolves, Orford Lane - 4.2

Rounding off our top 10 spots for the match on Saturday with the venue formerly known as 'The Wire.'

Renowned for coverage of live sports, the reviews for The Wolves suggest it could be a strong contender for your choice of viewing spot for England v France: "Nice pub, went to watch the football, reasonably priced drinks, will come again."

Another said: "Good atmosphere and decent people in the place.

"Good beer and polite staff."

A third review rounds out a hattrick of glowing testimonials for The Wolves, adding: "Old school pub, dartboard, pool table, snug, and one of the cheapest pints in town.

"What more do you need?"

England take on France in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, December 10, kicking off at 7pm.