A landmark Young’s pub and rightly so, the large, Victorian-era Alma serves punters of all stripes gathered around a low, island bar. Some perch on barstools, others at tables nearer the windows: most will be gawping at the large, pull-down screen for big matches. Outside of these magic 80 minutes plus stoppages, the Alma attracts ale fans eager to sample Sambrook’s Wandle, Wells Bombardier or something from the regular Young’s range.
Rugby fans, rejoice! The Six Nations is coming up (Sat Feb 1 - Sat Mar 14). Where better to watch the action, World Cup or otherwise, than at one of London's best rugby pubs? Our selection of top London pubs can be found near the home of English rugby, Twickenham, and beyond, but they all have one thing in common: more than a bit of a buzz on match days. Grab a pint of craft beer, practice your very own take on the haka and prepare chants so filthy you'll need placing in the sin-bin before half time.