With the European Championships less than a week away, we have had a look at some of the best places in Salisbury to get a drink and settle down as the footy begins.

Millions of supporters across England are expected to watch as England open their Group C campaign against Serbia at 8pm on Sunday, June 16.

The Three Lions will be hoping to get off to a winning start and pick up points in their second game against Denmark later in the week, before facing Slovenia on Tuesday, June 25 for their final group-stage fixture.

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BBC and ITV will be sharing coverage of this year’s Euros, broadcasting every game live across BBC1 and ITV1.

You can also catch the action on BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub.

So at the Journal we have taken a look at some of the pubs in Salisbury where you can catch the matches as they come and go.

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The Bridge Tap

Number one on our list is The Bridge Tap. Watch every match, from the group stages right the way through to the final, live at The Bridge Tap Salisbury.

The pub guarantees good viewing on its HD screens, alongside an 'electrifying' atmosphere and a range of food and drink deals available. You can also skip the queues with the pub offering a range of pre-booked drinks packages.

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Rude Giant beer house

Rude Giant Beer HouseRude Giant Beer House (Image: Spencer Mulholland)

The Rude Giant Beer House is another local pub which will be showing a more limited selection of the euros games, amongst its regular schedule of event including weekly quiz nights, a Summer garden party and comedy nights to name a few.

Despite its packed schedule the pub will still be showing several of the euros games, including the opening game between Germany and Scotland on Friday, June 14 followed by the England fixtures throughout the group stages and (hopefully!) into the later stages of the tournament.

Bishops Mill Market Tavern

Bishops MillBishops Mill

Maybe you're already a serious football follower, or maybe this is your first year watching the Euros. Either way, the Bishops Mill will be showing all the football throughout the tournament this year.

With huge screens and food and drink in hand, the pub said its 'ready' for every minute of the action, so get inside to score a front-row seat to every nail-biting moment. Bookings are recommended but walks ins are welcome.

The pub has said it will be showing every game of the tournament, with bookings available for any of the 2pm, 5pm and 8pm kick-offs. Due to the number of matches on each day, all table bookings will have a maximum time limit, which will be confirmed when you book.

Five Bells 

Five bells in Salt LaneFive bells in Salt Lane (Image: Salisbury Journal)

The Five Bells is another pub which will be showing the football this summer. The pub, based at 28 Salt Lane, is owned by celebrety chef Max Halley in 2021 and underwent an extensive refurbishment, and now includes a speedboat in the garden! 

Coach and Horses

The Coach and HorsesThe Coach and Horses (Image: Spencer Mulholland)

Starting from the first game on Friday, June 14 the Coach and Horses will be showing all of the euro games throughout the tournament's group stages, giving football lovers - and haters - the opportunity to get involved, comfortable before starting to sing 'footballs coming home'. 

A schedule will be released by the pub for its plan for the knockout games in the later stages of the tournament, with the group stages running from June 14 to June 26. 

The pub has a huge selection of different drinks on tap, so whether your trying something new or having a sip of one of your favourites, there's sure to be something for everyone.

The Winchester Gate

Feel free to enjoy a cold brew at The Winchester Gate where they will be hosting a screening of every England and Scotland game for everyone to watch. The pub will be allowing free entry to watch the screening but have let customers know that they can reserve tables for matches. Get booking ASAP. The Winchester Gate opens at 4pm and closes in the late evening.

The Ox Row Inn

After previously showing the FA Cup Semi-Final games back in April, the Ox Row Inn welcomes everyone to soak up the atmosphere for the upcoming Euros. Located by Salisbury Market, feel free to sit outside with a nice drink and watch the entertainment before whether that’s the football or the live music playing outside in the square. To enjoy the beautiful game, you will need to book a table at the Ox Row Inn otherwise you will have to find another pub to enjoy the Euros.

Market Tavern

The Market Tavern is a recently opened pub that is located in the market square. The pub does not take reservations for the Euros so best to get in early before there is nowhere to sit! Feel free to enjoy their famous Nole Pizza.

The Old Ale and Coffee House

The Old Ale and Coffee House is welcoming customers to watch the Euros whilst also serving lunch, brunch and dinner matched to fine wines, craft beers, excellent non-alcoholic drinks as well as a proper range of draught beers. They have a lovely garden with huts that can be booked for larger groups for when they show good quality sports in the background whilst you enjoy food and drinks or take part in the Quiz or the numbers festivals they have in the garden.

Salisbury Arms

Go the Salisbury Arms where bar meets pub meets cafe in a welcoming, informal and friendly social space. Their 'street food' garden kitchen cooks great value hand crafted burgers, made with fresh ingredients from local quality butchers and artisan bakers. Also serving craft beer, burgers and cocktails, with skill, style and a smile. There is no need to book, but if you're a larger table (6+), it is best to inform the pub so they can make sure they have a space available for you.