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8 best pubs & bars in Hull & East Yorkshire to watch the new football season

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It might not feel like even five minutes since the England women were lifting the Euro 2022 trophy, but after a quick break, the season has returned and pubs in Hull are showing football again.

The Premier League and English Football League has all kicked off again with the Champions League and Womens Super League due to start in a few weeks time.

Hull City (men) and Hull City Ladies are both available to watch live in their stadiums locally, but if it’s away matches or other teams you like to watch, it isn’t usually possible to go watch them live.

For me, that’s where the pub comes in…

You see, if I can’t get to the match, then watching it on the big screen in a pub with mates comes a close second. There’s a brilliant atmosphere, and you can sit, dine and drink with your mates while watching the action. But where are the best pubs in Hull showing football?

I’ve picked out 10 of my favourite bars & pubs with amazing setups where you can watch the big matches this season.

NEW Kick’s Bar & Grill

4-6 Paragon Street (corner of Chapel Street), Hull city centre

This has only just opened and is already looking like one of my favourite pubs in Hull showing football this season.

Kick’s, on the corner of Paragon Street and Chapel Street in Hull city centre, have invested a fair amount in getting just the right set up for showing plenty of sport and not just the football.

Already they have boxing, racing and rugby scheduled on their big screens, but football is the most televised and they’ll be covering it all. With Sky Sports and BT Sport available to watch on multiple large screens throughout the bar, you’re guaranteed a great view.

Not only that, but there’s a huge video wall too with some well-positioned VIP booths just in front for an amazing view.

There’s a huge choice of drinks and the food is fantastic too (we just tried them in our latest Hull Eats video which you can watch on our Facebook soon)

Yates

1-4 Trinity House Lane, Hull, HU1 2JD (Corner of Silver Street)

If you’re looking for a pub in Hull’s old town, then Yates is a great place showing football.

They have both Sky Sports and BT Sport available so that’s the Premier League and Champions League being shown every week, as well as some EFL Championship.

There are screens everywhere throughout the venue, plus a large projector screen, so wherever you park your bum, you should get a good view.

Food is decent quality and reasonably priced, as you’d expect. They currently have a Burger & Drink offer for just £8.95 and you can upgrade to an alcoholic drink for just £1!

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Tribal Bar & Grill

Kingswood Leisure Park, Kingswood, Hull, HU7 3DB

This is a modern sports bar which is my usual ‘go-to’ to watch the match, particularly as it’s the closest one to me.

It has both Sky Sports and BT Sport and like most modern bars today, it’s spacious, vibrant, and more comfortable than most pubs in Hull showing football. It has several screens around the place including a huge video wall and an excellent sound system.

The food is very, very good too and there’s a good selection of drinks and prices are pretty reasonable.

Village Hotel Pub & Grill

Henry Boot Way, Hull HU4 7DY

I haven’t experienced this one myself yet, but it looks fantastic!

The Village Hotel’s Pub & Grill had a refurb in 2020 and installed a huge 80″ TV with theatre-style seating so you can get a great view of the match. There are plenty more screens around the place, all nice and big too, so you definitely won’t miss a minute even if you have to pop up to the bar for more drinks.

I have tried the food here and it is good too. Drinks selection is ok but a little pricey. Worth going though just for the big screen.

There’s only Sky Sports showing here which covers the Premier League, EFL Championship and Women’s Super League televised matches. There’s no BT Sport so no Champions League or Europa League unfortunately.

Sutton Fields

Oslo Rd, Hull HU7 0YN

Since a refurb a year or two ago, Sutton Fields has become a great place to watch the football. There’s no huge screen like the others, but there are 10 HD screens positioned all over the pub, so you can get a good view wherever you’re sat.

Drinks are well-priced and food looks good (but not yet tasted). There are two new pool tables as well for half-time games with your mates.

Whistling Goose

Amsterdam Rd, Sutton Fields, Hull HU7 0XF

Whistling Goose is another pub in Hull showing the football, that’s recently had a facelift. I used to watch the football here fairly regularly before it happened, but the refit has introduced much nicer seating that’s more spacious and open plan.

Just across the way from Sutton Fields, it has plenty of parking and like Sutton Fields, large HD screens are dotted everywhere throughout so there aren’t many places you wouldn’t get a decent view of the match. Although personally I’d recommend going for the biggest screen they have in the north side of the pub (to the left as you walk through the main entrance).

I can highly recommend the food, particularly if you like a steakhouse grill menu. Drinks are reasonably priced too. Overall a great place to chill and watch the football.

Firepit Smokehouse & Sports Bar

Flemingate, Beverley, HU17 0NZ

Another favourite of mine and once again, this is a modern sports bar with plenty of screens all over the joint.

What I like about Firepit is that, like Tribal, they also have a video wall but with no visible joints getting in the way; Tribal looks like 9 screens joined together which isn’t a major problem, but Firepit is a slight improvement. Firepit also has some nice comfy couches right in front of the screen but you have to book early in order to get one though.

Like Tribal, the food is excellent, great selection of drinks available and there’s a few pool tables and other games to enjoy before and after the match. Firebit also has both Sky Sports and BT Sport.

The Hayride

Grange Way, Beverley HU17 9GP

Part of the same chain as Whistling Goose, The Hayride in Beverley is a bit of a hidden gem that I discovered one time after Firepit in Flemingate was rammed for a big match.

Like The Whistling Goose, this is another spacious pub with plenty of big screens so wherever you sit you’ll have a great view of the match. Drinks and food are well priced; easy to order from your table using the app. Like Whistling Goose, it’s a steakhouse grill menu (I can highly recommend the steaks). They’re also dog friendly and there’s plenty of parking at the back. They also show both Sky and BT Sport matches.

What do you think?

Got any personal favourites you’d like us to share? Let me know – dave@hullwhatson.com

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