MatchPint's Sports Pub Awards 2016 - The Winners
By Pete Starr
July 28, 2016

This year saw the launch of our inaugural Sports Pub Awards, looking to showcase and reward the drinking holes in London that go the extra mile to cater for their sports mad punters.


After an open nomination process, where shortlists for five categories were formed by public suggestions, sports fans then voted for which venues in the capital they think are the very finest.


See below a run down of the winners and a full list of nominees.

Best Overall Sports Pub In London


Winner – The Dugout

The stylish bar back at The Dugout. Image via.




The Merchant (Battersea)

Famous Three Kings

Café Football

Walkabout Temple


Riley’s Haymarket

The Durell Arms

The Bowler Pub & Kitchen


Best Football Pub In London


Winner – Six Yard Box

SYB owner Seb O'Driscoll outside his unique storage container bar. Image via.




The Albion (Goldsmiths Row)

Bar Kick

The Mitre (Holland Park)

Café Football

Radicals and Victuallers

Far Rockaway


Best Rugby Pub In London


Winner – The Cabbage Patch

The mighty Cabbage Patch in full bloom. Image via.




Famous Three Kings

The Faltering Fullback

The Northcote (Battersea)

The Alexandra (Clapham)

The Porterhouse


Best Sports Pop Up In London


Winner – Pop Football

Punters take in the dying moments of the Euro 2016 final at Pop Football. Image via.




Brixton Beach


Shoreditch Box Park

Gazza’s House

Brixton Pop

The Other Brexit


Best Pub For Specialist Sport In London


Winner – The Dugout

View of the 'Living Room' at Belushi's The Dugout. Image via.




The Durell Arms

The Albion (Blackfriars)


Bodean’s (Old Street)

Walkabout Temple


Congratulations to all who got nominated for a gong and especially those venues that snaffled well deserved titles. We were thrilled with the response from both pubs and sports fans and will be looking to run a bigger and better pub awards, taking into account the whole of the UK, next summer.

Make sure you follow us on Facebook/Twitter and keep your eyes peeled next spring for details of how you can nominate your favourite sports bar for an award in 2017.


The MatchPint Team