21st May 2019

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The best pubs to enjoy the Cricket World Cup Pre-Match Atmosophere: A Batting Order

21st May 2019

Cricket fans, rejoice! Your time has come. The Cricket World Cup will be gracing our screens from 30th May. Celebrating its host-city status and proximity to the action, London’s pubs will soon be brimming with fans, craning their necks towards TV screens whilst clutching pale ales with pale knuckles. If you were lucky enough to nab a ticket to the ground itself, we have compiled a list of our favourite pubs to enjoy en route to Oval. With a grand selection of Young’s pubs located just a cricket ball’s throw from Oval Cricket Ground; the World Cup opening match venue, we have atmospheres to suit every spectatorial style!

The Fentiman Arms, Oval

You’re as close as possible to the matches without actually being in the stadium at this Oval pub! Located next door to Oval Cricket Grounds, the brilliant atmosphere is aided by the fact you can hear the cheering from their beautiful pub garden whilst enjoying one of Fentinman’s cricket lunches or something lighter from their burger shack!  As this pub is a favourite for pre and post-match goers, make sure to book a spot so you don’t miss out!



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Nine Elms Tavern, Vauxhall

Whilst this Vauxhall favourite promises a good time all year round, it really comes alive during the cricket season showing the Cricket World Cup. The Nine Elms Tavern is a brilliant option for anyone looking to cheer on their team, whilst lining their stomach with a home-made pizza or pub classic in a beautiful riverside setting. The glass panels spanning the height of the building, up-cycled timber and tiles fitted with Sky Sports TV screens give for a futuristically designed space. With their serving of beers and ales from all round the world, you can really get behind your country on all points!


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Riverside, Vauxhall

Join us at the stunning Riverside Vauxhall located a bowlers throw from Oval cricket ground. Enjoy a delectable lunch alongside our fantastic array of craft beers and gins for the perfect pre-match tipples. Sit along the river in the fantastic outdoor terrace, showcasing the beautiful view of London before you head over to watch the Cricket World Cup at Oval.

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The White Bear, Kennington

Another favourite pub situated around the corner from Oval Cricket Grounds, it offers a fairly traditional fare. With cricket fans flocking in their droves and an atmosphere that is hard to top, this pub easily makes our list as one of the best spots to join us on your way  Cricket World Cup. The pub garden, equipped entices all to gather their team and crack open some craft beers with some hearty pub favourites on our food menu, served all day long.


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