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England V Ireland: How to grab a free pint of Guinness

Sign up for a pub app and the pint of the black stuff can be yours

The Six Nations is back after a weekend’s break and at 3 this afternoon (Sunday, February 23) England will take on Ireland at Twickenham in their first home game of this campaign.

Ireland come into the game in decent form having beaten the other home teams – Wales and Scotland. England, on the other hand, have scrambled a win in a scrappy weather-influenced match against Scotland and been well beaten by France. So, no Grand Slam is available to England but, if they can win today (maybe a big ‘if’), the Triple Crown (beating all three other home nations) remains a possibility. I won’t hold my breath.

Irrespective of which team you support, a free pint of Guinness will be available if you sign up for an app linked to a group of pubs owned by Stonegate Pub Company. I think it’s okay for England fans to drink the black stuff without their allegiances being called into doubt.

Simply download the We Love Sports App, click on the offers and you can have a free pint of Guinness on them! We have featured the app before.

The battle between the nations will be shown at pubs up and down the country but to make life easier here’s a selection of pubs to watch all of the women’s matches, as well as the men’s, in London.

Editor’s Tap Fetter Lane

Scrum down right in the heart of the city, at Editor’s Tap on Fetter Lane. This is London’s craftiest live sport and music stylish, yet rustic pub. Their huge range of craft beers, cask ales, premium lagers, ciders and spirit emporium along with HD screens makes this place perfect to watch all the matches on!

Address: 5–11 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1BR

Phone number: 0203 757 8255

E-mail: EditorsTap.London@stonegatepubs.com

Hop Poles

Situated in the throng of Hammersmith, the Hop Poles boasts a great selection of lagers, beers and cask ales as well as a roof terrace. If you are heading out to West London for the match maybe break your journey here.

Address: 17-19 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9HR

Phone number: 0208 748 1411

E-mail: HopPoles.Hammersmith@stonegatepubs.com

The Bridge Tap

This cosy bar has a great range of food, cask beers and cask ales, along with their famed gin tree with over 50 gins and counting. With HD screens ready for rugby at the weekend, can YOU tackle it?

Address: 32–34 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1XU

Phone number: 020 7378 9999

E-mail: TheBridgeTap.London@stonegatepubs.com

The Long Acre Covent Garden

Perfectly located between Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square, this fresh and modern bar (interior shown above) still holds the charm of your local pub. With four large HD screens, you won’t miss any of the action!

To watch the rugby over the weekend. Get in touch to see their pre-booked packages.

Address: 1 Upper St Martins Lane, London, WC2H 9NY

Phone number: 0207 395 1200

E-mail: TheLongAcre.CoventGarden@stonegatepubs.com

Vineyard Islington

The Vineyard is a friendly venue, only a short walk from Islington Station, with delicious food, great drinks and unforgettable experiences. Their HD screens and real ale options make it an unmissable venue for the rugby action this weekend.

Address: 179 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1RG

Phone number: 0207 2266276

E-mail: Vineyard.Islington@stonegatepubs.com

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David Buckley

Dave Buckley is a career journalist. “I once went painting girders for a week and discovered I didn’t like heights,” he says. “Apart from that it has always been journalism for me in one form or another.” Past publications worked for include the South-East London Mercury*, Kent Messenger, Daily Express, Today*, News of the World* and Hong Kong Star*. All those marked with an asterisk no longer exist (trend emerging?). He owned and edited a Thailand-based property magazine before returning to England and currently works as a production editor for an East Midlands-based publishing group.

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