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Where to Cheer The Lionesses on to Victory across the North East and Yorkshire

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Places to go
August 2023
Reading time 5 Minutes

They've only gone and done it! It just might be coming home…

The Lionesses will take on Spain in the FIFA Women's World Cup Final this Sunday (20th August) at 11am. England beat World Cup co-hosts Australia 3-1 in Wednesday's semi-final thanks to goals from Ella Toone, Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo, and now both England and Spain will battle it out for their first World Cup win. Upgrade your supporting seat from your sofa and join the crowds heading to these local sports bars and pubs so you don't miss a moment of the action.

Backyard Beach Club
28 & 30 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG
Alnwick’s pop-up Backyard Beach Club is the perfect place to watch the action unfold if the sun decides to shine – and you can bring your four-legged friends along too. The 160-seater outdoor area and covered outdoor bar is a sun trap where you can enjoy a slice of pizza, a Spurreli ice cream or a Pilgrims coffee, then celebrate with something a little stronger.

The Hancock
2a Hancock Street, Newcastle NE2 4PU
Revellers at The Hancock have been cheering all the way to the final, and it’s a popular haunt so you’ll want to act fast in grabbing your table here. There’ll be plenty of pub grub and drinks to keep you fuelled, and you can (hopefully) celebrate in arguably one of the best beer gardens in the city after the match.

Screen on the Green
Old Eldon Square, Percy Street, Newcastle NE1 7JB
Back for the summer, this family-friendly central spot is a great place to get amongst the sporting atmosphere. Grab some popcorn or something a little more hearty from a neighbouring restaurant and sit back in one of NE1’s iconic deckchairs to watch the game.

Stack Stack

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Container village STACK are showing the match live on their big screen with full commentary this Sunday. Bookings are available for Upper Plaza benches only, while walk-in space for the Lower Plaza benches is available – but make sure you’re there early! Surrounded by street food stalls, there’ll be plenty to keep you fuelled throughout.

The Library
46 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU
A popular spot for sport in Durham, The Library shows live sport every day. Score a seat this Sunday in front of one of their various screens, order a drink from the bar and prepare for what’s bound to be a very lively atmosphere here.

The Lion Sports Bar & Grill
Marsh House Avenue, Billingham TS23 3DF
Billingham’s The Lion are opening their doors at 10.30am ahead of the action, and you can get your hands on a breakfast bun and a pint for just £5.95. They do a decent parmo too, if you want to celebrate the Teesside way.

The Reunion Bar The Reunion Bar

The Reunion Bar
Loftus, Saltburn TS13 4RJ
Watch the final on The Reunion Bar’s fancy new 120" HD screen – which has been showing the Women’s World Cup all summer. Doors open at 10.45am and they’re offering breakfast buns with your choice of bacon, sausage or eggs from just £4.

The Balcony Sports Bar
Harrogate Cricket Ground, St George's Road, Harrogate HG2 9BP
Book your seat at The Balcony where you can cheer the Lionesses on with a pint from one of Harrogate’s best breweries, or a Slingsby gin (it’s never too early). Better still, your dog is welcome to enjoy all the action here too!

Spark: York
17–21 Piccadilly, York YO1 9PB
Head to Spark from 10.30am to grab a seat up on the terrace and support the Lionesses (including former York College student Rachel Daly). There’s plenty of street food to enjoy too. Spark have been supporting the Lionesses throughout the summer – and Sunday’s atmosphere is sure to be electric.

Tank & Paddle Tank & Paddle

Tank & Paddle
1 Bridge Street, York YO1 6DD
This popular pub with riverside balconies serves cask and keg craft ales and the drinks will be flowing earlier than usual this Sunday as locals are invited to join the lively atmosphere and cheer on the Lionesses.

Toast Bar
Unit C, West Point, Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 4JY
There are plenty of big screens to get the best view of the action at Toast (Leeds’ go-to for stone-baked pizzas, burgers and pub grub) but that means it’s been proving a popular spot for watching the World Cup throughout the summer – so book your table fast (they’re opening at 10.30am).

Bungalows & Bears
Old Fire Station, 50 Division Street, Sheffield S1 4GF
Housed in an Old Fire Station, Bungalows & Bears has been a Sheffield staple for good food, great drinks and live music for over a decade. Their big screens attract football fans from across the city so you can experience the real buzz of a big live crowd here.

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