Who else is still bathing in the glory of last year’s Women’s Euros win? The Lionesses more than made England proud in 2022 becoming household names across the country. Now they have the chance to go the extra distance and claim the ultimate crown of the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Some familiar faces won’t be returning this year, but the likes of Alessia Russo, Lucy Bronze and Georgia Stanway (plus Birmingham-born Hannah Hampton) will make our country beam with pride as we head to the pub to catch all the action. So here are some of the best places to watch the Women’s World Cup final in Birmingham this summer.
1. The Old Contemptibles
The Old Contemptibles will be open from 10:30 am this Sunday for the Women’s World Cup final! This traditional pub full of character serves real ales and pub grub – like hearty pies, burgers and sausages and mash. So whether England wins or loses, you know you’ll be surrounded by lots of home comforts. A pub to make you as proud to be English as the Lionesses!
176 Edmund St, Birmingham B3 2HB
Big screens, cold pints and bags of atmosphere. What more do you need for the 2023 Women’s World Cup? Well, O’Neills has it all. All three locations in Birmingham will be showing England’s Women’s World Cup final. They also boast ample seating – from cosy booths to stools – to choose between when you’re sitting on the edge of your seats all game. You’ll find O’Neills on Broad Street in the City Centre, as well as in Harborne and Solihull.
High St, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9PU
Poplar Rd, Solihull B91 3AB
Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HG
3. The Distillery
The Distillery’s big screens in its even bigger beer garden are ideal for watching the Women’s World Cup final when there’s warm weather in Birmingham. It’s not a bad setting during those nail-biting moments when you may feel the need to turn away, you can always look out onto the calm waters nearby. If the weather does turn (which seems unfairly likely at the moment), you can also head inside for a more comfortable to catch England’s games. Ensure a seat by booking here.
4 Sheepcote Street, B16 8AE
With the Women’s World Cup final held in Australia this year, where better to watch every pass, tackle and goal than at Walkabout? Cheer on the Lionesses as they roar their way to victory on the bar’s massive HD screens with a refreshing cold pint in hand. You can walk-in to catch the England game vs Spain at Walkabout, but booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Chow down on Walkabout’s burger and drink offer, starting from £7.50, as a tasty accompaniment as you watch the football too.
Langley Building, Regency Wharf, B1 2DS
5. The Gosta Green
If you hand about Aston University a lot, this Brummie pub will offer all the action at the Women’s World Cup. To help with the early morning kick-off (thanks Australia), The Gosta Green is offering an exclusive Lioness Brunch. From £28 per person, you get two hours of bottomless drinks and the option of a range of brunch dishes to choose from. Meaning you can watch England win with a bit of class at this year’s tournament. Head here to learn more.
Holt Street, Birmingham B7 4BG
Birmingham’s newest sports bar is of course showing all of the Lionesses’ hunf for glory at the Women’s World Cup. BOX in Brindleyplace has 36 HD screens so you can catch the action from every angle. Up to 600 supporters can squeeze in here, so you know the atmosphere will be buzzing too. It also doubles as an activity bar, so you can keep the competition going with some shuffleboard afterwards.
1-2 The Waters Edge Brindley Pl, Birmingham B1 2HL
7. The Brasshouse
There’s nothing quite like a pint of local cask ale and some pub grub whilst watching the football and luckily this pub has got you covered. If you want to watch the Women’s World Cup final at another Broad Street establishment, check out The Brasshouse. They are taking bookings to watch the tournament via their website.
44 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HP
8. Hennesseys’ Bar
Hennesseys’ Bar looks set to show nearly all the goals, all the tackles and, essentially, all the drama this summer. It will of course be showing the Women’s World Cup final. There are three bars across five rooms, with a total of 20 screens to watch all the games – this includes a giant outdoor LED screen and an indoor big screen. The atmosphere is bound to be incredible with a venue capacity of 1,000. To cut down on queueing a the bar, you can even order buckets of beer to your table! Learn more here.
30-31 Allison St, Birmingham B5 5TJ
9. Bierkeller & Shooter’s Bar
One of the city’s thriving venues, the Birmingham Bierkeller frequently screens live sports – with over twenty screens, two projector screens and a massive LED superscreen to accommodate footy fans. You’ll also be able to enjoy cold beers, steins and pitchers, as well as 8-pint beer towers, stein cocktails and more. Book now to snap up a table for the matches here.
21 – 22 Essex St, Birmingham B5 4TR
When is the 2023 Women’s World Cup final?
After beating Australia, England will face Spain on Sunday (August 20) at the Stadium Australia in Sydney. The Women’s World Cup 2023 final will take kick-off at 11 am. You can also watch it on both BBC One and ITV1.