The Guinness Six Nations are back for 2024! With rugby about to kick off in the heart of Cardiff, the city comes alive and boasts countless diverse destinations where you can watch the tournament. We’ve got your matchday plans covered whatever they are – including some top-rated takeaways if you’re planning on staying in and watching the games from home!

The Home of Welsh Rugby

What better way to enjoy Welsh Rugby than with a VIP matchday experience at Principality Stadium? Watch the boys in action from unrivalled views of the pitch and enjoy five-star hospitality.

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The Players’ Lounge includes champagne on arrival, a 4-course meal and plenty to drink within reach. Be sure to sit back and enjoy the game on your padded seats near the halfway line too. If that wasn’t enough, you’ll be in the presence of rugby legends who will be providing detailed match analysis and entertainment throughout the day. Available on 10th March (Wales v France) and 16th March (Wales v Italy).

If you’re looking for a more contemporary, informal experience, The Riverside Terrace is where it’s at! Expect live music throughout the day, VIP early entry, a two-course street food-inspired brunch menu, a fully-stocked bar, plus more. If you want in on the fun, don’t hang around! Just a few spaces remain for Wales v Italy. 

Gather your friends, family or work colleagues and embark on a VIP experience for what is guaranteed to be an exhilarating day of rugby! Book official hospitality packages here.

DEPOT Fanhub

Since its inception in 2015, DEPOT has become one of Cardiff’s biggest game-day fan zones. If you’ve never been before, step into the ultimate warehouse event space where huge screens and some of South Wales’ finest street food vendors are in abundance. Don’t forget the electrifying atmosphere that’s guaranteed every game day too!

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Reserve a small table for £16.50 or a larger one (£33) for your whole group chat that seats up to 16 people. You can secure your general admission tickets for just £5.50 each.

Dig out those jerseys and daffodil hats, and get your tickets here.

Getting Around

For an economical and (mostly) cheaper transportation choice, the train and local bus network cover extensive routes across the city, with additional services provided on match days.

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Just a brief 5-minute stroll from Cardiff Central Station will get you to Principality Stadium. Take yourself in the other direction and you’ll be at Cardiff’s DEPOT.

Bus routes are subject to change on match days. Make sure to check your route via cardiffbus.com so you can plan your journey efficiently. 

A Laid-Back Match Day

The Brewhouse & Kitchen in Pontcanna is a perfect family-friendly, laid-back atmosphere to watch the Six Nations. 

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Brewhouse & Kitchen is a wholesome, sports-friendly pub that will be showing all of the Six Nations games. Located in Sophia Gardens by the River Taff, it’s a little way out of the madness of the city centre on gameday and offers a wide range of food and drinks for all the family to enjoy. Indulge in a pub lunch from their menu, which includes pub classics with a Brewhouse twist as well as the option to try their hot plated buffet or finger foods buffet. Or, you could delve into their, self-proclaimed, best Sunday roast in Cardiff! Perfect for accompanying those Sunday matches.

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As you watch the match, enjoy a choice of freshly brewed, hyper-local, award-winning craft beers from the microbrewery that is at the heart of the pub, as well as the wide range of quality guest beers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks that they offer.

With Sophia Gardens and Bute Park on its doorstep, Brewhouse & Kitchen in Pontcanna might even inspire you to play a little rugby of your own! 

Book a table at Brewhouse & Kitchen now via their website:  

Award-Worthy Dining From Home

Wherever you watch the rugby, it’s sure to be an exciting time. But, not everyone wants to be right in the middle of it. BBC and ITV will be televising all of the Six Nations matches, so if staying in and watching the rugby from the comfort of your own home sounds more like you, make a night out of it by ordering one of Cardiff’s best takeaways right to your doorstep and enjoy the 2024 Guinness Six Nations tournament from your living room. 

For a delectable Indian takeaway, try Mango Tree in Whitchurch. They were shortlisted for Welsh Restaurant of the Year at last year’s Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards and offer an extensive menu full of delicious dishes. Be sure to sample their own, highly regarded creations that draw inspiration from more traditional dishes. We can recommend the Tandoori King Prawn Saag!

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Alternatively, Pieminister in the Morgan Quarter offers an array of award-winning pies accompanied by a variety of sides. If something hearty and traditional to tuck into at half time is what you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. Whether you prefer piping hot pies and sides delivered to your door via Deliveroo or opt for the ‘Pies in the Post’ option to cook at home, Pieminister won’t let you down. 

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Still got room for something sweet? Then you’ll want to try a dessert from Calabrisella Geletaria as they’re entered into the 2024 Deliveroo Awards and are hoping to receive the prize of Best Dessert. Think delicious waffles, crepes and Italian ice cream sundaes.

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Mango Tree in Whitchurch: https://mangotreecardiff.co.uk/

Pieminister in Morgan Quarter: https://pieminister.co.uk/restaurants/cardiff/ 

Calabrisella Gelateria in Canton: https://www.calabrisellacardiff.com/Cardifficecream/

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