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Where to watch the UEFA Women’s Euros final 2022 in Newcastle

England are through to the final of the Women’s Euros 2022 this Sunday, which can only mean one thing – football’s coming home.

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 28.07.2022

We thought we may have been ever so slightly presumptuous as we uttered those immortal words when the UEFA Women’s Euros 2022 first kicked off.

But we’re shouting it loud and proud and will be for the rest of the week, thanks: football is damn well coming home.

England’s Lionesses have been nothing short of outstanding this tournament. For those of you who haven’t seen Sarina Wiegman’s side play so far, first of all – where have you been? You’ve only missed four clean sheets, 20 goals (including the goal of the tournament in the form of a cheeky back-heel from Alessia Russo), one epic extra-time comeback and a whole lot of ‘Sweet Caroline’ – all in the space of only five matches.

England women have broken records this tournament in both the men’s and the women’s game. Most goals in a single match in the Euros: smashed it. Most goals in the group stage of a Euros tournament: nailed. Fewest goals conceded in the group stage of the Euros: no bother. Most goals scored in the first half of a Euros match: we’ll have that. Most goals scored in the group stage by a single player: go on, Beth Mead, lass. Most players to score in a single game: Mead, Stanway, White, Hemp, Russo, take a bow. Highest aggregate crowd attendance in a group stage of the Euros: completed it, mate.

With every match, the Lionesses are setting new standards for future competitions. And they aren’t finished yet.

Because they’ve got one last match to play.

The winner of the Women’s Euros 2022 will be decided in an epic head-to-head of two of the tournament’s most dazzling teams: England and Germany.

It’s a bitter rivalry that has given us some of the most vivid memories across the men’s and women’s games: England’s men’s World Cup victory in ’66; the Lionesses’ Euros final loss in ’90; Gazza’s tears at Italia ’90; the record-breaking victory for England women in front of 75,000 fans at Wembley in ’19. All of which makes this Sunday’s match all the more tantalising for us fans.

Which is why we knew you wouldn’t want to miss any of the action. And we all know that, on occasions such as these – when the fate of the nation rests with 11 players, one manager and 90 minutes – the only proper place to watch the game is in a pub. Unless you’ve been lucky enough to get Wembley tickets, that is.

So, without further ado, here’s where to watch the UEFA Women’s Euros final 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne…

(Oh, and if you need a refresher on some of the North East stars in this England team that you should really watch out for on Sunday, just stop by High Life North).

ENGLAND V GERMANY IN THE FINAL OF THE UEFA WOMEN’S EUROS 2022 KICKS OFF AT 5PM ON SUNDAY 31ST JULY ON BBC1

The ‘North East’s biggest beer garden’ at Newcastle’s Central Park in Times Square is undoubtedly the big-name draw in the city’s boozy Euros offering. And while during the men’s tournament tickets here were about as rare as a flash-fried steak, we have it on good authority that there’s still some availability left – and bookings are free. We can’t promise how long this will last, though, so you best be quick.

Now, sitting in the sunshine while watching a game is bangin’, but we’re the last to rely on the British summertime – and few things compare to hearing that roar of a goal in a proper boozer. So, if you’d rather play it safe and stick to indoors for the Women’s Euros final this weekend, then there’s sure to be one hell of an atmosphere here at sports bar and grill, Shark Club. With what feels like thousands of TV screens, as well as sports-day classics on the menu (think chicken wings, burgers and nachos), there’ll be few better bars out there for holing yourself up in and getting your footy fix.

Women’s Euros hosting neighbours in this neck of the woods include The Trent House (although there’s just the one screen here) and, just a five-minute walk away, the Percy Arms – who, as well as having plenty of TV screens, also have a pool table if you fancy a halftime game.

Before you get there though, you may just want to pop your head into the recently refurbished The Three Bulls Head. Following a huge makeover, the former old-time boozer is looking slick and fresh and, to be honest, a lot more inviting. Having installed six extra screens – taking the total up to 20 – it means that wherever you’re sitting here, you’re always going to have the best view in the house of captain fantastic Leah Williamson and co. as they take on the Germans.

Further up Percy Street, Crow’s Nest is one of our favourite, truly traditional British pubs. Think cask ales and pub grub, with a real friendly atmosphere to match (and all the Women’s Euros football you could ever need). On the other side of the road, The Junction also live and breathe sports, with plenty of room and a perpetually-buzzing atmosphere – which may have a little something to do with the beer pong tables they have set up.

It would be remiss if we didn’t mention The Five Swans while we were in this part of town, as it would be if we forgot about The Hancock, on your way up towards Newcastle University’s The Philip Robinson Library. It goes without saying that the latter is a popular student haunt, but The Hancock really is passionate about football and the drinks selection (not to mention the scran) here is immense. Plus, it’s got one of the best beer gardens in Newcastle for after the match and two cocktails for £10 all day.

Head into town from here and one of the first pubs you’ll stumble across who are also showing the Euros will be City Tavern. An award-winning public house, first established in 1923 within an historic Tudor façade building, it’s one of Newcastle’s most iconic venues – and their TV set up is gorge. All in all, it’s a cracking place to watch history being made when England do the unimaginable and actually win the Eur… no, we’re not even going to say it.

If you’re looking for something a little more modern, just next door is Pacific House, who have always been one of our go-tos for any kind of sporting event. With 13 screens showing every angle of Women’s Euros final 2022, you’ll not miss a single kick. Oh, while you’re here, make sure to order at least one of their three flavours of The Newcastle Distillery Co. gin – they’re amaze.

Head up towards the Bigg Market and take a right onto High Bridge to get your footy fix at the Old George Inn – Newcastle’s oldest pub, dating back to 1582, which even boasts royal connections (Charles I was a regular visitor, while in an open prison nearby). They’re been showing every game of the Women’s Euros 2022 and promise to have a buzzing atmosphere for the final showdown.

In the other direction – down the Cloth Market, along to Dean Street and down towards the Quayside – you’ll find plenty of Women’s Euros buzz at Akenside Traders. Renowned for their live sport offering as much as they are for their craft beers and spirits emporium, stop by the Akenside if you could fancy some tapas and hand-stretched pizzas with your football. Built on a medieval site, nearby neighbour The Bridge Hotel is your classic traditional pub – boasting cosy Victorian-style snugs, wooden panelling and carved fittings alongside stained glass windows and detailed mosaics. All of this, combined with their reputation for serving up a huge choice of cask ale, makes it a cracking contender for your Women’s Euros 2022 final bolthole.

Just a hop, skip and a jump away is The Telegraph, which you’ll find is another belter of a hotspot if you’re looking for matchday snacks with your pints (although the strawberry daquiris here are a game-changer, just FYI).

Planning on watching any of the matches solo? The Centurion is a good shout. Backing onto Central Station’s departure platform, there are plenty of comings-and-goings here and enough screens to guarantee a decent view from wherever you lay your pint. Plus, it sits right on top of Central Metro Station, if you’re hoping to beat the crowds home.

A two-minute walk away, right on the town-end of Scotswood Road, is a dazzler of a new bar. Bobby’s, to be exact, which only opened in April of last year but has fast proved itself a hit with locals. The best thing about Bobby’s? That it aims to be as safe and as inclusive a space for everybody as possible – by fusing party vibes with cabaret and live sport. So, there’s really no reason to go anywhere else.

Circling round on ourselves back into town, then, The Victoria Comet was Michael Caine’s first stop-off in Newcastle in the cult classic film Get Carter – so if you’re after a watering hole with some tales to tell, look no further. After a fair bit of restoration, this classic pub (which has been frequented by Geordies since the 1800s) is now brimming with stylish, urban vibes, all while staying true to its heritage. It’s also a popular matchday boozer, so you can trust you’ll find plenty of excitable, football-chanting Geordies here.

And our final hotspot for all your Women’s Euros final 2022 action is Rosie’s Bar ft. Mr Alexander’s. A true Geordie legend, football-mad Rosie’s has seven TV screens which will be showing all the international action coming our way this Sunday – some of which are situated in their upstairs speakeasy, Mr Alexander’s. A classic boozer with a modern twist, you’re always going to have a good time here.

And that, more or less, brings us back to Shark Club. Enjoy!

ENGLAND V GERMANY IN THE FINAL OF THE UEFA WOMEN’S EUROS 2022 KICKS OFF AT 5PM ON SUNDAY 31ST JULY ON BBC1

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