If you're not fortunate enough to have tickets for any of this year's Six Nations Championship matches, then maybe you'll be going out with friends to watch the action.

And the good news is there are plenty of pubs and sports clubs in the Chester area ready to welcome you with open arms, like a prop forward five metres from the try-line.

The competition kicks off this weekend (February 6/7) and climaxes on March 19, when the final three games of the 15-match series will be played.

If you plan to watch from the comfort of your own home, you can find a breakdown of when the games will be - and which TV channel they will be on - HERE.

But if you'd rather take a trip out, here's a run-down of some of the venues across the Chester area who have confirmed they will be screening the matches.

Chester Rugby Club

Where: Hare Lane, Littleton CH3 7DB

An obvious choice but a good one. You can support your local club AND your country at Hare Lane on Saturday. So why not start off by cheering on Chester 2nds in their derby against Birkenhead Park 2nds at 2.15pm, before retiring to the clubhouse in time to catch England's Six Nations opener against Scotland at 4.50pm?

Hare Lane is home to Chester RUFC... and a wonderful, warm clubhouse

The Bridge Inn

Where: Tarvin Road, Chester CH3 5EF

The Tarvin Road boozer is welcoming rugby fans and showing Six Nations matches on two of their screens downstairs. There is a function room available for groups looking to watch fixtures, but it is booked out for the opening weekend of the tournament. The kitchen is open from 12pm to 9.30pm, Saturday and Sunday. So beer, food and rugby is all available, basically.

The Bridge Inn, Tarvin Road, Chester
The Bridge Inn, Tarvin Road, Chester

The Commercial Hotel

Where: St Peter’s Courtyard, Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HG

If you're in the city centre, the Commercial is catering for Six Nations fans. Two screens downstairs will be showing the action, while there is a private bar available for hire upstairs with a big screen for any groups or parties. Be warned: it's open very late - so pace yourself.

Kash Tap Rooms

Where: Brook St, Chester CH1 3DU

'Happy hour' at Kash lasts for a generous three hours (4pm-7pm) every day - and conveniently covers the duration of the Scotland v England game on Saturday. You can take advantage of special offers during this period and, if you're a CAMRA member, you are entitled to 10% discount at all times.

The Bouverie

Where: Garden Lane, Chester CH1 4EW

'The Bouv', a great spot for watching live sport just outside the city centre, has screens on both sides of its main bar so you'll be spoiled for choice here. They also have a special Six Nations drinking game which they're promoting on their Facebook page, but remember - drink responsibly!

The Bouverie, Garden Lane, Chester
The Bouverie, Garden Lane, Chester

The Bear and Billet

Where: Lower Bridge St, Chester CH1 1RU

A favourite city centre venue for live sport, the Bear and Billet promises to be across all the Six Nations action on its website. They serve up wide selection of real ales too...

Bear and Billet on Lower Bridge Street
Bear and Billet on Lower Bridge Street

Ellesmere Port Rugby Club

Where: Dunkirk Lane, off Chester Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 6QF

OK, so this isn't in Chester but we couldn't forget 'The Oilers', could we? Ellesmere Port Rugby Club are without a fixture this weekend and their regular HQ, the Whitby Club, will be showing all Six Nations fixtures on big screens.

The Whitby Club, off Chester Road, in Ellesmere Port
The Whitby Club, off Chester Road, in Ellesmere Port

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