Haye v Bellew, The Nationwide Desi Pub Guide For Fight Fans


What can be better than a few beers, some quality food, and a good fight on a Saturday night? Please Note: The fight we are on about is the one on the big screen, not the one in the fag shelter of your local. This Saturday night we have David Haye v Tony Bellew, the rematch, and the public seem to have once again got geared up to enjoy this fight, as they did the first fight.

Ring Walk for the fight is expected at 10pm-10,30pm, so remember that when picking a venue to watch the fight, as some pubs will not allow you in after 10pm.

So here is our quick guide to Desi Pubs, with quality Desi Food, where you can go and enjoy the boxing. (Click the red grills for a full review)

CoventryKhushi Grill – Great chicken, good atmosphere for sport, but book or get to the venue early as the wait for food can be a long one.

DerbyThe Chestnut Tree – The curries are bang on, loads of TV’s good atmosphere, the only grill in Derby showing the fight.

Leicester –  Merten Dhaba – Good fish, god curries, will be busy for the fight, if you like fish then this could be the place for you, family friendly.

SouthallPrince of Wales – TV’s plenty, a great Butter chicken and full of characters! not to far from the motorway to if you are looking for a quick escape to central London for the night.

Walsall (M6 Junction 9)

The Bradford Arms (Champys) – Long waits, get to the place early, look for a table around 9pm, get seated, food will be a good hour, stay seated for the fight! Cracking mix grill and curries

King George  – Just of the M6 junction 9, good grill, real lads place, bare that in mind, cracking pint.


The Cottage Bar and Grill – Good mixed crowd, good food, good atmosphere, well worth giving it a go

The Railway Inn – Decent grill, good customer service, will make you feel welcome, nice curve ball to some of the other places showing the fight


The Red Cow – Trust me, do not eat all day until you get here, the grill is great and the size of it is unreal! start eating during the under card and you may finish for the main event, real good place on fight nights


Soho Tavern – Get here early, you may have to wait for a table as it does get busy, be if you are happy to wait the food and atmosphere are well worth it, family atmosphere

West Brom

The Sportsman – If out with the lads and looking for a busy venue with a good atmosphere, then you will not go far wrong here, if you like real charcoal cooked tikka, this place will get you

The New Hen and Chickens – This place will be busy, a great selction of drinks, get here early get a seat and enjoy, the grill is bang on when busy!

The Yew Tree – Fight nights at the Yew Tree are very good, great crowd in, popular and good food, what more can you ask for, family friendly


The Copper Fox – Really like this, couples friendly, and a great atmosphere on fight nights, the food is impressive, really impressive.


The Angel Inn –  Good solid dishes, good atmosphere and plenty of TV’s to enjoy the fight, if you want somewhere you have never been, then this may not be a bad option.

Parkfield Central – If you want cocktails, a good atmosphere and some good food, this place packages it all really well, well worth a visit on fight night if you are in and around Wolves!

Desi Pubs/Desi Grills Not Showing The Fight

The Hen and Chickens, Birmingham , Constitution Hill – Ring early and book, as this place will get busy as people look for a special grill in a place that is not showing the boxing.

The Keg and Grill, Birmingham City Center, really impressive grill, plenty of parking, if you are in the City and wish to avoid fight fans, then this place may just be the one you are looking for.

Check out or full Desi Pub Guide and league table here


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