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The best places to be when the NFL comes to Twickenham

Published: 21 Oct 2016

The NFL is coming to Twickenham for the first time ever this weekend. Sports Gazette investigates whether the home of English rugby is embracing American football and also gives you the lowdown on the best places to go for the day.

The Best of British: The Eel Pie

The Eel Pie is known as one of the best pubs for before, during and after rugby games and it should definitely be one of your go-to places this weekend.

Off the beaten track, cosy and with friendly staff, it offers a range of classic British dishes.

If you want to make a whole day of it, The Eel Pie is even opening early for breakfast which will set you back just £9-10.

Cheapest pint: Amstel £4

Best for Groups: The William Webb Ellis

Fans have been flocking to The William Webb Ellis for years, and understandably so.

Spacious, well-staffed and with TV screens on almost every wall, this is the ideal location for groups.

Cheapest pint: £4.85 

Cheap and Cheerful: The George

If you're on a budget, look no further than The George.

Prices for a pint start at just £4.35 with Carlsberg being your cheapest option.

Due to being further from the stadium, you're also more likely to be able to get a table and a comfortable seat to view the game.

Best Food: Blue's Smokehouse and Chicago Rib Shack

An American sporting event calls for American food so check out either Chicago Rib Shack or Blue's Smokehouse.

Fantastic food, first-rate service and friendly atmospheres - you can't go wrong!

Cheapest pints: Fosters £3.95 (Blue's Smokehouse) and £4.20 (Chicago Rib Shack).

Best Overall: The Shack 68

The Shack is fully embracing the Rams and Giants game by holding three days of events.

From running numerous competitions to showing live NCAA college football as well as holding a Kevin Cadle book signing meet and greet and staging the NFL after party, The Shack is the hottest ticket in town this weekend.

Wristbands are selling thick and fast so get yours soon to avoid disappointment!

Cheapest pint: Fosters £4.20

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