Best Premier League clubs for a pre-match pint - Newcastle United rank high as Wolves, Fulham and Chelsea surprise

St James’ Park is at the top of the rankings but has very hot competition from a Midlands stadium that may surprise some football fans.

Newcastle is a city bustling with fantastic pubs and new research shows that St James' Park is the best stadium for a pre-match pint in the Premier League.

The magnificent cathedral on the hill sits right in the city centre and overlooks Newcastle's famous Bigg Market, Quayside and The Tyne.

It's impossible to take more than a few steps without bumping into a friendly watering hold filled with black and white shirts on matchday.

Analysts at Gambling. com have crunched the data behind the number of pubs within 0.5 miles of every Premier League football stadium and combined that number with the average Google rating to rank each location.

It's no surprise that St James' Park comes out very high on the list but there is some potentially surprising competition from a Midlands club.

Meanwhile, other city centre stadiums languish in the rankings with fewer pubs on the doorstep than football fans may think.

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