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Where to watch the football on the Isle of Wight

Where to watch the football on the Isle of Wight 900 540 The Editor

Where to watch the football on the Isle of Wight

To celebrate the Champions League (1st June 2019) and Europa League (29th May 2019) finals being an all-English affair (plus this is the first time in history that all the final spots are being held by teams from one country!) we thought we’d put together a list of some of the pubs where you can watch the games across the Island...

Newly refurbished, Hogs Head opens just in time for the big match. Super fans can now book a booth package, some of which include individual TV screens or watch on the two large projector screens that take pride of place in the pub. Hogs Head has long been the go to pub for live sport, entertainment and great atmosphere in Newport. Serving food all day and a small but sunny beer garden, it’s one of the number one choices for football fans.

The Joshua and Ruiz JR fight is also being shown after the Champions League final on 1st June.

Hogs Head

A true village pub, Ye Olde Village Inn is pulling out all the stops for the matches this week. The games will be shown on a giant 5x3m screen and coupled with the usual mix of great home-cooked food and an excellent selection of real ales. There is also an outside bar if the weather is fine.

Ye Olde Village Inn

Ye Olde Village Inn

Scruffy Jack’s is a classic sports bar housed in Sandown Pier. One of the most popular places to watch football, If they’re not showing a specific game you want when you go in, just ask them and they’ll do their best to find it for you! The bar is a true sports and fun bar, with pool table and quiz machines making it the ideal place for parents to escape while the kids enjoy the other activities available on the pier.

Scruffy Jack’s Sports Bar

Off the beaten path, The Crab & Lobster Tap in Ventnor is a great spot to watch the games. They have five screens available where they show a variety of live sport, providing both Sky Sports & BT Sports. The pub is one of the very few on the Island to have a proper underground beer cellar, with barrels stored directly under the pumps to give a nice short run and perfect temperature.

This small pub is very popular so head in early to bags a good spot!

The Crab & Lobster Tap

Right on Cowes parade The Globe has a roof terrace that boasts spectacular views of the Solent with sunshine until sunset. Offering a 110″ TV showing all the sports, football fans can enjoy beer pitchers, buckets of beer, house prosecco, craft gin and tonics plus the American “Rib Shack” menu features meat and vegetables, all smoked in-house right on site!

The Globe Sports Lounge and Kitchen

With large screens for the big sporting occasions, The Pavillion Bar is housed in one of Ryde’s most historic venues. Dating back to 1927, the bar has been recently refurbished, blending modern comforts with classic Edwardian architecture and offers a host of food and drink deals, perfect for hungry fans.

The Pavilion Bar & Grill

The Globe Sports Lounge and Kitchen





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Taste of the Wight is the Isle of Wight’s free local guide to food and drink. Now in its fifth year, it has cemented itself as the number one, independent companion for eating out on the Island.

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