Now this is one for all you lovers of live music...The Black Sheep Bar in Ryde. Partially owned by John Giddings who promotes the Isle of Wight Festival, this is the place to see live bands throughout the year. Friday nights see the best bands from the island take to the stage and wow the crowds, and Saturdays step things up a notch as a whole selection of DJs work their magic.
There’s a red and black theme throughout the bar and the sofas upstairs make welcoming places to curl up and enjoy the ambience over a drink or two. The terrace is always busy too and thanks to the heat lamps it’s even comfortable if you stay outside until late in the evening. The Black Sheep is a cafe bar and it hosts all kinds of events throughout the year.
Sample something from the tapas-style menu and take your time over a glass of wine...and make sure you check what’s on before you visit as the bar hosts stars of international fame as well as the up and coming. The Black Sheep is the kind of bar where anything goes and there’s always something happening, and it has a loyal following across the island.