The Black Sheep
Welcome to the Blacksheep Bar and Club Lounge, a stylish and contemporary café bar located in the heart of Ryde. Whether you are out for a drink, looking for a delicious meal or want to listen to superb live music, it’s the perfect venue for any occasion. 

Our calendar of events features some of the Islands finest musicians alongside appearances from top international performers as well as up and coming artists from the UK music scene. Plus watch this space for news of upcoming Burlesque, Comedy, Tasting events and more…

The Club Lounge is also available for private hire and is perfect for parties whether you are looking for something for 15, 50 or 150. So if you’re thinking of having a party, click on the ‘Parties and Hire’ tab above to find out more! 

Opening Times

1 January - 25 May 2014
Monday - Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday - Thursday 10am - 11pm
Friday - Saturday 10am -  2am

26 May -  7 September 2014
Monday - Thursday                 10am - 11pm
Friday - Saturday                     10am - 2am

We open on Sundays too from 6 July to 31 August 2014
Sunday                                    12 noon - 11pm

8 September - 8 December 2014
Monday - Friday                       10am - 5pm
Wednesday - Thursday            10am - 11pm
Friday - Saturday                      10am - 2am

Christmas opening times to be published nearer the time!
We will also open at unscheduled times for private hire - please enquire for more details 01983 811006 or email

Food Service

Monday & Tuesday 12 noon until 3pm & when open Mon & Tues evening 6pm - 9pm
Wednesday to Saturday      12 noon until 3pm & 6pm until 9pm
Sunday                                12 noon until 3pm & 6pm until 9pm when open Sundays

Check opening dates & times above

Latest News

UK Festival Awards 2014 - Isle of Wight up for top awards!

Wednesday 8 October

We all know and LOVE the Isle of Wight Festival and you will be pleased to hear it's been nominated by the public for top UK Festival Awards; so now's the time to let your fingers do the walking and get voting! Nominated for: Best Major Festival and Headline Performance of the Year by The Red Hot Chili Peppers! 
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Currently recruiting & getting ready for party time!

Friday 10 October

We are currently recruiting and are looking for some exceptional staff to join our exceptional team. With some new plans afoot for a long overdue refurb too, The Blacksheep is entering exciting times - now's the time to be a part of it. For more information click on the 'Jobs' tab at the bottom of our website. Or just send in a CV to 
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