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Isle of Man TT Places to Eat and Drink

Places to Eat and Drink around the Isle of Man TT 

Whilst there’s no racing taking place over on the Isle of Man, there’s plenty of great bars, restaurants, cafes and pubs to try out! Check out our list of our favourite pubs and restaurants on the Isle of Man…

Oscar’s (previously Artisan)

Whether you’re looking for a ‘light bite’ at lunchtime or something more substantial in the evening, there is an impressive selection of gourmet food to choose from and a ‘daily specials menu’ featuring the freshest locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Oscar’s hosts a wide choice of wines and a new range of international beers and ciders. A stylish interior, table services and a great way to relax during the height of the races.

Oscar’s was relaunched in April 2019, previously known as Artisan, and boosts to be the new hot spot in Douglas.

Address: 28 Victoria St, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2LE
Phone number: 01624 667917
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 11am – 11:30pm, Friday – Saturday 11am – 1am
Food Hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 2.30pm/5pm – 9pm, Saturday – 11am – 9pm
Facilities: Disabled Facilities, Food Available, Functions Catered, Wi-Fi

Brendan O’Donnells

A fabulous Irish pub with plenty of charm, regular live music and a warm welcome. The Guinness is exceptional and the Irish hospitality second to none. Brendan O’Donnells is a busy vibrant pub in the centre of Douglas with a great crowd of locals and a strong interest in horse racing.

Address: 16-18 Castle St, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2EU
Phone number: 01624 621566
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday Noon until 11pm, Friday and Saturday Noon until Midnight.
Facilities: Disabled Facilities, Live Sports, Pub Games, Regular Events

The Bridge

The Bridge on Douglas Quay and its popular outdoor patio area directly overlook Douglas Marina. The pub may appear deceptively small from the outside, however, step inside and you will discover a spacious interior with a real quayside feel. Enjoy a warm welcome from the team in this recently refurbished house that offers a choice of great value quality food in the light and airy dining area.

Address: 8-9 North Quay, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM14LQ
Phone number: 01624 675268
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 11.00 – 2.30pm/5.30pm – 9pm, Sunday Brunch 11am – 4pm
Food Hours: Sunday- Thursday 12pm-11pm, Friday- Saturday 12-12am
Facilities: Disabled Facilities, Food Available, Garden Area, Live Sports, Pub Games, Regular Events, Traditional Beers, Wi-Fi

Castle Arms

Quaint, cosy and full of charm from a bygone era. ‘The Glue Pot’ as it is far better known sits right on the harbour in Castletown and is literally a stone’s throw from Castle Rushen. The story goes that it was built in 1750 by a wealthy man for his daughter and since then the building has been many things before finally becoming the pub we know and love today.

The name ‘glue pot’ derives from when smugglers used to pop in for some light refreshment and find it difficult to leave and the name just stuck. This pub is a hot spot for the World Tin Bath Races, the Southern 100 and the Manx rally.

The Glue Pot boasts it’s the closest pub to any castle wall in the UK and the only pub to appear on a currently circulated bank note.

Address: The Quayside, Castletown, Isle of Man, IM91LD
Phone number: 01624 824673
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday Noon – 11pm, Friday and Saturday Noon – Midnight
Facilities: Food Available, Functions Catered, Garden Area, Live Sports, Pub Games, Regular Events, Traditional Beers

Cat With No Tail

The Cat With No Tail is a family-friendly pub where the atmosphere and bar staff are very welcoming. Whether you’re after good food in inviting surroundings or a place to catch up with friends, The Cat’s the place to come.

There’s a large beer garden with a children’s play area that enjoys breathtaking views of the hills. Inside threre’s a spacious bar, large lounge and a bright and airy conservatory.

The Cat With No Tail also ranks number three in the top cask ale pubs in the Isle of Man.

Address: Hailwood Court Hailwood Avenue Douglas Isle of Man, IM27EA
Phone number: 01624 616364
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 12 noon til 11pm, Friday – Saturday 12 noon till midnight
Food Hours: Monday – Friday 12pm – 2.30pm/5pm – 8pm, Saturday 12pm – 2.30pm/4.30pm – 8pm, Sunday 12pm – 3pm/4.30pm – 7.30pm
Facilities: Child Friendly, Disabled Facilities, Food Available, Functions Catered, Garden Area, Live Sports, Parking, Play Area, Pub Games, Regular Events, Traditional Beers

Central Hotel

The Central is a small but cosy pub with a friendly group of locals. This is a great pub to watch the TT races from as you can’t get much closer to the course and all the action.

Address: Bowring Road, Ramsey Isle of Man, IM81AH
Phone number: 01624 813177
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 12 noon – 11pm, Friday and Saturday 12 noon – 1am
Facilities: Disabled Facilities, Parking, Pub Games, Regular Events, Traditional Beers

Grandstand Beer Tent

Address: The Grandstand Douglas
Opening hours: Open 11:30 until Midnight Everyday
Facilities: Child Friendly, Garden Area, Live Sports, Parking, Pub Games, Regular Events, Live Music

The Creek Inn

Situated on the Quayside, overlooking Peel Hill and the New Marina, The Creek Inn is open from 10am every day. With locally brewed Okell’s ales and up to 10 ever-changing guest beers available all year round, The Creek Inn is a Real Ale drinkers paradise, a Cask Marque pub and an active CAMRA supporter.

Excellent home-cooked pub food is served every day from 12pm up until 10pm from this family run establishment which has a traditional lounge. Local & UK bands play every weekend throughout the year and nightly during the TT & MGP in the separate bar area.

With a large outside seating area, The Creek Inn is the focal point of Peel down on the Quay, especially during the TT & Manx Grand Prix and is probably the Island’s best loved Freehouse.

Address: Station Road, Peel, IM5 1AT
Phone number: (01624) 842216
Opening hours: 10am until Midnight (7 days a week)
Facilities: Child Friendly, Disabled Facilities, Food Available, Functions Catered, Live Sports, Parking, Pub Games, Regular Event, Traditional Beers, Wi-Fi

The Creg-ny-Baa

This famous public house, situated on the corner of one of the fastest stretches of the IOM TT course, is a favourite family destination because of the home-style cooking and friendly atmosphere.

If you are looking for traditional, typical country pub food and fine cuisine with excellent customer service on the Isle of Man, The Famous Creg provides the perfect answer. Offering traditional cooked food, at every day prices, in a clean and totally smoke free establishment with relaxing restaurant and bar areas, where families can enjoy a home from home atmosphere.

Address: Mountain Road, Onchan,Isle of Man, IM4 5BP
Phone number: 01624 676948
Food hours: Lunchtimes: 12 noon – 2 pm daily (Sunday lunch is a four course roast menu – Booking advisable), Evenings: Tue – Sat: 5pm – 9pm Sun: 5pm – 8pm
Facilities: Home cooked food, fresh local produce, family friendly business, friendly and excellent service, child friendly, live sports, garden area, parking

Crosby Hotel

The Crosby is a fabulous pub sitting right on the TT course. It serves extremely good food in a welcoming atmosphere and features a children’s play area.

This is a great community pub popular with families. A brilliant spot from where to watch the racing.

Address: Main Road, Crosby, Isle of Man, IM4 2DQ
Phone number: (01624) 851293
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 12 noon – 3pm and 5pm – 11pm, Friday and Saturday 12 noon – Midnight, Sunday 12 noon until 11pm.
Food Hours: Monday – Saturday 12pm – 2pm/5pm – 8pm, Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Facilities: Child Friendly, Disabled Facilities, Food Available, Functions Catered, Garden Area, Live Sports, Parking, Play Area, Pub Games, Regular Events, Traditional Beers

The Ginger Hall Hotel

The Ginger Hall is instantly recognizable by its colour. Inside the welcoming one room bar area, there is a real fire in colder months and an impressive beer engine dominating the bar. The beer engine dispenses Moorhouses and local Ales.

Each window has an impressive black and white picture of a TT bike rider and a large TT map on the ceiling too. As well as a popular restaurant that also does reasonably prices take away food, the Ginger Hall does accommodation some of which is en-suite.

Address: Ginger Hall Hotel, Ballamanagh Road, Sulby, Isle of Man, IM7 2HB
Phone number: Tel: 01624 897231
Food hours: Tues – Sat 12 – 9pm, Sun 12 – 3pm, Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays food served 12 – 6pm)
Facilities: There is a public bar, where 3 cask ales and bar meals are available 7 days a week. The separate restaurant, serves traditional food and is also a great location for any private function. There is a child friendly beer garden and ample parking.

Manx Arms

The atmosphere at the Manx Arms is relaxed and inviting. The landlord and bar staff are extremely friendly and a warm welcome is guaranteed. This is the perfect place to while away an evening or an afternoon. There are three separate seating areas as well as some outside patio areas for those rare balmy summer evenings.

There is a complete mix of customers, ranging from 18 to 88, and always something going on. With pub games such as pool, darts and dominoes, live music most weekends, the occasional karaoke night as well as large screen TVs for the sports – there really is something for everyone.

This is a proper, busy and buzzing pub.

Address: Main Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM31BE
Phone number: (01624) 675484
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 12 noon – 11pm, Friday to Sunday 12 noon – midnight
Facilities: Disabled Facilities, Garden Area, Live Sports, Parking, Pub Games, Regular Events, Traditional Beers

Mines Tavern

The Mines Tavern is a little Manx gem close by the Laxey tram station. There is an overwhelming feel of belonging when you enter this pub, like you want to snuggle in for the day and become part of the furniture. The food is good solid traditional pub fare and caters for all tastes.

From the quirky tram-shaped bar to the endearing traditional Manx touches dotted about, it really is a feast for the eyes. As you head out into the beer garden you are greeted by a variety of seating options, some of which are covered and heated and all of which have a great outlook as the tables gently spill into the station.

There is also a children’s play area so there really is something to keep every member of the family entertained. The Mines Tavern is highly recommended for a slice of Manx heritage, its quirky traditional feel and homely inviting welcome.

Address: Captains Hill, Laxey, Isle of Man, IM4 7AY
Phone number: (01624) 861484
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 12 noon – 11pm, Friday and Saturday 12 noon – 12 midnight
Facilities: Child Friendly, Food Available, Functions Catered, Garden Area, Live Sports, Parking, Play Area, Pub Games, Regular Events, Traditional Beers, Wi-Fi

The Mitre

The Mitre in Kirk Michael is the oldest pub on the Island. It’s wonderfully quaint with a double helping of old-fashioned hospitality. Nothing seems too much trouble and you are made to feel very welcome. Inside there are open fires and stunning old beams and outside there is a fantastic beer garden with breathtaking views.

The Mitre serves delicious home cooked traditional meals all week (Mon-Sun) at lunch and teatime and a fabulous roast with all the trimmings on a Sunday lunchtime.

We love this pub for its olde worlde charm, great food and friendly atmosphere.

Address: Main Road, Kirk Michael, Isle Of Man, IM6 1AJ
Phone number: (01624) 878244
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 12pm – 11pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm – 12pm
Food Hours: Monday 12pm – 2pm, Tuesday – Friday 12pm – 2pm/5pm – 8pm, Saturday 12pm – 8pm, Sunday 12pm – 4pm
Facilities: Child Friendly, Disabled Facilities, Food Available, Functions Catered, Garden Area, Live Sports, Parking, Play Area, Pub Games, Regular Events, Traditional Beers

The Prospect

The Prospect is a real beer drinkers’ pub with up to eight different beers on offer each week. Located in the heart of the Island’s financial district, this pub is particularly popular with local office workers who regularly pop in for a quick pint at lunchtime.

To complement the great beer selection, there is an impressive and much talked about lunch and ever-changing ‘Specials’ board or for those looking for something a little lighter or a coffee.

The Prospect is Number Two in the top Cask Ale Pubs in the Isle of Man.

Address: Prospect Hill, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM11ET
Phone number: (01624) 616773

Quarterbridge Hotel

The Quarterbridge Hotel is something of an institution. Iconic for a number of reasons not least for its position on the TT course. It is a good traditional community pub and services a range of customers.

Popular with sports teams from the NSC next door as well as those living in the area. To be fair, the building has probably seen better days and is looking a bit frayed around the edges but to be honest it only adds to the charm.

Address: Quarterbridge, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM21HB
Phone number: (01624) 671008
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 3.30pm – 11.30pm. Friday 2.30pm – Midnight. Saturday 12 noon – Midnight. Sunday 12 noon – 11.30pm.
Facilities: Functions Catered, Garden Area, Live Sports, Parking, Pub Games, Regular Events, Traditional Beers

The Railway

Dating from 1874 The Railway is the latest Heron and Brearley pub on North Quay to have been given a total interior makeover with a design that ingeniously bridges the gap between industrial and retro, with a side order of urban incorporated for good measure.

Expect a dramatic space where the mood is unashamedly contemporary, with exposed brickwork and a wealth of textured natural finishes, complemented by cleverly conceived lighting.

Address: Railway Hotel, Banks Circus, Douglas, Isle Of Man, IM15AB
Phone number: (01624) 670773
Opening hours: Sunday- Thursday 12pm- 11pm, Friday and Saturday 12 pm- 12am
Food Hours: Monday – Friday 12pm – 2pm/5pm-8.30pm, Saturday 12pm – 6pm, Sunday 12- 5pm
Facilities: Disabled Facilities, Food Available, Live Sports, Pub Games, Regular Events, Traditional Beers, Wi-Fi

Raven Hotel

The Raven is a fabulous country pub with a load of character and an inviting welcome. There is lovely warm atmosphere and you really feel like you could settle in for the day quite happily. This is a fantastic pub to watch the TT races from, if you can’t get a good spot outside then there is a web-cam set on the bridge and linked to the television inside. Enjoy a pint of Ravens Claw (a beer brewed exclusively for this pub) in cosy surroundings and watch the action – what could be better?

Address: Ballaugh Bridge, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, IM7 5EG
Phone number: (01624) 896128
Opening hours: 12noon till midnight every night.
Food Hours: Monday – Saturday 12pm – 2pm/5pm – 9pm, Sunday 12pm – 8pm
Facilities: Child Friendly, Disabled Facilities, Food Available, Functions Catered, Garden Area, Parking, Pub Games, Traditional Beers

The Sulby Glen

Located in one of the most beautiful and picturesque settings on the Island. The Sulby Glen Hotel & “Bistro” is a traditional country inn nestling at the foot of the beautiful Sulby Glen, offering uninterrupted views of mountains and glens.

Under the watchful eye of resident owners Rosemary and Eddie Christian, you can relax by the open log fire in the Bar or the homely legends Bistro. Recently substantial investment in upgrading the premises has introduced high quality bedrooms, with a traditional feel, enhancing what we would call the “Last Traditional Inn” on the Island.

A warm welcome and first class service is always guaranteed at the Sulby Glen Hotel, Manx hospitality is legendary and all the staff have gained their gold awards from the Manx Hospitality Awards. Home cooked food is their specialty and you can be sure to enjoy a gourmet delight prepared and cooked by the highly acclaimed chefs.

Address: Main Road Sulby Isle of Man, IM7 2HR
Phone number: +44 (0) 1624 897240

Swan Hotel

The Swan is a family friendly pub with a well earned reputation for serving good home-cooked food. Recently refurbished, the surroundings are very inviting and the welcome is equally charming.

Popular for its evening entertainment which includes Live Music, Quiz Nights, Karaoke, Discos and Food Themed Nights.

It is definitely worth a visit whether you’re a Ramsey local or dropping in from further afield.

Address: Parliament Square, Ramsey, Isle of Man, IM81AH
Phone number: (01624) 814236
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 12 noon – 11pm, Friday and Saturday 12 noon – 1am. Sunday 12 noon – 12 midnight
Food Hours: Monday – Sunday 12.30pm – 2.30pm, Monday – Thursday 6pm – 8.30pm
Facilities: Child Friendly, Disabled Facilities, Food Available, Functions Catered, Garden Area, Live Sports, Pub Games, Regular Events, Traditional Beers

The Woodbourne

This pub has magnificent gothic features, and there are 3 bars including a fabulously quirky Gents Bar and a large pool room (used as a function room, holds 50 comfortably). Often used by Okells to test its latest bitters also specializing in ales from around the UK ( Eight Beer Engines all in use ).

You are guaranteed a truly delicious pint here. The Landlord and his team are very welcoming as are the locals.

The Woodbourne is the Number One Cask Ale Pub in the Isle of Man.

Address: Alexander Drive, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 3QF
Phone number: 01624 676754
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 3pm-midnight, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-midnight
Facilities: Child Friendly, Disabled Facilities, Live Sports, Pub Games, Regular Events, Traditional Beers, Function room, Live music

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to venues to eat, drink and watch the TT over on the Isle of Man so make sure you take advantage of as many as possible.  Why not check out the course guide to find out where the best place is to watch the action unfold?

Information provided by Phil Wain.