In a bid to bring the drink of the people to the beautiful game, Watford F.C have confirmed that they will be stocking the most extensive selection of cask ales currently available in the Premier League, and perhaps across English football.

Last season, the catering partners of Watford F.C, Fabulous Fan Fayre, worked alongside Tring Brewery to supply the flagship golden ale Side Pocket for a Toad. This was very well received by fans in home supporters’ stands so much so, that it was decided to open a dedicated real ale bar.

The brand new Real Ale Bar will launch at this weekend’s match against Southampton in the Upper Graham Taylor Stand concourse, with an offering of five ales in varying strengths and styles. These will include a West Coast-Style IPA and a dark, smooth stout.

Vicarage Road Stadium was built by Benskins Brewery of Watford in 1922, and opened for the August 30th home fixture against Millwall. This link led to an old nickname for the team as ‘the brewers’ – making Watford F.C an apt pioneer in embracing real ale.

The bar in the Upper Graham Taylor is also accessible from the Rookery, Lower Graham Taylor and Family Stands. Side Pocket for a Toad will also continue to be available in the Sir Elton John Stand.