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How to watch Euro 2024: Where in Kent you can see England play including Ballin’ Maidstone and Folkestone Harbour Arm

As the England men’s football team begins their Euro 2024 campaign next week, they carry the weight of the nation’s expectations after heartbreak at the previous tournament.

Gareth Southgate’s men lost the final against Italy in football’s cruelest possible way – a penalty shootout.

BALLIN' in Maidstone will be showing the Euro 2024 matches. Picture: BALLIN'
BALLIN' in Maidstone will be showing the Euro 2024 matches. Picture: BALLIN'

Millions of people will be hoping for a better result this year as the team heads to Germany for the summer tournament where they’ll face Serbia in their first match on June 16.

But where exactly is the best place to watch? Whether you want a friendly crowd, some food while you watch, or a buzzing atmosphere, here’s where in Kent you can watch the Three Lions campaign.

The Crayford Arms – 37 Crayford High Street, Dartford

For £30 punters can buy a Euro “season ticket” which will give you access to all the team’s group games and 24 hour pre-sale tickets for any of the knockout games.

The pub will be showing the games in a marquee on a large LED screen throughout the summer, as well as showing live entertainment after the games.

The Crayford Arms in Dartford is showing Euro 2024 matches. Picture: Crayford Arms
The Crayford Arms in Dartford is showing Euro 2024 matches. Picture: Crayford Arms

A single match ticket costs £12.50.

Ballin’ Maidstone – 87 & 88 Bank Street, Maidstone

The town centre site has dubbed itself the largest Euro 2024 fan park in Kent.

It’s offering free entry for all of England’s group games with a large screen and 22 additional screens which can accommodate 1,200 fans.

There will be live DJs before the game and for a parties afterwards, as well as beer and food available.

Multiple fans were arrested in Maidstone after England were beaten in the Euro 2020 final. Picture: UKNIP
Multiple fans were arrested in Maidstone after England were beaten in the Euro 2020 final. Picture: UKNIP
Police had to try and calm chaotic scenes after the final of the last tournament. Picture: UKNIP
Police had to try and calm chaotic scenes after the final of the last tournament. Picture: UKNIP

Tickets for a table in front of the giant screen – for up to eight guests - In Front Of Giant Screen - Up To 8 Guests

The Goods Yard – Folkestone Harbour Arm

Football fans will be returning to the coast to support Gareth Southgate and the Three Lions later this month.

A popular venue during the last competition and the World Cup, the Folkestone site offers a large screen and outdoor seating.

You will need a ticket to enter, with food and drink on offer as well.

England fans watching the Euro 2020 semi final match between England and Denmark at the Folkestone Harbour Arm. Picture: Andy Aitchison/Folkestone Harbour Arm
England fans watching the Euro 2020 semi final match between England and Denmark at the Folkestone Harbour Arm. Picture: Andy Aitchison/Folkestone Harbour Arm
You can watch the football again at the Folkestone Harbour Arm. Picture: Andy Aitchison/Folkestone Harbour Arm
You can watch the football again at the Folkestone Harbour Arm. Picture: Andy Aitchison/Folkestone Harbour Arm

The Eagle – 56 Brewer Street, Maidstone

The newly refurbished boozer will be showing the tournament with flags draped inside the pub.

Last February it received a £100,000 makeover which included a fresh lick of paint, new seating and a TV area to watch the sports.

There is also a games room with a pool table and darts boards.

The Goose – 23/25 King Street, Gravesend

This pub first hit KentOnline headlines back in 2018 after chaotic scenes outside when England beat Colombia in a penalty shootout during the World Cup.

Punters flooded the streets and one sunglass wearing man even managed to crowd surf… with his bike.

The moment a cyclist was lifted up by England fans following their last 16 victory over Colombia
The moment a cyclist was lifted up by England fans following their last 16 victory over Colombia
England fans celebrating outside The Goose in Gravesend. Picture: Fraser Gray
England fans celebrating outside The Goose in Gravesend. Picture: Fraser Gray

This time around, The Goose is offering drinks packages – named Geoff Thirst, Big Game and Lions – which offer a range of deals for anyone who wants to watch the game there.

Duke of Marlborough – 27 Union Street, Maidstone

Not far away, and just a road over, this pub describes itself as a “friendly town centre pub” which offers a range of sports and activities.

It regularly shows the football on its multiple screens, which are just a short walk from the town’s main street.

England fans celebrating outside The Goose in Gravesend. Picture: Fraser Gray
England fans celebrating outside The Goose in Gravesend. Picture: Fraser Gray

The Dugout Sports Bar and Kitchen – Cheriton Road, Folkestone

Describing itself as a “must-visit destination in the area”, The Dugout caters for the Isthmian League’s Folkestone Invicta F.C.

But it will be swapping Invicta supporters for England fans as it looks to welcome plenty of people for the upcoming matches.

The George and Dragon – 17 Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge

Boasting six indoor screens and a massive 85” outdoor screen, the George and Dragon will be showing all of the televised games.

There are plenty of tables outside, so punters will be hoping for sunny weather.

The George and Dragon pub in Tonbridge is showing the Euro 2024 matches this summer. Picture: George and Dragon pub
The George and Dragon pub in Tonbridge is showing the Euro 2024 matches this summer. Picture: George and Dragon pub

Matches Sports Bar – 11-14 Butchery Lane, Canterbury and Unit 3, Elwick Road, Ashford

These two sports bars in the south of Kent will both be looking to attract more sports fans for the tournament.

The Ashford site has 22 ultra HD screens as well as entertainment if you get bored at half-time, including shuffleboard, interactive darts, cashless pool, karaoke and gaming consoles.

Canterbury offers a similar experience, with both serving food, but has five more screens.

If you’re a pub, bar or business showing the England matches, email smcpolin@thekmgroup.co.uk to be included in this article.

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