You can hardly avoid it when you walk towards the stadium. Just under the viaduct you suddenly see a familiar face on your right in a special outfit. It is the striking head of former Burnley manager Sean Dyche, but is depicted like a kind of stately portrait of Henry VIII. It's pub, The Royal Dyche, is the ideal place to have a good pint before the game. What's even better, you can drink 'Royal Dyche Lager' there.
The pub used to be called The Princess Royal, but after Dyche guided Burnley to European football for the first time in more than 50 years in 2018, the owner and season ticket holder Justine decided to give the place a different name. Much to Sean Dyche's delight by the way, although the red-bearded manager himself hoped that the pub would be renamed 'The Handsome Ginger Fella'.