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03 March 2010 19:30 Post ID: #97873

For eating and drinking close to the stadium at Barnsley try the Metrodome complex (not cheap) S71 1AN, or the East Dene Working Mens' Club, 111 Doncaster Road, S70 1UD (small entrance fee) or nearby, for real ale, try the Dove Inn, 102 Doncaster Road, S70 1TP.

The town centre is not recommended.

(Added by Ken Malley and written for The PST)



Food and drink outlets around the Amex stadium at Falmer are few and far between; the couple of pubs that are within walking distance are usually home fans only.

You are best off stopping in the town centre around the rail station. Once there you will be spoilt for choice. A personal favourite that is within a couple of hundred yards of the station is the CAMRA pub, Evening Star, 55/56 Surrey Street, BN1 3PB. From there you seem to find another pub every fifty yards or so.


Local transport is no longer free with match tickets!

We don't usually interfere in the way anyone supports our team but it is worth commenting on how certain 'banter' may be received at the Amex stadium. Brighton supporters are very very sensitive about homophobic chants - eg “does your boyfriend know you're here”. It may seem amusing to us, but they hear it all the time and HATE it.

Please be aware that there is likely to be zero tolerance by stewards to such chants at the Amex next Saturday.

(Added by Ken Malley and written for The PST)



Name: The Fernhurst Hotel
Address: 466 Bolton Road, Blackburn, BB2 4JP.

This one we used this season, briefly for a quick pint prior to the game last season (2008/09). A little bit pricier than some areas of Blackburn but pretty packed with Pompey fans. Parking available.

Its about 5 mins walk, max, to Ewood Park - here are directions...

Walking directions to Blackburn Rovers Football Club
0.2 mi – about 4 mins

The Fernhurst Hotel
466 Bolton Road, Blackburn, BB2 4JP.

1. Head northwest on A666/Bolton Rd toward Stewart St 0.2 mi
2. Turn right at Tweed St 102 ft

Blackburn Rovers Football Club
Ewood Park, Nuttall St, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 4JF.

(Added by Ken/pompeyrug/Rob/Dazza0410)


Name: The Golden Cup
Address: 610 Blackburn Rd, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 0AJ.

This one we used by Ken a couple of times. Good friendly pub, mixed fans and good prices – a little further from the ground but well worth it, and not exactly a million miles away either! Parking around too.

Its about 20 mins walk to Ewood Park - here are directions...

Walking directions to Blackburn Rovers Football Club
1.1 mi – about 21 mins

The Golden Cup
610 Blackburn Rd, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 0AJ.

1. Head northwest on A666/Blackburn Rd toward A666
Continue to follow A666 1.1 mi
2. Turn right at Tweed St 102 ft

Blackburn Rovers Football Club
Ewood Park, Nuttall St, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 4JF.

(Added by Ken/pompeyrug)



Name: The Burnley Cricket Club Ltd
Address: Belvedere Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 4BN.

Ample parking, walking distance from ground!

Fantastic, used this season (2009/10) you get cheap beer with plenty of room, on the whole – if the weather is nice you easily spill outside, 5 mins walk to the ground no matter how much you have drunk!

Its about 5 mins walk to Turf Moore - here are directions...

Walking directions to Burnley Football Club
0.3 mi – about 6 mins

The Burnley Cricket Club Ltd
Belvedere Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 4BN
01282 422 089

1. Head east on Hobart St toward A6114/Belvedere Rd 59 ft
2. Turn right at A6114/Belvedere Rd 0.2 mi
3. Turn left at Harry Potts Way
Destination will be on the left 0.1 mi

Burnley Football Club
Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 4BX

(Added by Ken/pompeyrug/Richie/UKTony)


Name: Belvedere & Calder Vale Sports Club
Address: Holden Rd, Burnley, Lancashire BB10 2LE.

A warm welcome for any Pompey fans visiting East Lancs... If you fancy a quiet pint.. then your more than welcome at Belvedere and Calder Vale sports club prior to the match.

Coaches welcome just give us a buzz if you need food.

Directions M65 J12 RIGHT TO Brierfield go straight through set of traffic lights half a mile after pass Oaks Hotel on left ..take immediate left after Hotel up Holden Road club on your left from here its 10 min drive to ground.

Need any info ring Chris 07769894049...

(PLEASE NOTE: I have not used myself, the problem with this one is it is a good 30-minute or more walk, but only a 5-minute or so drive.)




Name: The Beehive
Address: Warwick Rd, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1LH.

Use this season (2009/10) as it is a few hundred yards from the ground, ideal with a Rugby club opposite that could also be used if needed.

Its about 1 min walk to Brunton Park - here are directions...

Walking directions to Carlisle United FC
249 ft – about 1 min

The Beehive
Warwick Rd, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1LH

1. Head east on A69/Warwick Rd 174 ft
2. Turn left 75 ft

Carlisle United FC
Carlisle United FC, Thirlwell Gardens, Carlisle, Cumbria

(Added by Ken/pompeyrug/Richie)


Name: The Black Bull
Address: Brookhouse Road, Brookhouse, Lancaster LA2 9JP.

Found by Paul Banks (2009/10) as a lunch stop for his fans' coach on the way to Carlisle. www.black-bull-inn.co.uk/.

Popped in myself with Ken and Richie on our way through, would have been 'rude not to!' Cracking little place with decent drink and food that you can pre-order by arrangement.

Could also use this for Morecambe, Barrow and Workington.

(Added by Ken/pompeyrug/Richie)



Perhaps the first thing to mention for our trip to Coventry is that the Ricoh Arena has extensive parking restrictions in the roads all around the stadium. This effectively stops any casual parking within 2 km of the ground and is rigorously enforced by an army of traffic wardens.

On one corner of the stadium, near to the Club Shop is the Grosvenor Casino, which has a bar, has Sky Sports television and admits both home and away fans on matchdays.
They say that the Greyhound Inn, Sutton Stop, CV6 6DF, is a hidden gem. A traditional canalside pub that is also listed in the CAMRA. 20 minute walk along the canal to the stadium.

If you're prepared for a 20 minute walk then The Black Horse Inn, Coventry Road, Exhall,CV7 9FU is away fan friendly (last time I was there the landlord was prepared to ferry fans to the ground for a small consideration).

Another that is popular with away fans is the Longford Engine, 270 Bedworth Road, Longford, CV6 6BP

The Novotel Hotel on the M6/J3 is open for food and drink.

(Added by Ken Malley and written for The PST)



Name: The Eight Bells
Address: 89 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JS.

Used this season (2009/10) and it is a decent pub – gets absolutely jam-packed though! Can operate on a '1 out 1 in' policy, so you might have to wait if not early enough but not far to walk to the ground.

If coming in on the tube get off at the Putney Bridge station and it is just round the corner.

Its about 15 mins walk to Craven Cottage - here are directions...

Walking directions to Fulham Football Club (1987) Ltd
0.9 mi – about 17 mins

The Eight Bells
89 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JS

1. Head north on Fulham High St toward Gonville St 371 ft
2. Slight right at A219/Putney Bridge Approach
Continue to follow A219
Go through 1 roundabout 0.5 mi
3. Turn left at Doneraile St 0.2 mi
4. Turn right at Stevenage Rd
Destination will be on the left 0.1 mi

Fulham Football Club (1987) Ltd
Craven Cottage, Stevenage Road, London, SW6 6HH

(Added by pompeyrug/Ritchie/Rob)


Name: The White Horse
Address: 1-3 Parsons Green, London, SW6 4UL

Used this season (2009/10) but only briefly for a quick pint! If coming in on the tube get off at the Parsons Green stop go out the station turn right and keep walking up.

Jump back on the tube after and get off at Putney Bridge station then it is about 15 mins walk to the ground – basically follow Eight Bells directions.

(Added by pompeyrug/Ritchie/Rob)



Name: New Walton Club
Address: Walton Street, HU3 6JR.

A fantastic social club, cost £1 to get in but drinks are around 2 quid a pint - now that aint bad!

We parked in the car park there last season (2008/09), and were able to leave the car during the game, getting away was a bit of a pain but well worth it - I guess you could always 'nip in for a pint' after too, but you need to pay your quid again...

Really good one, and one we 'will' use again – we did (2009/10) and got away much easier this time! Literally 10 mins on foot, maximum, to the KC but some 20-30 mins from the train station I reckon, which is a pain.

(Added by Ken/pompeyrug)


Name: Polar Bear
Address: 229 Spring Bank, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU3 1LR.

See map - here.

About 10 mins from the Ground and 20 to the train station.

Friendly, Hull supporters pub - they even bought me a pint after the schoolyard game last year! Was 0-0 though!

Smoking area out back too!

If your walking from the station turn left and follow the main road until you get to the main junction (should be able to see Hull Daily Mail building). Turn left and walk down Spring Bank - go straight over at the lights and keep going - past Sainsbury's local - cross the road past Tesco Express and it's just on your left - The Polar Bear!

(See link for photo!)

Nice Boozer but no Car Park! Though could risk parking at Iceland HU3 1LP (just before the 2nd set of Pedestrian lights on the left!)


(Added by Barefoot Pompey)



Name: Wetherspoons
Address: 49 Piccadilly, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 2AP.

Used this one a couple of seasons back (2007/08), a typical 'spoons' really but it does not get too busy and it far enough from the ground for you to get a pint without being rammed.

Bonus with this pub is you literally go outside and almost cross the road and you are at the bus bay that constantly shuttles fans to the stadium – takes about 5-10mins and only cost £1. You then jump on it again at the end and they take you back.

That way you can park away from the ground for a slightly easier getaway!

(Added by Ken/pompeyrug/Rob)



Name: Stretford Ex-Servicemen's Club
Address: 30 Talbot Rd, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0PF.

This one was used this season (2007/08) prior to the FA Cup win.

A fantastic little club, a typical 'working mans club' type thing, similar to the one used at Hull. Cheap, which is good in my book!

Its about 15 mins walk, max, to Old Trafford - here are directions...

Walking directions to Old Trafford Stadium
0.7 mi – about 14 mins

Stretford Ex-Servicemen's Club
30 Talbot Rd, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0PF

1. Head west on A5014/Talbot Rd toward B5217/Seymour Grove 0.2 mi
2. Turn right at A5063/White City Way 0.1 mi
3. Turn left toward Chester Rd 0.2 mi
4. Turn left at Chester Rd 0.1 mi
5. Turn right at Sir Matt Busby Way
Destination will be on the left 0.1 mi

Old Trafford Stadium
Sir Matt Busby Way
Manchester, Trafford, M16

(Added by Ken/pompeyrug/Rob/Triv)



Name: Doctor Browns
Address: 135 Corporation Street, Boro. T51 1NA.

This Pub is situated maximum 10 min walk from the Visitors Gate - you can't miss it if you are walking from the Gate towards the town. Lots of Burger/kebab shops etc., just opposite. I preferred to walk into the town (just 5 mins) and had a lovely lunch in British Home Stores.

Parking a doddle. Mostly £3.00 per car and car parking adjacent the Visitors gate and just about anywhere else. Also, Taxi headquarters in car park adjacent Visitors gate.

PS: Sorry, did use the Pub and it was very good with lots of big TV screens playing live matches and historic matches. Pub is very prominent on a corner.

(Added by Gandor)



Name: The Goose
Address: 2 Eldon Gardens, Newcastle Upon Tyne. NE1 7RA.

Don't know when we're next going to need it (2008/09) - tee hee - but I suppose we might draw them in the cup!

At Newcastle we went to a pub called The Goose, which is near St James Park in the city centre.

Near the bus station and behind Eldon Square shopping mall - through the mall into the bus station and its off to the left across the road.

Quite friendly, a bit like a Wetherspoons, food reasonable prices & CHEAP BEER! (Fosters £1.98/pint!!!!) One for the file!

(Added by tracyc)



Name: The Red Robin
Address: Robin Park Road, Wigan. WN5

Just 5 mins from the ground.
Family friendly, food and Beer Garden.
Good mix of home and away fans.

Red Robin is right by the ground, predominantly for away fans although we chatted with some home fans and a real good pub.

(Added by UKTony/pompey4me)


Name: The Marquee
Address: The JJB Stadium, Loire Drive Robin Park, Wigan, WN5 0UH.

The Red Robin is pretty good, also the away end features it's own away supporters bar called the Marquee and, unlike Pompey, is not a marquee but part of the stand.

Quite good with sky sports coverage too.

(Added by Lemmi)

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