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  • local info for your trip to Bristol on Saturday

    Please buy your tickets in advance as there will be
    NO PAY ON THE DAY and this will NOT be changed
    There is no hard copy match day programmes any more,
    on line version available free of charge on the web site.
    A hard copy can be purchased at a cost of five pounds,just ask for further info.

    Coming by road.
    Do NOT USE M4/M32 route and don't try to negotiate the roads and streets of Bristol
    YOU WILL GET LOST
    If you are coming by road use M4/M5 southbound to junction 18(Avonmouth) then follow signs A4 Bristol airport
    It looks the long way round but its quicker.
    Parking is normally in the streets around the area as long as you are there by 10:30am please don't block drive ways or park on corners.
    If you are coming by train there is a local train service to PARSON STREET from Bristol Temple Meads
    which leave at 25 minutes past the hour,some times on match days the 55 minutes pass the hour have an additional stop at Parson street.
    Good train times as most trains from the North or from the London direction arrive at quarter to the hour or quarter past the hour
    it takes you two thirds of the way to the ground and walk the rest of the way return by train to Bristol T.M. are at 37 minutes past the hour.
    Using PARSON STREET will save you having to negotiate the ticket gates at Bristol Temple meads as there are no ticket gates at Parson Street
    You will pass Sainsburys on the left with restaurant,Robins pub again on your left hand side
    When you approach the ground I suggest you walk past wickes using the pavement
    as the concourse area behind the big new stand gets very congested with bodies
    Please make sure you get your train ticket showing PARSON STREET
    We are trying to promote PARSON STREET for football fans till Ashton gate halt comes on line.
    Split train tickets are available to Bristol from the London area using didcot parkway a your split ticket option
    Group save tickets are available(one third off) on GWR trains but not cross country trains
    If there are at least three of you arriving by train get a taxi
    Make sure the taxi driver drops you in the Ashton Road end as it a very long walk round from the other end
    or use the brown buses from the bottom of the incline of the station.
    Which depart approximate 13:55pm with returns just after the match finishes
    On your return to London or the North the trains leave Bristol Temple Meads at 17:30pm and I think you will struggle to get back to Bristol Temple meads for 17:30pm
    Casualty and Holby City were filmed in the City don't ask me about either of the programmes cos I think their both rubbish
    The young ones was also filmed in the BS7 area of the City(actually its Bishopston)
    Finally the block of flats on the left behind the dolman stand side as you are in the away end is "the" block of flats in "fools and horses"
    Bring your camera and turn up early if you want to take any photo's
    Pubs possibly best one are in the cumberland road basin area novia scotia pump house and the cottage.

    BBC Radio station is radio Bristol which has frequencies and 94:9 and DAB (and 95:5 up till 3pm),
    and the match commentary will be on BBC radio Bristol

    Please circulate to any other football forums and footy fans you may deem fit
    If you need any further info,don't be afraid to ask



  • #2
    Remember I parked.near the away end in a paying car park .
    It took over hour to get out as only one car got out every 5 minutes due to on coming traffic.
    If u do drive , park well aware from the ground .

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    • #3
      Any ideas on best pub(s) for away fans?

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      • #4
        Do we still get squeezed into the corner of the ground or are there decent view tickets available? Unclear on offish as to where tickets are seated. I've been squuezed into the corner there before and couldn't see a thing.

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        • #5
          You will get the whole of the Atyeo end,irrespective of how many tickets you sell.

          Pubs along Cumberland Road or Weatherspoons at Bristol Temple Meads

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          • #6
            Originally posted by infoman View Post
            You will get the whole of the Atyeo end,irrespective of how many tickets you sell.

            Pubs along Cumberland Road or Weatherspoons at Bristol Temple Meads
            Am I right on thinking that a few years ago Qpr fans got a boat trip from the harbourside bars and then drank the opposite side which became a quicker walk to the ground?

            Is such a route possible or am I imagining it? Where does this boat go from?

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            • #7
              You can travel by boat from Bristol temple meads to the Cottage then a walk to the ground.Don't use the Vauxhall footbridge as it is CLOSED.Make your way towards the Cumberland basin road complex to cross the river on the bus/pedestrian old footbridge.

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              • #8
                Boat trip to the ground and 12 return

                https://www.bristolferry.com/waterbus/

                Local pub is the Cottage Inn.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mem View Post
                  Any ideas on best pub(s) for away fans?
                  I wouldn't mind giving 'The Llandoger Trow' a go: it's a few centuries old and is linked with Treasure Island and Robinson Crusoe, which is quite appropriate as we do seem to be adrift at the moment. It isn't near the ground though, but it's on the way back to Bristol Temple Meads and worth considering particularly if sanity demands leaving the game at half time.

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