Franchise FC Sat 06/08/2005
Wetherspoons, 201 Midsummer Boulevard. MK9 1EA. From the station take the main road directly in front of you, the pub is on the left after about ¼ mile. Largish Wetherspoons with the usual selection of real ales and cheap food. About ½ mile from the National Hockey Stadium.
Gillingham Sat 20/08/2005
Will Adams, 73, Saxton St, ME7 5EG. Football-friendly pub about ¼ mile from Gillingham station towards the town centre. Selection of guest ales and real cider with good value food served on match days.
Torquay Utd Wed 24/08/2005 (League Cup)
Crown & Sceptre, 2, Petitor Road, TQ1 4QA. Petitor Road lies north of Plainmoor off St. Marychurch Road. 200-year-old stone coaching inn with real ale & good value food. Look out for the chamber pots (empty!) on the ceiling.
Bradford City Sat 27/08/2005
New Beehive, 171 Westgate, BD1 3AA. Well-preserved pub on the edge of the town centre about 1/3 mile from Bradford Forster Square station. Selection of unusual guest ales and a wide range of malt whiskies.
Chesterfield Tue 30/09/2003
Rutland Arms, 16 Stephenson Place, S40 1XL. At the foot of the famous crooked spire. Lively former Hogshead pub that is 5 minutes walk from the rail station and 10 minutes from Saltergate. It has around 8 real ales normally available and good value food.
Oldham Athletic Sat 24/09/2005
Ashton Arms, 28-30 Clegg Street, OL1 1PL. Free house below the town square shopping centre. Good range of real ales and a real cider in the summer (does this still count as the summer?). A short walk from Oldham Mumps station but about 1½ miles from Boundary Park so a taxi may be in order.
Huddersfield Town Sat 01/10/2005
Head of Steam, St Georges Square, HD1 1JB. Very handy for those arriving by train as the pub occupies part of the main building of Huddersfield railway station, which is about 15 minutes walk from the Galpharm stadium. Sister pub of its namesake at Euston, has a selection of real ales and an extensive, reasonably priced food menu.
Colchester Utd Sat 15/10/2005
The Dragoon, 82 Butt Road, CO3 3DA. Reputedly haunted real ale pub on the B1026 out of town towards Layer Road near the police station. The ground is about 10 minutes walk away. Adnams and guest beers sold and food available (if you’re brave try the ‘Texas style’ chilli!).
Brentford Sat 29/10/2005
Brewery Tap, 47 Catherine Wheel Road, TW8 8BD. Fullers beers and good food. Riverside pub about 10 minutes walk from the ground and from Brentford BR. Some Exiles will also visit the nearby Magpie & Crown, 128 High St, Brentford TW8 8EW. (Free House, no food) and possibly the Brentford Tandoori at some point after the game.
Doncaster Rovers Sat 19/11/2005
Tut 'n' Shive, 6 West Laith Gate, DN1 1SF. Traditional Ale House just a couple of minutes walk from Doncaster station. Good range of real ales served together with varied and cheap bar snacks menu.
Blackpool Tue 06/12/2005
Pump & Truncheon, Bonny Steet, FY1 5AR (opposite police station). Real ales and extensive good value food menu. Situated in Central Blackpool - behind the Waxworks, near to the Central Pier.
Hartlepool Utd Sat 10/12/2005
Jackson’s Wharf, The Highlights, Hartlepool Marina, TS24 0XN. Family-friendly nautically-themed pub next to the historic quay. Cameron’s beers and reasonably-priced good value food (including 2 for the price of one offers).
Yeovil Town Fri 23/12/2005
William Dampier, 97 Middle Street, BA20 1LN. Town-centre Wetherspoons with usual adequate selection of drinks and cheap food. It’s about 2 miles from here to the Huish.
Southend Utd Sat 31/12/2005
Cork & Cheese Ale House, 10 Talza Way, Victoria Plaza, SS2 5BG. Excellent real ale pub in the basement of the Victoria Plaza shopping centre near to Southend Victoria Station.