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    Wigan Athletic - Saturday 14th October 2017
    DW Stadium
    Capacity: 25,023 (all seated)
    Address: Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UZ


    Any thoughts?

    The following I from the Football Ground Guide site:
    http://www.footballgroundguide.com/l...-for-away-fans

    Simon Wright a visiting West Bromwich Albion fan informs me; 'Beside the away turnstiles is an entrance to the large indoor Marquee Bar, specifically for the use of away fans. It has the usual bar, big screen television and sells pies, as well as teas and coffees. It's a great comfortable facility and welcomes families.' I was particularly impressed with this facility and with a stage on one side and low lighting, I was almost waiting for the dancers to emerge! However on my last visit the queues to get served were quite long eventhough there wasn't a particularly large away following in attendance. Otherwise the traditional pub for away fans visiting the DW stadium is the Red Robin, which is only a few minutes walk away from the ground opposite the Cinema Complex.

    The centre of town is about a 20 minute walk away where you will find a Wetherspoons outlet called the 'Moon Under Water' which was popular with away supporters on my last visit. Also worth a visit is the award winning 'Anvil' pub, which is located next to the bus station. Both these pubs are listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Also worth a mention is the Berkeley on Wallgate (near the railway station). This fair sized pub, had a good mix of home and away supporters on my last visit, serves five ever changing real ales and shows Sky Sports on a huge screen. Otherwise alcohol is available inside the stadium. Andrew MacGregor adds; 'The Swan and Railway pub opposite North Western railway station was very welcoming. They encouraged us to put our Reading flag up in the window and were very pleasant to us all'.

    On the concourse alcohol is available in the form of draught Worthingtons and Carling (both 3.20 a pint). There are two counters serving beer and to try and bring some the order, at the largest one there is a queuing system in force which is overseen by the stewards. Plus there is a limit of buying two pints per person, so can you can get served relatively quickly compared to some other grounds. My only slight gripe is that no food is served from these outlets, meaning that you have to queue up again at a different counter for that. On occassions where the away end is sold (or almost sold out) then the Marquee Bar is opened at half time too.
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    The anvil is a cracking pub, definitely the best in Wigan and ale-heads will love the choice and the prices. I expect it'd be rammed but it's a great pub and really friendly.

    There is also a 'tap' near north western station which is good. Wigan is a bit like central Southend for pubs. A bit *****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pubey View Post
    The anvil is a cracking pub, definitely the best in Wigan and ale-heads will love the choice and the prices. I expect it'd be rammed but it's a great pub and really friendly.

    There is also a 'tap' near north western station which is good. Wigan is a bit like central Southend for pubs. A bit *****.
    ...and it's got a pier

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCC View Post
    ...and it's got a pier
    My personal view is that Wigan Pier is in breach of the trade descriptions act

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pubey View Post
    My personal view is that Wigan Pier is in breach of the trade descriptions act

    What - there's not even an ice cream kiosk on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pubey View Post
    My personal view is that Wigan Pier is in breach of the trade descriptions act

    Can't see Jamie and Jimmy setting up shop there. A bit snug.
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    What no train!!
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    Would definitely recommend the Anvil from our visit two years ago, proper football boozer with loads of memorabilia on the walls, loads of decent ales and from memory most were well under 3 a pint. Can't remember, but would be amazed if they didn't serve pie and peas - it's exactly that kind of place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCC View Post
    Would definitely recommend the Anvil from our visit two years ago, proper football boozer with loads of memorabilia on the walls, loads of decent ales and from memory most were well under 3 a pint. Can't remember, but would be amazed if they didn't serve pie and peas - it's exactly that kind of place.
    It's still cheap as chips for a good selection of ale, and they're a friendly bunch in there

    I don't think it does food. Just walk around the corner to galloways for a pie to eat on your way down to the ground.
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    Oh, and also this place was good but I only had time for a quick half on the way back to the station. It's a bit more craft beer vibe but has this week been voted best pub in Greater Manchester:

    http://www.wigancentral.bar/

    http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....ice=responsive

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCC View Post
    Oh, and also this place was good but I only had time for a quick half on the way back to the station. It's a bit more craft beer vibe but has this week been voted best pub in Greater Manchester:

    http://www.wigancentral.bar/

    http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....ice=responsive
    Yep seconded
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