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BRISTOL ROVERS - Saturday 7th December 2019 3.00pm

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BRISTOL ROVERS - Saturday 7th December 2019 3.00 pm
Memorial Stadium
Capacity: 12,300
Address: Filton Avenue, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 0BF
Telephone: 0117 909 6648



Details for Southend United visit to Bristol Rovers can be found on the following:

Post 2; - Bristol Rovers By Road/Parking

Post 3, - Bristol Rovers Where to Drink

Post 4 - Bristol Rovers By Train

Post 5 - Bristol Rovers By Coach

Post 6 –- Bristol Rovers Ticket information

Post 7 - What’s the Ground like/Reviews

Some details in the following posts are from the excellent footballgroundguide site;
https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/memorial-ground-bristol-rovers.html

ALL THESE DETAILS OFFERED IN GOOD FAITH PLEASE CHECK CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING
IF YOU CAN FIND CHEAPER FARES PLEASE LET US KNOW.


This is your Forum please feel free to post anything relevant to this trip
 

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Bristol Rovers By Road/Parking

Exit M5 at junction 16 (Signposted Filton) and join the A38 (South) towards Bristol City Centre. The ground is about five miles down the A38. You will pass the large British Aerospace works and further on, you will pass on your left the Inn on the Green and the Gloucester pubs. You then pass the Wellington pub on your right and continuing along the A38 Gloucester Road, turn left into Filton Avenue. The entrance to the Club car park is the second right down this road. There is a fair amount of street parking around the sides and back of the Wellington pub. There is also the option of renting a private driveway near the Memorial Stadium via YourParkingSpace.co.uk.

Post Code for SAT NAV: BS7 0BF
 

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Bristol Rovers Where to Drink

There is a bar behind the clubhouse terrace at the ground that allows in away supporters. Not far from the Memorial Stadium on Gloucester Road is the Wellington. This pub which is owned by Bath Ales, serves food too and normally has a mix of home and away fans on matchdays. Also on Gloucester Road is a recently opened micropub called the Drapers Arms. Rhys Gwynllyw a visiting Wrexham supporter recommends the Annexe Inn on Seymour Road. Located half mile away from the stadium, this pub along with the Drapers Arms are listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. It is close to the County Cricket Ground, going further along the A38 towards Bristol. After passing an Indian Restaurant called Guru, turn left into Nevil Road and then right at the Sportsman Pub into Seymour Road. Other pubs near to the stadium such as the Queen Vic, the Anchor and the Royal Oak, are best avoided by visiting supporters. Please note that alcohol is not made available to away fans inside the stadium.

King Street Brew House
The King Street Brew House is a city centre pub & microbrewery located on the cobbled street corner of King Street and Welsh Back waterside. It is handily placed if you are arriving at Bristol Temple Meads railway station or going into the city centre before or after the game. The bar has up to 18 different beers on tap, some of which are produced on site & serves food from lunch time until late. In addition, the pub is family friendly, shows Sky/BT sports & has lots of space inside and out
 

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Bristol Rovers by Train

The nearest railway station is Filton Abbey Wood, which as Peter Moody informs me; 'is approximately 1.8 miles or 35 minutes walk away from the Memorial Stadium'. More likely though you will end up at Bristol Temple Meads which is about three miles away from the ground and is really too far to walk from, so you are probably best to jump in a taxi (cost about £10) or bus number 73 run from the railway station along Gloucester Road and past the Memorial Stadium.

Jon Brown a visiting Oxford United fan informs me; 'Montpelier Railway Station is also in walking distance of the Memorial Ground, taking around 25-30 minutes and is pretty much equidistant with Filton Abbey Wood. Along the walk from the station, there are several excellent pubs en route to the ground - not least the Annexe Inn and Drapers Arms, already listed on this website. Trains run reasonably regularly from Temple Meads to Montpelier, making it a much more attractive proposition for away fans than Filton or Parkway'

TRAINS

FROM LONDON

Cheapest tickets are ADVANCE SINGLES which MUST be bought in advance, prices vary the following are examples but prices may go up nearer the time;

10.30 London Paddington arrives Bristol Temple Meads at 12.14 £21.00 Advance single
11.30 London Paddington arrives Bristol Temple Meads at 13.14 £25.00 Advance single
12.00 London Paddington arrives Bristol Temple Meads at 13.41 £18.50 Advance single

Return
18.00 Bristol Temple Meads arrives London Paddington 19.37 £18.50 Advance single
18.30 Bristol Temple Meads arrives London Paddington 20.14 £18.50 Advance single

Tickets can be booked on line at the following link.
http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/timesandfares/London/Bristol/071219/1100/dep/071219/1730/dep

FROM SOUTHEND

Fares are being shown as £46.00 return. with ADVANCE SINGLES

Book your trains carefully as prices vary,

If your Travelling from Southend it’s worth considering the coach services which would be considerably cheaper and easier

As always all information is given in good faith, but please check out carefully for yourself before booking
 

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BRISTOL ROVERS by Coach

We are extremely lucky two have two different independent coach services to away games,
Details will be shown as soon as available

BLUES ON TOUR

SHRIMPERS TRUST.

See their websites for times, conditions and how to book.
 

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WHAT’S IT LIKE FOR AWAY FANS

Away supporters are mostly housed in an open terrace, located on one side of the Poplar Insulation (East) Stand. This area is open to the elements so you might get wet if it rains, plus it is difficult for away fans to really generate some noise from this area. Up to 1,100 away supporters can be accommodated on this terrace. If the weather is poor then it may be a better bet to head for one of the seats that are made available to away fans in the Brunel Group (South) Stand at one end of the ground. Although the stand is of the temporary variety it is covered, although it does have a number of supporting pillars running across the front of it, that may impede your view. On sale inside the stadium are Cornish Pasties baked by the Proper Cornish Food Company in Bodmin, Cornwall. The traditional meat pasty costs £4, whilst a Cheese and Onion Pasty costs £3.50. There are also Steak & Ale Pies (£4), Premium Sausage Rolls (£4) and Chunky Pork, Bacon & Maple Sausage Rolls (£3) that are produced by Piglets Pantry. I did not experience any problems on my visits, however, I noted that the Rovers fans seemed to tolerate away fans rather than being over friendly. They can still do a good rendition of their club anthem 'Goodnight Irene,' when the occasion stirs.

I found it quite amusing that the Rovers fans are nicknamed gasheads. Nick Wootten of Bristol informed me that this term comes from where the old Eastville stadium in Bristol was sited. Next to a (sometimes smelly) gas works! In fact, it was rumoured that if Rovers were losing at half time, the gas would be turned up, to put off the opposition!
 
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