Fulhamish Away Day Planner: January & February

Dom Betts 11th December 2017

In the latest installment of how best to Follow Fulham Away this season, our away day maestro Dom Betts conducts you through the four away days in January & February.

13th January, 15:00

At 219 miles, our trip to Middlesbrough is one of the longest of the season


There are advance tickets now on sale. You can get there a variety of ways (via York, Darlington, Northallerton) all from Kings Cross. However when booking the return leg of the journey you’ll need to book the two journeys separately to save the most money (Middlesbrough to York & York to London).

London Kings Cross (KGX) to Middlesbrough (MBR) – 

Journey Time – 2 hours 58 minutes

Adult – £62.90
Adult with Railcard – £42.20
Child – £31.45

Where to park

  1. There is a small amount of parking available at the stadium itself (in Car Park E). It costs £6 per car and spaces can be booked through the ticket office.
  2. Also when you reach the turn off the A66 (as signposted) for the stadium, then rather than at the top of the slip road turning left towards the stadium, then instead if your turn right to go back across the A66, then there is plenty of street parking available in this area. It is then about a 15-20 minute walk to the away turnstiles.

Where to drink

1)  Doctor Browns, 135 Corporation Rd, TS1 2RR – The main pub for away fans is Doctor Browns, which a ten minute walk away from the ground at the bottom of Corporation Road, in the town centre. This pub serves real ale, has SKY TV and on my last visit had a good mix of home and away fans, both inside and outside of the pub.
2) Barracuda, 42 Albert Rd, TS1 1QD – Where a fair few Fulham fans have drunk previously due to it’s very cheap pints, showing of the live football, and obviously the Dom Betts special, VK fishbowls.
3) The Isaac Wilson, 61 Wilson St, TS1 1SF – This is the nearest Wetherspoons to the ground. You know what you’re getting here cheap beer & decent food.

27th January, 15:00

Last season’s trip to Barnsley saw Fulham come away with a 4-2 victory


There are advance tickets now on sale. You can get a train to Barnsley via Sheffield from London St. Pancras.

London St. Pancras (STP) – Barnsley (BNY)

Journey Time – 2 hours 45 minutes

Adult – £33.00
Adult with Railcard – £21.80
Child – £16.50

Where to park

1) There are a couple of car parks located at the ground, but they are mainly for permit holders only. Inbetween the ground and the MetroDome is a car park for visiting supporters, called Queens Ground, which costs £4 Cars, £8 Mini Buses and £15 Coaches (post code S71 1AN)
2) Otherwise you can try parking at the MetroDome itself (although it can be slow to get out of after the game has finished) or street parking.

Where to drink

1) The Dove Inn, 102 Doncaster Rd, S70 1TP – This pub which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, is an outlet for the Old Mill Brewery. It is only a five minute walk away from the ground down Oakwell Lane and is happily frequented by both home and away fans.
2) Metrodome Leisure Complex, 1 Benedict Rd, SR6 0NX – Popular with away fans and in easy walking distance of Oakwell , which has a bar inside and also offers food.
3) The Joseph Bramah, 15 Market Hill, S70 2PX – The better of the 2 wetherspoons outlets in the town centre as is a lot bigger as is spaced over more than 1 floor.

10th February, 15:00

February’s trip to Bolton is our first trip to the North-West this season


Advance tickets are now on sale. You can get a train to Horwich Parkway via Manchester Piccadilly from London Euston

London Euston (STP) – Horwich Parkway (HWI)

Journey Time – 2 hours 50 minutes

Adult – £48.00
Adult with Railcard – £31.70
Child – £24.00

Where to park

1) There is a car park at the ground, but this costs £7 for cars (£12 for minbuses).
2)  A lot of the surrounding industrial estate units offer cheaper parking, usually around the £4-£5 mark. Some of these are located on either side of Lostock Lane. From the M61, go past the stadium on your left, move into the right hand filter lane and turn right at the traffic lights into Lostock Lane. If you continue down Lostock Lane and take a left hand turn before to the Bromilow Arms.

Where to drink

1) The Beehive, 991 Chorley New Rd, BL6 4BA – The main pub for away fans which is about a 10-15 minute walk away from the away turnstiles. It is a good sized pub that also serves food.
2) Pubs in Manchester – Because your ticket to Manchester should be an open ticket, you can get any train from Manchester to the ground you want. So you could visit any of the selection available within the vicinity of Piccadilly station

Bristol City
20th February, 19:45

Can Fulham make it three wins in three years at Ashton Gate?


There are advance tickets now on sale. You can get a direct train to Bristol from London Paddington, and there is a train that gets you back into London on the same night as the game.

London Paddington (PAD) – Bristol Temple Meads (BRI)

Journey Time – 1 hour 50 minutes

Adult – £31.00
Adult with Railcard – £20.50
Child – £15.50

Where to park

1) There is the Bedminster Cricket club on Clanage Road (A369) that offers parking at a cost of £5 per car. It is then around a 5-10 minute walk to the stadium

Where to drink

1) The Knights Templar, 1 The Square,BS1 6DG – Near Temple Meads station there is the Knights Templar pub, a Wetherspoons outlet . It’s a two minute walk straight ahead from the station into the Temple area and off to the left in the square.
2) Tobacco House, Raleigh Rd, BS3 1TF – This is the pub nearest to the ground that away fans get directed to. It’s only a 10 minute walk from the ground

Dom Betts

Fulhamish's away day extraordinaire. Runs the Fulham Fans Show on Love Sport Radio. Can't get enough of pre-season friendlies and Aperol Spritz.