Fulhamish Away Day Planner: March 2018

29th January 2018

In the latest installment of how best to Follow Fulham Away this season, our away day maestro Dom Betts conducts you through the three away days in March

Derby County
3rd March, 15:00

Travel

There are advance tickets now on sale. You can get there via a direct train from St Pancras International to Derby.in less than an hour and a half.

London St Pancras International (STP) to Derby (DBY) – 

Journey Time – 1 hours 25 minutes

Adult – £40.00
Adult with Railcard – £26.40
Child – £19.00

Where to park

  1. There is a designated away fans car park located at the Derby Conference Centre on the A6 London Road (DE24 8UX), which costs £5 per car. After parking up there you need to go into the Conference Centre Reception to pay for your parking. They will then give you a ticket which then display on your dashboard.
  2. There is free street parking available on Downing Road on the West Meadow Industrial Estate (DE21 6HA), which is off the A52. It is then about a 10-15 minute walk to the stadium. Make sure though that you get there in plenty of time before the kick off, as the road fills up quickly

Where to drink

1)  The Navigation Inn, 805 London Road, DE24 8UU  – Okay for away supporters. It has free street parking outside, is on the A6 (so an easy getaway after the game) and it is just a ten minute walk away from the stadium. There is a basic burger and chips food menu, decent beers, and shows televised football
2) Exeter Arms, Exeter Place, DE1 2EU – Traditional real ale with a Modern British menu with a global twist.
3) The Brunswick Inn, 1 Railway Terrace, DE1 2RU  – Railway Terrace tavern with traditional decor and serving local beer and British pub food, and is right by the train station so is easy to find for fans travelling by train.


Preston
10th March, 15:00

Travel

There are advance tickets now on sale. You can get a direct train to Preston from London Euston.

London Euston (EUS) – Preston (PRE)

Journey Time – 3 hours

Adult – £46.00
Adult with Railcard – £30.40
Child – £23.00

Where to park

1) There is some parking available at the ground itself, but at a cost of £12.50 per car.
2) Parking for cars is available for £5 a car at Moorfields School. The car park is manned by volunteers from the school and all proceeds go into school funds. Just follow the directions above and at the last set of traffic lights continue straight on for about 200 yards, and you will see the school on the left near Moor Park’.

Where to drink

1) Sumners, 195 Watling St Rd, PR2 8AB – This pub normally has a good mix of home and away supporters. There is a good sized beer garden & car park at the pub. The pub does charge for parking (£3) but this can be redeemed against a purchase at the bar. Good food is available and children are allowed in.
2) Vic & Station, 79 Fishergate, PR1 2UH- Popular with away fans as it’s right by the railway station and show’s live sport.
3) The Grey Friar, 144 Friargate, PR1 2EJ – Very big open Wetherspoons outlet in the town centre. Good priced beer and decent food.


Norwich
30th March, 15:00

Travel

Advance tickets won’t be on sale as there’s works on the Greater Anglia line on Easter Weekend so you are going to have to buy open returns from London to Cambridge/Ely & Cambridge/Ely to Norwich.

London Kings Cross (KGX) – Norwich (NRW)

Journey Time – 2 hours 20 minutes

Adult – £44.00
Adult with Railcard – £29.05
Child – £22.00

Where to park

1) The best car park for away fans is Norfolk County Hall, which is well signposted on the left of the A146, as you follow signs towards the ground from the Southern Bypass. It is currently £8 and can hold about 2000 cars, and does usually fill up by 2pm for games where the away team bring loads of fans

Where to drink

1) The Prince of Wales, 8-14 Prince Of Wales Road, NR1 1LB – A pub by the railway station that admits away fans, now The Compleat Angler is under new management. Usual selection of beers and food, as well as showing Live Sport.
2) The Queen of Icini, , NR1 1ED – The nearest Wetherspoons outlet, right on the river. Very open bar & good priced beers & decent food

3) Lollards Pitt, 69-71 Riverside Rd, NR1 1SR – This pub is a bit further down the river, however don’t let that deter you, as it’s a very nice & cosy pub with a decent sized outside bit, as well as a pool table in the back. Highly Recommended.

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