Away Day Planner: August 2019

Dom Betts 10th July 2019

With our August fixtures announced, and subsequently shifted forwards to Friday (thanks Sky Sports…) Dom Betts is here to give you the lowdown on the best way to follow Fulham away.

Barnsley

Trains

Recommendation: Your options are to either go London St. Pancras to Sheffield and then on to Barnsley from there. Or, you can go from London Kings Cross changing at Doncaster & Meadowhall

Adult – £61.50

Adult (With Railcard) – £40.60

Child – £30.75

Where to park

  1. There are a couple of car parks located at the ground, but they are mainly for permit holders only. In between 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. East Dene WM Club, 105 Doncaster Rd, Barnsley S70 1UD – A working mens club right across from the road from The Dove Inn. Great place with plenty of tables to grab a drink with a mix of home and away fans
  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.

Huddersfield

Trains

Recommendation: Buy a ticket up to Huddersfield on Friday, and one back on Saturday. If there are no advanced tickets for the Saturday journey back, buy one from Leeds and a separate ticket from Leeds to Huddersfield.

Adult – £64.20

Adult (With Railcard) – £42.45

Child – £32.10

Hotels

I’ve seen hotels in Huddersfield for £30 each for a twin room. Leeds & Manchester will be more expensive being a Friday night.

Where to park

There is a fair sized car park located at the ground which costs £6.

Where to drink

  1. The Boy and Barrell Inn, 11-15 Beast Market, Huddersfield HD1 1QF – This pub had a great pre & post match atmosphere last time we went up to Huddersfield on a Saturday. Would highly recommend.
  2. The Cherry Tree, 14-18 John William St, Huddersfield HD1 1BA – A wetherspoons outlet a short walking distance from the station however in our 4-1 win back in 2017 home fans weren’t allowed, so unless your looking for some food I’d head elsewhere
  3. The Rope Walk & Grill Bar, Tadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG – This is part of the entertainment outlet behind the North Stand if you fancy something a lot closer to the ground. Being a Greene King Flaming Grill it might be a good choice if you’re looking for some food alongside a few pints

Cardiff

Trains

Recommendation: buy tickets out to Cardiff on Friday, returning back on Saturday. Direct trains are available from London Paddington

Adult – £47.00

Adult (with Railcard) – £31

Child – £25.50

Hotels

Hotels are available in Cardiff on the Friday night for around £40 each, a cheaper option may be to stay in Bristol as hotels can be found for half the price and there’s trains going to Bristol Temple Meads until very late in the evening

Where to park

  1. If you pass the ground on your right and then turn right at the next lights (about 250m) and proceed up this road for about 300m, you will see HSS Hire (plant hire) on your right. Turn right in front of this and it leads you into a fenced off area adjacent to Turnstile 7 (the away entrance). You can go straight into the ground without leaving this area. It was also well marshalled on our visit. Cost is usually £8
  2. You can park at the Gol centre near to ground. Parking there isn’t a problem at all. The only downside is that after the game it can take a long time to get back onto the main road as the centre is located at the bottom of a cul-de-sac

Where to drink

  1. The Prince of Wales, 81-83 St Mary St, CF10 1FA – A standard Wetherspoons outlet serving standard pub food and cheap beer and a 25 minute walk from the ground (there are no pubs in the vicinity of the stadium). You’ll have a good mix of home and away fans in here
  2. The Cottage, 11 Sanquhar Street, CF24 2AA – This pub has been frequented very often by Fulham Fans previously, simply due to it’s name. But it is a very nice pub in the centre of Cardiff serving nice beer and food.
  3. Walkabout, 65-74 St Mary St, CF10 1FA –  Your typical Walkabout pub in the centre of Cardiff. Serving food and drink, as well as showing Live Sport, so you’ll be able to catch the lunchtime kick off in here