Awayday Guide: Norwich City
Getting to Carrow Road
Carrow Road is well signposted from the A11 and A47. From the southern bypass (A47) take the A146 into the city. At the traffic lights turn right towards the city centre on the A1054. At the next roundabout stay in the left hand lane and continue towards the city centre along the A147. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right into King Street. This street as it bends around to the right and crosses the river becomes Carrow Road, the ground is further down on the right.
Car parking around Carrow Road is extremely limited. The best car park for away fans is Norfolk County Hall, which is well sign posted on the left of the A146, as you follow signs towards the ground from the A47. It is priced at £7 and visiting supporters are advised to arrive early in order secure a parking space – we recommend reaching the car park by 1.30pm.
Carrow Road is approximately 10 minutes walk from Norwich Railway Station. Head out of the train station, turn left and walk along Koblenz Avenue in the direction of the Morrison’s supermarket. Supporters can either stay on the main road or walk through the Riverside Retail Park to reach the ground.
Fulham have sold their 1,500 allocation of tickets for this game. Visiting supporters are housed in the South Stand from where there are some excellent views of the Norwich Cathedral from the seats towards the top of the stand.
Norwich city centre has a host of excellent pubs that serve good food and offer a warm welcome to visiting supporters.
The traditional gathering point for the away fans is the Compleat Angler, located opposite Norwich train station (120 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich NR1 1NS). The Compleat Angler is a traditional pub with a riverside terrace, serving cask ales and top-quality food. The pub is running a ‘Best of British’ promotion on food and drink over the Easter weekend.
Closer to the ground, the new Riverside Retail Park offers a number of alternative drinking options. The Queen of Iceni (6, Riverside Development, Norwich NR1 1ED) is a Wetherspoon’s located within the retail park, that will be running several drinks promotions on matchday, whilst those partial to Wetherspoon’s might also wish to visit The Bell Hotel (5 Orford Hill, Norwich NR1 3QB) and The Glass House (11-13 Wensum St, Norwich NR3 1LA), which are also within walking distance of the stadium.
Fulham fans might also want to try The Coach and Horses (82 Thorpe Rd, Norwich NR1 1BA), which is a ten-minute walk from the ground and offers home-brewed real ale and a large Sky Sports and BT Sport TV. On the same street is the Fat Cat and Canary (101 Thorpe Rd, Norwich NR1 1TR), which also offers real ale and a large screen television and is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
Restaurants and cultural Norwich
The Riverside Retail Park offers a host of reasonably-priced eating options for visiting fans and we are reliably informed that they will be operating Saturday opening hours on Good Friday. There is a sizeable Frankie and Benny’s restaurant and bar opposite Norwich train station and other options are listed on the Visit Norwich website alongside various cultural sites, such as the Norwich Cathedral and other historical points of interest.