Awayday Guide: Burton Albion
GETTING TO BURTON
Leave the M1 at junction 22 and join the A511 towards Coalville/Burton. Turn right at the junction of the A5121, towards Burton North. Drive past the McDonald’s on your right and the stadium will be visible to the right of the roundabout directly ahead. Turn right at the roundabout into Princess Way. The Trust have been advised that railway bridge repair works and other roadworks will add significant delays to any car journeys this weekend.
The large car park at the ground which costs £5 but this will swiftly full up on matchdays and can be difficult to exit immediately after the game. Car parking is also produced at the Ryknild Trading Estate for the same charge, just off the roundabout right by the stadium, and there is some street parking avaiable.
Burton station is reachable within two hours of London, via a change at Derby, from St Pancras International. The station is around a mile and a half away from the Pirelli Stadium. As you come out of the station turn left and go down the hill. Turn right into Derby Road and from there it is a straight road up to the stadium. It should take about 25 minutes to walk. Otherwise there is a taxi rank at the station and the cost up to the ground is around £6.
Supporters who haven’t purchased tickets can buy terrace tickets from the Burton Albion ticket office before the game tomorrow priced at £20 for adults, £18 for over 65s, £15 for young persons aged between 17 and 22 and £7 for under-17s.
Burton provides a large selection of local pubs and microbreweries
for visiting fans to enjoy, which makes one of the trips of the season.
Starting close to the station, the nearest pub would be the Roebuck Inn
(101 Station Street, DE14 1BT), which serves a wide selection of ales
and beers, and has a number of big screens that will show all the
televised sport. Further along the same street are The Last Heretic
micropub, which features prominently in the CAMRA 2018 Good Beer guide,
and opens from 11am. It serves an impressive range of locally-brewed
ales and beers in a relaxed atmosphere with a beer garden and openly
welcomes visiting fans.
The Devonshire Arms, located on the corner of Milton Street, stocks a large range of Burton Bridge beers, ales as well as bottled continental beers and wines. It has a wide-ranging and tasty food menu.
The Trust have been contacted by the Burton Beech Inn on Derby Road, which is located between the Pirelli factory and the McDonald’s. It is the closest pub to the ground, about ten minutes’ walk from the stadium, and offers car parking for £5, The Beech Inn is a Marston’s pub, which is looking forward to hosting Fulham fans, and will serve from two bars inside and has a beer garden as well.
The Great Northern on Wetmore Road, which is just off the roundabout over the railway bridge away from the stadium, will serve Burton Bridge Beers and guest ales. Real ale drinkers are also encouraged to try the Burton Town Brewery in an industrial unit at Falcoln Close, about a half mile from the ground. Real and craft ales, larger, cider and wine are all available well before kick off at home games.
The Fuggle and Nugget (81 High Street) is also highly recommended. This micropub will serve up to four guest real ales, ciders, wide, spirits and several bottled beers. A large range of tasty food is also avaiable from 12 noon. The nearby Burton Bridge Inn, just off the High Street, also known as the Burton Brewery Tap, is away-fan friendly and serves a number of locally-sourced real ales, beers, lagers and ciders.