Awayday Guide: Bristol City
Fulham fans should note that there are no away tickets available for purchase on the gate at Ashton Gate this evening. Those supporters currently without tickets should call the Fulham FC ticket office on 0203 871 0810 immediately as tickets will go off sale at 3pm this afternoon. Tickets are priced at £27 for adults, £24 for senior citizens and under 25s, £21 for under 22s, £15 for under 19s and £12 for under 12s.
GETTING TO ASHTON GATE
Exit the M5 at Junction 18 and travel along the Portway (A4) following signs for the Bristol Airport/Taunton (A38). As you go over the swing bridge (Brunel Way), branch left into Winterstoke Road, and you will see the ground on your left. There is no parking at the ground so you will need to park in surrounding residential streets or Bedminster Cricket club on Clanage Road (A369) at a cost of £5.
Bristol Temple Meads station is around two miles from Ashton Gate. Supporters can get a taxi (about £8) or join one of the shuttle service buses from the station to the ground (£2 return). The closest station to Ashton Gate is Parson Street, which is served by an hourly train from Temple Meads. Parson Street is about a mile from the ground.
A number of pubs in Bristol have been recommended for away fans.
The Knights Templar (1 The Square, Bristol BS1 6DG), a Wetherspoon’s near Bristol Temple Meads station, is a two minute walk from the station.
The King Street Brew House (Welsh Back, Bristol, BS1 4RR) is a family friendly microbrewery handily located near the station, serving eighteen different ales, food and offering Sky Sports and BT Sport on its TV screens.
The Nova Scotia by the waterfront (Nova Scotia Place, Bristol BS1 6XJ), is a historic nineteenth century pub that welcomes visiting supporters.
The Cottage Pub, in Baltic Wharf, (Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6XG) is also situated on the waterfront and serves real ale from the Butcombe Brewery.
The Tobacco Factory (Raleigh Rd, Bristol, BS3 1TF) is about five minutes walk from the away stand entrance, welcomes visiting supporters and serves good food.
The Orchard Pub (Hanover Place on Harbourside) is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and was voted Britain’s best cider pub in 2009. It has a number of ales and 24 ciders available.
The afore-mentioned Bedminster Cricket Club on Clanage Road also welcomes away fans to drink in their popular and welcoming bar.
Alternatively, alcohol is available within the Ayteo Stand at Ashton Gate itself, including Heineken (£4.50), Fosters (£4), John Smiths (£4), Butcombe Bitter (£4), Guinness (£4.50) and Thatchers Cider (£4).
Supporters arriving early in Bristol might wish to view first iron hulled, screw propeller-driven steamship, the SS Great Britain, which is moored at the docks. The Clifton Suspension Bridge that overlooks Ashton Gate is well worth a look and outside the ground itself is a statue, designed by Tom Murphy and largely funded by our friends at the Bristol City Supporters’ Trust, of City’s record goalscorer, John Atyeo, who scored 351 goals in 645 appearances for the club between 1951 and 1966.