Away Day Guide – Bristol City
January means only one thing – the FA Cup returns, and we kick off our (hopeful) run at Ashton Gate. Here’s our away day guide.
Fulham have been allocated 2,300 tickets for this fixture priced at £33 for adults, £30 for senior citizens and under 25s, £26 for under 22s, £15 for under 19s and £10 for under 12s.
Please note that this is an all-ticket fixture and there will be no sales on the day.
GETTING TO ASHTON GATE
Come off the M5 at Junction 18 and head along the Portway (A4) following the signs for the Bristol Airport/Taunton (A38). As you come over the swing bridge (Brunel Way), veer left into Winterstoke Road and the ground will be visible on your left hand side. There is very little parking near the ground, save for the Bedminster Cricket Club on Clanage Road (£10).
The nearest station is Parson Street, which is served by two trains an hour from Bristol Temple Meads on Saturday afternoons. It is about twenty minutes from Parson Street to the ground.
Bristol Temple Meads is more than two miles from Ashton Gate and would take a good three quarters of an hour on foot. Taxis from the station should cost around £8. Alternatively, there is a shuttle bus for £2 return from opposite the station – although only three buses are allocated and they tend to fill up quite quickly.
Coaches will leave Motspur Park and Craven Cottage at 10.30am. They will cost £20 for adult season ticket holders and £15 for junior season ticket holders. The price rises to £25 for adults and £20 for juniors if you don’t have a season ticket.
- The Nova Scotia (1 Nova Scotia Place, Bristol, BS1 6XJ) is a nineteenth century public house situated on Spike Island adjacent to the Cumberland Basin in Bristol Harbour.
- The Rose of Denmark (6 Dowry Place, Hotwells, Bristol BS8 4QL) has afforded a warm welcome to visiting fans in the past and offers a good selection of real ales as well as British and Spanish cuisine. Both The Nova Scotia and The Rose of Denmark are about a fifteen minute walk from the ground.
- The Cottage Inn (Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Rd, Bristol, BS1 6XG) has traditionally been popular with Fulham fans. A Victorian venue with a lovely terrace on the harbourside the pub services local real ale and plenty of proper pub food.
- The Orchard Inn (12 Hanover Place, Bristol BS1 6XT) is also about ten minutes away from the ground and has previously been voted Britain’s best cider pub, with at least 24 different varieties to try.
- The Tobacco House (Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1TF) is the closest pub to the stadium that welcomes away fans and both sets of supporters have mixed here in a friendly atmosphere in the past.
- Supporters heading to the ground from Temple Meads Station might want to try the nearest Wetherspoon’s option, which is The Knight’s Templar (1 The Square, Redcliffe, Bristol, BS1 6DG), which is just two minutes’ walk from the station.
Bristol City sometimes station a small alcohol and catering unit outside the away end for the use of visiting supporters. Alternatively, alcohol will be available inside the ground with Fosters, Butcombe Bitter, Guinness and Thatchers Cider all priced at £4.