Away Day Guide – Peterborough United
All the information ahead of our first trip to play at Peterborough in the league since January 1992. Here’s hoping for a better run out than the 4-1 defeat we endured that day!
Tickets are priced at £28 for adults, £23 for senior citizens, £19 for supporters aged between 19 and 21, £11 for under 18s and £5 for under 12s.
GETTING TO THE WESTON HOMES STADIUM
Exit the A1 at Junction 17 and join the A1139 on the way towards Peterborough. Take the third exit slip road onto the A1260, following the signs for the City Centre. Come off the A1260 at the first exit (signposted Orton Malborne) and take the third exit at the roundabout onto Morley Way. From the very next roundabout, take the first exit onto Shrewsbury Avenue. After around half a mile, turn right at the traffic lights on Oundle Road and continue down that road until the stadium comes into view on the right.
There is no parking for away fans at the ground. There is a council pay and display car park (£4 for the day) just off London Road. You will need to turn right at the lights after crossing a bridge over the River Nene and it will be on your right hand side. There is some street parking on residential streets further along Oundle Road but do check the lamp posts for signage as there is a residents’ only parking scheme in operation.
Peterborough station is about a mile away from the stadium and the walk will take about twenty minutes. Head right out of the station following the main road, walking past an Asda on your right. At the traffic lights near to the Rivergate Shopping Centre, turn right. Walk over the bridge and the floodlights from the stadium will come into view on your left.
Fulham’s official coaches will leave Craven Cottage and Motspur Park at 10.30am. Tickets on the coaches are priced at £17 for adults and £10 for junior season ticket holders. If you do not have a season ticket, the general sale prices are £22 for adults and £15 for juniors.
One of the more surreal away day drinking experiences can be found at Charters Bar (Town Bridge, Peterborough PE1 1FP) a converted floating Dutch barge on the River Nene, only a few minutes walk from the ground. Upstairs serves very good Chinese food whilst the downstairs bar usually serves at least a dozen real ales on tap and gives visitors the option of taking their drinks onto the river bank, which is a brilliant option in good weather.
More conventional drinking fare is on offer at The Palmerston Arms (82 Oundle Road, Woodston, Peterborough PE2 9PA), an excellent real ale venue, which serves most of the beer directly from the cellar barrows. The Palmerston doesn’t serve commercial alcohol or offer food, but has no objection to patrons bringing theior own food to enjoy at the venue.
The nearby Yard of Ale (72 Oundle Rd, Woodston, Peterborough PE2 9PA) is a popular destination for visiting supporters, with real ale also available on tap, and satellite television.
The Peacock (26 London Road, Peterborough PE2 8AR) might be past the ground itself but it is worth checking out, with a wide selection of wines, lagers and ciders available. The Coalheavers Arms (5 Park Street, Peterborough PE2 9BH) is a small and friendly local pub that is believed to date back to the 1850s. It stocks a number of ales and ciders, has a pleasant beer garden and welcomes a mixture of home and away fans on matchdays.
There are a numbers in the city centre that might also be to the taste of travelling Fulham fans. Whilst most are required to have doormen in operation on matchdays, they are all usually willing to admit away fans. It should be noted that alcohol has not been made available to away fans inside the stadium in recent seasons.