Away Day Guide – Reading
It will be our last fixture for 2021, and it’s just a short journey for players and fans to Reading. Here’s your guide for getting there and enjoying the day.
Fulham’s allocation for this fixture has sold out.
GETTING TO THE MADJESKI STADIUM
The Madjeski Stadium is clearly visible on your left along the M4. Exit the M4 at Junction 11, bear left onto the A33, which will you take straight to the stadium, which is well signposted. This route can become congested the closer it gets to kick-off so all drivers are advised to leave plenty of time for their journey.
There is limited parking at the Madjeski Stadium priced at £10, but there will be significant delays exiting the official car park after the final whistle. There are also a number of unofficial car parks nearby in the local business parks, the cheapest being on Acre Road (£5).
Fulham fans could also use the Park and Ride facility at Mereoak (RG7 1PB), which is located close to the Junction 11 exit from the M4 and is served by buses from the town centre. Take the A33 towards Basingstoke from Junction 11 and follow the signs for the park and ride. Parking is free and the bus costs £3.50 return for adults, £1.70 for under-19s or concessions and there is a group ticket that covers up to four people for £7.
There are also a number of unofficial car parks in the area sited at local businesses (Acre Road at a cost of £5)
It is more than three miles from Reading Station to the Madjeski Stadium. Supporters are advised either to board the F1 ‘Football Special’ bus from Station Hill (turn right out of the station’s main entrance, go down the steps and the buses leave from the left hand side set of stops) or take a taxi from the station to the ground (which will cost approximately £10).
The official club coaches will depart Motspur Park and Craven Cottage at 4.30pm on matchday.
The pubs in the vicinity of the ground are designated as home fans only.
The Three Guineas (Station Approach, Reading, RG1 1LY) next to Reading Station has been the traditional away venue for visiting supporters. It is a Fulller’s pub offering a large selection of guest ales, wine and ciders as well as excellent, reasonably-priced food and shows all live sport on their TV screens.
The Hope Tap (on Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1EP) is the closest Wetherspoons – located about five minutes walk from the station – that has welcomed Fulham fans in the past and has a small beer garden.
The Oakford Social Club (53 Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1PZ) has also welcomed Fulham fans before and can be found directly opposite the station. This is an American-style bar serving a large selection of cask beers and offering a good range of food options.
The Crown (3 Bridge Street, Reading, RG4 8AA) is offering a 10% discount on drinks for Trust members who pre-book. To take up this offer, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alcohol is available inside the ground in the form of Heineken (£5), Guinness (£5), Amstel (£4.60), Theakstons Bitter (£4.60) & Symonds Cider (£4.60), plus Red or White Wine (£4.70 for a small bottle).