Away Day Guide – Barnsley
Tickets are now on sale to STH and members for this fixture, and on general sale from Monday February 28th, 4 per person.
Tickets are priced at £28 for adults, £20 for seniors 65+, £20 for under 22’s, £10 for under 18’s, £5 for under 12’s.
GETTING TO OAKWELL
Come off the M1 at Junction 37 and take the A628 towards Barnsley. You can stay on this road until you reach Oakwell – following the signs – and the ground will come into view on your right. Please be aware that most of the car parks at the ground will be available for permit holders only. Your best bets for car parking are the Queens Grounds (priced at £5 for cars, post code S71 1AN) and the MetroDome, although this can be very slow to get out of after the final whistle.
Barnsley Railway Station is approximately a ten minute walk away from Oakwell. After exiting the train station, head left and towards the bridge that the dual carriageway goes over. Walk under the bridge, turn left up the slip road and then take your first right and walk towards the MetroDome leisure complex at the top of the hill. The ground will come into view as you head towards the MetroDome. Supporters should note that the Jumble Lane bridge crossing will be closed for around an hour after the game.
The Club’s official coaches will depart from Motspur Park and Craven Cottage at 8.45am.
One of the regular away fans’ haunts is the Metrodrome Leisure Complex, which is located close to the ground itself. The complex has a bar inside and can open additional bars for larger away allocations.
The Dove Inn (102 Doncaster Rd, Barnsley S70 1TP) has proved popular with Fulham fans in the past. Featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, the Dove is linked to the Old Mill Brewery and welcomes a mixture of home and away supporters. The Dove is just five minutes’ walk from the ground. Also located on Doncaster Road, is the Barnsley East Dene Working Men’s Club, which admits away supporters for a small donation and also offers car parking for £2. The Harbour Hills Working Men’s Club (on Vernon Street) usually welcomes away fans as well.
There are a number of other real ale options in the town centre. The Arcade Alehouse (31 The Arcade, Barnsley S70 2QP) is a highly recognised micropub, which typically offers five or six real ales and ciders as well as local pork pies at very reasonable prices. The Alehouse has previously welcomed away fans.
The Old No7 (7 Market Hill, Barnsley S70 2PX), popular with Fulham fans on previous visits, offers a good choice of ales from Acorn Brewery and other guest breweries as well cider and a number of craft beers and pork pies.
The local Wetherspoons is the Silkstone Inn (64 Market St, Barnsley S70 1SN), which is also listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. The Joseph Bramah (15 Market Hill, Barnsley S70 2PX) on Market Hill is another Wetherspoons option and usually welcomes both home and visiting fans.
Alcohol is available inside Oakwell, with bottles of Carling (£3.70), cans of Worthington (£3.50) and cans of Kingstone Press Cider (£3.90) all on offer.