Travelling to watch the Reds away from home this season? Here’s our guide to the away grounds in the Premier League this season.
Arsenal – The Emirates Stadium
Address: Hornsey Rd, London N7 7AJ
Away Fans’ Pubs: The Drayton Arms/Park, or for a mixture of home and away supporters, Twelve Pins and/or The Blackstock. I must add, if you like pies, you must swing by Piebury Corner on Holloway Road or Kings Cross. They are elite.
One piece of advice for visiting fans: You will be reminded of Anfield ’89. I’ve no doubt about this.
Away-day information courtesy of Faisal Khan (@fkhanage).
Bournemouth – Dean Court
Address: King’s Park Dr, Bournemouth BH7 7AF
Away Fans’ Pubs: You could be in trouble—the Sir Percy Florence Shelley Wetherspoons in Boscombe closed in May. It was the main away fan pub!
There is the Bell Inn in Pokesdown, otherwise you may have to head into the town centre. Let’s hope the new ground caters for away fans better.
One piece of advice for visiting fans: Don’t judge Bournemouth by Pokesdown and Boscombe—there’s much more to see and do, so make a weekend of it.
Away-day information courtesy of Peter Bell (@CherryChimes).
Brighton & Hove Albion – AMEX Stadium
Address: Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL
Away Fans’ Pubs: Despite being an impressive stadium, many away fans to visit the AMEX stadium feel the location is a downside.
Once you get to Falmer station, your only real option for food and drink is at the ground. Therefore, in terms of pre-match drinking, Brighton town centre is your best option, filled with a wide variety of different pubs to visit.
As you leave the station, pubs such as the Railway Bell are very much Albion pubs. Despite being no real designated away pubs, as you walk down Western Road (leading down from the station) pubs/bars such as Wetherspoons, Walkabout, Yates and many more pubs welcome away fans.
One piece of advice for visiting fans: As previously mentioned, most travelling fans will spend pre-match in the centre of Brighton. Down here we are not blessed with a very competent train service.
Therefore, my main piece of advice would be to allow yourself enough time when travelling from Brighton to Falmer station. The train is only a short 10-minute journey, but the closer you leave to kickoff, the more the queues at Brighton station will build.
If you are driving down, the Bridge car park will probably be your best option in terms of parking close to the stadium, located just a five-minute walk to the ground (walkway leading to the stadium).
A parking ticket can be purchased via the club’s ticket office—£13 in advance or £15 on the day.
Away-day information courtesy of Jamie Packer.
Burnley – Turf Moor
Address: 52-56 Harry Potts Way, Burnley BB10 4BX
Away Fans’ Pubs: The Cricket Club; the club house at the cricket club welcomes home and away fans (including colours) and is handy for where you park.
One piece of advice for visiting fans: Wear something comfortable—your seats are still wooden!
Away-day information courtesy of Natalie Bromley (@NoNayNever).
Chelsea – Stamford Bridge
Address: Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1HS
Away Fans’ Pubs: The Courtfield Tavern next to Earl’s Court tube station is away fan friendly.
One piece of advice for visiting fans: Away fans who turn up within 30 minutes of the gates opening (two hours before kickoff) can get a pint of beer, hot dog or pie for £2.50 inside the stadium.
Away-day information courtesy of Richard Long.
Crystal Palace – Selhurst Park
Address: Holmesdale Rd, London SE25 6PU
Away Fans’ Pubs: The best option for away fans to have a drink without being harassed is to show your ticket at the door in Thornton Heath. There is also either the Wetherspoons directly opposite the station or the Prince George on the way to the ground, which away fans frequently use.
If you go to Selhurst or Norwood Junction you’ll struggle to find a pub that allows away fans in these days.
One piece of advice for visiting fans: Try a modern south London cuisine and head to one of our various fried chicken outlets. Morley’s would be my recommendation. Be wary of the troubles you may have on the toilet the next day, though.
Away-day information courtesy of Rory Brelsford-Stewart (@RoryBS).
Everton – Goodison Park
Address: Goodison Rd, Liverpool L4 4EL
Away Fans’ Pubs: Any on the red side of Stanley Park!
One piece of advice for visiting fans: ‘Enjoy’ Goodison while you can. It won’t be around much longer. I know everyone complains about it (even us) but there are so few stadia like it, especially in the Premier League. The last connection to a bygone era.
Away-day information courtesy of The Football Pink.
Huddersfield Town – John Smith’s Stadium
Address: Stadium Way, Huddersfield HD1 6PG
Away Fans’ Pubs: The Ropewalk next to the stadium complex welcomes and caters for away fans—along with this, there is The Cherry Tree located close to Huddersfield station.
The Head of Steam is also another option, which is located directly on platform one at Huddersfield station.
One piece of advice for visiting fans: The best entrance for away fans to come to the ground is down Gasworks Street/Stadium Way. This will directly lead you up to the correct side of the stadium an away fan requires to come and watch the match.
Away-day information courtesy of Nathan Hosker.
Leicester City – King Power Stadium
Address: Filbert Way, Leicester LE2 7FL
Away Fans’ Pubs: The Counting House in Freemen’s Common has a nice mix of both home and away fans, and is on the way to the ground. The same applies to the Soaring Eagle Spur Steak and Grill, which is located over the road from the stadium itself.
Away-day information courtesy of Jamie Thorpe (@thorpie54).
Man City – Etihad Stadium
Address: Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF
Away Fans’ Pubs: Around the ground is all City and not really advisable. Piccadilly has loads of ace pubs and only a decent walk/hop-in-taxi away.
One piece of advice for visiting fans: Singing ‘Where were you when you were shit’ only prompts rolled eyes and vicarious embarrassment. It’s pure Norwich.
Away-day information courtesy of Ste Tudor (@SteTudor123).
Man United – Old Trafford
Address: Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester M16 0RA
Away Fans’ Pubs: Hotel Football
Away-day information courtesy of Kadeem Simmonds.
Newcastle United – St. James’ Park
Address: Barrack Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4ST
Away Fans’ Pubs: There are just loads and loads. I’d say just head to the ground from the station and you’ll pass 20 bars on the way that would cater for away fans (if you take the right route).
Centurion at the station normally has plenty of away fans in. Sam Jacks caters for fan ‘banter’ between fans and strippers—if that’s your thing!
One piece of advice for visiting fans: Make a weekend of it. Remember 12,000 home fans go up and down the same number of stairs you do to get to your seat, and they do it every other week. They don’t moan. So please follow their lead.
Away-day information courtesy of True Faith fanzine (@tfNUFCfanzine).
Southampton – St. Mary’s Stadium
Address: Britannia Rd, Southampton SO14 5FP
Away Fans’ Pubs: There are plenty of pubs in the city centre between the station and the stadium, but the main away pub is Yates’.
One piece of advice for visiting fans: If you are drinking in the city centre before games, remember it is a 20-minute walk to the ground. It’s very easy to lose track of time and miss kickoff.
Also, don’t try and drive to the ground—the parking and traffic near the stadium are horrendous. Park somewhere like Ocean Village which is a 10-minute walk away.
Away-day information courtesy of Richard Brereton (@RichardBrer) .
Stoke City – bet365 Stadium
Address: Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 4EG
Away Fans’ Pubs: It’s a fair walk to the ground from most of the pubs in Stoke-on-Trent itself, but the Glebe pub near the station is one of my favourites.
I tend to drink in Stone (a short train away) after a Stoke game, but there’s the Power League near the stadium and Hem Heath at the bottom of Stanley Matthews Way.
One piece of advice for visiting fans: We’ve heard ‘Stoke is a shithole’ before. Get new chants.
Away-day information courtesy of David Cowlishaw (@wizardsofdrivel).
Swansea City – Liberty Stadium
Address: Plasmarl, Swansea SA1 2FA
Away Fans’ Pubs: A lot of away fans tend to head for the Harvester and outside bars for drinks near the stadium. The Landore Social Club is cheap and welcome to away fans.
One piece of advice for visiting fans: Wind Street is full of pubs and bars and is worth a visit in the city centre before heading to the stadium.
Away-day information courtesy of Kevin Elphick.
Tottenham – Wembley Stadium
Address: London HA9 0WS
Away Fans’ Pubs: Fans often drink in central London, at pubs dotted along the many underground stations en route to Wembley Park and Wembley Central stations, and Baker Street is a good example of this.
Many fans also enjoy the many pubs near to London’s mainline railway stations, before making their way to Wembley nearer to kickoff time.
One piece of advice for visiting fans: Be prepared for a wait in getting away from the ground, as the ‘Home of Football’ is notoriously poorly situated.
Away-day information courtesy of George Lacey.
Watford – Vicarage Road
Address: Vicarage Rd, Watford WD18 0ER
Away Fans’ Pubs: Oddfellows or Moon Under The Water.
One piece of advice for visiting fans: On a practical level, beware of parking in the local residential streets. There are strict parking regulations and they are enforced by a predatory gang of eagle-eyed traffic wardens.
If you are looking for a pre-match beer, don’t be tempted to head into the ground—there is no alcohol served in the away end. No parking and no booze—I bet you’re looking forward to it already!
Away-day information courtesy of Mike Parkin.
West Brom – The Hawthorns
Address: 9 Birmingham Rd, West Bromwich B71 4LF
Away Fans’ Pubs: The Vine in Roebuck Street, about a 20-minute walk from the Hawthorns, is widely considered the best watering hole for visiting fans.
Away supporters are welcome at the Fan Zone opposite the ground in Halfords Lane, although a matchday ticket is needed to enter.
One piece of advice for visiting fans: Try to avoid parking down Halfords Lane as there can be a pretty long queue to get out after the match. There’s a few car parks along Birmingham Road before you meet the Hawthorns heading from the M5.
Away-day information courtesy of Paul Suart (@PaulSuartWBA).
West Ham – London Stadium
Address: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST
Away Fans’ Pubs: There are no designated away pubs in Stratford and fans with away colours are often turned away, so it is best to drink away from that area.
It is a short hop on the Jubilee line to places like Canary Wharf. The ground opens 90 minutes before kick off and you can drink in the ground.
One piece of advice for visiting fans: Don’t get lost! It is a big area, a big open park and signage is not great—many away fans have got lost and missed kickoff.
Check the map of the area before you get there, here.
Away-day information courtesy of Sean Whetstone (@westhamfootball).