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Hello Bees,

I hope you're all doing well, I've posted on here before, but not for years now.

Delighted to see you sticking it to the big boys in the prem, I wish it was us of course, but I'm not a jealous, bitter type so can equally enjoy seeing another side coming up from the Championship and doing it.

I'm very much looking forward to coming to your new ground on Saturday, always enjoyed my trips to Griffin Park in the past. What's the deal with drinking spots near the ground for away fans? Last time I was there (Jan 2018 I think?), we had lunch and a few beers at One Over the Ait, but back then that was a bit further from your stadium, is it still a good option for away fans now it's more or less the nearest pub?

After the game, it seems the advice is for away fans not to go to Kew Bridge station, what's the reality? I can't obviously see an alternative given I need to get back to Clapham Junction for my train home?

Thanks in advance. I'd love to be coming to the game with hope of a win, but given how bad we've been so far, I'm focusing on having a good day out at a new ground!
 

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Hi, you’re welcome in any pub near the ground, we’re a friendly bunch.
Can’t really help regarding Kew Bridge Station.
 

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1. One over the Ait is fine. There are plenty of pubs to choose from, particularly in Stand on the Green. Google is your friend.
2. Extra trains back to CJ run from Kew Bridge and Brentford. The extra ones are fast to Kew Bridge. Timetable SHOULD be as below. There's a queue to get on at KB so a swift walk to Brentford will give you an empty train and probably a faster journey given that you will catch the first one from there rather than be stuck in a queue at KB


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Thank you - I think we're going to book a table for some food at One Over the Ait for 1pm ish. Sounds like that'll work if no issue with away fans anywhere

Thanks also on the tip to walk up to Brentford station.
 
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Thank you - I think we're going to book a table for some food at One Over the Ait for 1pm ish. Sounds like that'll work if no issue with away fans anywhere

Thanks also on the tip to walk up to Brentford station.

Not wanting to waste an opportunity for some advice, if you were me, where would you go for beer and pre-match food? Doesn't have to be a sit down eat option if there's a great chippy, say.

All suggestions appreciated.
 

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Not wanting to waste an opportunity for some advice, if you were me, where would you go for beer and pre-match food? Doesn't have to be a sit down eat option if there's a great chippy, say.

All suggestions appreciated.
The food at The Cricketers on Kew Green is good. Also the Steam Packet. Need to book a table though. Haven’t tried any of the fast food takeaways near the ground but the burgers at the Express Tavern look decent. Worth noting also that no booze on sale in the ground to away fans before any think there’s a particular conspiracy against yours, as some away teams have suggested.
 

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Worth noting also that no booze on sale in the ground to away fans before any think there’s a particular conspiracy against yours, as some away teams have suggested.
Im sure I read somewhere that Norwich will be the first game where they will serve beer in the away section. (Something to do with giving time for things to settle in for the first few games before going full-on).

Anyone else hear that?
 
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Im sure I read somewhere that Norwich will be the first game where they will serve beer in the away section. (Something to do with giving time for things to settle in for the first few games before going full-on).

Anyone else hear that?
I had read that somewhere....but the official website seems to say no alcohol in the away end full stop
 

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Im sure I read somewhere that Norwich will be the first game where they will serve beer in the away section. (Something to do with giving time for things to settle in for the first few games before going full-on).

Anyone else hear that?
Probably from me, it was subject to SAG approval. I don't know if that has been approved but will check.
 

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Not wanting to waste an opportunity for some advice, if you were me, where would you go for beer and pre-match food? Doesn't have to be a sit down eat option if there's a great chippy, say.

All suggestions appreciated.
There were plenty of Leicester fans pre match on the One over the Ait balcony, flags out and singing loudly. All with no bother from the mixed set of fans that I could see (I only walked past with my son) so I'd stick with that if I were you. The Express is the nearest pub to the stadium but it looked too rammed to be enjoyable, for my liking anyhow.
 

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There were plenty of Leicester fans pre match on the One over the Ait balcony, flags out and singing loudly. All with no bother from the mixed set of fans that I could see (I only walked past with my son) so I'd stick with that if I were you. The Express is the nearest pub to the stadium but it looked too rammed to be enjoyable, for my liking anyhow.

Yep One over the Ait would be fine but they may struggle to get a table for food unless they book.
 

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There were plenty of Leicester fans pre match on the One over the Ait balcony, flags out and singing loudly. All with no bother from the mixed set of fans that I could see (I only walked past with my son) so I'd stick with that if I were you. The Express is the nearest pub to the stadium but it looked too rammed to be enjoyable, for my liking anyhow.
Don’t be too soppy it’s Brentford away not a ****ing tea party. Didn’t see any “loud” Leicester in the 1/8 pre match but a few mouthy ones afterwards received the requisite amount of “bother”.
 

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The best (only?) fish and chips is in Albany Rd not far from the old ground, just across from McDonalds…
Albany Road is certainly very good, but even it isn't up to the superlative Lotus House (Chinese-owned Fish Bar) at the junction of Popes Lane and South Ealing Road. (Don't take cards mind, only cash!)

If the weather is fine, you could enjoy your takeaway on the walk to the BCS through Gunnersbury Park. Or if not, get the 65 bus from right outside the chippy.
 

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Wait until you are inside the ground for the famous mung bean, lentil and hummus pie.
 

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Albany Road is certainly very good, but even it isn't up to the superlative Lotus House (Chinese-owned Fish Bar) at the junction of Popes Lane and South Ealing Road. (Don't take cards mind, only cash!)

If the weather is fine, you could enjoy your takeaway on the walk to the BCS through Gunnersbury Park. Or if not, get the 65 bus from right outside the chippy.
Yes EB, but it doesn’t sound like he/she is going anywhere near Sth Ealing!
 

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MPS Brentford have Tweeted:
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Open at 1300hrs - Beer in the away end
 

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If I were travelling from Clapham Junction avoiding Kew Bridge I would alight, and depart from Chiswick Grove Park which is about a 25 minute walk. There is a large pub the Grove Park Tavern opposite the Station, or if you walk via the river along Strand on the Green there are a couple of pubs on the river, and others nearby, the Strand is about 10 minutes from the stadium.
 

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If I were travelling from Clapham Junction avoiding Kew Bridge I would alight, and depart from Chiswick Grove Park which is about a 25 minute walk. There is a large pub the Grove Park Tavern opposite the Station, or if you walk via the river along Strand on the Green there are a couple of pubs on the river, and others nearby, the Strand is about 10 minutes from the stadium.
The pub near Chiswick station is closed and was called the Gove Park Tavern but in in recent years the Station house but is no longer trading; plenty of boozers along strand on the green but the Bulls head is the last one before the station
 

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If I were travelling from Clapham Junction avoiding Kew Bridge I would alight, and depart from Chiswick Grove Park which is about a 25 minute walk. There is a large pub the Grove Park Tavern opposite the Station, or if you walk via the river along Strand on the Green there are a couple of pubs on the river, and others nearby, the Strand is about 10 minutes from the stadium.
The extra trains (that are non-stop to CJ) don't stop at Chiswick. Further the trains will be full at Chiswick having just left Kew Bridge. Also the walk to Brentford is shorter

Apart from that, and the pub being closed, it's a brilliant plan.:)
 

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Hi hobbsy - did you get an answer on this one?

Also, word is out among Norwich forums etc of the applause planned during the game, hopefully a good proportion of Canaries should join in
....just a note of caution.....there is....apparently....some kid throwing eggs at supporters from a block of high rise flats next to one over aight....and they're not canaries eggs...just realised this sounds cryptic....but it's actually true.
 

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....just a note of caution.....there is....apparently....some kid throwing eggs at supporters from a block of high rise flats next to one over aight....and they're not canaries eggs...just realised this sounds cryptic....but it's actually true.
Yep but he's not focusing on away supporters. He's throwing them at Bees fans too.
 

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Not wanting to waste an opportunity for some advice, if you were me, where would you go for beer and pre-match food? Doesn't have to be a sit down eat option if there's a great chippy, say.

All suggestions appreciated.
If you want fish & chips, then The Albany Fish Bar is the place, in Albany Road (near Griffin Park).
 

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Yep but he's not focusing on away supporters. He's throwing them at Bees fans too.

Hope he’s active on Saturday.

Does anyone have to hand the number of a local glaziers and replacement front-door company? 🤓
 

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From reading all the above it might be safest if you stay at home Mr Yellow.
 
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Albany Road is certainly very good, but even it isn't up to the superlative Lotus House (Chinese-owned Fish Bar) at the junction of Popes Lane and South Ealing Road. (Don't take cards mind, only cash!)

If the weather is fine, you could enjoy your takeaway on the walk to the BCS through Gunnersbury Park. Or if not, get the 65 bus from right outside the chippy.

Going completely off topic here but always felt the Fish n Chips shop in Albany Parade was the best in London but recently had some at The Laughing Halibut in Strutton Ground and that was just simply delish !
 
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In case any other away fans come on here for advice, I'd recommend One Over the Ait if after pre-match beers and lunch, but book in advance (as we did). Bouncer on the door checking off bookings and getting things organised.

Also popped in for a pint after the game while the crowds died down at Kew Bridge Station.

Thanks everyone who provided advice in this thread. I enjoyed my day out, result helps of course, but we have a saying in my group "Don't let the football spoil a day out", and I'm sure it would have been a good one even if things hadn't gone our way.
 
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In case any other away fans come on here for advice, I'd recommend One Over the Ait if after pre-match beers and lunch, but book in advance (as we did). Bouncer on the door checking off bookings and getting things organised.

Also popped in for a pint after the game while the crowds died down at Kew Bridge Station.

Thanks everyone who provided advice in this thread. I enjoyed my day out, result helps of course, but we have a saying in my group "Don't let the football spoil a day out", and I'm sure it would have been a good one even if things hadn't gone our way.
I was in the queue at Kew Bridge Station, after the game, thought I'd try the train for a change.
There was a few Norwich fans who were heading for King's Cross and a connection at 7.
Surely it would have been quicker to walk the 20 minutes to Acton Town, rather than wait the 20 minutes, then get a direct tube to KX.
 

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I was in the queue at Kew Bridge Station, after the game, thought I'd try the train for a change.
There was a few Norwich fans who were heading for King's Cross and a connection at 7.
Surely it would have been quicker to walk the 20 minutes to Acton Town, rather than wait the 20 minutes, then get a direct tube to KX.
A bit of local knowledge always goes a long way
 

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I was in the queue at Kew Bridge Station, after the game, thought I'd try the train for a change.
There was a few Norwich fans who were heading for King's Cross and a connection at 7.
Surely it would have been quicker to walk the 20 minutes to Acton Town, rather than wait the 20 minutes, then get a direct tube to KX.
BCS -> AT : 27 mins
AT -> KX : 32 mins
Total: 59 mins

KWB -> KX : 47 mins

Would prob have had to wait 15-20 mins for a train to Waterloo. So not much in it, and can save a half-hour walk.
 

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BCS -> AT : 27 mins
AT -> KX : 32 mins
Total: 59 mins

KWB -> KX : 47 mins

Would prob have had to wait 15-20 mins for a train to Waterloo. So not much in it, and can save a half-hour walk.
Anything that saves a half hours walk is good with me these days with my bloody hip. Shouldn't have played until I was 40!
 

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Anything that saves a half hours walk is good with me these days with my bloody hip. Shouldn't have played until I was 40!
Gave up playing early then ... :ROFLMAO: I was still playing vets football at 50 and now have slowed down to walking football.
 

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No problem with hips ...one old knee injury that gives me a bit of trouble when weather is very cold but apart from that not anything out of the ordinary for a 73 year old....(y)

Love to spend a few hours a week walking to keep relatively fit.
 
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No problem with hips ...one old knee injury that gives me a bit of trouble when weather is very cold but apart from that not anything out of the ordinary for a 73 year old....(y)

Love to spend a few hours a week walking to keep relatively fit.
Completely off subject of course, but walking to Hatfield Town Centre and back most days for food shopping does it for me. 15 minutes each way. Also walking from car parked near Enfield Road on matchdays to BCS and back means home games are healthy for me (despite results!).
 

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In case any other away fans come on here for advice, I'd recommend One Over the Ait if after pre-match beers and lunch, but book in advance (as we did). Bouncer on the door checking off bookings and getting things organised.

Also popped in for a pint after the game while the crowds died down at Kew Bridge Station.

Thanks everyone who provided advice in this thread. I enjoyed my day out, result helps of course, but we have a saying in my group "Don't let the football spoil a day out", and I'm sure it would have been a good one even if things hadn't gone our way.
Thanks for coming in to one over the ait
 
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