Peterborough United on Tuesday 23rd August 2016 at 19:45
Address: ABAX Stadium, London Road, Peterborough, PE2 8AL
Telephone: 01733 563 947
Web Site: www.theposh.com
What’s It Like
Around 1,800 away fans can sit in the side of the main stand along the pitch. There are a good range of pies available, plus hot dogs and burgers. London Road is a good and fairly relaxed day out. Alcohol is not sold to away fans
The city of Peterborough, hides a wealth of history. Visit Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre where archaeologists found the oldest wheel in Britain. There’s the 12th century cathedral with the largest surviving example of a painted wooden ceiling from the Middle Ages.
The day before the game from 10:0 to 15:00, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is on at Stamford Arts Centre (PE9 2DL) for £10 you can make fudge, arts and crafts and watch the film, or just the film for £3.
From the Tuesday until the Saturday it’s the Peterborough Beer Festival at the Embankment (PE1 1EF) with over 400 real ales, ciders, perrys and wines. There’s also daily live music and events. Entry is £2-£6 depending on day and whether full or half day.
Peterborough Museum is the city’s most haunted building – you can join in a ghost tour if you dare! They also have one of the best collections of marine monsters in the world. You can take a trip on one of the steam engines at Nene Valley Railway.
There’s also green open spaces with lakes and riverside or the Green Wheel cycle network. Plenty of activities throughout the year, along with the theatre and the greyhound stadium.
Pubs and Grub
‘The Cherry Tree’ on Oundle Road (PE2 9PB) is popular with away fans. It’s small but a friendly pub and serves food on matchdays. It costs £2.50 to use the car park. There’s the ‘Palmerston Arms’ (PE2 9PA). It’s away fan friendly and has around 10 real ales on offer, but don’t sell regular lagers etc. This pub is about 100 yards further along Oundle Road on the opposite side. The pub also doesn’t serve food, but doesn’t object to customers bringing in their own.
Between the Cherry Tree and Palmerston Arms is the Harbour City fish and chip shop. ‘The Peacock’ (PE2 8AR), is over the River Nene, down London Road past the ground on the left and the pub is on the right at the traffic lights next to a KFC drive through.
Near to the ground is Charters (PE1 1FP) a former Dutch barge, moored on the River Nene, a few minutes walk from London Road, on the left hand side of the bridge, going towards the town centre. Upstairs is an Asian restaurant, and downstairs there’s a bar. It’s a friendly place.
The ground is a 10 minute walk from the town centre where there are plenty of pubs to be found. If coming by train, the ‘Brewery Tap’ near to the station on Westgate, is worth a visit. The home of Oakham Ales, this big bar serves good beer, Thai food and you can see into the brewery itself.
There’s a council pay & display car park just off London Road (on your left as you pass the ground going towards the town centre). Street parking is on side streets up Oundle Road, going away from London Road. Check for any parking restriction signs on lamp posts, as the streets nearest the ground are residents only parking.
The station is a mile from the ground and a 20 minute walk. Turn right out of station and follow the main road, passing Asda on the right. At the traffic lights, turn right, go over the bridge and you can see the floodlights of London Road, over on your left.
For the Travelling Jacks making the trip – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!