BrentfordSaturday 10th November 2012 KO 3.00pm
A traditional Fullers pub about half a mile from Griffin Park. Unlike many Fullers outlets the Brewery Tap has escaped being subject to a pretentious refit and a poncy gastro menu. It remains resolutely a local boozer that keeps its beer well and
Other Boozers and Food Outlets Worth a Visit
The Coach and Horses, 8 Kew Green, TW9 3BH, Tel: 020 8940 1208
Large Youngs pub a bit further away from Griffin Park just over Kew Bridge. The Coach and Horses is a little more up market than the pubs closer to the ground. That said it affords a warm welcome and well kept Youngs Ales. We used the large function room here in Jan 2010 to celebrate our 35th anniversary and 250th edition of HTB with special guest Stan Bowels.
The Magpie and Crown, 128 High Street, Brentford, TW8 8EW, Tel: 020 8560 5658
A free house with a good selection of real ales. The Magpie is away fan friendly and reasonably close to the ground.
There are a few take-aways along the high road and the usual array of pies and Bovril are available inside the ground.
How To Get There
By Public Transport
South Ealing - Piccadilly Line
Gunnersbury - London Overground Line
Brentford - on the Waterloo to Reading Line, trains depart roughly every 15 mins.
The 65 runs from Ealing Broadway to Chessington going right past the ground.
Numbers 237, 267 and the H29 run along Kew Bridge Road.
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When Have We Played There Before?
Given both teams have occupied the lower reaches of the football league for much of their existence we have met remarkably few times over the years. Since our first meeting in the FA Cup back in 1908 (a 2-2 draw with Carlisle winning thereplay 3-1) the Cumbrians have played the Bees a mere 29 times. Overall we hold a slight edge with 11 wins to Brentford’s 10 but we haven’t won at Griffin Park since 1997. Last season we lost 4-0 at Brentford live on Sky. The dreadful nature of our performance was too much for some of us and we de camped to the Griffin for some beers after an hour. In 2010 our away match at Brentford was used to mark two very significant events in the history of the London Branch. From humble origins in the Finborough Arms at Earls Court our supporters' club turned 35. Additionally, our long running fanzine Hit the Bar reached its 250th edition. Despite losing the game 3-1, it was a fantastic occasion attended by CUFC directors and our special guest Stan Bowles!
Neil Nixon also supplied an article to the News and Star which can be accessed here.