ColchesterSaturday 20th October 2012 KO 3pm
The Groupsave train for Colchester is the 10.48 from Liverpool Street arriving at 12.17 in Colchester (with a bus ride in the middle) and back on the 17.33 (again with a replacement bus between Witham and Billericay) which gets back to the smoke at 19.03.
Cost should be in the region of £12 each return depending on numbers. Meet in the Hamilton Hall at Liverpool Street Station 10am onwards for breakfast and drinks.
Meeting Place for Tickets and Pre-Match Banter is the Bricklayers - see below.
Other Boozers and Food Outlets Worth a Visit
As you might expect with a modern out of town development there is very little on offer in the vicinity of the ground. The nearest pub is the Dog and Pheasant on Nayland Road which is three quarters of a mile away and billed as home fans only. For a pre match drink the best options are found closer to the town centre.
The Norfolk Arms, 132 North Station Road, Colchester, CO1 1UZ, 01206 545257
A decent boozer with a pool table, beer garden, reasonable scran and Sky Sports close to Colchester train station. Unfortunately it’s a Green King boozer and as a result the ales are nowt to write home about.
Fat Cat, 65, Butt Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3BZ, 01206 577990
The sister pub to the excellent Fat Cat in Norwich. Unsurprisingly sells Fat Cat brewed ales and a number of guests. Rumoured to serve up to 20 ales but gets mixed reviews, worth a visit if passing through the town centre.
The Victoria Inn, 10, North Station Rd, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1RB
Real ale pub located further down North Station Road from the Norfolk Arms. There are 3 real ales on draught which usually consist of Crouch Vale’s Brewers Gold, Woodfords Wherry and an ever changing guest.
If you're after a spot of pre match scran then head down North Station road past the Norfolk Arms pub and go straight on at the roundabout. About 150 meters further down the road there are a number of take aways and restaurants including Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines. If you're after fish and chips then the Dolphin Fish Bar (36 North Station Road, Colchester, CO1 1RB) is recommended by branch member Neil Nixon.
How To Get There
By Car & Where to Park
There is space for 700 cars in the official car park which must be booked in advance at a cost of £6 per car by calling 0845 437 9089. The majority of roads around the stadium have parking restrictions on match days so be careful where you leave your car. There is a fairly large car park at Colchester train station so if you do want to drive if might be an idea to park up there, join us in the Bricklayers and catch the shuttle bus to the game.