Swindon TownSaturday 5th January 2013 KO 3.00pm
Capacity: 15,728 (all seated)
Address: County Road, Swindon, SN1 2ED
Main Telephone No: 0870-443-1969
Fax No: 01793-333-703
Team Nickname: The Robins
Year Ground Opened: 1896
Pitch Size: 110 x 70 yards
Home Kit Colours: Red & White
Tickets are available on the gate at Swindon priced as follows:
The designated groupsave trains to Swindon are:
Swindon Dept 18.04 – arrive Paddington 19.08
Return tickets with group save should be in the region of £22 each depending on numbers. Please email email@example.com if you would like to travel with the group.
Some members are meeting for breakfast in The Mad Bishop & Bear pub at Paddington Station from 10am.
Other Boozers and Food Outlets Worth a Visit
The Glue Pot, 5 Emlyn Square, SN1 5BP
A five minute walk from the station in the opposite direction of the ground. Members will most likely pop in here for a couple before heading over to the GW. The old fashioned corner pub serves an excellent range of real ales but unfortunately children under 14 are not allowed in.
Tap & Barrel, 115 Manchester Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 2AJ Tel: 01793 432587
Former branch meeting pub close to the ground. Convenient and functional but unfortunately no real ale, hence the move to the GW.
There are a few fast food joints along Manchester Road and the usual pies and Bovril are available in the ground.
How To Get There
Swindon is served by frequent trains from London Paddington with the journey taking around an hour.
The ground is about a 10-15 min walk from the station and GW Hotel. Head down Wellington Street until you reach the end of the road then turn left into Manchester Road. Continue all the way to the end, passing the Tap and Barrel (pop in for a pint en route if still thirsty) and hang a right at the T junction with County Road. The County ground is about 300 yards up the road on the left.
What's The Ground Like?
When We Last Met
Carlisle finally recorded a win at the County ground when we last visit there in February 2011 thanks to a first half goal from James Berrett. Our overall record in Swindon isn't great with 8 defeats, 10 draws and just that one victory.