Away Day Guide: Southport this Saturday

Southport v Bromley - Saturday 1st October 2016 - Vanarama National League

As part of our ‘Away Day Guide’ feature for the official website Bromley supporter Will Bains provides us with a fans insight for our trip to Southport this coming Saturday, 1st October.

This Saturday sees us make another journey to the north west of England, this time for the game against Southport. After we had the ponchos out in force for our visit there last season, hopefully the weather gods will be a little kinder to us on this trip.

I’m reliably informed that The Hope Vine pub in the town of Burscough is an excellent place to stop off for some food and drink, so that’s worth considering for anyone travelling via Wigan. For good food and drink in Southport itself, the Falstaff had a £500k refurbishment last year and comes with positive reviews to match. For something a little different, there is the option of Tap & Bottles in the Cambridge Arcade.

For anyone not heading straight for the pub, a walk along the pier is worth taking with its views across the Ribble Estuary towards Blackpool. Alternatively, there is always the British Lawnmower Museum if that is of particular interest. It never ceases to amaze me how many random museums are located in National League towns.

Address: Haig Avenue, Southport, Lancashire, PR8 6JZ

Directions By train: There are several routes to Southport, but the quickest will be from Euston changing at either Wigan or Liverpool. Once you get to Southport, it’s about a mile and a half to the ground. Turn left out of the station then left again once you reach the main road. Continue to follow this road over the roundabout and past the petrol station. Haig Avenue will be further along to the left, which is where the ground is situated.

By car: Take the M6 to junction 26 then follow the M58 to junction 3. Exit here and take the A570 through Ormskirk and to the outskirts of Southport. Pass over the roundabout with a McDonald’s on the left and Haig Avenue will be the next turning on the right. The ground is a little further along this road on the right.

Admission Prices: (CASH ONLY!)

  • Adults (Terracing): £13.50
  • Concessions – Over 65s (Terracing): £10
  • 12-18 yrs: £5
  • Under 11’s: FREE (with a paying adult)
  • Matchday Programme £3

Live Commentary: Not making the trip? Don’t worry, David and James will be providing live audio commentary from 2:50pm.