Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Carlisle United Away Games


This section is designed to suggest some real ale pubs near the grounds Carlisle United will visit this season. Most of these pubs will be in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide, so I hope you enjoy the real ale/ciders on offer. If you come across any other pubs, especially away friendly pubs, please let us know at ku.gro.armac.yawlos@tcatnoc . All are within 15 minutes walk of the ground unless stated.

ACCRINGTON STANLEY The Wham Stadium, Livingstone Road, Accrington BB5 5BX Next Fixture

The only Good Beer Guide pub in the area is Grants, Accrington on the Manchester Road to the south of the centre some distance from the ground. However The Crown, Accrington 318 Whalley Road BB5 5DQ with up to 5 real ales is the nearest pub to the ground and serves away fans. I usually start at the Hare and Hounds, Clayton-le-Moors also on Whalley Road BB5 5HE (next to the M55 junction 7) that serves good pub grub and Thwaites brews.

BARNSLEY Oakwell Stadium, Grove Street, Barnsley S71 1ET. Next Fixture 16 January 2024

The ground is conveniently situated close to the town centre and three good beer guide pubs. Old No. 7 , 7 Market Hill S70 2PX offers a full selection of up to 8 Acorn Brewery Ales. The Jolly Tap Real Ale Cafe (formerly Arcade Alehouse)31 The Arcade Barnsley S70 2QP was Barnsley's first micropub owned by Two Roses Brew Co. However this time I shall be heading to the 2022 CAMRA pub of the Year Heaven & Ale 66 Agnes Road.

BLACKPOOL Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool FY1 6JJ Next Fixture

There are no Good Beer Guide pubs close to the ground. The nearest real ale outlet is the Bloomfield Brewhouse 47 Ansdell Road FY1 6PU which is worth a visit. However, I shall be heading to No 13 Bonny Street (formerly the Pump and Truncheon) FY1 5AR. This is situated behind Madame Tussauds on the Golden Mile. If Wetherspoons is your preference the Albert and the Lion Bank Hey Street FY1 4RU can be found near the Tower on the Golden Mile.

BOLTON WANDERERS University Of Bolton Stadium, Burnden Way, Bolton BL6 6JW ·Next Fixture

There are no pubs near to this out of town stadium situated near the M61 4 miles from the town centre. I shall be heading for the nearest GBG pub the Hope and Anchor, 747 Chorley Old Road BL1 5QH which is about 2 miles from the ground near the Doffcacher nature reserve.

If travelling by train the Spinning Mule Unit 2 Nelson Square BL1 1JT is close to the bus interchange.

BRISTOL ROVERS Memorial Stadium, Filton Avenue, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 0BF< Next Fixture

The Drapers Arms 447 Gloucester Road, Horfield, Bristol BS7 8TZ, is the obvious choice for real ale lovers close to the Memorial Stadium. It is a micropub so 'beer only' and likely to be busy on matchdays. If food is required there are a number of pubs and takeaways along the Gloucester Road. The Royal Oak in the direction of the city centre is a family friendly option serving food and a choice of real ales.

BURTON ALBION Pirelli Stadium Princess Way, Burton-On-Trent DE13 0AR Next Fixture .

A lot of the GBG pubs in Burton are to be found close to the train station which is around 30 minutes walk from the ground. The closest is the Weighbridge Inn in Grain Warehouse Yard Derby Street BE14 2JJ.

The other two the Devonshire Arms 86 Station Street DE14 1BJ and the Coopers Tavern 43 Cross Street DE14 1EG are situated on the other side of the railway. Also close by is a micropub the Last Heretic 95 Station Street DE14 1BT.

CAMBRIDGE UNITED Abbey Stadium, Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8LN Next Fixture

Kingston Arms 33 Kingston Street, Cambridge, CB1 2NU 8 hand pumps – need I say more? It’s close to the station which means either a 30 minute walk or taxi to the ground. It describes itself as having ‘a combination of traditional pub, award winning ales and first rate cooking’.

A good beer guide pub, off the beaten track, is the Cambridge Blue situated in a back street, 85 Gwydir Street CB 2LG, near the Mill Road cemetery. It is however a long walk to the ground from it.

Nearer the ground The Wrestlers 337 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8JE a Wells pub with Thai food may be worth a look.

CHARLTON ATHLETIC The Valley, Floyd Road, Charlton SE7 8BL Next Fixture 9 March 2024

The nearest GBG pub to the Valley is The River Ale House, Greenwich is about 20 minutes walk from the ground. It is very football friendly for home and away supporters and with 7 cask ales and 10 real ciders on match days is well worth seeking out.

Other real ale pubs in the area get very busy on matchdays. These include The Bugle Horn , 6 The Village, SE7 8UD in old Charlton and the Rose of Denmark, 298 Woolwich Road SE7 7AL in new Charlton are worth a visit.

CHELTENHAM TOWN Whaddon Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 5NA Next Fixture

Kemble Brewery Inn 27 Fairview Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2JF Relatively close to the ground (five minutes or so), but in the back streets between Whaddon Road and the town centre, and hard to locate through paths and twisting streets. Small single room pub with open fire that specialises in more obscure real ales - up to six on at any one time.

DERBY COUNTY Pride Park Stadium, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8XL Next Fixture 27 April 2024

When I visit Derby I always head for the Alexandra Hotel 203 Siddals Road DE1 2QE the birthplace of DerbyCAMRA a short 5 minute walk from the train station a Castle Rock Brewery pub. As it gets very busy on matchdays the nearby Brunswick Inn, 1 Railway Terrace DE1 2RV , also a GBG pub, provides an excellent alternative.

EXETER CITY Stadium Way, Exeter, EX4 6PX Next Fixture

Centre Spot Bar at St James Park serves up to four real ales on matchdays.

St Annes Well 31 Well Street, Exeter, EX4 6QL is a warm and welcoming community pub situated close to the football ground, both home and away fans are welcome on match days. Up to five real ales are usually available, and good-quality food is served all day.

In central Exeter there are three Good Beer Guide pubs all about 25 minutes walk from the ground. These are The Fat Pig , John Street, Georges Meeting House South Street and Hour Glass Inn on Melbourne Street, Exeter.

FLEETWOOD TOWN Highbury Stadium Park Avenue, Fleetwood FY7 6TX Next Fixture

The Steamer is the only GBG pub in Fleetwood near the Harbour and a long mile from the ground. Midway between the Steamer and the ground the Thomas Drummond London Street FY7 6JE a Wetherspoons pub is to be found. If food is required the Three Lights Herring Arm Road FY7 6JE a Marstons pub is an alternative. To my knowledge this is the nearest real ale pub to the ground.

HARROGATE TOWN, The EnviroVent Stadium, Wetherby Road, Harrogate HG2 7SA Next Fixture

There are no Good Beer Guide pubs in easy walking distance of the ground which is situated on the south east edge of the town. There are however a choice of ten in the centre.

Of those give The Harrogate Tapa chance. With a choice of up to 11 real ales there should be something to suit all tastes. It is to be found on Station Parade close to the train Station , ideal if travelling to the game by train.

LEYTON ORIENT Brisbane Rd, Leyton, London E10 5NF Next Fixture

Look no further than the Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Breyer Group Stadium,Oliver Road Leyton. This is reputed to be the best supporters club bar selling real ale. Take your CAMRA membership card with you. Sadly Carlisle fans were not allowed in last season due to numbers expected at the game. However I found a gem close to Leyton Underground station the Birkbeck Tavern, 45 Langthorne Road E11 4HL..

Leyton Technical, 2658 High Road, E10 5QN is also close to the ground and very busy on match days is well worth a visit.

LINCOLN CITY Scincil Bank Stadium, Lincoln LN5 8LD Next Fixture

The Golden Eagle Lincoln 21 High Street, Lincoln LN5 8BD is my choice for Lincoln. It serves a wide range of real ales in this interesting old coaching inn. If travelling by train food can be obtained from a number of outlets on the High Street on the way to the ground including The Ritz, Lincoln a former cinema converted into a Wetherspoon's pub serving a good range of ales.

If time permits a visit to the city centre, a 30 minute walk from the ground, is a must with a range of excellent hostelries including The Cardinals Hat nearer the centre along the High Street, The Morning Star near the Cathedral and The Strugglers Inn under the city walls.

NORTHAMPTON TOWN Sixfields Stadium, Upton Way, Northampton NN5 5QA Next Fixture 6 April 2024

There are no Good Beer Guide Pubs near to this out of town ground. A short walk from the ground there are three Greene King pubs serving food as well as real ale The Sixfields, Sevens and Walter Tull.

To find GBG pubs involves a long 30 minute plus walk into the town centre. Worth seeking out are the Albion Brewery Bar 54, Kingswell Street, NN1 1PR and the Malt Shovel 121, Bridge Street NN1 1QF


OXFORD UNITED Kassam Stadium Grenoble Road, Oxford OX4 4XP Next Fixture

There quite simply are no pubs near the Kassam Stadium. To enjoy a drink you need to seek out one of the town centre pubs then travel out to the game. Try Chequers, 130a High Street OX1 4DH just off the High Street near the Carfax or the Bear Inn 6 Alfred Street OX1 4EH near the Town Hall

PETERBOROUGH UNITED The Weston Homes Stadium, London Road, Peterborough PE2 8AL Next Fixture29 March 2024 .

The Weston Homes Stadium is surrounded by GBG pubs in easy walking distance. One of the nearest is Charters a converted barge accessed down the steps from the town bridge. Not surprisingly with up to 12 ales on it is very busy on matchdays but it is worth the scrum. However there are 4 other pubs well worth considering namely the Drapers Arms 29 Cowgate PE1 1LZ, Yard of Ale , 72 Oundle Road PE2 9PA, Palmerston Arms 82 Oundle Road PE1 1TX and the Coalheavers Arms, 3 Park Street PE2 9BH.

PORT VALE Vale Park, Hamil Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 1AW Next Fixture

There are a large number of good real ale pubs to be found in Burslem about 10 minutes from the ground. My favourites are the Bull's Head and the Duke William but good ales can be found in the nearby Johny's Micro Pub.

Bull's Head, 14 St John's Square, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 3AJ This is Titanic's Brewery Tap and flagship pub. Situated in the centre of Burslem the pub welcomes all football fans, both home and away. The range of ten excellent real ales is complemented by a selection of up to ten real ciders.

The Duke William, 2 St. John's Square, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 3AJ This imposing pub has undergone a sympathetic restoration with most of the original features still in place, including the horse-shoe shaped bar and its heated foot rail, bell pushes in the lounge, serving hatch and leaded windows. Eight hand pumps dispense a range of beers.Sadly Home Fans Only

If food is needed give the Moorland Inn Moorland Road ST6 1JP a try about 20 minutes walk from the ground (off street parking is possible between the ground and this pub).

PORTSMOUTH Fratton Park Frogmore Road, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 8RA Next Fixture

There are four Good Beer Guide Pubs within 30 minutes walk of Fratton Park the Rose and Crown 100 Cromwell Road PO4 9PN , the Fawcett Inn 176 Fawcett Road PO4 0DP is probably best for local ales, the Merchant House 9 Highland Road PO4 9DA and the Northcote 35 Francis Avenue PO4 0HL.


READING Select Car Leasing Stadium ( Madejski Stadium), Reading RG2 0FL Next Fixture .

There are no pubs near this out of town stadium which is over 2 miles from the town centre. There are, however, a number of GBG pubs in the town centre. If arriving by train the Three Guineas Station Approach RG1 1LY is a good starting pub. My choice , however, is Alehouse 2 Broad Street RG1 2BH known for its range of real ales from microbreweries.


SHREWBURY TOWN Montgomery Waters Meadow Oteley Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST Next Fixture 16 March2024.

The Prince of Wales is the only GBG pub within walking distance, about a mile, of this out of town ground. With up to 6 real ales on it is well worth a visit. There are three more real ale pubs on the route to the stadium which may merit a check namely the Masonic Arms 55 Belle Vue Road SY3 7LN, Belle Vue Tavern 113 Belle Vue Road SY3 7NS and the Grove 147 Belle Vue Road SY3 7NN.


STEVENAGE Broadhall Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 8RH Next Fixture

Our Mutual Friend , Broadwater Crescent, Stevenage, SG2 8EHI is the nearest real ale pub to the ground. Sadly it no longer serves a range of local ales or hot food and gets very busy on match days.

If food is required Chequers 164 High Street, Stevenage SG1 3LL a 30 minute walk from the ground in the town could be considered. A Greene King pub with a good range of guest ales. .

WIGAN ATHLETIC The D W Stadium, Loire Drive, Robin Park, Wigan WN5 0UZ Next Fixture .

The nearest two GBG pubs to this edge of town ground are close to the railway stations around 30 minutes walk away. These are the Swan & Railway 80 Wallgate WN1 1BA and Wigan Central Arch 1 on Queen Street WN3 4DY. One of the nearest real ale pubs to the ground (15 minutes walk across the canal) is the Bricklayers Arms 49 Woodhouse Lane WN6 7LN. Not surpisingly it gets very busy on match days .

WYCOMBE WANDERERS Adams Park Stadium Hillbottom Road, High Wycombe HP12 4HJ Next Fixture .

Adams Park is to be found at the end of an industrial estate road to the west of the town centre. There are no good beer guide pub within easy walking disance of the ground. The nearest is the Chiltern Taps 120 Oxford Road HP11 2DN is close to the bus station is a long mile from the ground. . The Rose and Crown a Sports Bar with good real ale is also near the bus station.