The Things You Need to Know – Whaddon Road

The facts.

  • Cheltenham Town FC, Abbey Business Stadium, Whaddon Road, Cheltenham, Glos, GL52 5NACheltenham7
  • Stadium size: 7,200
  • What is the stadium like: A traditional ground with a non league feel to it.
  • POTG or ticket entry. Pay on the gate, cash only. Adults: £21, Concessions (Over 65’s and Students with valid I.D): £15, Juniors (16 & under): £7, Wheelchair disabled (incl helper): £14
  • Ticket information can be found on the official site (nearer the time) – Here.
  • Bar inside the ground? No.Cheltenham1
  • what is the away end like? Away fans are seated behind the goal in the Hazlewoods Stand, about 1100. If enough City fans go, then an area in the In2Print Stand along the side. Good for creating an atmosphere, but the stewards in the past have been excessive in their behaviour.
  • arrangements for disabled supporters. 4 spaces available in the away stand, so booking is a good idea. Check for information here.

Getting there.

  • Sat Nav post code: GL52 5NA. Directions from St James Park to the Whaddon Road here.Cheltenham_feat
  • Mileage: 114 miles each way, fuel costs in the region of £45. Likely travel time 2 hours each way.

  • if travelling by train you will need to go to Cheltenham station, which is about a 40 minute walk to the ground, so sharing a taxi for a tenner might be good. Take the D bus (every 10 mins during the day/20 mins during the evening) from the station to the town centre then either walk (15 mins)Cheltenham4 or take the A bus to Whaddon Road.

  • Train from Exeter St Davids. 2 singles at £20 out and £16 back, total £36.00. Departing Exeter St Davids at 10.50 arriving in Cheltenham at 12.40. Returning from Cheltenham at 19.52 arriving home at 21.42. Splitting tickets as follows can reduce costs as well: Day return from Exeter St Davids to Taunton, day return from Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads and a day return from Temple Meads to Cheltenham Spa.Cheltenham5

  • more information on travel can be found here – Ground Guide.

  • Tourist Information Board website: VisitCheltenham.

Any decent pubs? The town of Cheltenham has plenty of good pubs!

For a Wetherspoon, try The Moon Under Water. About halfway between the station and the football ground.

There is a Stadium bar, The Robins Nest, that will allow some away supporters in.

The Fox and Hounds on Prestbury Road is a “home” pub, The Sudley Arms also on Prestbury Road has more potential, also consider The Conservatory  on Winchcombe Street. The Kemble Brewery Inn is popular with the London Exiles.




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