The Premier League
Pub Guide

Travelling to watch your team play is thirsty work. But where to drink in an unfamiliar city as a fan of the away side? Select who you’re playing below, and we’ll show you the pubs that’ll welcome you with open arms.

Arsenal

Emirates Stadium
Summary
If you don’t want to hear Gooners exchanging stories from the Highbury glory days, Drayton Park is a pro-away pub and that’s packed to the brim with friendly faces on match days. Plus it’s only a few minutes’ walk from the Emirates. If it’s rammed, there are a host of places on Holloway Road.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£3.93

In the stadium
£4.90

Bournemouth

Vitality Stadium
Summary
The Bell opposite the train station is a convenient choice for a swift pint. If you’re looking to have a drink nearer the stadium, Mello Mello welcomes away fans and is just 15 minutes on foot. The Queens Park Hotel is full of hardcore local support. Unless you can chat long and hard about Eddie Howe’s lads, you’ll have a better time elsewhere.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£2.98

In the stadium
£3.50

Brighton

Amex Stadium
Summary
Just a stone’s throw from the train station, the Evening Star is great for beer fans; it stocks a nice selection of craft ales. The Downs Hotel is a bit far from the ground but offers a shuttle service with free parking. Know that some of the bars are reserved for home supporters and might ask to see your tickets to check if you’re a Seagulls follower.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£3.50

In the stadium
£4.30

Burnley

Turf Moor
Summary
There are barely any home supporters at the Burnley Cricket Club. Located near the back of the away stand, you can enjoy a pie and a pint without any fuss. The Bridge Bier is another good choice if you’re into your ales.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£2.20

In the stadium
£3.50

Cardiff City

Cardiff City Stadium
Summary
Pubs in close vicinity of the stadium are for home fans only however the Canton Rugby Football club along Lawrenny Avenue is the closest bet to a pint nearby. It has a large screen and free parking – welcoming away fans in. Otherwise it is probably best to drink in the city centre and head to The Great Western which is a popular choice for away supporters.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£3.00

In the stadium
£4.30

Chelsea

Stamford Bridge
Summary
Regarded the unofficial away supporters’ pub, The Courtfield Tavern will welcome you with open arms, no matter the colours on your back. The Goose is another good choice for away fans – it’s child-friendly too.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£4.00

In the stadium
£4.60

Crystal Palace

Selhurst Park
Summary
There are a plenty of away-friendly pubs in and around Selhurst. Located opposite the train station, The Flora Sandes is a good drinking spot for a quick pre-match pint – plus, it’s a Wetherspoon so it’s good for some quick grub. Or The Railway Telegraph is right down the road if the Flora’s full.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£4.00

In the stadium
£4.50

Everton

Goodison Park
Summary
Liverpool city centre is recommended for a pre-match drink, and there’s a wealth of pubs close to the ground that welcome away fans. Both The Thomas and The Arkles have a friendly atmosphere and attract crowds of like-minded support on match day.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£2.80

In the stadium
£4.00

Fulham

Craven Cottage
Summary
It’s not hard to find a safe-haven for away supporters near Craven Cottage (unless you like to watch your football at Loftus Road), the Fulham faithful are about as friendly as they come. Barely a 10-minute walk from the stadium is The Crabtree, just a stone’s throw from the River Thames or you can try The Eight Bells; it’s easy to spot if you just look for the banner inviting the away fans in.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£4.00

In the stadium
£4.30

Huddersfield Town

John Smith's Stadium
Summary
The home of The Terriers is a bit tricky: the town centre has an abundance of away-friendly pubs, but the ground’s a 20-minute walk away so you might want to consider getting a bus to John Smith’s. If you’re looking to have a quick pint nearby, Rope Walk serves reasonably priced beer, and quickly.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£2.55

In the stadium
£4.20

Leicester City

King Power Stadium
Summary
Stick to the city centre and you shouldn’t have any trouble. The Hind by the station is also a popular hangout for away fans. Pubs close to the ground will be full of Foxes fans who can sniff you out as away support in no time.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£3.23

In the stadium
£3.90

Liverpool

Anfield
Summary
You’ll never walk alone if you stick to the city centre: there are plenty of pubs for away fans and Anfield is a bus ride away. Or for places nearby, The Arkles is in sight of the Kenny Dalglish Stand, and The Flat Iron is just a few minutes from the ground.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£2.80

In the stadium
£3.90

Manchester City

Etihad Stadium
Summary
The bars and eateries at The Printworks near Victoria Station are a safe bet, but it’s a popular spot on weekends so expect it to be busy. For pubs nearby, The Townley has a good atmosphere and is a five-minute walk from the stadium. The famed Mary D’s is a City favourite and will be packed with Blues fans in full voice.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£3.15

In the stadium
£4.00

Manchester United

Old Trafford
Summary
When it comes to Old Trafford, the pubs near the ground are loyal to the home team. Stick to the city centre and you’ve pretty much got your pick. If you’re coming in by car, Lime Bar in Salford Quays is easy and there’s multi-storey parking at the Lowry Outlet Mall.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£3.15

In the stadium
£4.50

Newcastle United

St James’ Park
Summary
St James’ is a bit unusual in that the ground is right in the city centre, so you might need to be strategic. Pubs near the stadium such as Newcastle Arms are die-hard Toon venues, but there are neutral bars in the centre. Head of Steam opposite the station is a good shout for real ale fans.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£3.10

In the stadium
£3.90

Southampton

St Mary’s Stadium
Summary
Northam Road is awash with away-friendly pubs, as is the city centre. The Waterfront is nicely tucked away and ideal for those who enjoy a pint with a view. Steer clear of Kingsland Tavern near the stadium if you don’t know all the words to ‘When the Saints go marching in’.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£3.30

In the stadium
£4.20

Tottenham Hotspur

White Hart Lane
Summary
Sticking around Liverpool Street Station is your best bet – there should be plenty of welcoming watering holes here. If you’re heading straight to the ground, there are some good options close by. The Elbow Room, The Irish Centre, and The Bell are the ultimate Spurs strongholds where you’ll need an encyclopaedic knowledge of Glenn Hoddle to fit in.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£3.93

In the stadium
£4.95

Watford

Vicarage Road
Summary
Odd Fellows is the ultimate away supporters’ hangout and is right near the ground. Or, if you’re close to the station, there’s Watford High Street, which has plenty of chilled out pubs like the large Moon Under Water Wetherspoon, a Walkabout, and Molloy’s.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£2.90

In the stadium
£4.50

West Ham

London Stadium
Summary
We’d stick to central London, especially if that’s where you’re arriving. For pubs closer by, the Goose Pub and Tap East are popular drinking spots. Nearer the ground, Golden Grove is officially open to home and away fans, but tends to be frequented by passionate Irons fans.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£3.93

In the stadium
£4.80

Wolves

Molineux Stadium
Summary
The Molineux stadium is just a 10-minute walk from the city centre which is ideal for away fans looking to have a drink pre-match. Despite the good atmosphere, the Wolverhampton’s stadiums lack away friendly pubs with even The Wetherspoons only allowing home supporters to enter. For those looking for a pub to drink in before the game, The Blue Brick on Broad Gauge Way is mostly advised. Stay away from The Moon Under Water as they will demand to see your ticket and unless you’re a home fan – you will be turned away.
Recommendations
Average Pint Cost

In the city
£2.77

In the stadium
£4.80

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