The Bees head to Weymouth on Saturday 7th May (15:00 KO) in the final away trip of the 2021/22 season in the Vanarama National League.
Reckless has created this Away Guide full of all the key details needed for the travelling Black & Amber army.
The Bob Lucas Stadium, Radipole Lane, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9XJ
Claret & Blue
Dave Oldfield joined Weymouth in January 2022 after managing at Oxford City, Peterborough United (Caretaker) and Brackley Town.
The Australian enjoyed a 22-year playing career as a midfielder for the likes of Luton Town, Manchester City, Leicester City, Stoke City and Peterborough United.
BRIEF DIRECTIONS BY ROAD
To get to Weymouth, leave the M3 at junction 14 and then follow the signs for M27 (The West/Bournemouth) – not towards Eastleigh Airport. The M27 eventually becomes the A31 which is where you should be until you reach the A35 – signposted Dorchester and Weymouth.
Follow the A35 until you can turn left onto the A354 – signposted Weymouth. When you reach the first roundabout into Weymouth turn right (3rd exit), following the signs for the Town Centre.
At the next roundabout, turn right (3rd exit) following the signs for ‘Football Ground’ and ‘Bridport’. After about a one mile you will see the floodlights where you turn right at the roundabout for the entrance to the ground.
BRIEF DIRECTIONS BY TRAIN
Trains are available to Weymouth Station from London Waterloo and will take around three hours.
Weymouth Station is a 40-minute walk from the stadium but there are likely to be taxis available.
Car parking will be available at The Bob Lucas Stadium for £2.
The Bob Lucas Stadium is made up of three sturdy covered terraces and a seated main stand which is known as the Marlboro Restaurant Stand.
The ground also has some ‘old school’ floodlights which can be seen from a long way away.
EAT AND DRINK
The best pubs are to be found in the pedestrian shopping area at the north end of the Esplanade. I recommend the Black Dog in St Mary’s Street which is very close to the Pavilion Theatre.
The Ship on the Quayside also comes highly recommended, especially for those who wish to sample the Cheddar Valley Cider. There are no pubs close to the ground as the stadium is on the outskirts of town.
Hit the seafront for just about every style of eating including shellfish bars, fish & chips, candy floss, toffee apples and hot ring doughnut stalls.
PREVIOUS MEETINGS AND MEMORIES
Our most recent visit was in May 2021 when Ben Richards-Everton and Tomi Adeloye were on target in a 2-0 win behind closed doors. The Bees were forced to finish the match with 10-men after Anthony Wordsworth was sent off.
Cliff Akurang, Everton Carr, Charlie Clough, Peter Guthrie, Jake Hyde, Bondz N’Gala and Wayne Purser are players who have been associated with both clubs.
You should always feel safe crossing the promenade in Weymouth as the original Green Cross Code man Dave Prowse was born here.
St Paul’s Cathedral designer Sir Christopher Wren owned the seafront house which has now been modernised into the Leam Hotel.
Comedians Alan Carr and Andy Parsons, Premiership Referee Paul Durkin and former Miss World Lesley Langley all come from these parts.
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Enjoy the match, Reckless