THE RECKLESS GUIDE TOBRAINTREE TOWN
Braintree Town v Barnet
The Skrill Premier League
Stadium:Amlin Stadium, Cressing Road, Braintree, Essex, CM7 2ED.
Club Colours:Orange and Blue
Official Club Website:www.braintreetownfc.org.uk
Brief Directions by Road:
M25 to junction 27 and up the M11 north to its junction 8 (Stansted Airport).Take the A120 east (Colchester) for approx 16 miles until you reach the Galley Corner roundabout – it has one of those unmentionable Scottish sounding hamburger thingys to your right! Turn left into Cressing Road where you will find the ground on the left after ¾ of a mile, entry via Clockhouse Way.
There is a small car park at the ground which fills up very early and sometimes is open only to officials and VIPs. Local street parking is unrestricted.
Directions by Train:
Braintree station is situated just under a mile away from the ground. It is served by trains from London Liverpool Street. It is a fairly complicated 20 minute walk to the ground from the station (around the houses) so a cab is made for sharing don’t you think?
The 2013-14 Travel Club is now open for fans to join by a monthly fee system or one off individual booking.Barnet Football Club will be running a coach to every way first team game this season.
Monthly Travel Club Memberships cost £38 for Adults, £30 for Concessions & Juniors and just £20 for U10s.
As a member of the Bees Travel Club, the club guarantee your seat on every trip of the season. All the coaches are stewarded and will depart from The Hive and return to The Hive immediately after the match.
For further information on the Bees Travel Club, please call the ticket office on 020 8381 3800 and select option two or visit The Hive in person.
Adults £16, Concessions £10, U16s £5.
The social club does allow away fans unless ground segregation is in force.
Eating and Drinking Locally:
The nearest pub is the Orange Tree in Cressing Road a three minute walk away. The Mulberry Tree (which also a Premier Inn alongside if you fancy an overnighter) can be found at the aforementioned Galley Roundabout although it is a twenty minute walk to the ground from here. Very little on offer close to the ground I am afraid.
If arriving by train then you may care to visit a Wetherspoons outlet called the Picture Palace on Fairfield Road, which is only a five minute walk away from the station. This converted former cinema, is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. The Angel Inn33 Notley Rd, Braintree CM7 1HAis suggested by my spies as a decent pub and is also fairly close to the station. My Reckless Recommendation, although really only for those travelling by road as it is in a local village, is The Essex Cricketers Notley Green, Great Notley, Braintree CM77 7US.