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Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:12 am

For any general information that could assist for supporters going to the game at Southampton - but not for ticketing or coach travel issues which are covered on other threads.

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by damo_whitehead » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:16 pm

Making the trip down, first visit to St Mary's & going to stay the weekend. If anyone could recommend decent bars, restaurants and generally things to do as I will have a bit of Sunday to look about

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by Granny WeatherWax » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:23 pm

I’m driving. Where to park?

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by damo_whitehead » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:27 pm

Granny WeatherWax wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:23 pm
I’m driving. Where to park?
Solent University is where I am parking for the hotel and it also isn't too far from the ground. £5 all day according to what I found online and about 15 min walk to ground (guessing a bit)

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by Granny WeatherWax » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:28 pm

Cheers, will check it out.

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by LS7 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:37 pm

I’ve been based in Southampton Monday to Thursday for the last 2 years. It is an awful place, one of my very least favourite on the planet.

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:38 pm

Granny WeatherWax wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:23 pm
I’m driving. Where to park?
There is also a free car park other side of the river which is about 10 - 15 minute walk can't for the life remember what it is called though which isn't much help.

Will ask a mate later who uses it what it is called.

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by damo_whitehead » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:41 pm

LS7 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:37 pm
I’ve been based in Southampton Monday to Thursday for the last 2 years. It is an awful place, one of my very least favourite on the planet.
Not somewhere to take the missus on a valentine weekend then? Well that is what she is expecting :lol:

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by LS7 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:44 pm

Pubs - the grumpy monkey is quite a good bar. Red lion is a good traditional boozer. Platform tavern is good. Restaurant wise, lots of chains at west quay. Little else. Ocean village has the harbour hotel and a few more premium nighttime spots. Oxford place has a few bars, quite lively and walkable from the football ground.
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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by LS7 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:44 pm

No not a valentines destination by any stretch of the imagination unless you’re staying at Harbour Hotel.

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by LS7 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:46 pm

If you have free time then get the hell out of Southampton and go to the new forest or Lymington on the train. Or Isle of Wight on a boat (north house restaurant is good).

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by LS7 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:25 pm

Actually if it’s a date night then the Pig In The City is really good for dinner / room

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Post by IanMcL » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:21 pm

LS7 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:44 pm
Pubs - the grumpy monkey is quite a good bar. Red lion is a good traditional boozer. Platform tavern is good. Restaurant wise, lots of chains at west quay. Little else. Ocean village has the harbour hotel and a few more premium nighttime spots. Oxford place has a few bars, quite lively and walkable from the football ground.
I used to drink in the Red Lion on a Friday lunchtime in the late 80's! Memories!

The one easily accessible that used to be a good shout is the Duke of Wellington. Nice looking historic building. Again, have not been there for many a year!

36 Bugle St, Southampton SO14 2AH

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Post by joey13 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:39 pm

LS7 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:37 pm
I’ve been based in Southampton Monday to Thursday for the last 2 years. It is an awful place, one of my very least favourite on the planet.
Totally agree

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by tim_noone » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:43 pm

joey13 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:39 pm
Totally agree
Not going Southampton ....hopefully see you West Ham/palace..... Msg me on my number damaged old phone.

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by bfcfan1882 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:26 am

Are any of the 3 Wetherspoons away friendly? With the early KO my usual watering hole will have to be saved for after the match.

Train arrives 10.12

The Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis
https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all- ... outhampton

The Standing Order
https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all- ... outhampton

The Giddy Bridge
https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all- ... outhampton

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by Yorkshire Claret » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:48 am

Giddy Bridge is nearest to Station and has always been away friendly in the past

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by LeadBelly » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:32 am

Making the trip down, first visit to St Mary's & going to stay the weekend. If anyone could recommend decent bars, restaurants and generally things to do as I will have a bit of Sunday to look about
I live in northern Hants and been to Southampton many times for gigs/sport/look round etc but, have to say, it's not the best place for a "touristy" visit. In Hampshire, the New Forrest, Winchester & Portsmouth are much more interesting visits.

There's a maritime museum (used to be located down quayside area but now relocated and named SeaCity museum). There are some city wall remnants (incl "King John's Palace") down the quayside area & an old tudor house. In all you'd be hard pressed to spend more than 3-4 hours looking round the major delights of this city but if that's all the time you have, all these things are within walking distance.
Not sure about places to eat nowadays but (as already mentioned) Oxford Street has a fair few (non-shopping centre area) places to grab a bite. For night time entertainment, a fair few bars/clubs in the Bedford Place/London Road triangle area;it used to be fairly lively down there of a weekend evening when I last had a night out "with the lads" in Southampton.

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by IanMcL » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:07 am

One thing worth doing, just for the hell of it, is the Hythe Ferry! Like a boat trip round the harbour but a small ferry to Hythe, across the water. Hythe has a long pier and you get a rail trip to the other end. Not much in Hythe but a walk around the front and back on the train/boat and all done. Pretty cheap too.

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by dougcollins » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:18 pm

Try to park on the same side of the river as the ground. We had to catch a boat on my first trip down. Google said I was parked 800 yards away, well I was, but there was all this bloody water in the way..

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by SouthamptonClaret » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:31 pm

bfcfan1882 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:26 am
Are any of the 3 Wetherspoons away friendly? With the early KO my usual watering hole will have to be saved for after the match.

Train arrives 10.12

The Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis
https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all- ... outhampton

The Standing Order
https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all- ... outhampton

The Giddy Bridge
https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all- ... outhampton

Image
You'd be fine in any one of the Wetherspoons pubs as an away fan. They all get very busy as you'd expect, Giddy Bridge is the closest to the train station and on the way to the ground so that'll be your best bet.

Another place that's not too bad and a bit different is Stein Garten down the bottom of the high street (46-47 High St, SO14 2NS). Traditional German beer hall serving food and 2 pint steins. Not sure how away friendly it is but I would be very, very surprised if any clarets had an issue in there. Nearer the ground is the Prince of Wales and the Chapel Arms, I would definitely avoid these.

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by claret3561 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:23 pm

Is anybody actually going on the train , given the kick off time. Just wondering if anyone would be having a drink near the station

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by dougcollins » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:18 pm

Standing Order was fine last time, not too busy, plenty of Clarets.

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Re: Southampton (a) - General Info Thread

Post by joey13 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:39 pm

claret3561 wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:23 pm
Is anybody actually going on the train , given the kick off time. Just wondering if anyone would be having a drink near the station
I’m coming in on the train from Bournemouth :)

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