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Griffin Park- Brentford FC Ground Guide

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How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc)
Went by train, short walk from South Ealing Station.

If Applicable, How is Parking Near The Ground?
N/A

Based on Where You Were Sat, How Was the View?
The away end has terracing in the lower and seating in the upper, we were in the upper, which has a very good view.

How Were The Stewards on The Day?
No problems

If You Ate at The Ground, How Would You Rate the Food?
Never ate.

How Was The Atmosphere At The Ground, From Both Sets of Supporters? Does the Stadium Hold the Noise?
Excellent.

How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?
Brentford is of course famous for having a pub on all four corners! There were also a ton of good places to eat on the walk down from the station.

Overall Score Out of 10?
Quality little lower league ground. Will be a shame when they move.
7/10
 

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How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc)
I've used the Overground and disembarked at Gunnersbury to get to this ground. It is a fairly long walk afterwards though. Brentford station on National Rail looks to be the closest.
If Applicable, How is Parking Near The Ground?
N/A. Looking at the local area with its tight streets, having to deal with either the M4, the North Circular or South Circular all I can't say is don't bother trying.

Based on Where You Were Sat, How Was the View?
The away end has terracing in the lower and seating in the upper, we were in the upper, which has a very good view.
That's exactly how it has been for me so I see no need to change that sentence!
How Were The Stewards on The Day?
No problems

If You Ate at The Ground, How Would You Rate the Food?
Never ate.

How Was The Atmosphere At The Ground, From Both Sets of Supporters? Does the Stadium Hold the Noise?
Even the crowds for the two Fake Bees vs Real Bees matches I went to weren't that high, the atmosphere was very good. I think Griffin Park works well because there is a good choice of seating and terracing for all fans.

How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?
Not only are there the infamous four pubs on each corner, but you can walk down to Strand on the Green and have a drink by the river or cross the river and go to Kew Gardens.

Overall Score Out of 10?
Excellent venue with real soul and integrity. I'd give 9/10.
 

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Agree on the pubs...the riverside walk - Bell & Crown, Strand on the Green (overlooking river) & One over the Ait, next to Kew Bridge & the next door to Kew Station - Express Tavern. Great places to drink. If you stay over or get there early, start down the river Strand on the Green and work towards the Ground. Hassle free / good drinking.

Driving is piece of cake from the North (M1). Park at Travelodge £5 for 24 hours, Kew Bridge Rd.
 

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Griffin Park is one of my favourite away days. If you wish to drive it's probably the easiest London club to drive to, or it's dead easy on the train too. You're absolutely spoilt for choice with good welcoming pubs, one of the most friendly London fanbases (who also make a bit of noise), and.. A TERRACE!! An actual terrace, in recent years at the end with a low roof perfect for making a right racket. What more could you want.

I'll be sad when Brentford move on, but I understand that they have to at some point in order to remain at the good level they are / progress even further. But a real proper away day.
 

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How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc)
Not that hard by car, just a straight drive down the M4 really, you can see the ground as you come off.

If Applicable, How is Parking Near The Ground?
Seems to be pretty atrocious near the ground, my advice would be park at the Harvester (free on weekends and after 6pm on weekdays) and either walk (about half an hour) our get a bus (5-10 mins on the E8).
Based on Where You Were Sat, How Was the View?
I sat in the top tier, and the view was brilliant.

How Were The Stewards on The Day?
Think they made a bit of a mess letting us into the ground and weirdly didn't open a 2nd exit until most people had left/been crushed to death for the queue to get out.

If You Ate at The Ground, How Would You Rate the Food?
N/A

How Was The Atmosphere At The Ground, From Both Sets of Supporters? Does the Stadium Hold the Noise?
Great atmosphere in the away end, decent in the home end. Really easy to make noise in the away end, especially in the terrace.

How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?
Obviously Brentford is known for having pubs on all four corners of the ground, however the Harvester is an ideal place to eat and drink if you have a car. Plenty more pubs on offer if you don't fancy that, you're spoilt for choice really.
Overall Score Out of 10?
8/10, only real problem is that there is a gigantic queue of people trying to get food or go to the toilet at HT, and the taps don't work.
 

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Fairwell Griffin Park, best away days ever!
 

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