Stonebridge Road - Ebbsfleet United

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How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc)
I've been both times via train (from Ebbsfleet International). It's a 10 minute walk from the station and less than that from Northfleet station, however I don't believe the ground is signposted and without checking a map beforehand, you'll get lost. Via car, it looks easy enough to get to via the M2, A2 and then A226. 8/10

If Applicable, How is Parking Near The Ground?
There's been plenty of street parking available on both visits, but for a bigger game I'd possibly advise on parking in Car Park C of Ebbsfleet International (costs £3). 8/10

Based on Where You Were Sat, How Was the View?
Non-league fans don't sit (at least that's what I tell myself). The main stand is rather charming and has been around for a long period of time, therefore it's not cantilevered which will restrict viewing. There are also seats with unobstructed viewing behind one of the goals. 8/10

How Were The Stewards on The Day?
Handled an altercation between a rather inebriated 'Fleet supporter and some Stones supporters very well. They were quick to interject and ensured both parties remained separated. 10/10

If You Ate at The Ground, How Would You Rate the Food?
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How Was The Atmosphere At The Ground, From Both Sets of Supporters? Does the Stadium Hold the Noise?
The Liam Daish shed reminds me very much of the terrace at Bath, both supporters in there and the noise resonates incredibly well inside. For those listening outside, it's still loud but nowhere near as underneath. 'Fleet have been rather quiet both times, save for some teenagers/young adults behind the seated end who to their credit kept singing even when they went behind. 8/10

How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?
The most damning part of this review. Northfleet/Gravesend town centre is supposedly a 5-10 minute walk away but I'm not walking up a hill when I can drink at Kings Cross and hop on a 20 minute train. Clubhouse is decent, but surprisingly expensive. 6/10

Overall Score Out of 10?
For me, and those who go to an unsegregated match, I'd recommend visiting. It's got a charm to it which may be lost once redevelopments take place. For those who are going to a match where it's segregated, meh... probably won't get the bar and you'll be placed in the terrace behind the other goal with no roof. 7/10
 

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I've always enjoyed Stonebridge Road. Easy trip up the M2 from Maidstone, and parking is never a problem. There used to be a good pub on the roundabout by the home turnstiles but that's long gone now which is a shame. I'm glad they're looking at tarting it up a bit though, it's a bit ramshackled now, and the facilities are pretty dark age. Good mix of stands though which I like, and generally just a good, welcoming place to watch a game.
 

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Proper old school ground. I was on the open terracing behind one of the goals, on the plus side it's a fairly substantial piece of banking and it rises a fair amount above pitch level. The food was good too (but this was in 03/04). However, because of its location I get the feeling that it's always windy there!
I'd give this 7/10.
 
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