Brentford FC - Griffin Park
Griffin Park has a capacity of just over 12,500 and is a fantastic example of a traditional old style football ground. The Ealing Rd terrace behind one of the goals is the only stand without any supporting pillars although the upper tier of the Brook Rd stand behind the opposite goal is also pillar free. Certainly worth remember this when booking your tickets. Interestingly, the roofs of the stadium are used as a large advertising space as the stadium sits below the flightpath of London's Heathrow Airport.
Visiting supporters are housed in the Brook Road stand, which comprises a shallow terrace with 2 rather annoying pillars designed purely to impede your view in the lower tier and seats in the upper tier. The upper tier offers excellent views of the playing area although the stand itself looks very tired now.
Griffin Park seating plan:
Where To Drink
Not only is it famously the only club with a pub on each corner it also holds the record for having most pubs within a square mile. The Princess Royal on the Ealing Road corner of Braemar Road, is a pub recently taken over by the club and is your best bet for drinking and snacking. It's friendly, laid back and reasonably priced. Bacon sarnies are highly recommended too! The Griffin (on the Brook road corner of Braemar Road) has less positive reviews, although offering a wide selection of real ales, it is very cramped and for that reason is not recommended for taking children in. On the New Road corner of Brook Road is the Royal Oak, a quieter more laid back pub that's very small and friendly, although the size again means it can get quite crowded. To complete the pubs on every corner, the New Inn, for away fans is a cosy pub/inn. If you're hungry, McDonalds is only down the road!
There is street parking all around the stadium although on match days it does get busy so arrive early to avoid walking from a distance. Alternatively, the nearest tube station is Gunnersbury. It's approximately 1.3 miles from the ground but may be a better bet if you're looking for a quick get away after the game. Many fans choose this option but you'll rarely find big queues at the station after the game so it is a viable choice.
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The nearest / closest train station to Brentford's Griffin Park Stadium is Brentford. The station is on the Reading to Waterloo line and is within walking distance of the stadium. To walk to Griffin Park just head up the main road and turn left into Windmill Road. Take the first right (signposted Methodist Church) into Clifden Road and you can't miss the stadium from there.
An alternative is to use Kew Bridge station which is on the same line as Brentford. Use the main exit and turn right, then right again into Ealing Road when you reach McDonalds.
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