Away Ground Guide 9 - Lowestoft Town ( Saturday 21 November 2015)

                                                Lowestoft Town FC,
                                                 Crown Meadow,
                                                  Love Road,
                                                   LOWESTOFT, Suffolk,
                                                     NR32 2PA

       Founded: 1887

       Ground  Capacity:
3,000 (466 seated)

                        Admission Prices 2015/16 :

                                    Adults - £12.00
                                    Student & OAP - £9.00
                                    Child (U16) - £3.00

Crown Meadow really is just a big old stand, several catering units, and a Club house. The catering units border on first class, and the bar let away fans in, so no worries there, unless of course someone who shall at this stage remain nameless decides to stitch us up and arrange for segregation. 
The natives are friendly also, so providing you kit yourself out for the Arctic you will be O.K.
As with many Conference North grounds, you can move around pretty much everywhere, which I liked, and did.
Lowestoft will struggle with current facilities should they seek promotion at any stage, but for now I am guessing they will be largely content with survival at the current level.


Facilities were pretty good. Apart from the bar that was open early doors, there were more eateries than you could wish to shake the proverbial stick at. I opted for sausage and chips at the vendor near the entrance. The chips were very good, the sausage slightly less so but over all I was content.

 Moving on, I had heard of cake and stuff at the Tea Bar just beyond the main stand. 

Loads of home made pies were available and my apple pie hit the spot nicely, costing less than £2 with a coffee thrown in!
Behind the far goal there was an eatery that sold really good meals...chillies, curries and the like, and I saw many happy eaters coming away from this one.   

Directions ;
M6 Toll
A14 to J 43
then take A134 for A143
A143 for 43m
then at roundabout, 2nd exit A146
A146 for 7.4m
then at roundabout ,first exit A1117
then right into Minden Road
then at the roundabout ,first exit into Love Road.

Estimated Journey Time : 4 hours 50 minutes( route via Chesterfield  is lesser mileage but no quicker)
Post Code for Sat Nav  :  NR32 2PA

Where to drink -  for a pre match beverage there`s plenty to choose from as you've the clubhouse which serves local beer courtesy of local brewery business Green Jack, and of course all the well known brands, also you've The Havelock which is less than a minute`s walk from the stadium/ground whatever you want to call it, last but not least is the Tudor Rose where quite a few Lowestoft fans go if ever there's a big game on at the Meadow.

For real ale try..... either of...

Stanford Arms  0.2m away on Stanford Street

....or.....  Oak Tavern on Crown Street  also 0.2m away

Coach Travel:

The Fingerpost Flyer will run to this game, as usual.

Details ........Picks up at Bus Stop opposite the Telescope Shop at 07.15
then.....moves swiftly off to the Fingerpost to pick up main party.
Adults : £35   / Under 16 `s  £25...... to book, ring Lou on 0789 6536757

Ian Brown


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