Away Ground Guide- Harrogate Town (Monday 26 December 2016)







Club Name: Harrogate Town
Nickname: Town
Founded:    1914

Ground Name: Wetherby Road
Ground Capacity:  3800( 500 seated)


Admission Prices 2016/17:    Adults:            £13 Standing/ £14 Seated                              
Concessions :  £8  & £9
Under 18:   £3 & £4



                     


Wetherby Road( or the CNG Stadium, as the suits around those parts would have it) is a neat spot to visit. It’s also one that is constantly in a state of change these days. Our  visit in 2014/15 saw one end covered ( now renamed the Henderson Stand), but last  time around the Wetherby Road terrace now had a smart roof over it and a very serviceable revamped flooring to go with it! Add access to Thompson’s Tea Bar and anyone’s visit to this spot is complete!




Sustenance!
This was provided by those excellent purveyors of food and drink Thompsons Tea Bar and they were every bit as terrific as I always recall them being!


 The menu was inviting( see photo) although the removal of the odd decimal point here and there by some wag did cause a flutter or two. I found no one unhappy with the food, and I was overjoyed to consume a pastie that tasted freshly baked and flavoursome, and also went for the homemade soup ( vegetable) which had more body than a Ford Car Plants Assembly-line. Potatoes …carrots offered surprise after surprise as I attempted to consume the glorious liquid! Wonderful stuff!




Directions:

1.     M60 Ring Rd (E&N)
2.     At junction 18 , at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the M62 ramp to Leeds/Halifax/Huddersfield
3.     M62
4.     M621 (signs for Leeds/M62/Batley)
5.     At junction 2, take the A643 exit to Wetherby/A58/Harrogate/A61/A64/York
6.     At the roundabout, take the 1st exit ontoA643
7.     At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Wellington Rd/A58
8.     Continue onto A58(M) (signs for Skipton/A660/Wetherby/A58/Harrogate/A61/York/A64)
9.     Take the A58 exit toward Wetherby/Harrogate/A61/Sheepscar/Meanwood
10.                        Turn left onto Clay Pit Ln/A58
11.                        Continue onto Sheepscar St N/A61
12.                        Continue to follow A61 Going through 7 roundabouts
13.                        Turn right onto Hookstone Rd
14.                        Turn left onto Wetherby Rd/A661


Estimated Journey Time  -  1 Hour 30 Minutes

Post Code for Sat Nav :  HG2 7SA

Nearest Real Ale pubs ;

0.4m   Empress on the Stray   ,  on Church Square.
The beer selection is a bit limited, and...be warned... this spot has struggled to cope with County numbers in the past.

 


0.6m   Woodlands Hotel  ,  110 Wetherby Road
Is the best location-wise.....but......



Helpful Note:.....
The Swan on the Stray is a short walk up the Skipton Road from the big island near the Empress. The Swan has 8 hand pumped cask ales on and real cider.




Opens 11a.m, and is the best pub according to a Man in a Hat!

 Finally... if you want to save the hassle of parking, details are listed of the Fingerpost Flyer



Details ....

Departs Finger 11.45 / Picks up Mersian Way: 12.00

Adults £15  / Under 16's £10

Coach is now full.


Ian Brown



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