Away Ground Guide 2017/18 - Tamworth ( Monday 28 August 2017)

Tamworth FC
The Lamb Ground,
Kettlebrook, Tamworth, Staffs, B77 1AA
The Lambs
Year Ground Opened: 1934
Capacity: 4,065 (Seated 518)

Admission Prices 2017/18:          Terrace                       Seating
Adults                                                      £12                          £14
65+                                                          £7                            £9
16/17                                                      £4                            £6
6/15                                                         £2                            £4
Under 5                                                    Free                         £2

hedgegrower ...... set off in an obstinate mood last season, totally refusing to head for the ` GST Gas Services Stadium’, instead setting his sites on arriving safely at `The Lamb’ ……
Some seats in here for County fans possibly...

Setting off in good time made no difference at all as the M6 as usually was  a car park.

The stewards were a fresh set last season and in an altogether better humour than on previous visits.


The Lamb is a modest stadium, but with cover behind the goal should the elements worsen, not too bad a spot from which to watch a game.

 Segregation was in place last term  and no doubt will be the rule again this time around, and apart from the actions of one County supporter who seemed intent on provoking WW3, it all past off pretty well, with the stewards choosing diplomacy over brutality in their response to the WW3 Provocateur in our midst!


2016/17's  new caterer was again on site,last season,  but whilst there was adequate provision of the usual footy fare, much of it lacked the zing of somewhere like Brackley. 

Indeed whilst my hot dog was passable, for the second year on a trot the dog was overpowered/ ruined by under done and greasy onions. 

Thinking I might be over picky I sought out the blog `Gastronomic Advisor’ but he was suffering `Burger Trauma Syndrome’ bemoaning the absence of flavour in his chosen meal.

Looking for solace ,I purchased a coffee …wished I hadn’t bothered…and tipped 90% of it away- such is the life of the travelling football supporter I told myself!


M6 Toll ( to T4), then.....

·  Approach Tamworth via new A5 (bypass) which starts at the A38 / M6 Toll junction to the west of the town.
·  Take the turning signposted A51 Tamworth off the A5 bypass.
·  At the bottom of the slip road is T junction where you can only turn left
·  At roundabout, take the third exit (McDonalds is on your left - direction Tamworth Castle)
·  At roundabout, take fourth exit (right) (direction Ankerside multi-storey).
·  You should pass The Ladybridge Beefeater on your left
·  Continue with the Snowdome coming up on your right, to a roundabout
·  Turn right at the roundabout (direction Nottingham, Burton, Nuneaton)
·  At the next roundabout, turn left (direction Amington, Glascote)
·  At the next roundabout, turn right (direction Glascote B5000)
·  At the next roundabout, turn right (direction Kettlebrook)
·  You will now be in the Kettlebrook Road
·  The entrance to The Lamb is the first right turn in Kettlebrook Road, about 50 yards from the roundabout

Estimated Journey Time ; 1 hr 40 minutes
Post Code for Sat Nav ;  B77 1AA

For those wanting/ needing an alcoholic drink pre match, be warned that the Tamworth club is unlikely to admit you to the bar on the ground, so.....

Nearest Real Ale pubs ;

0.4m   Bole Bridge   , on Bolebridge Street.

0.4m   Phoenix   , on George Street.

Coach Travel :  Fingerpost Flyer- details  ......
Leaves Finger 11.00/Mercian Way 11.15
£17/ £13

Ring Lou on 07896536757 to book.

Ian Brown


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