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WEST BROM - PREMIER LEAGUE

SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2014, KICK-OFF 12.45
PM GMT

THE HAWTHORNS


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ADDRESS: The Hawthorns, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B71 4LF

MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=B71+4LF

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WEATHER

Check the local weather at Netweather.tv - Weather for UK Football Grounds - http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=football

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ARSENAL TRAVEL CLUB

The official Arsenal Travel Club organise travel to all competitive games for the Men's First Team. Go to www.arsenal.com/the-match/fixtures-reports, select "Match Menu" next to the game then click the Travel tab.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Call 08457 484950 or click here for National Rail Enquiries - www.nationalrail.co.uk - journey planner and news of service disruptions.

Call 020 7222 1234 or click here Transport for London - www.tfl.gov.uk for London travel service updates.

Call 08717 818178 or click here for National Express Coaches - www.nationalexpress.com for coach services.

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By Train

The fastest trains (85 minutes) depart from London Euston to Birmingham New Street. A slower (average just over 2 hours) but usually much cheaper service operates between London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill, which is also more convenient for getting the Metro service to the ground.
 
The closest railway stations are The Hawthorns, about five minutes walk from the ground, and Smethwick Rolfe Street, 15 minutes walk.

The Hawthorns is served by a Metro service from Birmingham Snow Hill station, whilst Smethwick Rolfe Street is served by local trains from Birmingham New Street. Train tickets are not valid on the Metro and you have to buy a matchday special adult return. Birmingham Snow Hill station is signposted from Birmingham New Street and is around a 10 minute walk away.

By Car

The ground is located on the A41 (Birmingham-West Bromwich Road). If approaching from outside the area the ground is about half a mile from Junction 1 of the M5. On leaving the M5 take the A41 towards Birmingham, the ground is on your right.

Parking

Street parking or alternatively there are a few private matchday car parks at some local industrial units near the ground, or at Hawthorns station. 

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Eating & Drinking advice 

There are no pubs for away fans that are particularly close to the ground.

One recommended pub is The Vine, about a 20 minute walk from the ground. From Junction 1 of the M5 turn left towards West Bromwich town centre (opposite direction to the ground). Take the first left  into Roebuck Street. The Vine is down on the left. You can also street park in this area and walk to the ground. This pub also does Indian food and has an indoor tandoori barbeque, plus has a beer garden with children's play area.

If you continue towards West Bromwich going over a small mini roundabout, then on the right just before the lights is the Desi Junction pub. This pub does an excellent 'Balti Buffet' where you can each as much as you like. 
 
If you are in the City centre and like real ale then the Wellington Arms is the pub for you (from New Street turn up Bennetts Hill at Barclays Bank, the pub is on the right hand side).

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