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Swindon Town FC => Away Days with Whits on Tour => Topic started by: Audrey's Bellend on Monday, November 6, 2017, 18:04:48



Title: Yeovil
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Monday, November 6, 2017, 18:04:48
Got 2 tickets today. There are 600 standing and a very small number of seated tickets left.

So on that basis we have already sold about 1400.

Never been before so are there nearby pubs and how’s the parking situation?


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, November 6, 2017, 18:09:11
Nearest boozer is The Arrow.

Don't park at the ground, made that mistake years ago and it took about 2 hours to get out of the car park.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, November 6, 2017, 18:35:26
Nearest boozer is The Arrow.

Don't park at the ground, made that mistake years ago and it took about 2 hours to get out of the car park.

The arrow is a good shout after away fans were stopped from entering the home beer tents.

Park at the ground but never go in the away fans car park....as stated it will take you forever to get out.

Have something green and white on the dash and park in the home car park...get out easier...


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, November 6, 2017, 18:50:21
The Bell isn't bad but its mostly a Yeovil fans pub, the Airfield tavern is better than the Arrow but about 200 yards further walk but often a lot quieter than the Arrow.

The Arrow sometimes refuses away fans for bigger games but as far as I know Town are fine to use it pre game.

Parking on the roads close to the ground is resident only and you will get ticketed but there are some roads in the trading estate close to the ground which is fine to park on if you get there early.

As Flash says they give priority to home fans leaving the ground so park in the Yeovil fans parking as long as you arent wearing Swindon colours and you will get out in 15 mins or so after the game, they hold back away fans for nearly an hour when the car park is busy.

And if standing on the open terrace bring a waterproof and warm coat as its bloody cold and can get pretty wet even in light drizzle.

We normally sell about 1,200ish and they probably won't have more than 2,500 there as their support has gone to shit in the last 2 years.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Monday, November 6, 2017, 18:54:30
Good info there. We’ve already sold 1400 ish so I’d hope it’d be a near sell out come the match.

May have 2 seats available with a non drinking driver!


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, November 6, 2017, 19:04:29
Would be good to get more than 1,400 there, the open terrace holds 1,200 and the seats 400 (I think it was lowered a few years back for safety.

The most fans we have ever taken has been 1,545 in 2014 and 1,480 for the L&P away day in 2006.

Be good to sell out our allocation.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Monday, November 6, 2017, 21:45:32
I thought the initial allocation was 1000 terrace and 400 seating tickets?


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, November 6, 2017, 21:48:07
I thought the initial allocation was 1000 terrace and 400 seating tickets?

That's what it says on the official site....


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 10:00:23
I thought the initial allocation was 1000 terrace and 400 seating tickets?
Yeovil haven't given us the full allocation, they are keeping 200 tickets back and we can request them if needed.

What Audrey is saying is that we have almost sold out of our initial allocation then.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Monday, November 13, 2017, 14:53:33
Initial allocation gone.

Is it best to go via M5 or across country via Salisbury?


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: 4D on Monday, November 13, 2017, 14:59:24
Devizes, A303.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Crispy on Monday, November 13, 2017, 15:15:39
Still undecided between this and Bristol Telephones away with Devizes.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, November 13, 2017, 16:10:06
Initial allocation gone.

Is it best to go via M5 or across country via Salisbury?

There's some stuff on this old Yeovil away thread.....

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=55252.0

Further the Orient thread I refer to is here.... pages 2 and 3 relevant.

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=55221.15



Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Monday, November 13, 2017, 16:52:10
That’s even more confusing. Who’d a thought there were so many routes to Yeovil. I’ll rely on the Google lady.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Tails on Monday, November 13, 2017, 17:04:55
I feel like all of you going should take a different route and race


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, November 13, 2017, 17:14:12
I feel like all of you going should take a different route and race

Audrey.....

(https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/1/15016/1541347-dick_dastardly_and_muttley.jpg)


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Monday, November 13, 2017, 17:21:12
I quite like the sound of 'Bristol Telephones away' not sure what it is but sounds cool


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, November 13, 2017, 17:43:06
I feel like all of you going should take a different route and race
I guarentee I will be there first and will take a very different route!

When I return from home(!) games at Swindon I always go via Avebury, Devizes and Westbury A350 then onto the A303 at the Longleat turning then drive to the 2nd exit for Yeovil which misses out the town centre and brings you in the right end of the town.

Initial allocation gone.
You can still buy tickets online for this.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Monday, November 13, 2017, 18:07:30
You’re right. Just checked and we had 500 seats and 900 terrace. We have sold just under 1000 so far


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, November 13, 2017, 18:13:13
I guarentee I will be there first and will take a very different route!

When I return from home(!) games at Swindon I always go via Avebury, Devizes and Westbury A350 then onto the A303 at the Longleat turning then drive to the 2nd exit for Yeovil which misses out the town centre and brings you in the right end of the town.


Between Devizes and Westbury do you take the Seend A 36 route or the Potterne A360/B3098 route?

20 years ago now they got relegated to the Isthmian League.... how time flies



Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, November 13, 2017, 18:58:18
Between Devizes and Westbury do you take the Seend A 36 route or the Potterne A360/B3098 route?

20 years ago now they got relegated to the Isthmian League.... how time flies


Seend road as the less time spent on the A303 the better.

Yes my mate used to play for Yeovil 20 years ago when they played in the Isthmian league, 15 out of 19 first team players were based in or close to London back then. And it was actually 21 years ago they were relegated, 20 years ago promoted :)


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, November 13, 2017, 20:00:08
I'm travelling a lot closer to Yeovil Saturday...

But if it was Calne it would be Derry Hill, Bromham, Rowde, over the locks, across the back road to Potterne, Tilshead, Chitterne, A36 and then A350 to Lords Hill and on 303 at Willoughby Hedge.

I take the back road to the ground from Sparkford services (McDonalds) avoid Trowbridge and Westbury like the plague..

In fact sod the traffic, avoid Westbury like the plague every time.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, November 13, 2017, 20:34:00
I'm travelling a lot closer to Yeovil Saturday...

But if it was Calne it would be Derry Hill, Bromham, Rowde, over the locks, across the back road to Potterne, Tilshead, Chitterne, A36 and then A350 to Lords Hill and on 303 at Willoughby Hedge.

I take the back road to the ground from Sparkford services (McDonalds) avoid Trowbridge and Westbury like the plague..

In fact sod the traffic, avoid Westbury like the plague every time.

 :hmmm: Interesting a bit of local knowledge never goes amiss.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: adje on Monday, November 13, 2017, 20:38:45
I'm travelling a lot closer to Yeovil Saturday...

But if it was Calne it would be Derry Hill, Bromham, Rowde, over the locks, across the back road to Potterne, Tilshead, Chitterne, A36 and then A350 to Lords Hill and on 303 at Willoughby Hedge.

I take the back road to the ground from Sparkford services (McDonalds) avoid Trowbridge and Westbury like the plague..

In fact sod the traffic, avoid Westbury like the plague every time.

I remember the Chocolate Poodle


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: 4D on Monday, November 13, 2017, 21:03:06
Everybody knows Calne to Rowde is quicker Mile Elm and Whetham way  ;)


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, November 13, 2017, 22:08:18
I remember the Chocolate Poodle

End of my village. Impossible to walk to, which meant everyone was pissed up driving home at chucking out time.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: 4D on Monday, November 13, 2017, 22:39:49
Ah, West Lavington


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, November 13, 2017, 22:54:50
I remember the Chocolate Poodle

I do believe that railway workers still refer to the bridge as the Chocolate Poodle.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, November 13, 2017, 22:59:33
Everybody knows Calne to Rowde is quicker Mile Elm and Whetham way  ;)

This is true but it depends what part of Calne you live..... The town is such a ball ache to get through, so from the north side it is much quicker to take my route...your route makes perfect logic for those on the south side.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, November 13, 2017, 23:55:18
Ah, West Lavington

Littleton Panell, to be precise.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 00:34:40
 There's some esoteric knowledge here... I'm getting lost around Knook.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: adje on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 11:27:40
I do believe that railway workers still refer to the bridge as the Chocolate Poodle.

They do.I remember one of my Bemerton team mates having a nasty accident there.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 11:32:05
They do.I remember one of my Bemerton team mates having a nasty accident there.

I might not be down with the kids, but I know what a chocolate teapot and a chocolate starfish are, but what is a chocolate poodle  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: adje on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 11:38:27
The old pub sign was a chocolate coloured poodle.Literal Reg no hidden meanings unfortunately


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 11:43:21
The old pub sign was a chocolate coloured poodle.Literal Reg no hidden meanings unfortunately
You well enough to come down for this game mate?


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 11:52:48
I might not be down with the kids, but I know what a chocolate teapot and a chocolate starfish are, but what is a chocolate poodle  :hmmm:

It's a variety of the breed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SOrMf7_loE


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 11:53:11
The old pub sign was a chocolate coloured poodle.Literal Reg no hidden meanings unfortunately

What was the pub called?

Always fascinated by a couple of pubs sort of down that way... Cannards Grave.

http://www.sheptonmallettowncouncil.gov.uk/SheptonMallet/the_story_of_cannards_grave-16456.aspx

and the wonderful Tucker's Grave near Radstock.  The Tuckers was under threat of closure recently but I believe is still going.  The Cannards seems to have morphed into a restaurant.



Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: adje on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 11:54:39
Afraid not mate it's going to be new year for me I'm afraid,still got to have another op.Give em a shout/bollocking from me.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 11:57:15
Afraid not mate it's going to be new year for me I'm afraid,still got to have another op.Give em a shout/bollocking from me.
I will :) your brother still living just round the corner from me? shame you can't make it.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12:03:04
What was the pub called?

Always fascinated by a couple of pubs sort of down that way... Cannards Grave.

http://www.sheptonmallettowncouncil.gov.uk/SheptonMallet/the_story_of_cannards_grave-16456.aspx

and the wonderful Tucker's Grave near Radstock.  The Tuckers was under threat of closure recently but I believe is still going.  The Cannards seems to have morphed into a restaurant.



Talking of pubs and that, just bought this book (not for what Amazon are charging) and its very interesting, cover photo may look familiar...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Built-Brew-History-heritage-brewery/dp/1848022387/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510657324&sr=8-1&keywords=built+to+brew


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12:05:05
Talking of pubs and that, just bought this book (not for what Amazon are charging) and its very interesting, cover photo may look familiar...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Built-Brew-History-heritage-brewery/dp/1848022387/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510657324&sr=8-1&keywords=built+to+brew

Looks like the Arkells brewery  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12:08:33
Looks like the Arkells brewery  :hmmm:

Tis indeed! Although the Kingsdown Steam Brewery to give it its Sunday name...


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: adje on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12:43:48
I will :) your brother still living just round the corner from me? shame you can't make it.
Yes mate still there.next time I'm Down I will give you a shout.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12:46:13
Yes mate still there.next time I'm Down I will give you a shout.
Sounds like a plan, a couple of drinks in the Cerdic ;)


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: adje on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12:46:55
Pub was called The Chocolate Poodle reg,now unfortunately gone the way of many a local


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 13:11:05
Pub was called The Chocolate Poodle reg,now unfortunately gone the way of many a local

An unusual name for a pub, and not one I'd heard of... probably never made the Wilts Camera Guide.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 13:52:43
An unusual name for a pub, and not one I'd heard of... probably never made the Wilts Camera Guide.

Probably never made a Health & Safety licence either.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 14:12:51
Yay WTG (http://wiki.taern.com/images/c/c6/Red_Frog.gif)


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Mother Brown on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 21:48:06
An unusual name for a pub, and not one I'd heard of... probably never made the Wilts Camera Guide.
So nobody took any photos of it then ?


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Private Fraser on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 22:43:48
So nobody took any photos of it then ?

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/wiltshire/westlavington_station.html


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 23:16:52
http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/wiltshire/westlavington_station.html
Wooosshh!


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: THE FLASH on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 23:55:22
There's some esoteric knowledge here... I'm getting lost around Knook.

Can't get lost in Knook.....dead end, road to no where.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Fowey on Friday, November 17, 2017, 11:25:24
I have a ticket for Yeovil if anyone wants it. Can post it 1st Class from Preston. No money required just want someone to use it.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: JoeMezz on Friday, November 17, 2017, 11:32:37
Sorry if it's been said but can't be bothered to scroll. Is it all ticket? Have a mate who wants to go last minute


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Tails on Friday, November 17, 2017, 11:36:42
Yes it is


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Fowey on Friday, November 17, 2017, 11:43:33
JoeMezz direct message me your address and I will post it.  

“THIS MATCH IS ALL TICKET FOR AWAY FANS”


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:22:19
The web site does say its all ticket for Town fans but Yeovil have always sold tickets on the day and we have only sold about 950 tickets so far out of 1,400 allocated.

They may have changed their policy this season but a ticket sale is a ticket sale to a club struggling financially as they are.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:30:50
I just spoke to my mate who works at YTFC and there will definately be tickets available on the day tomorrow for Swindon fans.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: pauld on Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:51:44
I just spoke to my mate who works at YTFC and there will definately be tickets available on the day tomorrow for Swindon fans.
Just tell 'em Venkman sent you shhhhhhhhh!!! ;)


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Batch on Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:58:08
I have a ticket for Yeovil if anyone wants it. Can post it 1st Class from Preston. No money required just want someone to use it.

What a very fine chap/chapess you are.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Friday, November 17, 2017, 13:02:22
The web site does say its all ticket for Town fans but Yeovil have always sold tickets on the day and we have only sold about 950 tickets so far out of 1,400 allocated.


Not very many really


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 17, 2017, 13:11:37
Just tell 'em Venkman sent you shhhhhhhhh!!! ;)
If you phone and buy tickets over the phones before 12 theres a £2 reduction too apparently in matchday prices!


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Friday, November 17, 2017, 18:20:25
Is this worth considering?

The Marquee will be open to both home and away supporters on Saturday (restricted to a maximum 50 away fans at a time). Inside, why not enjoy a pasty and a pint of Thatchers or Bud Light for just £4.95? The Marquee also has 500ml bottles of I.P.A going for just £1 while stocks last. The Booze Bar situated behind the Radio Cabs Away End will also be open prior to kick-off for Swindon fans.


Title: Re: Yeovil
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 17, 2017, 18:24:23
Is this worth considering?

The Marquee will be open to both home and away supporters on Saturday (restricted to a maximum 50 away fans at a time). Inside, why not enjoy a pasty and a pint of Thatchers or Bud Light for just £4.95? The Marquee also has 500ml bottles of I.P.A going for just £1 while stocks last. The Booze Bar situated behind the Radio Cabs Away End will also be open prior to kick-off for Swindon fans.
The Marquee is fine if you don't want a seat while you drink as there aren't many, serves up Thatchers and Carling.