Crewe Alexandra v Pompey: Away-Day Guide

Last time Pompey visited Crewe, in 2013, they ended a 23-game wait for a victory. Picture: Joe Pepler
Last time Pompey visited Crewe, in 2013, they ended a 23-game wait for a victory. Picture: Joe Pepler
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Check out our regular column bringing help and advice to Pompey fans on the road.


(Saturday, 3pm)

STADIUM: Alexandra Stadium, Gresty Road, Crewe, CW2 6EB.

The Railwaymen’s ground holds a crowd of just more than 10,000 and Pompey supporters will be in the Whitby Morrison Ice Cream Van Stand on one side of the ground.

DIRECTIONS: Leave the M6 at junction 16 and follow signs for Crewe on the A500 and then the A5020.

At the roundabout take the third exit, then at the next roundabout take the first.

Follow the signs for Crewe Town Centre and the railway station.

Gresty Road is just past the station on the left.

PARKING: There is a pay-and-display car park at the ground behind the main stand.

But it is quite small, so fills up very quickly.

There is also parking in a nearby industrial estate.

Pass Crewe Hall on your right and at the next roundabout continue forward down Weston Road.

You will see a sign pointing to the right saying ‘Away Supporters On-Street Parking’.

This directs you to an industrial estate on the right of the road.

It is about a 10-minute walk from there to the ground.

NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Trains run from London Euston to Crewe.

The ground is only a few minutes’ walk from the station.

You can see the stadium on your left as the train comes into the station.

As you come out of the station, turn left and Gresty Road is down the road on your left.

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK: There are a number of pubs within walking distance of the ground.

The Corner Bar of the Royal Hotel, 7 Nantwich Road, Crewe, CW2 6AG is about 50 yards down from the station on the right.

It has draught beers and real ales and there is a fish-and-chip shop opposite.

A bit further along the Nantwich Road are the Cheshire Inn and the Brunswick, which both have television screens showing football.

If you are parking in the industrial estate off Weston Road, then you will pass the Brocklebank pub, Weston Road, CW1 6FX – a Brewers Fayre outlet – on your way to the ground.

It also has a large screen showing football.

In the town centre there is a Wetherspoons called Gaffers Row, 48 Victoria Street, Crewe, CW1 2JE.

Food on offer inside the ground includes a range of Holland’s Pies, sausage rolls, hot dogs and burgers.