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Kirby
29-04-2016, 07:09 PM
So, it's been confirmed we're on the West side of the stadium and (just like the 2013 playoff final) we will have the following pubs:

The Green Man, Dagmar Avenue, Wembley, HA9 8DF
Blue Room, 53 Wembley Hill Road, Wembley, HA9 8BE
Liquor Station, 379 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AA
JJ Moons, 397 High Road, Wembley, HA9 7DT
Thirsty Eddie’s, 412 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AH
Masti, 576 - 582 High Road, Wembley, HA0 2AA
Flannery’s, 610 High Road, Wembley, HA0 2AF
Station 31 (Speakeasy), 299 -303 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA9 6BD
The Corner House (Mannions), 313 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA9 6BA
Fusilier, 652 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA0 2HA
The Copper Jug, 10 The Broadway, Wembley, HA9 8JU
Powerleague, Olympic Way, Wembley

The best station for the majority of these is Wembley Central.

More information (including pics) can be found halfway down this page: http://www.matchdayapp.com/blog/a-guide-to-wembley-stadium-pubs-and-bars/

GreatGonzo
29-04-2016, 07:18 PM
Its a nice easy walk from Wembley Park up to the Green Man as well if people start off in Baker Street.

Kirby
29-04-2016, 07:23 PM
And Wembley Stadium station, if anyone chooses to use that.

theCoach
30-04-2016, 07:14 AM
Take the globe EARLY

Selhurst Celtic
30-04-2016, 10:12 AM
I was in Flannerys after the semi. I think. Good Guinness.

McpfcS
30-04-2016, 11:17 AM
With direct trains from Clapham Junction to Wembley drinking in Clapham / Balham etc is a good option pre match.

Trist
01-05-2016, 07:23 AM
Green Man was great for the Playoff. That gets my vote. Hopefully a nice sunny day again too.

whyteleafeeagle
01-05-2016, 08:27 AM
Man U are planning on taking Baker Street early like before opening, it kicked off big time up there in 1990.

With the pubs we've got this time does anyone know if any of them have a good jukebox?

TheMexicanHorse
01-05-2016, 08:29 AM
Man U are planning on taking Baker Street early like before opening, it kicked off big time up there in 1990.

With the pubs we've got this time does anyone know if any of them have a good jukebox?

Course they are.

Heard Millwall have tickets in the Palace end as well?

lee_cpfc
01-05-2016, 08:40 AM
Do we have to drink in these pubs or are we allowed to go where we want instead?

New LP
01-05-2016, 08:48 AM
Course they are.

Heard Millwall have tickets in the Palace end as well?

No, their Transit vans are in service.

TheMexicanHorse
01-05-2016, 08:50 AM
No, their Transit vans are in service.

Ha ha, I forgot all about that.

Will there be some Mancs in Baker Street? Of course, but this talk of them "taking" it over is somewhat bizarre.

TheMexicanHorse
01-05-2016, 08:52 AM
Do we have to drink in these pubs or are we allowed to go where we want instead?

Not too sure if serious, but I'll bite, these pubs are allocated to Palace because we are that side of the ground.

I'm sure you can get into the pubs the other side of the ground , but why would you would want to drink with man Utd fans ?

King William
01-05-2016, 09:22 AM
With the pubs we've got this time does anyone know if any of them have a good jukebox?

Are you having a day out for a football match or a pop concert?

DaveTuttles
01-05-2016, 09:25 AM
Who cares? It's all about the game isn't it?

whyteleafeeagle
01-05-2016, 02:20 PM
Are you having a day out for a football match or a pop concert?

😂😂😂

I like a bit of music pre match to calm the nerves

BERT'S HEAD
01-05-2016, 02:21 PM
Anyone know a pub around Baker St that lets you play Jenga ?

old git
01-05-2016, 02:24 PM
Do we have to drink in these pubs or are we allowed to go where we want instead?

Bit risky.If caught your match ticket may be invalidated.

Kirby
01-05-2016, 02:24 PM
For the Wetherspoons connoisseurs out there, JJ Moons is your place.

To be fair it's quite large and has a beer garden.

Baffled Bob 2
01-05-2016, 02:32 PM
Man U are planning on taking Baker Street early like before opening, it kicked off big time up there in 1990.

When? I was there between 12 and 1.30 and it was just people drinking beer and smiling. Not a hint of trouble.

macstar
01-05-2016, 02:32 PM
The Royal Oak, York Street, Marylebone. ;-)

East-End Eagle
01-05-2016, 02:53 PM
The Royal Oak, York Street, Marylebone. ;-)

Sssshhhhh, don't tell everyone

3 Beers at HT
01-05-2016, 04:52 PM
The Royal Oak, York Street, Marylebone. ;-)

Was a cracking pub for the Play-Off Final, although I'm sure it was called something different then.

7Ps
01-05-2016, 07:15 PM
With direct trains from Clapham Junction to Wembley drinking in Clapham / Balham etc is a good option pre match.

Hold fire on that thought. Those trains were as advertised right up until the Thursday before the play-off final and then they were altered not to call at Wembley Central. That may have been because of where the opposition were coming from but it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if it happened again.

CJ PLUM
01-05-2016, 08:19 PM
With direct trains from Clapham Junction to Wembley drinking in Clapham / Balham etc is a good option pre match.
Only 1 direct train per hour at 39 mins past each hour but these will be packed from East Croydon.
5 car London Overground train requires change at Willesden Junction to Bakerloo trains towards Harrow and Wealdstone.

East-End Eagle
01-05-2016, 08:31 PM
Was a cracking pub for the Play-Off Final, although I'm sure it was called something different then.

Used to be called the temperence. I think Royal Oak is it original name.

Mad Raschic Ken
01-05-2016, 08:54 PM
Straight to the Green Man for me this time. Just hoping for some decent weather.

Although torrential rain will be fine as long as we win the cup!

whyteleafeeagle
01-05-2016, 09:00 PM
Any idea what time the green man opens?

BERT'S HEAD
01-05-2016, 09:04 PM
Any idea what time the green man opens?

:eek:

Kirby
02-05-2016, 11:43 AM
Just emailed to find out opening times.

Crozzy71
02-05-2016, 11:53 AM
Porter & Sorter for breakfast.

Beers in Marylebone ('lucky' pub). Good pub, just the right amount of Palace to create a bit of atmosphere yet still get served easily. We're too old for 6 deep at the bar, plastic glasses and covered in lager. Been there and done that !!

Train to Wembley Stadium.

Nth Kent Eagle
02-05-2016, 12:14 PM
Gong to get to Wembley earlier this time to soak up the atmosphere. The Greyhound was reasonably easy to get served last time although it's now the Arch. Tempted to have a mini pub crawl from Wembley Central to the ground. I did notice quite a few sit down evening meal type Indian restaurants with a bar. I presume they clear away the tables and serve people beer and food on match days?

colin_cork
02-05-2016, 01:43 PM
If one isn't able to source a ticket will the pubs by the ground be open during the game

Kirby
02-05-2016, 04:04 PM
If one isn't able to source a ticket will the pubs by the ground be open during the game

Would've thought so. I know Thirsty Eddies definitely has screens.

colin_cork
02-05-2016, 05:25 PM
Would've thought so. I know Thirsty Eddies definitely has screens.

Cool. Will have to start getting to a bar around 5:20 if my search for a ticket prices fruitless :(

Malaga Eagle
02-05-2016, 07:07 PM
Tasty Jerk is setting up at the Green Man again innit!

Dixie Eagle
02-05-2016, 07:41 PM
When? I was there between 12 and 1.30 and it was just people drinking beer and smiling. Not a hint of trouble.

So was I. Loads of Utd fans in the pub singing Stevie Coppell songs with no trouble at all.

rbarmy
02-05-2016, 07:48 PM
When? I was there between 12 and 1.30 and it was just people drinking beer and smiling. Not a hint of trouble.
A lot of people but that's my memory too. Mind you...

Sodermalm
02-05-2016, 08:14 PM
Always The Globe

Kirby
04-05-2016, 12:09 AM
Just had a reply from the Green Man. They're opening at 10am.

They didn't say whether they'd be open afterwards or not, but I would assume so.

Nth Kent Eagle
04-05-2016, 11:22 AM
If one isn't able to source a ticket will the pubs by the ground be open during the game

I'm sure they'd take your money happily enough.

Trist
04-05-2016, 03:53 PM
Just had a reply from the Green Man. They're opening at 10am.

They didn't say whether they'd be open afterwards or not, but I would assume so.


Cheers for posting that. Get there early and settle in.

DocSavage
04-05-2016, 04:57 PM
Fearing that like 26 years ago I will not get a ticket although my son and other known fans does anyone have any suggested bars for this billy no mates to join them in for the game????

DocSavage
05-05-2016, 05:34 PM
anyone staying local perhaps?

ANDYEAGLE
05-05-2016, 06:24 PM
Go to the Swan Wickham. Will be full of Palace .Two bars with screens in both. A proper Palace pub. The Cricketers Shirley is another good Palace pub.
Bit small though

Billyd
05-05-2016, 06:30 PM
Will Puncheon be making an appearance in The Globe pre match like he did for the semi?

Selhurst Celtic
05-05-2016, 07:10 PM
Will Puncheon be making an appearance in The Globe pre match like he did for the semi?

Depends what time he knocks off from his moonlighting gig with Domino's pizza.

modernsouler
05-05-2016, 07:30 PM
When? I was there between 12 and 1.30 and it was just people drinking beer and smiling. Not a hint of trouble.

I was inside the pub and their fans did try and start trouble, that was before C*ntona. Can see the Globe being a battleground if their fans are there.

DocSavage
06-05-2016, 08:58 AM
Go to the Swan Wickham. Will be full of Palace .Two bars with screens in both. A proper Palace pub. The Cricketers Shirley is another good Palace pub.
Bit small though

Thank you Swan it is then if I can't get ticket and decide not to chance my luck with touts

alan cola
06-05-2016, 09:51 AM
Me and a mate tickets booked feel so pleased 😁

alan cola
06-05-2016, 09:53 AM
Wrong thread but I'm happy squinting at my mobile in the sun

DocSavage
06-05-2016, 03:21 PM
I was inside the pub and their fans did try and start trouble, that was before C*ntona. Can see the Globe being a battleground if their fans are there.

I understand all baker street pubs will be closed on police advise but check in the morning

old git
06-05-2016, 04:07 PM
I understand all baker street pubs will be closed on police advise but check in the morning

You are joking?

Bazz Lightyear
06-05-2016, 05:27 PM
The Victoria and The Plumbers Arms are decent pubs just out the side entrance from Victoria Station and across the road up Lower Belgrave Street

Battle EAGLE
06-05-2016, 05:34 PM
Fearing that like 26 years ago I will not get a ticket although my son and other known fans does anyone have any suggested bars for this billy no mates to join them in for the game????

Go to the Greenman, enjoy the atmosphere, watch the game on the box, drink to celebrate or commiserate after.I'm sure there will be other Palace doing the same. Hope you get a ticket though.

Bubble Wrap
06-05-2016, 06:57 PM
I understand all baker street pubs will be closed on police advise but check in the morning

Understand from who or where?

Nostrils
06-05-2016, 07:22 PM
Does anyone know if Bakerloo is stopping at Paddington yet or if it will be by the final?

TAK
06-05-2016, 07:30 PM
The Royal Oak, York Street, Marylebone. ;-)

Back in the late 80's that was a regular watering hole of mine. We drank there before the final replay in 1990, one bar was full of Wankers the other was Palace. All great fun until the wankers tried to storm our side.

Wankers.

CJ PLUM
06-05-2016, 07:36 PM
Does anyone know if Bakerloo is stopping at Paddington yet or if it will be by the final?

Bakerloo trains will not stop at Paddington until August.

I will post full travel information and pubs list for the final at the weekend.

Nostrils
06-05-2016, 07:38 PM
Bakerloo trains will not stop at Paddington until August.

I will post full travel information and pubs list for the final at the weekend.

Thanks CJ PLUM!

colin_cork
06-05-2016, 08:08 PM
Hoping to goto The Globe again, but if ticketless would probably be better off heading out Wembley direction??

Will they let you into designated pubs without a match ticket?

Selhurst Celtic
06-05-2016, 08:22 PM
Tell the bouncers that your picking your ticket up inside, if the bouncers are dicks.

Kirby
06-05-2016, 08:23 PM
I don't remember having to show our match tickets in the Green Man last time but I may be wrong. I know they stopped letting people into the garden later on, so get there early :p

There's also a back entrance to the garden which you may be able to sneak in. Can't remember if they had any security on it.

Turns out I can't remember a lot about that day :D

PalaceOfVariety
06-05-2016, 08:33 PM
beckenham/bromkley pubs for final

I would suggest the Red Lion in Bromley. It's close to Bromley North. I watch the Palace games there when on Sky and can't get to the match. The landlord is a Palace fan - glass half empty! ��

Nostrils
06-05-2016, 08:33 PM
Didn't bother going to any of the pubs for the semi as I had my 10 year old with me, so we just went straight to the Palace area outside Wembley. Apart from the atmosphere being a bit chilled, there were no toilets outside so, needless to say after a couple we had to go in and it was a bit sedate.

This time I want to to one of the bigger pubs with a bit of mayhem. Does anyone know if under 18's are allowed in The Globe?

CPFC Since 68
06-05-2016, 08:39 PM
Didn't bother going to any of the pubs for the semi as I had my 10 year old with me, so we just went straight to the Palace area outside Wembley. Apart from the atmosphere being a bit chilled, there were no toilets outside so, needless to say after a couple we had to go in and it was a bit sedate.

This time I want to to one of the bigger pubs with a bit of mayhem. Does anyone know if under 18's are allowed in The Globe?

Been their quite a few times but never been inside it :supergrin:

Kirby
06-05-2016, 09:04 PM
Didn't bother going to any of the pubs for the semi as I had my 10 year old with me, so we just went straight to the Palace area outside Wembley. Apart from the atmosphere being a bit chilled, there were no toilets outside so, needless to say after a couple we had to go in and it was a bit sedate.

This time I want to to one of the bigger pubs with a bit of mayhem. Does anyone know if under 18's are allowed in The Globe?

The Green Man's your best bet with a kid. Got a huge beer garden overlooking Wembley. The atmosphere was brilliant before and after the playoff final. I wouldn't recommend taking him to the Globe unless he enjoys choking on smoke bombs and getting drenched in beer.

Maidstonecpfc
06-05-2016, 09:09 PM
Didn't bother going to any of the pubs for the semi as I had my 10 year old with me, so we just went straight to the Palace area outside Wembley. Apart from the atmosphere being a bit chilled, there were no toilets outside so, needless to say after a couple we had to go in and it was a bit sedate.

This time I want to to one of the bigger pubs with a bit of mayhem. Does anyone know if under 18's are allowed in The Globe?
I wouldnt take a kid to Baker St to be honest after being outside the Globe for the semi with my 16 yr old especially with the manc in town....If I was you head for the Green Man at Wembley for the pre match party:lux:

Nostrils
06-05-2016, 09:13 PM
You're joking, he loves smoke bombs and getting drenched in beer! Actually he probably would. Thanks for your advice, The Green Man it is.

Nostrils
06-05-2016, 09:14 PM
I wouldnt take a kid to Baker St to be honest after being outside the Globe for the semi with my 16 yr old especially with the manc in town....If I was you head for the Green Man at Wembley for the pre match party:lux:

And thanks to you too Maidstone!

Nth Kent Eagle
06-05-2016, 09:15 PM
At 16? Those were my hey days at Palace when I wanted to be in the thick of the atmosphere.

Kirby
06-05-2016, 09:15 PM
You're joking, he loves smoke bombs and getting drenched in beer! Actually he probably would.

:supergrin:

See you there :p

Nth Kent Eagle
06-05-2016, 09:22 PM
Gonna be about pacing yourself drinks wise. Oh heck, I sound like an old man.

colin_cork
06-05-2016, 10:35 PM
:S:Tell the bouncers that your picking your ticket up inside, if the bouncers are dicks.

I'm from cork, where every bouncer is a prick.

My dad and son will be in the torch. They're wankers

Kirby
06-05-2016, 10:39 PM
My dad and son will be in the torch. They're wankers

Your son or his son?

If it's the former, then you have failed him.

colin_cork
06-05-2016, 10:42 PM
Your son or his son?

If it's the former, then you have failed him.


My son. Brought him to selhurst a few times. He loved it but seems to prefer the wankers. He says palace are his 2nd team but told him to choose his colours now and move in with his grandfather

Kirby
06-05-2016, 10:50 PM
He says palace are his 2nd team but told him to choose his colours now and move in with his grandfather

:supergrin:

You are forgiven.

mseagle
07-05-2016, 05:13 AM
I wouldnt take a kid to Baker St to be honest after being outside the Globe for the semi with my 16 yr old especially with the manc in town....If I was you head for the Green Man at Wembley for the pre match party:lux:
Kids were allowed in the Allsop Arms off Baker St. Busy palace pub and great atmosphere. Not sure why you would think taking a kid to the Globe was a good idea.

New LP
07-05-2016, 05:40 AM
Didn't bother going to any of the pubs for the semi as I had my 10 year old with me, so we just went straight to the Palace area outside Wembley. Apart from the atmosphere being a bit chilled, there were no toilets outside so, needless to say after a couple we had to go in and it was a bit sedate.

This time I want to to one of the bigger pubs with a bit of mayhem. Does anyone know if under 18's are allowed in The Globe?

McDonalds is good for a McPiss.

IanH
07-05-2016, 06:32 AM
The Green Man's your best bet with a kid. Got a huge beer garden overlooking Wembley. The atmosphere was brilliant before and after the playoff final. I wouldn't recommend taking him to the Globe unless he enjoys choking on smoke bombs and getting drenched in beer.


This. Loads of temporary toilets outside, outdoor barbecue, outdoor bars. Only caveat, they had to shut the doors a couple of hours before kick-off for the play-off final as the pub had reached capacity so get there reasonably early.

rp02100
07-05-2016, 06:38 AM
When we were in the play offs and designated the West End of the stadium there were some great mobile food and drink facilities in Wembley Park Boulivard near a grass bank. If the weather stays good then I hope they return for the final.

Joe.L
07-05-2016, 07:25 AM
Can vouch for the Allsop Arms being fine for kids.

Never actually been in the Globe but if your kids are not fazed by that sort of stuff and enjoy the singing, smoke bombs etc then they will love coming out of the station and seeing all that craziness across the road. Mine just stood there and watched at the semi, thought it was great and couldn't understand why we were heading to the boring pub up the road.

Nostrils
07-05-2016, 07:36 AM
Thanks guys for all your advice. Sounds like The Green Man will be perfect.

ob13
07-05-2016, 08:36 AM
Yep if the weather is nice it will be great there,huge garden though it fills up

Kirby
08-05-2016, 06:08 PM
:lux:

dcRNacOls74

Michaelawt85
08-05-2016, 08:16 PM
Hoping for a glorious hot sunny day.. Pack out the beer gardens and yes music is always good. Can't wait

Pointsforprizes
09-05-2016, 02:15 AM
Baker Steet was awesome last time. Everyone was singing and drinking in the street having fun. The police were OK compared to other times I have seen them, but they still love to film people.

sloworm
09-05-2016, 12:07 PM
Was in The Wembley Tavern at the weekend
This was designated to Palace fans for the semi but is now Manure for the Final

DocSavage
10-05-2016, 02:21 AM
will they have beer tents like they did for the playoffs v twatford?

Chris K
10-05-2016, 10:55 AM
So is the Green Man any good if you want to sit down and get plastered happily for a few hours before the game? Or is it a case of big queues and a choice of Fosters, Kronenburg (which I refuse to buy for *****na connections) and Strongbow at £5+ a pint but everyone loves it because you can stand in a garden and shout a bit?

We found a cracking boozer near Baker Street for the semi where you could get served in seconds, loads of beers and ales but people are raising the Green Man as alternative this time so I want to be sure of what’s on offer as it’s a very important decision to make

old git
10-05-2016, 11:22 AM
So is the Green Man any good if you want to sit down and get plastered happily for a few hours before the game? Or is it a case of big queues and a choice of Fosters, Kronenburg (which I refuse to buy for *****na connections) and Strongbow at £5+ a pint but everyone loves it because you can stand in a garden and shout a bit?

We found a cracking boozer near Baker Street for the semi where you could get served in seconds, loads of beers and ales but people are raising the Green Man as alternative this time so I want to be sure of what’s on offer as it’s a very important decision to make

Your first paragraph sums it up.:p

CPFC Since 68
10-05-2016, 11:31 AM
So is the Green Man any good if you want to sit down and get plastered happily for a few hours before the game? Or is it a case of big queues and a choice of Fosters, Kronenburg (which I refuse to buy for *****na connections) and Strongbow at £5+ a pint but everyone loves it because you can stand in a garden and shout a bit?

We found a cracking boozer near Baker Street for the semi where you could get served in seconds, loads of beers and ales but people are raising the Green Man as alternative this time so I want to be sure of what’s on offer as it’s a very important decision to make

Remember they had real ale on for the playoff, Cant remember what it was though . We're probably drinking around Marylebone anyway, Worked well for the semi.

knowlesyUCLA
10-05-2016, 11:39 AM
Your first paragraph sums it up.:p

I don’t think that is quite fair on the place. Yes it is loud and attracts a lively crowd but there is a good grassy section on the right hand side as you walk in that, weather permitting, is great to sit out on and has a fantastic view of the stadium. There was never more than a 5 minute queue when I was there, normally a matter of seconds, though don’t expect CAMRA accreditation from the booze on offer.

Nork1
10-05-2016, 11:39 AM
ManUre have already got their venue sorted...
https://66.media.tumblr.com/1d13b4e9ee270f08400a0f396c130505/tumblr_o6yklhGh8F1ru67qro1_1280.jpg

scro
10-05-2016, 11:39 AM
I assume the pubs from euston along to great portland street and baker street and marylebone will have a fairly high mancunion content.

I am wondering if farringdon might be a decent shout. The sports bar or failing that one of the ones on cowcross street. Should be manc free and you also get a head start on the tube (if like us you have all ages in your group).

Selhurst Celtic
10-05-2016, 11:44 AM
:lux:

dcRNacOls74

A video of a jester hat wearing tray basher?

I'm out.

See the rest of you around Baker Street. The usual spot for those that know.

:vader:

Kirby
10-05-2016, 11:54 AM
Nawty :vader:

Like Knowlesy says, the beer tents outside the Green Man meant you were never waiting longer than five minutes to get served. It was really well run, unlike the pubs on the East side.

From memory the outside bars were serving Heineken, Fosters and Jager. If you want real ale then you're best off at a quieter pub.

mystery_man
10-05-2016, 11:56 AM
There is mention that you may need to show tickets at some pubs to get in around Wembley. For those of us that cannot get tickets will wearing colours suffice do you think?

Selhurst Celtic
10-05-2016, 11:58 AM
Nawty :vader:



Pwopa. :p

Selhurst Celtic
10-05-2016, 11:59 AM
There is mention that you may need to show tickets at some pubs to get in around Wembley. For those of us that cannot get tickets will wearing colours suffice do you think?

I would imagine it's bollox. Collecting tickets inside the pub, at Wembley etc. They can't police the numerous excuses. Only numbers of people inside will be counted I reckon.

Nth Kent Eagle
10-05-2016, 12:07 PM
Right, this time a quick beer around Marlebone or Baker St then on to Wembley and a mini pub crawl between Wembley Stadium Station and Wembley Central.

Kirby
10-05-2016, 12:18 PM
Ismale - just tried replying to your PM but it says you've decided not to receive PMs :D

To answer your question, I'm 90% certain the Green Man had cider (Strongbow I think) on sale outside. Worst case scenario you can just use the inside bar anyway.

colin_cork
10-05-2016, 12:57 PM
Think ill be prepared with my bag 'o' cans at the globe this time around

Michaelawt85
10-05-2016, 03:32 PM
What's the green man like for kids. My son is 10, what will food options be like on the day. I have been in the pub before but prior to a concert and not a match day .

Kirby
10-05-2016, 03:42 PM
With the big beer garden it's perfect for kids. Pretty sure they had a BBQ last time but someone else will need to confirm. If you're coming from Wembley Central there are tons of fast food places/supermarkets en route, including a McDonalds.

Chunt
10-05-2016, 03:53 PM
How easy will it be to sneak tinnies into The Green Man?

scro
10-05-2016, 04:01 PM
How easy will it be to sneak tinnies into The Green Man?

Stay classy palace.

colin_cork
10-05-2016, 04:52 PM
Is the globe palace or united this time around?

Selhurst Celtic
10-05-2016, 04:53 PM
Whoever gets there first I reckon.

Thefunkymonk
10-05-2016, 04:55 PM
Green man for one then to Wembley. Can't be ****ed to listen or see any Mancs. Think it will kick off a little and really don't want it spoiling my day

colin_cork
10-05-2016, 05:08 PM
Whoever gets there first I reckon.

My flight gets in for 8am :)

Baffled Bob 2
10-05-2016, 05:18 PM
Whoever gets there first I reckon.

I know Utd have got loads of fans that don’t come from Manchester but I should imagine Central London will be mostly Palace. Utd are doing free coaches to Wembley for everyone successful in the ballot. With the late finish and Virgin Trains having yet more engineering works I should imagine most of their lot will come by coach. I hate away games by coach, but even I would be tempted if I lived in Greater Manchester.

Selhurst Celtic
10-05-2016, 05:21 PM
My flight gets in for 8am :)

Same. Flying from Shannon. You?

colin_cork
10-05-2016, 05:22 PM
Same. Flying from Shannon. You?

Cork to Stansted

Selhurst Celtic
10-05-2016, 05:26 PM
Same lad. 0705 flight. You'll spot/smell/hear us, we'll be the lads who left a Connemara wedding about 2 hours before take off.

Trist
10-05-2016, 06:20 PM
What's the green man like for kids. My son is 10, what will food options be like on the day. I have been in the pub before but prior to a concert and not a match day .


At the playoffs I think they had a standard BBQ and then also a Jerk Chicken stall.

Don't remember queuing for more than a couple of minutes. Quite a few different bars outside so it spread out the queues well. Well run in order for them to part us with our cash. Fair play to them.

mether
10-05-2016, 06:32 PM
I know Utd have got loads of fans that don’t come from Manchester but I should imagine Central London will be mostly Palace. Utd are doing free coaches to Wembley for everyone successful in the ballot. With the late finish and Virgin Trains having yet more engineering works I should imagine most of their lot will come by coach. I hate away games by coach, but even I would be tempted if I lived in Greater Manchester.
Got friends who are palace coming down day of game from Manchester ,only £58 return last week. Not a lot of United coming by train by the look of it by the price. Could be last train back is 21.00.is putting them off.

d7phil22
10-05-2016, 06:46 PM
Any ale drinkers with any recommendations?

Green Man sounds great but sounds like it's lager, cider, lager or lager!

Many thanks, see you there!

the drexciyan
10-05-2016, 06:55 PM
Got friends who are palace coming down day of game from Manchester ,only £58 return last week. Not a lot of United coming by train by the look of it by the price. Could be last train back is 21.00.is putting them off.

Thats because they're all on Southern trains. ;)

colin_cork
10-05-2016, 08:34 PM
Got friends who are palace coming down day of game from Manchester ,only £58 return last week. Not a lot of United coming by train by the look of it by the price. Could be last train back is 21.00.is putting them off.

My flight from Cork was cheaper at 38 euro :)

deftones_eagle
10-05-2016, 08:45 PM
Any ale drinkers with any recommendations?



Green Man sounds great but sounds like it's lager, cider, lager or lager!



Many thanks, see you there!


I'm an ale drinker and I have to say Wembley is terrible for a decent pint. Will be having a few in beckenham and then catching a taxi to the green man in Wembley.

Tim
10-05-2016, 09:12 PM
Whoever gets there first I reckon.

The Globe at 11.30 for the Semi final!

CJ PLUM
10-05-2016, 10:15 PM
Any ale drinkers with any recommendations?

Green Man sounds great but sounds like it's lager, cider, lager or lager!

Many thanks, see you there!

Here are some recommended options in the Marylebone area where you could actually get a decent drink including real ale.
• The Volunteer ---------245-247, Baker Street, NW1 6XE ---------- (opens at 10:00; north of Baker Street Station)
• Allsop Arms ---------- 137-143, Gloucester Place, NW1 5AL ----- (opens at 11:00; east of Marylebone Station)
• Victoria and Albert ---Unit 11, Melcombe Place, MW1 6JJ ------- (opens at 10:00; part of Marylebone Station)
• The Globe ------------ 47, Lisson Grove, NW1 6UB -------------- (opens at 12:00; west of Marylebone Station)
• The Royal Oak -------74-76 York Street, W1H 1QN -------------- (opens at 12:00; south of Marylebone Station )
• The Barley Mow ------8, Dorset Street, W1U 6QW --------------- (opens at 12:00, south of Baker Street Station)
• The Green Man -------308, Edgware Rd, W2 1DY ----------------- (opens at 11:00; next to Edgware Road-Bakerloo Station)
• The Chapel -----------48, Chapel St, NW1 5DP ------------------- (opens at 12:00; south east of Edgware Road Station)
• The Larrik ------------32 Crawford Place, W1H 5NN -------------- (opens at 11:00; south east of Edgware Road Station)
• Green Man -----------383, Euston Road, NW1 3AU --------------- (opens at 12:00; east of Great Portland Street Station)


Also JJ Moons and The Liquor Station in Wembley High Road.
The Green Man does have real ale but only available from the inside bars.

ianace
11-05-2016, 11:48 AM
So, it's been confirmed we're on the West side of the stadium and (just like the 2013 playoff final) we will have the following pubs:

The Green Man, Dagmar Avenue, Wembley, HA9 8DF
Blue Room, 53 Wembley Hill Road, Wembley, HA9 8BE
Liquor Station, 379 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AA
JJ Moons, 397 High Road, Wembley, HA9 7DT
Thirsty Eddie’s, 412 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AH
Masti, 576 - 582 High Road, Wembley, HA0 2AA
Flannery’s, 610 High Road, Wembley, HA0 2AF
Station 31 (Speakeasy), 299 -303 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA9 6BD
The Corner House (Mannions), 313 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA9 6BA
Fusilier, 652 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA0 2HA
The Copper Jug, 10 The Broadway, Wembley, HA9 8JU
Powerleague, Olympic Way, Wembley

The best station for the majority of these is Wembley Central.

More information (including pics) can be found halfway down this page: http://www.matchdayapp.com/blog/a-guide-to-wembley-stadium-pubs-and-bars/

:p

d7phil22
11-05-2016, 02:49 PM
Thanks Deftones and cj. Might give JJ Moons a go. They're not perfect but you can't go too wrong with a Wetherspoons, especially if it's got a garden

colin_cork
11-05-2016, 03:02 PM
Are you still not allowed wear club colours in witherspoon.?

Big-Griff
11-05-2016, 03:04 PM
On semi final day Witherspoons Faringdon was mobbed with palace in colours!!!

Nth Kent Eagle
11-05-2016, 03:27 PM
Are you still not allowed wear club colours in witherspoon.?

Yes you can.

Kirby
11-05-2016, 04:11 PM
How easy will it be to sneak tinnies into The Green Man?

They have bouncers on the entrance to the garden, so unless you fly them in on a drone I would say the chances are slim.

Nth Kent Eagle
11-05-2016, 04:15 PM
At the semi we drove to Ebbsfleet and went to St Pancras for speed. This time we'll use the local station and have more of a drink to save driving. The bar outside Bromley South was packed for an early one against Watford in the play offs.

orpingtoneagle
11-05-2016, 07:51 PM
At the semi we drove to Ebbsfleet and went to St Pancras for speed. This time we'll use the local station and have more of a drink to save driving. The bar outside Bromley South was packed for an early one against Watford in the play offs.

The Richmal Crompton...its a spoons

New LP
11-05-2016, 08:12 PM
Went to the Wetherspoons near Trafalger Square then tube from Charing Cross before the play off final. So superstition says same again.

laggin
12-05-2016, 03:50 AM
Are you still not allowed wear club colours in witherspoon.?

should be banned from all pubs

PALACELANE
12-05-2016, 06:37 AM
Anybody know if The Globe is def open? That is THE place to be!!!!

Battle EAGLE
12-05-2016, 09:28 AM
should be banned from all pubs

Bah humbug.

Matty777
12-05-2016, 11:38 AM
Somebody rumoured that The Globe would be closed on Police advice on "The Day"
Just got this from them:

Are you open FA Cup Day? Morning/Afternoon 21 May.


The Globe Baker Street:
The Globe Baker Street Yes we are, we open at 10am. Closing time will be confirmed on the day.

There is also an option on their website to reserve for either drinking or eating, shall I make one for 500 or maybe 1000 10am onwards?? ;)

theCoach
12-05-2016, 11:52 AM
On semi final day Witherspoons Faringdon was mobbed with palace in colours!!!

ffs......ssssch !!

Baffled Bob 2
12-05-2016, 11:57 AM
At the semi we drove to Ebbsfleet and went to St Pancras for speed.

I normally go to a white bloke with dreadlocks called Colin. He's always outside Sutton Asda on Friday evenings.

Jim's Cannon
12-05-2016, 01:10 PM
I was trying to find my lucky Play-Offs Pub. As we couldn't get in The Green Man we ended up in this other place.
The only Pub that looks remotely like it is now called The Arch and is an Indian Restaurant ! It was a bit like The Torch, with a fenced in beer garden.

Green Man is going to be full up very early I think so make sure you all have a Plan B !

Nth Kent Eagle
12-05-2016, 01:18 PM
I was trying to find my lucky Play-Offs Pub. As we couldn't get in The Green Man we ended up in this other place.
The only Pub that looks remotely like it is now called The Arch and is an Indian Restaurant ! It was a bit like The Torch, with a fenced in beer garden.

Green Man is going to be full up very early I think so make sure you all have a Plan B !

That was the Greyhound where we were for the play offs. Now the Arch. An Indian restaurant but still the same structure and advertises Sky Sports. Suspect it will still be a good option.

Nth Kent Eagle
12-05-2016, 01:18 PM
Somebody rumoured that The Globe would be closed on Police advice on "The Day"
Just got this from them:

Are you open FA Cup Day? Morning/Afternoon 21 May.


The Globe Baker Street:
The Globe Baker Street Yes we are, we open at 10am. Closing time will be confirmed on the day.

There is also an option on their website to reserve for either drinking or eating, shall I make one for 500 or maybe 1000 10am onwards?? ;)

I think there was a wind up on HOl.

knowlesyUCLA
12-05-2016, 02:21 PM
Here are some recommended options in the Marylebone area where you could actually get a decent drink including real ale.
• The Volunteer ---------245-247, Baker Street, NW1 6XE ---------- (opens at 10:00; north of Baker Street Station)
• Allsop Arms ---------- 137-143, Gloucester Place, NW1 5AL ----- (opens at 11:00; east of Marylebone Station)
• Victoria and Albert ---Unit 11, Melcombe Place, MW1 6JJ ------- (opens at 10:00; part of Marylebone Station)
• The Globe ------------ 47, Lisson Grove, NW1 6UB -------------- (opens at 12:00; west of Marylebone Station)
• The Royal Oak -------74-76 York Street, W1H 1QN -------------- (opens at 12:00; south of Marylebone Station )
• The Barley Mow ------8, Dorset Street, W1U 6QW --------------- (opens at 12:00, south of Baker Street Station)
• The Green Man -------308, Edgware Rd, W2 1DY ----------------- (opens at 11:00; next to Edgware Road-Bakerloo Station)
• The Chapel -----------48, Chapel St, NW1 5DP ------------------- (opens at 12:00; south east of Edgware Road Station)
• The Larrik ------------32 Crawford Place, W1H 5NN -------------- (opens at 11:00; south east of Edgware Road Station)
• Green Man -----------383, Euston Road, NW1 3AU --------------- (opens at 12:00; east of Great Portland Street Station)


Also JJ Moons and The Liquor Station in Wembley High Road.
The Green Man does have real ale but only available from the inside bars.

Thanks for that.

Trying not to get too boozed up before the match is going to be very, very hard indeed given that most people will be starting before midday. Might give The Green Man a miss this year, top place but drinking more centrally seems more appealing.

Going to a birthday party full of southern United scum afterwards. If we win, this will be the best day of my life hands down.

DocSavage
12-05-2016, 08:28 PM
I think there was a wind up on HOl.

I booked table for the semi final they called me a few days before and said no bookings first come first served

and sorry it was me but i believe that they will be closed on the day following police advice which will be issued on the day

you saw the resources pulled into that single pub for the semi and the tension will be far higher on 21st

Nth Kent Eagle
12-05-2016, 09:03 PM
I booked table for the semi final they called me a few days before and said no bookings first come first served

and sorry it was me but i believe that they will be closed on the day following police advice which will be issued on the day

you saw the resources pulled into that single pub for the semi and the tension will be far higher on 21st

Tbf it was closed after the semi so it could happen.

Matty777
13-05-2016, 08:48 AM
It's a very open ended statement from the Globe.

"... we open at 10am. Closing time will be confirmed on the day."

Hmmmmm, maybe 12 O'clock, 1 O'clock?? Seems like they are leaving options open. If it was normal, they'd just say 11pm. I'd have other options up your sleeves.

East-End Eagle
13-05-2016, 08:54 AM
It's a very open ended statement from the Globe.

"... we open at 10am. Closing time will be confirmed on the day."

Hmmmmm, maybe 12 O'clock, 1 O'clock?? Seems like they are leaving options open. If it was normal, they'd just say 11pm. I'd have other options up your sleeves.

They will close when the police tell them to, thEy cant really say much more

CJ PLUM
13-05-2016, 12:17 PM
I booked table for the semi final they called me a few days before and said no bookings first come first served

and sorry it was me but i believe that they will be closed on the day following police advice which will be issued on the day

you saw the resources pulled into that single pub for the semi and the tension will be far higher on 21st


Having spoken to the police earlier this week they do not currently expect to have to close The Globe before the game and although not officially designated expect it to be a Palace pub. Obviously plans might change for operational reasons on the day but this would be true for any pub in London. What happens on the day depends on the behaviour of the fans so obviously smoke bombs or flares will not help the situation. The logistics of getting to the ground suggests that it would be best to sample the atmosphere and then move on to quieter pubs or somewhere nearer Wembley.

palacea
13-05-2016, 12:22 PM
Can see the whole baker street area being a nightmare, going to be large amounts of Man U fans there too. I'm avoiding this time.

New LP
13-05-2016, 12:31 PM
Can see the whole baker street area being a nightmare, going to be large amounts of Man U fans there too. I'm avoiding this time.

It was shite last time, unless you like not being able to get a drink anywhere whilst being surrounded by riot cops.

saxoneagle
13-05-2016, 01:10 PM
It was shite last time, unless you like not being able to get a drink anywhere whilst being surrounded by riot cops.

That's not true... the street was busy but we pushed our way through and got into the pub, which was about 25% full and barely 2 deep at the bar. And we were late arriving there. The toilet queues were worse then the bar queues and not a single riot policeman inside... :)

Thefunkymonk
13-05-2016, 03:36 PM
Can see the whole baker street area being a nightmare, going to be large amounts of Man U fans there too. I'm avoiding this time.

Same. Don't want my days spoilt by Mancs kicking off

the drexciyan
13-05-2016, 03:39 PM
It was shite last time, unless you like not being able to get a drink anywhere whilst being surrounded by riot cops.

You could have always left. For the rest of us it was a great laugh.

crenoleagle
13-05-2016, 03:54 PM
That's not true... the street was busy but we pushed our way through and got into the pub, which was about 25% full and barely 2 deep at the bar. And we were late arriving there. The toilet queues were worse then the bar queues and not a single riot policeman inside... :)

Yupp, the toilet queue was not fun at all (I gave up and went to the KFC down the road) but the bar queue was surprisingly easy.

Matty777
13-05-2016, 04:25 PM
KFC was knee deep (well you couldn't see the tiles anymore) but it served its purpose and that wasn't anything to do with chicken ;)

DocSavage
13-05-2016, 04:30 PM
It was shite last time, unless you like not being able to get a drink anywhere whilst being surrounded by riot cops.

quite fun for 10/15 minutes then going to store to queue and get 4 packs of obscure beer was excruciating

when i got to wembley, despite being expensive the atmosphere and access to bars and food was excellent

CJ PLUM
13-05-2016, 05:35 PM
I am not sure how well it could actually be enforced but drinking from and carrying open containers of alcohol is now banned on London's tfl transport network of Underground trains, London Overground trains, Buses, Croydon Trams and Dockland Light Railways including stations.

foxinthebox
13-05-2016, 05:51 PM
The Queensbury opposite Willesden Green station has been a good stop off before the play off final and the semi. All Palace both times and beer garden out the front. 2 stops from wembley also .

Lydder
14-05-2016, 11:27 AM
Starting early, any good cafes around Wembley for Breakie?

Duffle Coat
14-05-2016, 11:54 AM
The Richmal Crompton...its a spoons

Great name for a pub, just the william ticket!

laboxers
14-05-2016, 12:16 PM
I am not sure how well it could actually be enforced but drinking from and carrying open containers of alcohol is now banned on London's tfl transport network of Underground trains, London Overground trains, Buses, Croydon Trams and Dockland Light Railways including stations.

No issues with it on the way for the playoffs or the semi from Baker Street.

DocSavage
14-05-2016, 03:26 PM
just realised they don't sell party 7's anymore but they have some on ebay!!!!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=watneys+party+seven

sl6 Eagle
14-05-2016, 07:00 PM
The Green Man was excellent for the play off final 3 years ago, I'll be heading back there and hoping the sun shines as the beer garden was huge and played a big part in being able to get served quickly in the marquee's.

Kirby
14-05-2016, 11:24 PM
17 and rain forecast at the moment :(

Everyone must do a sundance.

Lydder
15-05-2016, 09:58 AM
17 and rain forecast at the moment :(

Everyone must do a sundance.


When I looked yesterday morning it was 20 with light cloud. About 3 days out I'll trust the forecast

art malice
16-05-2016, 08:44 AM
When I looked yesterday morning it was 20 with light cloud. About 3 days out I'll trust the forecast

Yep forecast has changed for the better last couple of days.

speagle
16-05-2016, 12:30 PM
Yupp, the toilet queue was not fun at all (I gave up and went to the KFC down the road) but the bar queue was surprisingly easy.

Hope you didn't wash your hands!. People were pissing in the sink in KFC because it was so busy. Avoiding Baker Street this time, was not good atmosphere when I was there.

scro
16-05-2016, 12:36 PM
Hope you didn't wash your hands!. People were pissing in the sink in KFC because it was so busy. Avoiding Baker Street this time, was not good atmosphere when I was there.

The area really does sound like a charming place to enjoy a few pre match tins of white lightening out of a tesco's carrier bag.

New LP
16-05-2016, 12:57 PM
You could have always left. For the rest of us it was a great laugh.

I did leave as I thought the whole thing was shite. I am getting old and like to go to a pub, selling decent beer, where I can get served, where there are toilets and not loads of riot police everywhere.

Glad you enjoyed yourself though, each to their own.

Palacemad2002
16-05-2016, 05:50 PM
As everyone knows there are going to be even more thirsty South Londoners out in force this time around, even including those without tickets determined not to miss out on an historical Palace build up. With that in mind and to avoid the disappointment of the police having to corden off the pavement and force people down the road again due to sheer numbers (The HF received quite a few messages from disappointed fans who couldn't get near the pub due to this), the Punch and Judy and the surrounding square in Covent Garden have been chosen as the perfect location to start off proceedings. Lets take what we started at The Globe right to the heart of the city and show everyone why we're London and beyonds very best!

46431

Would it be possible for the mods to increase the image size please? Thanks

New LP
16-05-2016, 06:20 PM
The first pub I ever got served a pint of beer in, not that that will interest anyone.

917L
16-05-2016, 06:25 PM
Decent shout, we are having lunch at Seven Dials at 1200 so could have a wander there afterwards before the trip to wembley

PMSL
16-05-2016, 08:27 PM
So why are they not going to The Globe?

The one bloody game when everybody should be there.

Hmm

Am Phibian
16-05-2016, 08:46 PM
Don't scare the tourists.

But say 'this is how I earn my living' a lot and you might end up with a fistful of dollars.

Kirby
16-05-2016, 10:58 PM
Have to agree. We enjoyed the Alsopp Arms for a few hours but standing opposite the Globe with a bag of cans surrounded by riot police wasn't particularly fun. It was alright, but we enjoyed the Green Man a lot more.

Depends what you're looking for really.

New LP
16-05-2016, 11:01 PM
It's a shame Victoria is a building site these days. The Duke Of York was far better than Baker Street before finals and was exclusively ours due to it being the main London station for most Palace fans.

Trist
17-05-2016, 05:04 AM
Yep forecast has changed for the better last couple of days.


46440Currently showing as being dry till KO. That'll do for me.

Green Man it is.

Palacemad2002
17-05-2016, 05:17 AM
Already on another thread but just a heads up for those that may not have seen it. The Punch and Judy and the surrounding square in Covent Garden are being pushed as the pre match pub on Saturday from 11:30am. Plenty more space to accommodate the large numbers and the chance to create a truly special atmosphere right in the heart of London :p

46441

Palacemad2002
17-05-2016, 05:22 AM
So why are they not going to The Globe?

The one bloody game when everybody should be there.

Hmm

A lot of people actually messaged the HF after the semi final and said they couldnt get near the pub due to the numbers and the police corden cramming people on to the pavement which was a shame. The idea with Covent Garden is that it is 100% pedestrianised so as many Palace fans as possible will be able to get involved, rather than be split up in different pubs and streets like at Baker Street. It was still a good atmosphere, but a space where we can have many more fans altogether in one place will be even more special.

Chunt
17-05-2016, 05:45 AM
Seems a pain in the arse to get to Wembley from CG though, fourty minutes on a packed tube.

Dorking .Eagle
17-05-2016, 05:47 AM
Seems a pain in the arse to get to Wembley from CG though, fourty minutes on a packed tube.

Green Man @ Wembley (as long as the weather is good) is an alternative, and no tube to contend with after your beers.

Chunt
17-05-2016, 05:52 AM
Green Man @ Wembley (as long as the weather is good) is an alternative, and no tube to contend with after your beers.

Yeah think that might be the best option, maybe a few around Baker Street first.

Tim
17-05-2016, 07:22 AM
It's a shame Victoria is a building site these days. The Duke Of York was far better than Baker Street before finals and was exclusively ours due to it being the main London station for most Palace fans.

Very true & the stage door. It was the place to go whenever we got to Wembley back in the 90's, although the old bill were always outside hassling fans for no reason.

Tony Montana
17-05-2016, 07:41 AM
it is a pain to get to Wembley from Covent garden

Tony Montana
17-05-2016, 07:41 AM
what time do they stop letting you in to the green Man?

ForzaPalace
17-05-2016, 08:04 AM
Already on another thread but just a heads up for those that may not have seen it. The Punch and Judy and the surrounding square in Covent Garden are being pushed as the pre match pub on Saturday from 11:30am. Plenty more space to accommodate the large numbers and the chance to create a truly special atmosphere right in the heart of London :p

46441

Awful pub which is rammed on a normal day let alone a match day!

palacefully
17-05-2016, 08:13 AM
Does anyone know if you can buy the match programme in advance and have it delivered to your home? Im sure I did this for the play off final.

Poosence
17-05-2016, 08:14 AM
Already on another thread but just a heads up for those that may not have seen it. The Punch and Judy and the surrounding square in Covent Garden are being pushed as the pre match pub on Saturday from 11:30am. Plenty more space to accommodate the large numbers and the chance to create a truly special atmosphere right in the heart of London :p

46441

That could be great. A lot of perplexed tourists though.

scro
17-05-2016, 08:18 AM
Already on another thread but just a heads up for those that may not have seen it. The Punch and Judy and the surrounding square in Covent Garden are being pushed as the pre match pub on Saturday from 11:30am. Plenty more space to accommodate the large numbers and the chance to create a truly special atmosphere right in the heart of London :p

46441

An odd choice presumably selected by someone that gets turned on by being gawped at by tourists (no they probably don't think you are hilarious and charming they most likely think you are a bunch of pillocks). Neither well located for wembley or a decent pub.

Poosence
17-05-2016, 08:21 AM
This has the potential to be great. Is there a precedent for this sort of thing in Covent Garden? I'd just be slightly concerned that the pubs and police might get a bit nervous about it and over-react in some way.

scro
17-05-2016, 08:24 AM
This has the potential to be great. Is there a precedent for this sort of thing in Covent Garden? I'd just be slightly concerned that the pubs and police might get a bit nervous about it and over-react in some way.

It happens now and then, mainly from the balcony of the punch and judy. All be it there isn't loads of room up there.

I don't think it works as a venue though. Loads of tourists trying to mill about on the square will soon see the police get the hump with people drinking on the piazza itself. So you could be forced into places like henry's. Then once you are ready to move on it's not convenient for wembley. The tube is often exit only on saturdays.

McpfcS
17-05-2016, 08:33 AM
Didn't Sunderland take it over very effectively for the League Cup final last season. No police action then.

orpingtoneagle
17-05-2016, 08:34 AM
it is a pain to get to Wembley from Covent garden

Covent Garden is a 5 minute stroll back to Charing CX or Piccadily circus where you pickup the Bakerloo line to Baker Street and change to fast to Wembley or stay on the sloooooow one.

I quite fancy a crawl from Punch & Judy > Baker Street (Globe or other close pub) > Wembley

scro
17-05-2016, 08:40 AM
I quite fancy a crawl from Punch & Judy > Baker Street (Globe or other close pub) > Wembley


So you will be in the punch and judy for about 20mins at 11am then ;)

ExiledStirling
17-05-2016, 08:47 AM
The first pub I ever got served a pint of beer in, not that that will interest anyone.
It interested me as I have drunk in the Punch and Judy.

What is of no interest is my seeing the street entertainer the human jukebox (the original one who sat inside a cardbord jukebox) at Covent Garden a good few years ago.

PMSL
17-05-2016, 08:56 AM
Bottle job.

Should be at Baker Street not let that bunch of scum have the run of the place.

:grrr::veryangry

laboxers
17-05-2016, 09:13 AM
what time do they stop letting you in to the green Man?

When its full

ebyeeckeagle
17-05-2016, 09:15 AM
The first pub I ever got served a pint of beer in, not that that will interest anyone.

Probably the first pub in central London I went to.

Can't stand the place - awful.

Palacemad2002
17-05-2016, 09:20 AM
Sunderland made a pretty good go of it and the surrounding pubs last year. The police even ended up praising them as they only made a couple of arrests among the large numbers. I think the police know what to expect for big finals involving non touristy clubs treating it as a big occasion. When that happens they're only concern is keeping the two sets of drinking fans seperate. Give them what they want and they'll let you get on with the drinking providing its kept in good spirits. Dortmund 3 years back was a good example. Let the Mancs have a measly bit of pavement outside of one pub, we'll go for a whole town square.

Poosence
17-05-2016, 09:20 AM
It's not a great pub etc etc but in theory the piazza at Covent Garden lends itself to a very good atmosphere. The Globe was fun but just spills onto a main road. There's plenty of time in the day with a 5:30pm kick off so don't see the problem with CG.

Nth Kent Eagle
17-05-2016, 09:22 AM
Not sure Covent Garden works. I can see how the Globe and Metropolitan are unpractical and getting monotonous. This time I fancy a quick pint near St Pancras, perhaps one around Baker St or Marylebone and then on to Wemberlee.

Am Phibian
17-05-2016, 09:40 AM
You lot couldn't organise a p1ss up in a city with 10,000 bars/pubs :)

BERT'S HEAD
17-05-2016, 09:43 AM
The P and J main bar is like a dungeon smelling of sick with sweaty bodies all around. At least it was in the early 80s. Hope it's not gone downhill.

newgate22
17-05-2016, 10:26 AM
those preparing to head to Green Man without match tix such as I am....be warned they are NOT showing the match on screen you have to find another boozer ...if you can, it aint gonna be easy, look at list on the another thread, and ring around...be lucky

palaceboy112
17-05-2016, 10:50 AM
Game kicks of at 5.30. Loads of time to get to Wembley. Plus we won't be standing in a road/traffic island like at the semi. I think Covent Garden will be blinding!

Selhurst Celtic
17-05-2016, 10:52 AM
An odd choice presumably selected by someone that gets turned on by being gawped at by tourists (no they probably don't think you are hilarious and charming they most likely think you are a bunch of pillocks). Neither well located for wembley or a decent pub.

Good Guinness in Jimmy Ryan's down the road though.

scro
17-05-2016, 11:04 AM
Sunderland made a pretty good go of it and the surrounding pubs last year. The police even ended up praising them as they only made a couple of arrests among the large numbers. I think the police know what to expect for big finals involving non touristy clubs treating it as a big occasion. When that happens they're only concern is keeping the two sets of drinking fans seperate. Give them what they want and they'll let you get on with the drinking providing its kept in good spirits. Dortmund 3 years back was a good example. Let the Mancs have a measly bit of pavement outside of one pub, we'll go for a whole town square.

The mackems and the foreigners head to covent garden because for them it's an event to visit london let alone wembley.

That picture is of garrick street.. long walk to the bar at the punch and judy from there ;-).

Mat ov CPFC
17-05-2016, 11:07 AM
The P and J main bar is like a dungeon smelling of sick with sweaty bodies all around. At least it was in the early 80s. Hope it's not gone downhill.


:lux:

eagle mart
17-05-2016, 11:09 AM
Lots of Supermarkets nearby, pubs - three tube lines (Leicester Sq, Charing Cross & Holborn), Great queen Street with the outside area between the Prince of Wales and Philomena's.

Probably more chance of bumping into ManU fans though.

Chris K
17-05-2016, 11:13 AM
I'm on a Victoria for breakfast then a pub near Baker Street followed by the Green Man tip.

Nth Kent Eagle
17-05-2016, 11:14 AM
Good Guinness in Jimmy Ryan's down the road though.

Is that the old O'Neills opposite the Freemasons place?

knowlesyUCLA
17-05-2016, 11:14 AM
It's not a great pub etc etc but in theory the piazza at Covent Garden lends itself to a very good atmosphere. The Globe was fun but just spills onto a main road. There's plenty of time in the day with a 5:30pm kick off so don't see the problem with CG.

Yeah the HF probably have the idea of commanding the balcony at the Punch & Judy (which has space for about 40/50) for themselves so they can conduct the heaving throngs of Palace fans below.

Unfortunately I can’t see it quite working out unless there is in excess of a thousand Palace down in that square. Nevertheless it is probably a good place to start for a few beers.

Selhurst Celtic
17-05-2016, 11:24 AM
Is that the old O'Neills opposite the Freemasons place?

No, Coach & Horses.

O'neills is still sort of an o'neills but is called Philomenas. If Terry pours the regular Guinness in there it's usually okay.

mystery_man
17-05-2016, 11:33 AM
Does anyone know if you can buy the match programme in advance and have it delivered to your home? Im sure I did this for the play off final.

Yep - that is what I was going to do as well, you can get them from here http://www.onlineshop.footballprogrammes.com/cnb/shop/footballprogrammes?productID=900&op=catalogue-product_info-null&prodCategoryID=11

Bubble Wrap
17-05-2016, 11:35 AM
We are all going Baker Street and will be there early. Covent Garden is not a great idea, get a few beers inside you then jump on the trains for a 40 minute journey, no thanks.

scro
17-05-2016, 11:57 AM
Yeah the HF probably have the idea of commanding the balcony at the Punch & Judy (which has space for about 40/50) for themselves so they can conduct the heaving throngs of Palace fans below.


I think you have hit the nail on the head. I don't think a place like Covent Garden piazza makes any sense for a London club to congregate at before a game at Wembley.

switchboard
17-05-2016, 11:59 AM
Seems a bit daft not to go to the Globe again.

New LP
17-05-2016, 12:02 PM
Not sure Covent Garden works. I can see how the Globe and Metropolitan are unpractical and getting monotonous. This time I fancy a quick pint near St Pancras, perhaps one around Baker St or Marylebone and then on to Wemberlee.

We had a good drink around St Pancras last time.

The problem this time is though that it will be Mancland given Euston station etc.

New LP
17-05-2016, 12:03 PM
I think you have hit the nail on the head. I don't think a place like Covent Garden piazza makes any sense for a London club to congregate at before a game at Wembley.

Perfectly good idea for people to head there in small groups making their own arrangements etc.

For a big organised meet up it will only be a matter of time before the police shut it down.

SouthernEagle20
17-05-2016, 12:07 PM
...see everyone at the Globe pub!

liberal clubber
17-05-2016, 12:23 PM
Anyone know a pub around Baker St that lets you play Jenga ?

The Globe opposite the station

BERT'S HEAD
17-05-2016, 12:27 PM
The Globe opposite the station

Thanks I thought it only did macrame tutorials.

aj4england
17-05-2016, 01:00 PM
London Bridge as per Semi. Plenty of good pubs and straight on tube.

Paxton
17-05-2016, 01:14 PM
I watched the away leg of the Sunderland play-off semi-final in the Walkabout by Temple tube and, after the penalty shoot-out, was then walking back through Covent Garden. Lots of noise coming from the direction of the Punch and Judy - I assumed it must be Palace fans celebrating. In fact, it was every Norwegian in London - there for Norway Day. They go there every year apparently - or at least they did.

Exactly 12 years ago today. Spooky - and hopefully a good omen.

Scrumpy
17-05-2016, 01:31 PM
Man Utd are planning on taking over Baker Street so I guess some people are thinking it's not worth the hassle

eagles #1
17-05-2016, 01:34 PM
Thought the Globe was shit for the Semi Final. Police cramming everyone on to the pavement, couldn't move etc.

Selhurst Celtic
17-05-2016, 01:47 PM
Man Utd are planning on taking over Baker Street so I guess some people are thinking it's not worth the hassle

Where did you hear this?

New LP
17-05-2016, 01:52 PM
Thought the Globe was shit for the Semi Final. Police cramming everyone on to the pavement, couldn't move etc.

The problem is that a major road runs between both pubs.

I wonder if there are any decent boozers a little bit further from the station?

jaspercpfc
17-05-2016, 01:55 PM
Man Utd are planning on taking over Baker Street so I guess some people are thinking it's not worth the hassle

I've now heard this from two reliable sources in the past two days.

Selhurst Celtic
17-05-2016, 01:56 PM
What is a reliable source?

pallet
17-05-2016, 01:57 PM
Covent Garden is a good idea, but it will murder getting served. Equally cant see the attraction of the globe, cant get a drink and hemmed in by the old bill.

New LP
17-05-2016, 01:58 PM
I've now heard this from two reliable sources in the past two days.

Fred the Red and Eammon Holmes?

CPFC247
17-05-2016, 01:58 PM
The problem is that a major road runs between both pubs.

I wonder if there are any decent boozers a little bit further from the station?

There are loads and last time full of Palace enjoying a beer without the old bill making you feel like a piece of livestock, so don't expect me to post any details ;)

New LP
17-05-2016, 01:58 PM
There are loads and last time full of Palace enjoying a beer without the old bill making you feel like a piece of livestock, so don't expect me to post any details ;)

I think a quick reference to beer in the evening would be wise! But thanks!

CPFC247
17-05-2016, 02:00 PM
What is a reliable source?

They would normally look to drink round there due to kings cross etc, but nit sure that many will come down on train as they can't get back in time. Think they are laying on free coaches instead, so perhaps not so many United around London .........no bad thing.

New LP
17-05-2016, 02:00 PM
They would normally look to drink round there due to kings cross etc, but nit sure that many will come down on train as they can't get back in time. Think they are laying on free coaches instead, so perhaps not so many United around London .........no bad thing.

Let's hope they stick to the Wembley pubs.

Fancy an arsehole free day if possible.

Selhurst Celtic
17-05-2016, 02:02 PM
I hope their coaches get stuck on the motorway due a bomb hoax at some random services, and that they barely make kick off on time.

CPFC247
17-05-2016, 02:07 PM
Let's hope they stick to the Wembley pubs.

Fancy an arsehole free day if possible.

100%
The least amount of time spent near them the better imo.

andyocpfc
17-05-2016, 02:15 PM
I might give the central London beers a miss this time and go straight to the Wembley pubs. The Globe was fun last time but I couldn't get near the pub, let alone the bar so ended up going to an off license and standing around. Much better when we hit a few pubs around Wembley TBH.

eagle mart
17-05-2016, 02:16 PM
Covent Garden is a good idea, but it will murder getting served. Equally cant see the attraction of the globe, cant get a drink and hemmed in by the old bill.

Tescos on the corner of Bedford St / Garrick Street, Sainsbury's and many others supermarket express's on the Strand for tinnnies, a few expensive cafes, and other pubs dotted about. Plenty to eat too.

PMSL
17-05-2016, 02:20 PM
I've now heard this from two reliable sources in the past two days.

Thanks for that. Must be true then.
:jerkit:

PMSL
17-05-2016, 02:21 PM
Man Utd are planning on taking over Baker Street so I guess some people are thinking it's not worth the hassle

How do you know what they are planning to do?
:jerkit::jerkit:

SilentAssassin
17-05-2016, 03:01 PM
Covent Garden for me! Baker Street was murder last time, although it was enjoyable it was just a major hassle trying to get round a meet others that I knew were there.

New LP
17-05-2016, 03:04 PM
The Punch and Judy is a strange choice as it's on 2 completely separate levels from memory.

Not really talking about 1000's showing up for a pre arranged meet but the Porterhouse is a much better pub, particularly if you like stout and pizza.

Nth Kent Eagle
17-05-2016, 03:11 PM
The Punch and Judy is a strange choice as it's on 2 completely separate levels from memory.

Not really talking about 1000's showing up for a pre arranged meet but the Porterhouse is a much better pub, particularly if you like stout and pizza.

Expensive though. I went in there a couple of years ago and tried a German strawberry beer. Maiden lane is a superb stretch. The Canadian bar is my favourite.

New LP
17-05-2016, 03:13 PM
Expensive though. I went in there a couple of years ago and tried a German strawberry beer. Maiden lane is a superb stretch. The Canadian bar is my favourite.

Yes not cheap I agree. I like the Maple Leaf to. Belushi's is probably the cheapest place around there although it's only a small bar.

New LP
17-05-2016, 03:16 PM
The other thing to remember about Covent Garden is that you can't use the tube station to leave.

eagle mart
17-05-2016, 03:25 PM
The other thing to remember about Covent Garden is that you can't use the tube station to leave.

Three others all within a 5mins walk. Charing Cross, Leicester Square and Holborn. Add another 2 minutes on and you have Embankment.

scro
17-05-2016, 03:27 PM
Expensive though. I went in there a couple of years ago and tried a German strawberry beer. Maiden lane is a superb stretch. The Canadian bar is my favourite.

I got married on maiden lane at corpus christi.

The maple leaf is fun enough but i would be surprised if that would be popular with the beer snobs.

New LP
17-05-2016, 03:34 PM
Three others all within a 5mins walk. Charing Cross, Leicester Square and Holborn. Add another 2 minutes on and you have Embankment.

Yeah, worth pointing out though.

Chris K
17-05-2016, 03:44 PM
Re: Man Utd at Baker Street, has anyone looked on any of their forums to see if there's talk of it?