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Lord Flange
21-12-2016, 08:25 PM
Drinking holes pre match. Bella Pasta or Debenhams?

Nth Kent Eagle
21-12-2016, 08:28 PM
Or the Levi Roots Jerk Chicken restaurant.

topper
21-12-2016, 08:38 PM
Or the Levi Roots Jerk Chicken restaurant.

You'll have no problems getting into the Levi root's restaurant as the food isn't much cop, costs a bomb and the service is abysmal. A couple of waiting staff were fighting when I visited earlier in the year for a cycling event.
I'd avoid...

Nth Kent Eagle
21-12-2016, 08:46 PM
I haven't been there yet but I think I will avoid it then if that is the case. There is a good Greek type place called Oli or something like that down in the food court. I'm struggling to know where to go for a beer as the relatively few bars around the shops will be overwhelmed with West Ham.

pgw152
21-12-2016, 09:04 PM
lots of green spaces in the Olympic complex... rug, beers, picnic, flask

arm chair eagle
21-12-2016, 09:26 PM
Can you actually use the shopping center on match days if you are a football fan .i heard you were kept out

Dorking .Eagle
21-12-2016, 09:31 PM
Goldengrove Wetherspoons is allegedly the 'mixed' home and away pub.

Bow High street has been mentioned in one or two visiting fans reviews, 15-20 minute walk from there though and that's if you don't get a little bit lost LOL. Plus one of the nearer pubs in that area (The Bow Bells) is trying to market itself as a West Ham matchday pub. So maybe scratch that. Hackney Wick?
Trouble is there's 50,000+ West Ham fans now and nothing immediately local bar a couple of very much home pubs in the Carpenters Road estate (Carpenters Arms and Builders Arms), to the west in Fish Island there's a members only place for home fans.

Palacemad2002
21-12-2016, 09:43 PM
Your best bet is to get the Victoria Line to Highbury and Islington, have a couple of beers in the decent pubs there or at Hackney (The Cock Tavern has a ridiculous amount of good beer) and then jump on the Overground ginger line with a couple of tins for the 15 minute journey to Stratford. There literally is **** all near the stadium and even the hipster bars of Hackney Wick have already got strict against football fans with No colours, No Chanting etc.

Crozzy71
30-12-2016, 11:32 AM
Bat and Ball in Westfield. Massive place.

bhcp
30-12-2016, 12:07 PM
Charlton Millwall that day. London Bridge for a quiet pint it is then:love:

oddrod
30-12-2016, 12:58 PM
Canary Wharf Spoons then DLR or Jubilee to stratford

BR5 Eagle
30-12-2016, 01:18 PM
As someone that works in and around Westfield.

You can use the shopping centre on match day however you cannot exit on to the Park. You will have to depart using the entrance by Stratford Station.

In terms of drinking, I would actually go to somewhere like Highbury (if arsenal are away) the get the overground to Hackney Wick - it's much nearer the Stadium than Stratford and some better pubs.

Stellavista
01-01-2017, 12:34 PM
'The hipster bars of Hackney Wick'. F*ck me, the city has changed since my youth. Used to be the contaminated zone at the edge of the known world.

jwg91
10-01-2017, 12:48 PM
where are people heading before this one?

Slimbloke'H'
10-01-2017, 06:16 PM
'The hipster bars of Hackney Wick'. F*ck me, the city has changed since my youth. Used to be the contaminated zone at the edge of the known world.

That's a bit harsh! :)

Hackney and Bethnal Green were excellent for a night out back in the late '70's and early '80's.

Tipples (the Salmon and Ball next to Bethnal Green tube station); Beachcombers; Hackney Cab; Browns; Dover Castle; Spread Eagle; Greyhound... happy days. :)

scro
11-01-2017, 08:43 AM
I am thinking of heading to leyton tube and walking around to "neighbourhood" on celebration avenue pre match. Nothing special but i cannot imagine it will be packed and walkable from there to the stadium.

Does anyone have any experience of this place on match days? I use it regularly as my lad trains around the corner but haven't seen what it's like when west ham are at home. It's kind of the wrong side of the shopping centre so i am not expecting it to be rammed.

For the thirsty there is the leyton star on the walk from leyton tube to the neighbourhood.

Stavros 69
11-01-2017, 02:27 PM
Wharf or Woolwich

Gazza2
11-01-2017, 02:42 PM
Woolwich may be bit lively with Charlton hosting Millwall

EagleSE24
11-01-2017, 02:48 PM
Drink in Kings Cross and then HS1 high speed train from there to Stratford. Takes 6 mins.

old git
11-01-2017, 03:40 PM
Crosse keys pub ,leadenhall market.

Oli28
11-01-2017, 03:57 PM
Drink in Kings Cross and then HS1 high speed train from there to Stratford. Takes 6 mins.
yep

art malice
11-01-2017, 03:58 PM
Jamie's

Stavros 69
11-01-2017, 03:58 PM
Woolwich may be bit lively with Charlton hosting Millwall

I'll bring my skipping rope

MikeyBaby
12-01-2017, 09:45 AM
Drink in Kings Cross and then HS1 high speed train from there to Stratford. Takes 6 mins.

Round M25 to Ebbsfleet, train is 12 minutes to Stratford.

Norwich_Eagle
13-01-2017, 12:39 PM
Tap East by Stratford International for me I think

Kirby
13-01-2017, 12:50 PM
Presumably the pubs in and around Westfield are painfully busy on match days?

Would like to drink near Stratford International if possible but will probably stop off at Kings Cross to avoid the bar queue hell.

dowieslovechild
13-01-2017, 12:54 PM
Tip for after the game. Hang back in the stadium, bars remain open an hour after the game has finished. Queues for entrance to the underground will be horrendous.

Kirby
13-01-2017, 01:12 PM
Tip for after the game. Hang back in the stadium, bars remain open an hour after the game has finished. Queues for entrance to the underground will be horrendous.

I wondered whether they'd do this. Some of the newer stadiums (cough Amex spit) seem to.

Thanks for the tip.

Gazza2
13-01-2017, 02:56 PM
Not so sure on that one. On the away fans guide website, an away fan who had planned to do that was complaining that the bars in away section didn't open after the game even though he'd been told they would.

Pinkie Brown
13-01-2017, 03:20 PM
How easy is it to get back into Westfield after the game, are we all shepherded back to Stratford station? I'd rather do some window shopping for an hour rather than squeeze on a jubilee line train with cockney filth