The Bevvy Almanac

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Corner kicks and sips!

Posted by sm1d on May 7, 2009

Brentford’s Griffin Park stadium is famous for being the only ground in the country to have a pub in each corner. Whilst there I naturally visited all four, here’s pics and a brief rundown of each venue.

Royal Oak

Royal Oak

 My first port of call was The Royal Oak, which is more of a traditional local. The bar staff are very friendly and I was made very welcome. If I was ever to revisit Brentford then I think the Oak would probably be my chosen boozer out of the four options available.

supped – John Smiths

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The Griffin

 The Griffin is a traditional style pub which has played a major part in the history of Brentford FC. The pub is owned by Fullers and serves a lovely pint of London Pride. The pub has a few seats on the main street as well as a nice beer garden at the side. My only one complained about The Griffin would be the bloke(landlord?)behind the bar who short changed me, taking advantage of a stranger in town.

supped Fullers London Pride ****

 

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The Princess Royal

The Princess Royal is quite a spacious pub which caters for home fans only and has plenty of  TV screens showing live football. The pub has a strange system to gain entry, you have to produce your match ticket then in return your giving a dayglo green wristband, allowing you to return to the pub later on if you wish.

supped– Fullers London Pride 

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The New Inn

The New Inn is where away supporters are welcome. The pub has a standing area at the front and a picturesque beer garden at the rear. The walls are decorated with Celtic FC memorabilia, especially tributes to the legendary Lisbon Lions. There’s also a library with a selection of football books, where I read an old Tropical Times annual from 1978. Overall a great pub for away fans.

supped – John Smiths

My Matchday 213 Griffin Park

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