Aston Villa FC
Where To Drink
There are a number
of pubs in the vicinity of Villa Park, but most of them on match
days are either members only or have bouncers on
the door. However, Dave Cooper recommends the following for away
fans; 'The Witton Arms (formerly the Cap and Gown),
is not a bad pub, to which half the pub is given to away fans (there
is even a separate entrance for visiting fans). It is only two
minutes walk from the away entrance, right on Witton Island, however it does charge £2 per person to gain
If you arrive a bit earlier
then you may wish to visit the historic Bartons Arms, located about
a 15 minute walk away on High Street Aston (A34). This Grade II
listed building, is one of Birmingham's finest pubs, with superb
Victorian decor, serving Oakham ales and Thai food is also on offer.
It is a regular entry in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
Williams a visiting Manchester City fan adds; 'We have always park
at an entertainment complex called StarCity. It is just
off Junction 6 of the M6, going towards Villa Park. Huge free
car park, plus plenty of food and drink outlets. It is then about a
mile and half walk to the ground'. Please note that alcohol
is not available in the away end.
Location of the Witton Arms, Bartons Arms and
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