Kidderminster Harriers v AFC Barrow
Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 3pm
Blue Square Premier
By Mike Kimberley

The ground is adjacent to Kidderminster station, which is ideal for travellers arriving from all directions via Birmingham, which is only twenty five minutes away. Kidderminster is also at one end of The Severn Valley heritage railway. I stayed Friday night in Bewdley (£7 in a cab from Kidderminster) which has an excellent selection of good pubs and restaurants.

On Saturday morning I caught the train from Bewdley  to Bridgnorth at 10:49 returning to Kidderminster at 13:16. As heritage railways go, the Severn Valley is an extremely pleasant place to visit. The railway is some sixteen miles long, and its several stations are all delightfully kept. There is a visitor centre and museum at Highley station which is well worth a look.

On arrival at Kidderminster The King and Castle pub in the station is excellent for a pre-match beer with a selection of real ale and cider. All locals were very friendly to well behaved visitors.

The group of Barrow fans that I was with, all having been to Aggborough before between two and four times, all agreed the highlight of the visit was the range of food available in the ground. The Aggborough soup is great value at £1.50. The burgers and cottage pies were good value and very tasty. The ground is comfortable and the stewarding very polite and low key all of which combines to make Aggborough a favourite venue for the away fans I spoke to.
Barrow managed another away win which made the day even more enjoyable. After the game and a brief ten minute walk, we had time for another pint in the King and Castle, before catching the train back to Birmingham and arriving back in London just before eight o’clock.
Obviously not all football fans are interested in heritage railways but for those that are, this is an ideal opportunity to combine two interests with one lot of travelling.

This was my second visit to Aggborough but as before the highlight of the season and an entirely pleasant day out which I thoroughly recommend.


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