Preview: Walsall (v) Aston Villa – Pubs, Parking & Getting there. #avfc

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Two clubs that went to Wembley last season.  Not only is that a sentence never uttered (Walsall’s first visit in 127 years)…but it is remarkable that Villa managed it twice.  Let’s not talk about the final…


This is a poignant friendly for many fans these days.  It marks the return to local soil & is in our own back yard.  Walsall are an old football club, to be respected & have been kind enough to lend their turf to many a Villa youth squad over the years.  Often played with fans watching in short sleeves, enjoying warm beer…it’s a grand day out.

It also makes for a fine friendly full of banter in the heart of the Black Country.

Local Pubs:

Walsall are an amicable bunch but don’t take the Michael.  Drink your fill, but never drag our club to the gutter. This fixture may also likely feature a tribute to victims of the recent Tunisian shooting.

Villa Underground recommendation;

A decent boozer is the King George V. 

A large three roomed pub with a friendly atmosphere. Built in 1936, “The George” has a mainly local clientele & is normally a “home pub”.  You will find microbrewery guest beers available as well as the usuals & it’s handy for the Bescot with away fans welcome.  They also have an in house chef knocking out curry at great prices.  It’s a big old fashioned cracking boozer.  Just don’t take the p…the landlord’s a big lad.

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A stagger across the road and you can find a large Morrisons supermarket if you feel the need to load up on……….groceries? … 

Where is Bescot Stadium?

Where to park for Bescot Stadium?

Avoid any parking charges and park your car in Dickinson Drive, a large estate  a short walk from the ground. There is also a nearby large Morrisons supermarket, but you take a chance here on the traffic wardens doing their job.  Both have easy access back to the M6, but be aware that the Southbound slip road is closed. Head towards junction 7 to rejoin the M6. Northbound is unaffected.

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