On Friday 30 th December Pompey supporters will be travelling to Yeovil Town’s Huish Park, Lufton Way, Yeovil, Somerset. BA22 8YF for a 7.45pm kick off.
The Glovers ground has a capacity of 9,665. Most Pompey fans will be on the uncovered Copse Road terrace behind one goal, with some seats in the covered Screwfix Community Stand.
Directions to Huish Park
The ground is located on the outskirts of Yeovil and there are brown direction signs from all major routes. If you are travelling down the A303 leave at the Cartgate roundabout and take the A3088 towards Yeovil. Follow the road for around four miles until you reach a roundabout on the outskirts of Yeovil with the Westland’s Airfield directly in front of you. Turn left at this roundabout and then continue straight on, crossing a number of roundabouts. As you pass the entrance to an Asda superstore, take the next left for the ground, which can be seen from the road.
Alternatively if you are driving down the A35 via Dorchester, enter Yeovil on the A37 then turn left onto the A30, West Coker Way. At the next roundabout take the second exit onto the A3088. At the second roundabout take the second exit onto Bunford Lane and then at the next roundabout take the first exit onto Lufton Way.
There is a car park at the ground behind the away end with a £2 charge. Pompey fans should follow the ‘visiting fans’ signs and enter the ground via Gate A off Lufton Way and park in the Red Car Park. There is likely to be a long wait to get out after the game. Alternatively there is parking in the nearby industrial estates and street parking in the residential areas near the ground.
The nearest station is Yeovil Junction. Trains run hourly from Portsmouth and the journey take just over two hours with a change at Salisbury. However there will be no trains back to Portsmouth after the match. The station is about five miles from the Huish Park, so it is best to get a taxi to the ground.
Where to eat and drink
One of the nearest pubs to the ground is The Arrow, Abbey Manor Park, BA21 3TL.
The pub is in a new looking residential area about 15 minutes walk from the ground. To find the Arrow, from the car park at the ground walk back up the road past the ground to the top of it and turn right. At the end of this road turn left onto the main road and after a short distance take the first right. Go straight down this road through the new looking residential area and after about ten minutes you will see a clearing on your right and just beyond this there are some shops and the Arrow pub in the middle. The Arrow serves food and has local and national cask ales.
Also about 15 minutes from the ground is the Airfield Tavern, Alvington Lane, Yeovil, BA22 8UX. Named after the nearby Yeovil Aerodrome, this pub also serves food and is connected to a Premier Inn, worth trying if you need accommodation.
Further away, about 1.3 miles, is the Bell Inn (a Hungry Horse pub with a large car park), 207 Preston Road, Yeovil, BA20 2EW, which was a favourite of the late Ken Malley.
The marquee bar at the ground does not usually admit away fans.