Griffin Park (capacity 12,763)
Griffin Park has been home to Brentford since 1904, and was named after the Griffin which is featured in the logo of Fuller’s Brewery, which once owned the orchard on which the stadium was built. It is also well known as being the only stadium in the country that has a pub on each corner.
The stadium itself is very compact, and has some features which make it particularly unusual such as the double decker Brook Road Stand which is affectionately known as the ‘Wendy House’ by Brentford fans. There are currently plans to move to a more modern stadium just under 2 miles away, with a current timescale of 2019/20.
Away fans visiting Griffin Park are located in the Brook Road Stand behind the goal, with a typical allocation of around 1,600 tickets.
There are no dedicared car parks at Griffin Park, and there are residents only parking schemes in operation in some streets near the stadium so be aware of these when parking. There are a few parking options a bit further away from the ground including pay and display car parks and pay and display street parking.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Griffin Park for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Layton Road Car Park||TW8 0QJ||£5||0.4km||This is a relatively small pay and display car park which is only a 5 minute walk to Griffin Park. However, it won’t accommodate a huge number of cars so arrive early to avoid disappointment.|
|Somerset Road Street Parking||TW8 8BX||£6||0.8km||Street parking (pay and display) is available on Somerset Road, and it’s around a 10 minute walk to the stadium.|
|Brentford Train Station||TW8 8DN||£5||0.4km||There are only 18 parking spaces available at Brentford Train Station so arriving early is advised to make sure you don’t miss out.|
|Brentford Health Centre||TW8 8DS||£5||0.4km||There is a 90 space car park at Brentford Health Centre, located just behind the Railway Station, which is just a short walk to Griffin Park.|
If you’re travelling to Brentford by train, you have the option of either an overground train or an underground train. If you choose the Underground, the nearest station is South Ealing on the Piccadilly Line, which is around a 15 minute walk from the stadium. Just turn right out of the station, and go straight down Ealing Road. There is a major road, the A4, to cross at the end of the road to access the stadium so if you’d rather not do that, you can catch the number 65 bus.
The nearest railway station to Griffin Park is Brentford Station, which is served by London Waterloo and is just a 5 minute walk away. Exit the station on to Station Road, and take the first right on to Orchard Road, then another right into Windmill Road, then a left into Hamilton Road which leads into New Road, and Griffin Park.
Find train times and book your tickets for the best available prices by clicking through to the trainline website below:
There are a number of away friendly pubs near Griffin Park, including a pub on each corner of the stadium itself. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited Griffin Park.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Brentford, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
The Magpie and Crown
Telephone: 07956 530884
The Magpie and Crown welcomes all away fans. The pub has a wide range of London Ales and Porters, recommended in the Camra Good Beer Guide, for the travelling beer fan to enjoy alongside better known Budweiser and Stella brands. They open early for the early kick offs and take out beer is also available for the walk to the ground.
There is a shaded beer terrace to the front and a beer garden sun trap to the rear. This great little pub really appreciates all support from all fans. There is also a great Thai restaurant on site and often has food and drink specials available on match days. So pop in to see Scott and his team (oh and may the best team win!).
See what other away fans think of Brentford’s Griffin Park in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Brentford perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!