Don’t just take our word for it when it comes to the best ways to get there, where to park, where to stay, or which pub to go when you’re going to see your team play Exeter City away. Find out what other away fans thought of their visit to St James Park in our away day reviews.
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Review by Ipswich Town fan Jamie Green
Why did you choose to go to this game and why were you looking forward to it?
A nice weekend away in store at a club I knew little about.
How did you travel to the game and how easy was it?
I drove to the game. Very easy from Essex but quite long. 4.5 hours door to door. Had an overnight stay beforehand.
If you drove, was it easy to find car parking and make your way to the stadium?
I would advise the John Lewis car park in town. It’s a 6-7 minute walk straight down one road will bring you to St. James’s Park. Other parking options are available but this is cheap and easy.
Which pubs did you go to before the game and what was the atmosphere like?
It was an early game so there were no pubs open beforehand.
What did you think of the food and drink available inside the ground?
The food wasn’t bad before the game in a small clubhouse where fans intermingled. On entering the ground we were provided free tea/coffee vouchers which was a first in League One.
What did you think of the away end and your view of the game?
We had a great view of the pitch and were literally a few feet from the pitch so action was right up close.
What was the atmosphere like during the match?
Exeter provided great atmosphere for us visiting the ground. They made a lot of noise and the stadium just filled up.
How friendly were the home fans out of 10?
10/10 – I sat and had a pint with a group of Exeter lads before the game in my Ipswich colours. There was no animosity at all and even after the game walking back to the car parks together absolutely no trouble at all.
How easy did you find it to get away from the stadium after the game?
Exiting the car park, the town centre had a few queues but this was to be expected of a Saturday at midday.
If you stayed over, where did you stay and was it convenient for getting to the stadium?
I stayed in an Airbnb in Pinhoe. It had a converted loft, and I would 100% recommend it.
How much did you spend in total on this away day? Was it good value for money?
I spent around £300 for this day including fuel, food, tickets. I was very happy with this trip.
Would you recommend this away day to other fans?
100%. It’s a lovely ground, lovely fans and a wonderful little club.