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Rough Guide to transport, pubs &c. re Allianz Park
TheSaracens.com (IP Logged)
08 February, 2013 12:40
The publication of this guide is not intended to take business away from the club and its concessionaires at the ground. Rather it is intended to provide alternative choices for those who need to meet elsewhere, AND demonstrate to the club the level of competition they face, in the hope that this will drive the club (and its concessionaires) to raise their game to the highest possible level, be that in respect of quality or price, of the ancillary delights that can accompany a trip to the rugby.



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Mill Hill East or Mill Hill Broadway
Neville (IP Logged)
11 February, 2013 14:00
On saturday I shall be training it from Snaresbrook on the Eastern bit of the Central line to AP.

Mill Hill B/way is 3 trains inc a First Capital Connect Link. Not much fun and will take yonks

Mill Hill East is on a spur of the Northern line, so ostensibly no contest.

BUT!!!

On this very site it was stated recently that you have about as much chance of getting a train to MH east as Spurs have of keeping hold of Gareth Bale ie not much!


AND!!

Looking on the map there doesnt seem to be a direct route to AP from MH East. is that right?

Looks like MH Broadway for me and what a schlep that will be!

Any printable suggestions, tips, ideas would be much appreciated
I thang' yow(Sm13)

 
Re: Mill Hill East or Mill Hill Broadway
Waldo (IP Logged)
11 February, 2013 14:15
you could try <<<this route>>>

Very impressed to see Sarries matchday bus service on the TFL route planner !

 
Re: Mill Hill East or Mill Hill Broadway
Surbiton Sarries (IP Logged)
11 February, 2013 14:20
Neville, the Northern Line runs every 15 minutes as a shuttle from Finchley Central to MHE. According to the TfL timetable enquiry page, there is a bus to AzP every 5 minutes, described rather oddly as route 221. This should be the special bus link referred to on the website.

In addition there is a public bus 221 every 12 minutes, destination Edgware,

 
Re: Mill Hill East or Mill Hill Broadway
Zoot (IP Logged)
11 February, 2013 14:57
Neville - to walk from MHE, you come out of the station, turn left and head up Bittacy Hill for a few yards. Turn left at the Angel and Crown (unfortunately derelict!) and follow Sanders Lane to the end - it becomes a green lane over the end of the Tube tracks. At the main road (Devonshire Road), cross over, turn right up the hill and there are some steps on the left down to paths through woodland. The right hand path will come out on the path from AzP up to the bus stops, just north of the sports centre. There may be other slightly more direct paths, but only tried this one as yet. Approx 1 mile.

 
Re: Mill Hill East or Mill Hill Broadway
Neville (IP Logged)
11 February, 2013 15:01
Lovely

thank you folks

 
Re: Mill Hill East or Mill Hill Broadway
sodslaw (IP Logged)
11 February, 2013 16:03
Nev,

Northern Line is working on Saturday (for once). My friends come from Bromley and Acton and find Finchley Central/ Mill Hill East the best option.( I live in Finchley so it doesn't affect me) Shuttle tube to MHE on Saturday is about every 10 mins. Free shuttle bus just o/s the station

There is always the option of a beer in either the Dignity or Catcher in the Rye in Finchley Central just yards from the tube - both good pubs and that's where we start our day

 
Re: Mill Hill East or Mill Hill Broadway
Surbiton Sarries (IP Logged)
11 February, 2013 16:49
The London Underground Working Timetable has departures from Finchley Central at 13, 28, 43 and 58 minutes past the hour, with a running time of 3 minutes.

On the return departures from MHE are at 05, 20, 35 and 50 minutes past the hour.

 
Re: Mill Hill East or Mill Hill Broadway
maynas (IP Logged)
11 February, 2013 23:34
Looks like there are many more trains from Mill Hill on Saturday 4 an hour) than the other Sunday 2 an hour and running late), lets have more Saturday matches!

 
Re: Mill Hill East or Mill Hill Broadway
davidthesarrie (IP Logged)
12 February, 2013 08:00
If you go to Mill Hill East, check out the butchers, Highlands Foods, opposite the roundabout, best meat I have ever had. They will do some very good deals on packs of meat, too.

And a fantastic array of specialist sausages. Highly recommended.

Maybe we should start a thread for local shops who we could visit and spread the word that Saracens are very good neighbours!(Sm150)

 
Re: Mill Hill East or Mill Hill Broadway
boomer! (IP Logged)
12 February, 2013 08:59
Neville, following on from Zoot's message.

I walked from MHE to my seat in AZ and it took me 25mins.

I am neither a slow walker nor a speed walker so I would estimate the distance to be a 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 miles.

Apart from the slight incline as the path from Sanders Lane rises over the old disused railway track it is reasobaly flat.

If you are peckish on way there or back there is also a chipy you pass bye for those essential carbos.



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Where to eat & drink near Sarries stadium?
RuggerTim (IP Logged)
05 February, 2013 15:45
Hi All!!

I just found out that the Adam and Eve on Mill Hill Ridgeway is doing a 3 course meal, 2 drinks and a lift for 25!!

I thought I'd share it, because last time i was down there i couldn't find anywhere to go!!

 
Re: Where to eat & drink near Sarries stadium?
RugbyBiker (IP Logged)
05 February, 2013 16:05
One or two Indian restaurants on Mill Hill Broadway, also a branch of Prezzo if you like pizza. In the opposite direction, The Greyhound in Hendon Village has wood-fired pizza.

Shortest walking route from MHB station to AzP

(or take the shuttle bus).

 
Re: Where to eat & drink near Sarries stadium?
CRFCRE (IP Logged)
05 February, 2013 16:55
In the same vein does anyone know of pubs reasonably nearby which might be showing rugby/the 6N?

 
Re: Where to eat & drink near Sarries stadium?
mk-fez (IP Logged)
05 February, 2013 17:20
There are absolutely no pubs in the immediate area - the Adam & Eve must be at least 30 mins walk away, right? Even less so for pubs that do rugby on the telly - so maybe an opportunity for nearby Mill Hill and Hendon RFCs perhaps? The Greyhound in Hendon is further away.

There's a chippy on nearby Salcombe Gardens. Mill Hill Broadway also has the Bridge Tavern (no real ale), the Half Full (Cocktail) Bar & Restaurant, Hees Chinese and Costa Coffee.

 
Re: Where to eat & drink near Sarries stadium?
Waldo (IP Logged)
05 February, 2013 17:28
I would be surprised if Mill Hill RFC isn't showing the 6 nations - might even be on at Stadio Allianzio - you never know !

 
Re: Where to eat & drink near Sarries stadium?
CK55FEZ (IP Logged)
05 February, 2013 18:17
@rugbybiker

How do you get from Rowlands Close to Longfield Avenue.

If I look at a Google map without your blue line there does not appear to be a connection.

 
Re: Where to eat & drink near Sarries stadium?
RugbyBiker (IP Logged)
05 February, 2013 18:28
CK55FEZ, there is an alleyway linking the roads. It's marked on some maps (e.g. Streetmap) and I walked it the day of the Cardiff game. It's a bit gloomy, but it's paved, lit and short. You can either branch right onto Longfield Ave (as shown on my map) or carry straight on up to Page Street, just north of Champions Way.



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Re: Where to eat & drink near Sarries stadium?
Mac L (IP Logged)
05 February, 2013 19:40
Hendon Rugby were offering food drink and televised rugby when I walked past after the Cardiff game

 
Re: Where to eat & drink near Sarries stadium?
RuggerTim (IP Logged)
06 February, 2013 09:25
Hi All!!

mk-fez - Yes the Adam and Eve is quite a way away, i think that is why they are putting on transport.
They also are showing the 6 Nations!!

RT

 
Re: Where to eat & drink near Sarries stadium?
BarnetSarrie (IP Logged)
06 February, 2013 09:33
RuggerTim - did you hear that from the Adam and Eve? Thats the deal the Rising Sun at the top of the Ridgeway/Highwood Hill are offering - The Adam and Eve arent advertising it, the Rising Sun is.

TonyTaff - are you putting my little guide up? I havent seen it yet and would answer all these questions with the relevant phone numbers.

Blow it - here's a cut and paste of part of it.

Now promoted to t'front-page.



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Re: Where to eat & drink near Sarries stadium?
BarnetSarrie (IP Logged)
06 February, 2013 09:37
Incidentally - far better then Hees is the Good Earth - more expensive but like chalk and cheese up on the Broadway A1 roundabout. Also delisserie does different stuff up at that end. Including Boerwoers and salt beef - I've never been brave enough to go into the Bridge - but I hear its a footy pub anyway and there's no decent ale. A few doors up and better than costa is Fratelli. You can get lunch there too - baked tatties with fillings, ciabatta (fresh) and pasta. And the owners son plays rugby and he is a rugby fan.

 
Re: Where to eat & drink near Sarries stadium?
TonyTaff (IP Logged)
06 February, 2013 13:54
Now published as a front-page article, something more formal might arrive in the close-season.



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Re: Where to eat & drink near Sarries stadium?
RuggerTim (IP Logged)
11 February, 2013 12:00
Hi All!!

not long now!!

BarnetSarrie - i got the Adam and Eve information as they send out emails to those who subscribe, and they advertised it there as well as their website.

RT

 
Re: Where to eat & drink near Sarries stadium?
pinnersteve (IP Logged)
11 February, 2013 13:42
Is the Claddagh Ring in Hendon still open as this may be the nearest pub for me when I step off the bus?

 
Re: Where to eat & drink near Sarries stadium?
AB (IP Logged)
11 February, 2013 16:56
Looks like the best place to go to is AzP as there is happy hour etc and opportunity to meet in the long bar.

Unfortunately I am still on crutches from my recent knee replacement (4 weeks ago) so don,t unfortunately know yet if I can get there- I am local in Edgware so great shame!

 
The Greyhound Pub, Hendon
Sarries AP (IP Logged)
10 February, 2013 15:18
Hello fellow Sarries fans.

I just wondered if any of you have ever been to The Greyhound Pub in Hendon ? If so, what do you think of it ?

It's in my lastest edition of the Good Beer Guide and is supposed to be one of the best pubs in the area) ? In fact, it's pretty much the only pub local to Allianz Park featured in the book !

If so, do you know how far it is from A.P.?

Cheers.

 
Re: The Greyhound Pub, Hendon
GerryK (IP Logged)
10 February, 2013 19:56
Have enjoyed a pint or two at the Greyhound, but it is quite some distance from AzP and as it is located directly opposite Middlesex Uni. tends to be full of of students. If that is your thing, no problem, however I regret to say it is no longer mine

 
Local Chippy For That Essential Carbo Hit.
boomer! (IP Logged)
12 February, 2013 11:26
If you are walking from MHE to AZ (or indeed returning to MHE) and need that carbo hit then you could stop by
Friday's Fish Bar (Formerly Nick's) at 3 Salcombe Gardens at the junction with Pursley Road.

You can GoogleMap them at NW7 2NU.

I just spoke to the owner and he tells me they will be open from 11:30 to 21:30 on Saturday
and their Sunday hours are normally 12:00 to 18:00

I have yet to try them myself but after my two-way 25 minute walk for the Cardiff game I have no doubt it is only a matter of time.(Sm15)

 
Re: Rough Guide to transport, pubs &c. re Allianz Park
Zoot (IP Logged)
12 February, 2013 12:23
Boomer - I assume from this you walked up the path past the sports centre etc to the bus stops and then back along Pursley Road/Devonshire Road. There should be more direct footpaths that would knock a good 700-800 yds off that walk. I'll be sussing it out again on Sat so will report back.

Of course, the lure of the chippy may make the detour worthwhile!



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Re: Rough Guide to transport, pubs &c. re Allianz Park
boomer! (IP Logged)
12 February, 2013 18:52
Correct Zoot. Sanders Lane/Devonshire/Pursley to path that is West of the .

There is a path along the old train track that actually runs south of the PowerLeague site so it does cut off a rather large corner of the playing fields.

However I was unsure of the access on Devonshire Road. There is the remains of a bridge on Devonshire and there appears to be steps going donw to the old track bed. This 'track/path' eventually cuts across the path that is West of the PowerLeagueleads that leads to AZ.

Not sure if that make sense. But happy hunting.

 
Re: Rough Guide to transport, pubs &c. re Allianz Park
TonyTaff (IP Logged)
13 February, 2013 12:13
A link to Hendon RFC's website has now been added to the bottom of the article at the top. It appears that, if one signs up for their email, one will get details of (Saracens) match-day offers - they are a 'Saracens Partner Club'.



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Re: Rough Guide to transport, pubs &c. re Allianz Park
TonyTaff (IP Logged)
15 February, 2013 12:02
Hendon RFC have now decided what their offering will be on Saturday. Bar and barbecue prices, together with a taxi firm offer are now on their website - use the link at the bottom of the front-page article at the top of this thread.



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Re: Rough Guide to transport, pubs &c. re Allianz Park
TonyTaff (IP Logged)
15 February, 2013 12:20
Would anyone like to provide a review of The Bodhran, which is near Hendon Central tube?



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Re: Rough Guide to transport, pubs &c. re Allianz Park
TonyTaff (IP Logged)
20 February, 2013 17:01
Did anyone try either Mill Hill Rfc or Hendon Rfc, either for parking, drinks or food? If so, please post your findings on here.



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Re: Rough Guide to transport, pubs &c. re Allianz Park
Stuart12 (IP Logged)
03 May, 2013 11:10
Hi all,

Making my first trip to the ground tomorrow. From some of the posts above, is the simplest route to the ground to walk from Mill Hill East tube?

Also, are the pies as good as they look on ESPN?

Cheers

 
Re: Rough Guide to transport, pubs &c. re Allianz Park
03 May, 2013 11:50
I think there's a free shuttle bus from Mill Hill East tube.

The benefit of this rather unique extension to the Northern line is that pretty much anyone else on the train should be going to Allianz as well - so you can always ask!

Oh, and the pies are delicious!

 
Re: Rough Guide to transport, pubs &c. re Allianz Park
Stuart12 (IP Logged)
03 May, 2013 12:01
Thanks!

 
Re: Rough Guide to transport, pubs &c. re Allianz Park
Sarries AP (IP Logged)
05 May, 2013 11:12
Just to add to the above, we had a quick pint before and after yesterday's game at The Bridge Tavern in Mill Hill Broadway.

It's what I would call a typical "boozer"..... Dated inside, and not exactly an array of beers on offer but we got a very warm welcome nonetheless. Probably wouldn't spend a long period of time in there, but will definitely frequent it again.

We ate at Days of the Raj and had a fantastic meal. Not cheap but very large portions!

Cheers.

 
Walking route help
Vodka Graham (IP Logged)
20 September, 2013 11:19
I remember a while ago there was talk of a walking route from Mill Hill Broadway to AP that didn't involve following the bus route, through some woods apparently? Anybody out there remember this or have a map? Google sends me around the houses.



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Re: Walking route help
GazzaFez (IP Logged)
20 September, 2013 11:39
ZR there is a short cut through the woods off Devonshire Road if you are walking from Mill Hill East. Is that perhaps what you were thinking of?

 
Re: Walking route help
Bboonie (IP Logged)
20 September, 2013 11:41
Gazzafez is right;


">Walk from Mill Hill EAST

 
Re: Walking route help
JO'G (IP Logged)
20 September, 2013 11:58
just a local question - is there any access inside Copthall from Hendon Golf club to the stadium

seems like 30 minutes stroll to the golf club from Finchley Central



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Re: Walking route help
Bboonie (IP Logged)
20 September, 2013 12:01
Rob,

I would take the second, lower route here;

Walkies routes

 
Re: Walking route help
Shhh! (IP Logged)
20 September, 2013 12:25
Significantly shorter route

Although I don't bother with it any more 'cos the shuttle buses are so good.

 
Re: Walking route help
Vodka Graham (IP Logged)
20 September, 2013 13:52
Thanks for your help dudes



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Re: Walking route help
JO'G (IP Logged)
20 September, 2013 14:36
Quote:
Bboonie
Gazzafez is right;

">Walk from Mill Hill EAST

I've just answered my own question in that there is a footpath opposite where the railway track comes out on Devonshire road (according to Ordnance survey)

It runs between the stadium and the golf club, but i wonder if there is a way of getting off the track into the back of the stadium itself. Looks like you should be able to get off somewhere



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