By Elliott Josypenko & Stephen Cook
November 2 2006
Sharmans Cross Road, originally home to Solihull RUFC before the amalgamation is situated just on the outskirts of Solihull within two minutes of the town centre.
Click here for a map to Sharmans Cross Road.
relative success over the past few years has meant that the Bees have had to
consider moving from their relatively basic abode.
Where to sit or stand:
At Sharmans Cross, you have the option to sit in the new 1000 seater stand. This costs slightly more money which must be paid on the gate. I prefer to stand on the other side (the dugout side). The three terrace standing places are an option, as is standing by the bar which seems to be quite a popular option. The ground is very open, so you can walk round all the parts of the ground.
The main food option is a burger van which is generally reasonably priced. This is inside the ground, next to the clubhouse, and the toilets have been recently refurbished.
Generally the disabled access is very good purely because the ground is so open. Wheelchairs can easily get around everywhere and the ground is tarmacked in most areas.
Pubs to visit:
Sharmans Cross Road has a recently refurbished bar area, and with very reasonably priced drinks and a large screen, it’s the place to be!
The Sharmans Cross is an alternative. It's a nice place, recently
refurbished and within five minutes walk of the ground. It's located on the
The Sharmans Cross Pub does pub food, if you don't want to go anywhere too far.
On the way to
You'll also find many other restaurants in the town centre. You
can't go wrong in
here to look at the restaurants and pubs in
Car: Leave M42 at Junction 4, and head towards Birmingham along the A34. When in Shirley town centre, turn right into Solihull Road (near a Morrisions, Iceland and Burger King). After about half a mile, go over Sharmans Cross Roundabout (pub on your right hand side), and after another half a mile, you will see the ground.
Did you know:
Solihull RUFC and
What to do with the other half (male or female!):
There's no shortage of shopping opportunities in
You can also catch a train to Moor Street Train Station from
Sharmans Cross Road
Tel: 0121 705 0409