Date: 1st August 2018 at 9:05am
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Blues heading to Wembley Stadium this weekend have been allocated 11 pubs/restaurants for the obligatory pre and post-match refreshments.

And as one would imagine all of the watering holes are within walking distance to the stadium.

To see ‘what is what’ we at VMC thought we’d check out the respective establishments to see which ones were worth spending a small fortune in IE £5.00 plus for a pint, and which ones were worth avoiding like the plague.

Manchester City and Chelsea have each been allocated around 29,000 Wembley seats for this Sunday’s FA Community Shield. However, recent rumours suggest City may not sell their entire allocation.

There are four days until the 3 pm BST kick off, and so I’ll be amazed if all 29,191 City tickets fail to sell.

Manchester City supporters allocated pubs/restaurants

The Green Man

The Green Man is a popular venue for pre/post match drinks. Being only 5 minutes from the Stadium, it is well known or its fun and atmosphere.

The Arch

Hotel with a restaurant serving North Indian cuisine.

Station 31

Pub that focuses on drinks (obviously) and large screen TV’s which show football. Food is also on the menu.

JJ Moons

A pub that shows live sport.

Thirsty Eddies

Typical pub, one could find in any large city.

Flannery’s Bar

Review taken from ‘Fancy a Pint’ website – Wembley has more than its fair share of Irish bars, but we have to say Flannery’s Bar is a pleasant enough place. The beer choice is as they usually are: damned fine Guinness and John Smith’s bitter plus lager – not a lot of choice if you fancy bitter. Staff’s friendly enough, and you shouldn’t get any stick off the locals. It’s pleasant enough; all told and a right place to sit in the sunshine out front, assuming you don’t mind a few fumes from the High Road

The Fusilier Inn

The Fusilier Inn provides accommodation that suits all varieties of clients, whether it’s for a short break or long duration stay in comfortable en-suite and spacious rooms.

The usual array of drinks are available from the bar.


Food and drink, all available at typical London prices.

The Corner House

This place is described as a tiny Irish bar just off the High Road. The pub is a welcoming, if peculiar (not sure what the reviewer means by ‘peculiar’?).

The Liquor Station

Their website says the Liquor Station is a family-friendly bar and eatery. By all accounts they serve up a hearty beefburger.

Moore Spice

Indian restaurant with plenty to eat and drink.

Where do you usually go for a drink and a bite to eat when visiting the Wembley area?

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