Bet UK’s Brentford Away Day Guide
The last time Swansea and Brentford played each other, both teams were in League 1. That was over 12 years ago, with both teams going through plenty of changes since then. Swansea have of course came up through the leagues before dropping back into the Championship last season. Brentford on the other hand have now established themselves as a solid Championship team, edging closer to promotion each year.
Brentford have one of the star players of the Championship this season in striker Neal Maupay. The French forward has enjoyed a prolific start to the season, scoring 10 goals in his first 10 matches. Following Brentford’s bright start to the season, manager Dean Smith was highly sought after, eventually joining Aston Villa following Steve Bruce’s departure. The Bees are yet to hire a replacement, but this could be a changing point in their season.
When is Brentford v Swansea City?
Brentford v Swansea kicks off at 3:00pm on Saturday 8th December.
How to get to Griffin Park?
Driving to Griffin Park from Swansea
If you’re driving from Swansea to Brentford, it’s actually a very straight forward route. Head out of Swansea on the M4, and then simply follow that road all the way into London. At the Chiswick Roundabout, go all the way around, until you are facing west bound, taking the 4th exit back onto the M4. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit and Griffin Park will be directly ahead of you.
Parking is notoriously difficult in Central London, with very little space and a lot of resident only parking schemes. There is a small car park on Layton Road next to the ground, which offers pay and display for £5. Some streets around the ground will offer parking, but look out for the residential areas which are known to hand out heavy fines.
Trains from Swansea to Griffin Park
Trains from Swansea to Brentford are relatively frequent, leaving every 30 minutes from 6:59. Trains leaving as late as 10:29 should get you to Brentford in time for the 3 o’clock kick off. On the way back, the latest train that gets you back to Swansea without staying overnight leaves at 19:23. That train arrives back at Swansea, via Feltham and Reading, at 0:03 the following morning.
To get to Griffin Park from Brentford station, leave the station and head towards Boston Manor Road, before heading left along Sidney Gardens. Cross the road and then head down Hamilton Road, until you reach the Royal Oak Pub. At the Royal Oak, you will be able to see Griffin Park on your right.
Hotels near Griffin Park for Swansea Fans
With Brentford being in close to Central London, there is no real limit to where you can stay, as long as you feel comfortable using the London Underground. For those who want to stay close to the ground the Urban Villa Hotel, Holiday Inn Brentford Lock and the Coach & Horses Hotel are your best options, however as with anywhere in London, the prices are expensive.
Pubs for Swansea Football Fans Near Griffin Park
Griffin Park is well known around England as the only football ground to have a pub on each of it’s 4 corners. The Griffin, The Princess Royal, The Royal Oak and The New Inn can be found surrounding the ground and each one accommodates away fans. All 4 pubs can obviously get quite busy in the lead up to the match, but there are plenty of other options in the surrounding areas.
Where Next For Swansea City?
Swansea host Sheffield Wednesday at the Liberty Stadium next time out, before a trip to Hull City on the 22nd December. Head over to Bet UK’s Hull City Away Day Guide for everything you need to know.
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