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Travel guide: Forest Green Rovers (Saturday, December 2)

All you need to know about Saturday's FA Cup tie

27 November 2017

Club News

Travel guide: Forest Green Rovers (Saturday, December 2)

All you need to know about Saturday's FA Cup tie

27 November 2017

Exeter City face Forest Green Rovers in the second round of the FA Cup on Saturday, with less than 100 away tickets left on sale for the match. Here is all you need to know about the weekend's match at the New Lawn.


Saturday, December 2 (3pm)

Sky Bet League Two


The New Lawn is situated on the western edge of the picturesque Cotswold town of Nailsworth. The ground has a capacity of 4,803.


Grecian Travel is fully booked for the trip to Forest Green Rovers. Coaches will depart from Unit 1 Nightclub at 10.30am on Saturday, August 12. 

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road Park & Ride (by Miller & Carter), Cullompton Services (Junction 28), Tiverton (Junction 27), Taunton (Junction 25). Any other pick-ups need to be booked by prior arrangement. 

For more information contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334. 


To get to the New Lawn, exit at junction 13 of the M5 and head for Stroud on the A419. At Stroud turn onto the A46 towards Nailsworth. This will bring you into the centre of the town, when you reach the information centre take the first right at the mini roundabout into Spring Hill, which goes up a steep hill signposted for Forest Green. The Lawn is at the top of this hill.   


Getting the train to the New Lawn will prove difficult as there is no railway station in Nailsworth itself. The nearest station is in Stroud. However, that is three miles away from the New Lawn so you will need to get a taxi or take a bus, to get the rest of way. The No. 63 bus runs from Stroud to Forest Green approximately every 30 minutes. However, to get from Exeter St Davids to Stroud you are also looking at changing at least once, in Swindon, and more than likely twice, Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon, on the way there and once on the way back on Saturday, December  2.


The club car park, which holds 250 cars, offers spaces at £5 per car. Just a little way down from the ground is Nailsworth Primary School which also offers matchday parking for £5 per car. However, both of these car parks fill up very quickly on matchday - a good hour before the start of the match.

Therefore, it is advised that you use Forest Green Rovers park and ride scheme. The service will be running on Saturday for both sets of supporters from local company Renishaw, GL5 5EY,  where 200+spaces will be available on a first come, first served basis. Costing just £5 per car, the service will start at 12pm (noon) and run regular coaches to the ground until kick off. The return coaches will run from the full-time whistle until 6.30pm, from the bus stop outside The New Lawn on the main road.


There are less than 100 tickets left for this match. These can be purchased by clicking on the following link, by phoning the club on 01392 411 243 or visiting the club in person during normal office hours. 



The best option for a drink is the away fans marquee bar situated on the walkway to the away terrace, serving beer, cider and soft drinks etc.

If you have a bit of time on your hands, then there is the Village Inn on the A46 on the north side of the town. Inside the ground the club do not sell any red meat products as Forest Green Rovers the world's first vegan football club. So, you’ll get a very different food experience but a good one as the club won 'menu of the year' last year, and their Q-Pie even made the top three in the 2017 British Pie Awards. And if you want something to drink with it, even the beer and cider they sell is vegan


The total distance between St James Park and the New Lawn is 106 miles and will take just under two hours to drive.

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