Villa’s Drinking Zone
This week MOMS was involved in a conference call with Wembley stadium, the met police and other club and fan reps regarding arrangements for Villa’s semi-final vs Liverpool on Sunday April 19th. More of that to come, but here’s the most important information (or at least the one we get asked about the most) where to drink before the game.
Aston Villa will be in the WEST side of Wembley stadium (Wembley Central pubs). This split only applies to pubs directly around the stadium.
Pubs further a field (Kingsbury, Harrow, central London) are not restricted. It will be entirely up to the licensee of each respective pub to decide whether he/she has a mix of supporters or whether they go with just the one team. It will be their choice and nothing to do with police.
Many of the below pubs will accept families but again it is down to individual pubs so please check first.
The London Designer Outlet which is directly opposite the stadium has a number of restaurants which sell alcohol and are family friendly. There are also 3 external open air bars close to Wembley Arena where supporters can take children and enjoy a drink before the game (adults, not children!).
Wembley Stadium will be opening its doors 2 hours before the advertised kick off and will be selling alcohol on the inside concourse (at ridiculous prices, as MOMS flagged to them this week). They welcome you into their stadium as early as possible to avoid possible queues at the turnstiles and to enjoy the pre match build up events.
Controlled Drinking Zone
Please note that the Borough of Brent (Wembley and surrounds) operates a Controlled Drinking Zone (CDZ). This prohibits the drinking of alcohol in the street. Police have the power to seize and dispose of open canisters containing alcohol in the street where necessary. This legislation has been put in place to protect local residents as they have previously suffered from drunken, anti social behaviour from supporters travelling to the stadium.
Last Orders Before Kick-Off
Bars surrounding Wembley Stadium will close an hour before kick-off
Don’t Look Drunk
Wembley Stadium does have the power to refuse entry into the stadium to supporters who appear intoxicated and look likely to cause trouble.
Will be sniffing about Wembley
ASTON VILLA WEMBLEY PUB LIST
And now ladies and gentleman, the important part, the Villa supporter friendly pub list:
West Side Pubs:
Dagmar Avenue, Wembley, HA9 8DF
53 Wembley Hill Road, Wembley, HA9 8BE
379 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AA
397 High Road, Wembley, HA9 7DT
412 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AH
576 – 582 High Road, Wembley, HA0 2AA
610 High Road, Wembley, HA0 2AF
Station 31 (Speakeasy)
299 -303 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA9 6BD
The Corner House (Mannions)
313 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA9 6BA
652 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA0 2HA
10 The Broadway, Wembley, HA9 8JU
Olympic Way, Wembley
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