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An away fan following your team to Grimsby Town this season? Then let Cod Almighty be your guide for your visit to the Mariners' home.
Getting to Blundell Park
Getting to Grimsby itself is relatively easy; it's at the very end of both a road and a railway line. Have a look at our pages detailing travel by car or train for the full lowdown.
If you are travelling by car, be warned that it is on-street parking only near the ground. Your approach will be from the east of the ground, so if you want a quicker getaway then park somewhere on your way out from Blundell Park rather than further along.
Visiting fans who journey by train will pass the ground on the way to Cleethorpes station, which is to the west of Blundell Park. Take a brisk 15-minute walk along the seafront to reach the ground or - if you have the time - nip into Cleethorpes.
Travelling by car
Travelling by train
Three of the closest pubs to the ground are the Blundell Park Hotel, the Leaking Boot and the Rutland Arms.
The Blundell Park Hotel (140 Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes) is across the road from the McDonalds outside the ground, and serves up a smart and reasonably priced brew. Last time we ventured in, food was available, but you'd be a mad person to shun sampling one of the nearby chippies. I don't think I've seen any away tops in there either, so it'd best to only go in if you're in 'plain clothes'.
Those of you with younger members of the family might want to try The Leaking Boot (285 Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes), which we are constantly informed is more that sort of thing. Cod Almighty's resident poet Al Wilkinson notes: "I've only had the occasional pre-/post-match pint in the Crofters bar bit of The Leaking Boot but it's a nice enough place I suppose. The drinks are very reasonably priced; I'm not aware of a pool table; there's a bit too much brass (in that old-fashioned 'trying to make the place look a bit classy and failing miserably' style); the clientele can generously be desribed as 'earthy' in a tattooed face kind of way, and the blokes are a bit dodgy too." A perfect microcosm of Grimsby, then.
The Rutland Arms (30 Rutland Street, Grimsby) is the boozer frequented by a number of the Cod Almighty team on match days. Located on the route to Blundell Park just off the Ramsden's car park, it is a quiet and warming pub. While kids aren't allowed in, there are a number of benches outside where the little 'uns can perch on milder days. A pint of Old Mill will set you back about £1.30. They sell some freshly made sarnies and the King of Crisps - Seabrooks. And only a ten-minute walk to the match.
Further afield, most of the Cod Almighty team are big fans of Willy's (11 High Cliff Road, Cleethorpes), which brews its own very fine beers and has a tranquil view over the North Sea [you mean the Humber estuary - Ed] from its elevated perch. Willy's is the wrong way to Blundell Park from Cleethorpes station, though; it's a deceptively long walk from there to BP, so it's only worth a venture if you arrive very early or have a 'designated driver'.
"The best chippie in Cleethorpes? Ernie Becketts in the market place. Very good indeed. The best one near to
Blundell Park? Hobsons or Josh's or whatever it calls itself these days."