Hereford United – Edgar Street

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edgar street herefordThe Edgar Street ground has a capacity of 8,843, with seating for 1,761. At the East side of the ground, the Merton Stand, constructed in 1968, is the only all-seater stand. Originally flanked by standing areas on either side, the stand was extended to fill the entire length of the pitch. Opposite is the narrow, two-tiered Cargill Stand which was built in 1974.

This has terracing on the lower tier and 5 rows of seats on the upper tier. The Meadow End is a fully covered terrace behind the North goal. The Blackfriars Street End is similar but is positioned further away from the pitch. Half of the end is designated for away supporters who are separated from the home support by fencing, which is known as “the cage.”

How to get to Edgar Street

By Road:
hereford fc directionsFor satnav purposes, the postcode of the ground is HR4 9JU.

Drivers arriving from the North should exit the M5 at junction 8, following the M50 towards South Wales. Exit the M50 at junction 2, taking the A417 towards Ledbury and picking up the A438 to Hereford. At the large roundabout, turn right into Edgar Street and right again into Blackfriars Street. The ground is on the left.

From the South, exit the M4 at junction 15, following the A417 towards Gloucester. Take the A49 to Ross-on-Wye and Hereford. At the roundabout, take the Grayfriars Bridge / Victoria Street road. At Steels Garage, keep left into Edgar Street. Turn right into Blackfriars Street, where the ground is on the left.

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By Rail:
hereford train stationHereford station is a less than 10-minute walk from the ground. On exiting the station, turn left towards the Safeway supermarket. Cut through the car park and follow the pedestrian walkway at its left out onto Commercial Road. At the traffic lights, turn right into Blueschool Street as far as a set of lights with a multi-storey car park opposite. Cross the road, bearing slightly right onto the path between the car park and council offices. Turn left and the ground is on the right. Click here to check the current train timetables

By Air:
The nearest airport is Bristol, some 47 miles away. Click here to check the current flight times

There are several taxi companies in Hereford that can take you to and from Edgar Street. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.

Calling all Hereford Taxi Companies – Why not advertise your company here?.

Where to Park?

hereford fc parkingThe club has a large, reasonably-priced “Pay and Display” car park at the ground.

Away Friendly Pubs near Edgar Street

pubs near edgar street stadiumThe stadium’s central location means that it is within easy walking distance of numerous “away friendly” pubs in the city centre. Closer to the ground, the Old Market Inn (formerly the Newmarket Tavern) on Blueschool Street has received mostly favourable reports.

The Oxford Arms, accessible from the club’s car park has also been recommended. It offers a beer garden and large screen Sky Sports. The “Legends” bar at the ground is also open before and after matches.

Hotels near Edgar Street

The Green Dragon, Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9BG is an historic coaching inn dating back to the 16th century. It is one of Hereford’s most popular hotels, offering a warm welcome and informal atmosphere, within a few hundred yards of the Edgar Street ground.

The Somerville House, Bodenham Road, Hereford HR1 2TS is also within easy walking distance of the ground and this Victorian villa offers boutique style bed and breakfast accommodation with a blend of luxury and comfort.

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What have other Away Fans said about their trip to Edgar Street?

away fans herefordThe majority of fans have reported their trip to Edgar Street to be a happy, relaxed occasion, with good humoured banter from the home fans. However, several visitors have reported experiencing trouble around the ground so the appropriate caution is advised.

Facilities within the ground are basic, but there are a good range of refreshments available, including cheeseburgers, hot dogs and various pies and pasties

Your comments about Hereford United – Edgar Street

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  1. Bruce Clayton

    Visited Hereford as the last away game of the 2008/9 League 1 Season. We did the trip in a day, so I cannot comment on hotels.

    Pubwise my advice would be to have a designated driver and take advantage of the fact that Hereford is located in some truly fabulous countryside and as such has some lovely pubs with great food and cider (which the area is famous for). The ground itself is set in the least pleasent bit of the town, however access was easy with no traffic issues or lack of signage, as was parking (despite us selling out our allocation of 1200) with a huge municipal carpark adjacent to the ground. The home fans seemed pretty friendly so no safety fears.

    Inside the ground the away area could be used as a film set – of Guantanamo Bay, seriously, all that was missing were cowering terror suspects in orange boiler suits and their guards. Concrete, weeds, metal fencing, peeling paint and a total lack of adjacent fans gave it a very weird feel, luckily having away fans seated close by created a fun distraction that the 6 men and a dog which constituted the Hereford standing fans failed to deliver. The rest of the ground that was visible from behind the fencing and awkwardly placed stand supports looked like it had endured Hurricane Katrina and then been forgotten about. The catering was the usual fayre and served by pleasant staff with a minimal queue.

    All in all, not a great away fan experience – best endured from the comfort of a seat. However the memory of a sunny day, a one nil last gasp Dons victory and a sublime pub lunch (the pub sadly escapes me as does the village) will live on.

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  3. Simon Wright

    Many comments are years out of date. The Blackfriars terrace has been closed for 18 months. The Green Dragon is the other side of town and I’ve never heard it described as popular. What of the Wetherspoons just 8 mins walk away? Legends became Radfords two years ago. The catering is now run by a local company Ascaris and is quite outstanding. There are car parks on three sides of the ground and some are free for evening games.

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  5. aaaron rattray

    was at Edgar street approximately a month ago, grimsby towm fan and we won 2-0, away end is tight and old, the terrace is not good, toliets are horrible and strange, but the hereford fans adults and kids are friendly, after the game several adults come up and shook my hand and wished me a safe journey home, and a couple of kids gave me a high 5

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