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Fan Guide | Portman Road

17 March 2023

Club News

Fan Guide | Portman Road

17 March 2023

Shrewsbury are back on the road when we travel to Portman Road tomorrow to take on Ipswich Town.

We always want our supporters to have a great and safe day out - but it’s not always easy to find the best places to go.  

Here we’ve put together a handy guide of local pubs, coffee shops, fast food restaurants and family attractions to help you enjoy your trip.  

We have also listed Ipswich Town supporter groups in case you wish you contact them.  

Please note, Portman Road is a cashless stadium, this includes programme kiosks. 


The Station Hotel, 0.5miles from Portman Road, is opposite Ipswich Train Station and is the only pub that officially welcomes away fans. 

It has a garden and TV screens, and up to four beers on handpump, mostly from the Greene King stable.  

If you arrive in good time, it’s a one mile, 20 minute walk into the town centre where there are plenty of pubs to be found. 

These include the Lord Nelson in Fore Street, which sells Adnams beers. There is also the Dove Street Inn, on St Helens Street, which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. 

Food & Drink: 

Ipswich Waterfront – 1.1 miles from Portman Road – has numerous restaurants, cafes and bars. 

Fast food: 
Mcdonalds on Ranelagh Road  is 0.8 miles from Portman Road, roughly a 16-minute walk. 

Burger King on West End Road, is 0.6 miles from Portman Road, roughly a 12-minute walk 

Supporter groups:  

Supporter Liaison Officer: Elizabeth Edwards. Email: Tel: 07968 876504. 

Disability Liaison Officer: Lee Smith,, 01473 400556. 

Rainbow Tractors is the club's official LGBTQ+ supporters' group. You can email them at: 

Disabled Fans: 

Ipswich offer radio headsets to supporters with visual impairments ran through Soccer Sight, who provide dedicated descriptive commentary allowing the supporter to sit anywhere in the stadium. 

 If you would like to reserve headsets or you have any special requirements contact Lee Smith on 01473 400556. 

Family attractions:  

Harbourside and marina, with numerous restaurants, cafes and bars 

Christchurch Park, Mansion and Gallery is a huge, 70-acre park just north of the town centre, including a Tudor mansion which houses a renowned (and free) art gallery. 

Felixstowe is just 15 miles (15 minutes, via the A14) away to the east, and is both a traditional seaside resort (there’s a pier and the promenade stretches for a couple of miles) and major container port, which includes a fantastic viewing point. 

Aldeburgh is a beautiful seaside town with and had a famous fish and chip shop as well as some wonderful little shops and pubs.


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