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Man United Wembley pubs: Full details for fans ahead of the FA Cup Final

Manchester United are no stranger to an FA Cup Final at Wembley, and they will once again meet cross-city rivals Manchester City in the final on 3rd June.

Since 2022 Brent Council have enforced a no-street-drinking zone on Olympic Way and the surrounding area for all events at Wembley, and local shops and off licences are also banned from selling alcohol on match days.

These fans have been to the iconic English stadium enough times to know that there are separate Man United Wembley pubs, and here we have all the info about those all-important pre-match drinks.

Man United Wembley pubs
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Man United Wembley pubs: Where can Man United fans drink pre-match?

Manchester United fans have been allocated the east side of the stadium on this occasion.

The east side of Wembley is generally considered the worst of the two sides by fans who have visited the area. For starters, there are fewer pubs than there are on the west side and none of them are as big as the Green Man. The most popular pub on the east side is the Torch which is around 0.7 miles east of the stadium but this tends to fill up fast on matchday.

Brent Council are enforcing a No Street Drinking Zone on Olympic Way and the surrounding areas, so the Man United Wembley pubs and official fan zones are the only place to enjoy and alcoholic drink.

The full list of pubs on the east side of Wembley is as follows:

  • The Blue Check, 12 -13 Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0RQ
  • Wembley Tavern, 121 Wembley Park Dr, Wembley Park, HA9 8HG
  • Stadium Sports Bar, 125 Wembley Park Dr, Wembley Park, HA9 8HQ
  • The Torch, 1-5 Bridge Rd, Wembley Park, HA9 9AB
  • Crock of Gold, 23 Bridge Road, Wembley, HA9 9AB

Alternatives to Man United Wembley pubs

Organisers are putting on separate fan zones for Man Utd and Man City supporters on the day of the game. Man Utd fans have been allocated the east side of the stadium and providing the weather is nice, this is a great place to soak up the pre-match atmosphere.

Opening at 11am and closing 30 minutes before kick-off, the Fan Zone will serve food and drinks and will include a resident DJ for fans to enjoy.

Supporters must be in possession of a valid match ticket to enter, and the Wembley Stadium bag policy also applies to the Fan Zones.

If you are staying in Manchester for the FA Cup Final, there is a Fan Zone at Freight Island on Baring Street in the city centre which will be showing the game.

Other pubs around Wembley for Man United fans

One popular drinking destination for United fans in years gone by has been Kilburn High Road. Kilburn Park is just six stops down the Bakerloo line from Wembley with the High Road packed with several popular pubs including The Old Bell and The North London Tavern.

Another alternative is to get the London Underground to Baker Street in the morning where United fans will be able to enjoy a Wetherspoons breakfast moving on to pubs such as The Volunteer and The Globe.

The Windermere (Windermere Ave, Wembley HA9 8QT) is another good option. The pub has been a regular drop-off point for Man Utd fans at Wembley for decades with coaches from Manchester often stopping here in plenty of time before the match.

The Windermere is easily accessible for fans getting the train to London, too. Fans can take a train from Euston every 15 minutes to South Kenton, the station the pub is located next door too. To make things even better, South Kenton is just one stop away from Wembley Central.

Inside the stadium

Wembley stadium is now completely cashless, meaning fans will need to make sure they have a card or contactless method of payment with them if they want to buy anything whilst inside.

Supporters will be able to take advantage of a new frictionless Tap Bar on level one at Wembley, allowing access to refreshments quicker and more conveniently. Fans will simply tap their card on entry, pick up what they have ordered and then walk away without the need to queue.

Man United fans may be repeat visitors to the stadium, but there are some recent additions to the food and drink offerings at Wembley.

These include TapHouse Social, Camden Town Brewery Bars and two new M&S Food stores, and can be found on the level two concourse.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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