With us now in a different league there are people who will be wanting to visit us when we play the teams as they live in the South East may be but don't follow one team in particular, however, love non league football and want to visit as many grounds as possible.
Then, of course, there's the Ground Hopper who may come from anywhere, normally by rail but wherever they come from, they will definitely not know the area and therefore not know where the public houses are, where they can get a lunchtime meal, what the taxi cab numbers are or, indeed, how to get from the station to the ground if they wish to walk.
Therefore, herewith is a short guide that may help the Ground Hopper get to wherever he wants to go prior to getting to our ground or how to get here straight from the station on foot.
Walking direct from the station to the ground.
Using average walking speed it will take approximately 30 minutes to walk from the station to our ground, the Crowborough Community Stadium, and in distance terms it's roughly 1.3 miles.
As you come out of Crowborough station you need to turn right towards the main road, the Railway Tavern public house, (formerly known as the Welcome Stranger), will be on your left and at the junction, you need to turn right, this road is called Crowborough Hill (B2100) and you need to go under the rail bridge.
Proceed under the bridge for around 200 yards, as you go past St. Michaels & All Angels Church, which is on the left, you need to turn right in to Western Road which is quite a busy road with parked cars mainly on the left hand side.
From here there's about a mile to go and you will not have to leave Western Road until you come to a railway bridge after approximately 1/2 a mile, go over the bridge, a public house called the Plough & Horses will be directly in front of you and you need to keep this on your right hand side as you head up Walshes Road and the hill.
On your right directly after crossing the bridge, just for information, is a road called Mt. Pleasant and approximately 100 yards up this road is The Wheatsheaf public house. As you near the top of the hill there will be a parade of shops on your right, including a fish and chip shop and a veterinary practice and then the road bears round to the right which you follow, ignoring the turning on your left.
This is where Walshes Road turns in to Fermor Road, even though you take no turning, after about 200 yards you'll see the ground on your left, enter the road called Aldervale Cottages and then turn first right almost immediately, you are now entering The Crowborough Community Ground, more commonly known in Crowborough as the Alderbrook Recreation Ground.
Walking direct from the station to the Town Centre.
Using average walking speed it will take approximately 39 minutes to walk from the station to the Town Centre, in distance terms, it's roughly 2 miles from the station to the Town Centre.
The Crowborough Cross, which is situated right on the traffic lights at the top of The High Street and the Eridge Road (A26), has opened again following renovation and is now a Wetherspoon establishment, offering the usual fair that their pubs serve up and is usually busy at all times.
As you come out of Crowborough station you need to turn right towards the main road, the Railway Tavern (formerly the Welcome Stranger) public house will be on your left and at the junction, you need to turn left, this road is called Crowborough Hill (B2100) and you follow this road all the way to the Town Centre.
There is not much to see on this road as it's mainly residential houses although you will pass a Sainsbury's Local on the right, opposite Coppard's Plant Hire, after you have left the station. A bit further up you'll pass the Police Station on the right, it won't be open as it's only in use Monday to Friday, 10:00am 'til 14:00pm, we don't have a lot of crime in Crowborough.
Also on the right, higher up, you'll pass the back of Beacon Academy and then you'll reach the White Hart public house, which has been closed since the Crowborough Cross reopened, but has since reopened itself, on your left and the Sir Henry Fermor School will be on your right.
Go straight over the mini roundabout, down the dip and up the other side and then you will come to the start of the Hight Street and the local shops. There are no large chain shops in Crowborough, other than supermarkets that is, so the shopping is therefore limited to local businesses.
Walking or driving from the Town Centre to the football club.
If you use the A26 you'll either turn left or right to get in to the High Street, at the traffic lights, depending if you've come from the Tunbridge Wells or Uckfield direction. Head down the High Street from the lights until you cross the zebra crossing after about 100 yards.
Then you'll need to bear right and turn in to Croft Road, you'll go over another zebra crossing, carry straight on past the front of Waitrose and then you'll come to a mini roundabout which you go straight over.
After 50 yards there's another mini roundabout, go straight over and follow the road round the 's' bend, an M&S Petrol Station will be on your right, and then head towards the next junction. At the junction of Myrtle Road on your left and Southview Road on your right, Croft Road changes in to Whitehill Road without you ever realising it so carry straight on.
Go down the hill and there will be a public house on your right hand side called The Bricklayers, (has been called The Whitehill Tavern previously), carry on past the pub and then you'll come to another mini roundabout, take the first exit left, this is the start of Fermor Road and take the second right, this is Aldervale Cottages and turn immediately right again, you're now entering The Crowborough Community Ground, more commonly known in Crowborough as the Alderbrook Recreation Ground.
Public Houses on the routes described above.
We, as a club, always ask that our supporters and visitors support the local businesses that support us, so with that in mind we'll start this item with a public house that's advertised with us for quite a few years and has a full page advert in our current match day programme.
Address: Mount Pleasant, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 2NF
Free House - Food served
Telephone: 01892 663756 - Website: www.wheatsheafcrowborough.co.uk
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 12:00 noon to 11:00pm
Sunday 12:00 noon to 10:30pm
The Railway Tavern
Address: Crowborough Hill, Jarvis Brook, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 2JL
Shepherd Neame House - Food served - Under new management apparently
Telephone: 01892 665095 - Website: www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pubs/crowborough/railway-tavern
Opening times: Monday 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Tuesday to Thursday 8:00am to 11:00pm
Friday to Saturday 8:00am to 1:00am
Sunday 11:00am to 11:00pm
The Plough & Horses
Address: Walshes Road, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 3RE
Free House - Food served - Accommodation available
Telephone: 01892 652614 - Website: www.theploughandhorses.co.uk
Opening times: Monday to Sunday 11:00am to 11:00pm but please check due to the fact they have accommodation available
The White Hart on the Green
Address: Chapel Green, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 2LB
Not sure if a Free House or not - Food served
Telephone: 01892 652367 - Website: www.whitehartcrowborough.co.uk
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 12:00 noon to 3:00pm and 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight - Saturday 12:00 noon to 12:30am
Sunday 12:00 noon to 11:00pm
[b]The Bricklayers Arms
Address: Whitehill Road, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1JA
Harvey's served - Food served
Telephone: 01892 668786 - Website: www.bricklayersarms-crowborough.co.uk
Opening times: Monday to Thursday 12:00 noon to 11:00pm
Friday to Saturday 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight
Sunday 12:00 noon to 10:30am
Some other public houses in Crowborough which are not on route.
The Coopers Arms
Telephone: 01892 654796
The Blue Anchor
Telephone: 01892 654519
The Crow & Gate
Telephone: 01892 603461
The Boars Head
Telephone: 01892 652412
Some taxi companies in Crowborough
Telephone: 01892 655604
Telephone: 01892 731837
Miles Private Hire
Telephone: 01892 667700
Telephone: 01892 664544