Home of Herne Bay FC

Since 1953

Capacity 3,000

Rating: 4

(106) Google Reviews

Large ground. Cash and card for food and drink. Toilets probably the best I've used at a local club!
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4 months ago
Nice little ground. Friendly staff, parking easy in nearby roads, lots of food and drink options.
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5 months ago
Lots if good memories coming to.the Bay. Played to Crays strengths instead of their own. Met some good mates and a good beer.
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6 months ago
Lovely local lower league football team, great fans unless you're a Whitstable fan. Nice atmosphere and a fraction of the price you'd pay to see Premier league football.
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a year ago

History (from Wikipedia)

Ground[edit]

After being reformed in the 1930s, the club initially played at the Memorial Park, which had previously been a rubbish tip.[4] The final match at Memorial Park was played on 7 May 1953, after which the club moved to Winch's Field, named after the Winch's brickworks, which had previously been on the site.[4] The new ground cost £5,000 to build and a crowd of over 1,000 attended the inaugural game on 26 August 1953, a 2–2 draw with Tunbridge Wells.[4]

Covered stands were later built on all four sides of the pitch. Floodlights were installed in 1992 and a covered terrace behind one goal erected two years later.[4] The ground currently has a capacity of 3,000, of which 200 is seated and 1,500 under cover.[1] In April 2022 the club announced plans to install an artificial pitch.[10]

Things to do nearby.

The Toll Gate.

10 Reviews
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It's a Wetherspoons. You know what you are going to get OK. Cheap, sometimes cheerful. Very local. This one seems to always have a local crowd from... Read More

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Really cheap Wetherspoons despite it's prime location! That doesn't mean quality is missed out on, the food and drinks are top-notch, and the staff are the... Read More

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This place is within easy reach from Turnpike Lane Station and a very very big pub. Its not a lardy daa type fancy watering hole but a proper drinkers pub... Read More

Fryers Delight.

4 Reviews
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Fryers Delight is a takeaway and a restaurant, which has a mini bar (never seen a bar in a chippie before, quite surprised) It has the takeaway counter at... Read More

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This is a very nice place to all you fish and chip lovers out there. It is very british, and has stuck to the orginal recipes. It tastes just like you are... Read More

Photo of HarshCritic

Very enjoyable place. Great Food, Customer Service, Hygene, Pricing and overall a nice place out. Good place to go out to with family and/or friends.... Read More