Wycombe Wanderers Club Profile
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Wycombe Wanderers : Club Background
Towards the end of the Eighties and beginning of the Nineties we seemed to be playing Wycombe Wanderers every other week, nineteen times in five seasons. Under Martin O'Neill from 1990 they became by the 1992-93 season possibly the best footballing Conference team anyone had seen up to that point (a match up with the 2002-03 Glovers side would have been interesting). And then they were gone, off into the Football League.

Wycombe Wanderers, a.k.a. the Chairboys, were formed in 1887. The nickname 'Chairboys' comes from (surprise!) the local furniture-manufacturing industry, and from which businesses their first players came. They had a sojourn in the Southern League Second Division from 1896-1908, but then disappeared after finishing bottom three seasons in a row. It's not too clear whether they managed to maintain a continuous history as we don't find them in the records again until 1921-22, when a club bearing the same name joined the amateur Isthmian League. And there they stayed through the Twenties and Thirties, consistently mid-table and rarely troubling anyone at the top or the foot. The one piece of significant silverware was as F.A. Amateur Cup Winners in 1931.

Such were their amateur traditions that they didn't have a manager or coach until 1951, James McCormack becoming the first. Once this er, oversight was addressed their fortunes began to improve and they were back-to-back Isthmian League Champions in 1955-56 and 1956-57 under Sid Cann. Still, one revolutionary step at a time. It took them until the arrival of Brian Lee in 1969 before the manager was allowed to choose the team. Until then the players were selected to play on the following Saturday by a Match Committee meeting on the Monday evening - notification going out by post. Once this madness was gotten out the way Lee took Wycombe to four Championships in five seasons between 1970 and 1975. They were runners-up in 1975-76, and repeated that the following season, after Lee had moved on, under Ted Powell.

Wycombe would probably have been a shoe-in for the new Alliance Premier League that started in 1979, but the Isthmian League's administrators refused to have anything to do with it until two leading clubs, Dagenham and Enfield, forced their hands by unilaterally jumping ship in 1981. However the suits were still inching towards agreement when Wanderers won the Isthmian title for the seventh time in 1982-83, so they missed their reward of any promotion. After a moderate season the following year they finished third in 1984-85. Champions Sutton United and runners-up Worthing turned down the opportunity to go up, so it was Wycombe Wanderers who became the first club to be promoted out of the Isthmian League into the by now renamed Gola League. The club they replaced was Yeovil Town.

After a good start in the Gola the Chairboys spiralled into an appalling run at the back end of the season, not aided by terrible fixture congestion, and managed only one win and three draws in their last fourteen league games. They still seemed safe in 19th when they entered the last weekend of the season three points clear of Dagenham and then gleaned a point from Kettering Town on the Saturday. However Dagenham had a double-header away at Northwich Victoria on the Saturday, then Runcorn on Sunday. The Gola was operating 3 points for an away win, two for a home. Dagenham won at The Drill Field, and when goalkeeper John Jacobs scored direct with a wind assisted punt from his area at Canal Street the Daggers knew The Force was with them and hung on for a draw. Wycombe were relegated straight back to the Isthmian on goal difference. Yeovil had finished second there, but on this occasion Sutton United, the Champions, chose to go up.

In the 1986-87 season there were only two teams in the title race in the Isthmian (Vauxhall-Opel) League Premier Division, Wycombe Wanderers and Yeovil Town. A poor run by the Glovers over the New Year period saw manager Gerry Gow depart and Brian Hall arrive. Although Wycombe didn't run away with it until the very end it would have been extraordinary if their total of 101 points could have been topped. Yeovil were left on 92 points, with the very minor satisfaction of having beaten the Wanderers in all four meetings, twice in the league and once each in the G.M.A.C. and A.C. Delco Cups. Third club Slough Town finished 15 points behind Yeovil and 24 behind Wycombe.

In the 1987-88 season Wycombe found life in the Conference tough once more, eventually finishing 18th. Yeovil meanwhile won the Isthmian at the third time of asking, so the 1988-89 campaign would see the teams meeting again.

Main Stand
The Main Stand at Adams Park, also named after Frank Adams.
Photo 2005 Ciderspace

The next three season saw Wanderers consolidating as a top half of the table side and also move out of Loades Park to a new stadium, Adams Park. They won the F.A. Trophy in 1991. These were the seasons that the Conference was mostly being dominated by brief visits from ex-League clubs in the shape of Lincoln City, Darlington and (for slightly longer) Colchester United. In 1991-92, as the O'Neill regime began to deliver, Colchester and Wycombe fought out a title battle so tight that both broke the then Conference points record, and in the end could only be separated on goal difference, the U's going up by virtue of +58 to Wycombe's +49. They were twenty-one points clear of the third placed Kettering. No club came down from the Football League that season as Aldershot had folded during the campaign, and the way was open for Wycombe to walk the next title. This they duly did, opening the next season with eight wins and two draws and clinching the Championship by fifteen points. Rather greedily they did the double and won the F.A. Trophy as well.

There was no stopping O'Neill and his Wanderers side now, and their first season of League football saw them finish fourth and enter the play-offs. Carlisle United were disposed of in the semis, and then at Wembley founder members, and first Football League Champions, Preston North End were defeated by the newest members 4-2. Into Division Two, and Wycombe finished sixth. Unfortunately for them one of the regular tinkerings with numbers in the divisions saw just one club going up as of right from Division Two that season, meaning only clubs 2nd to 5th made the play-offs. But a much greater, if inevitable, disappointment was that manager Martin O'Neill moved on at last after a five year stint that had transformed the club.

The Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College Stand
Snappily named The Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College Stand
Photo 2005 Ciderspace

In the league it has never got better than that to date for Wycombe. They held their own in mid- and lower mid-table as managers came and went quite swiftly. Lawrie Sanchez took over in February 1999 and saved them from relegation on the final day of the season after six wins in the final eight games hauled them out of a seemingly impossible position. Two years later, in 2001, he was leading them out in a semi-final of the F.A. Cup. It was the culmination of a titanic run, with three replays on the way. At Villa Park Wycombe held Liverpool for 78 minutes, and it took the introduction of Emile Heskey on the hour mark to finally tip the tie in favour of Gerard Houllier's side........er, where have we come across something similar?! Wycombe eventually went down 2-1 in a flurry of late scoring.

2001-02 saw Wycombe finish 11th and the following season 18th. With money getting tight and gates falling the Board was becoming fidgety. However despite a poor start to the 2003-04 season they gave Sanchez a vote of confidence in September - then sacked him before the month was up. It took until November to install the new manager, Tony Adams. There was no transformation and the club struggled throughout the season, only winning six games and finishing bottom.

The Valley (Jewson Stand as was but we think it's now the Greene King Stand) Terrace
What do many fans do when they get a choice? Stand! The home fans ignore all those nice seats at the other end and have stuck with their terrace.
Photo 2005 Ciderspace

So 2004-05 saw us meeting up with the Chairboys once again. We were responsible for the final nail in the coffin for Adams as a late winner from Yeovil's Bartosz Tarachulski saw him fail to show for his post-match press conference, following some bizarrely defensive tactics for a home side. The Glovers went on to take the League Two title and promotion, while Wycombe took another four years to climb back out, mostly starting seasons like a train then fading badly in the back end of campaigns. John Gorman and Paul Lambert came and went, then in 2008-09, having been first or second for most of the season, they looked like they were going to blow it again, but eventually scrambled over the line in third place on goal difference.

Having got them back up at last one might have thought Peter Taylor would have been cut a bit of slack if they didn't take League Two by storm, but such is the madness of boardrooms for instant success he was soon dumped as Wycombe (quite predictably) found the higher level hard going. Gary Waddock was brought in after his success in getting Aldershot Town into the Football League the previous season. We particularly enjoyed their company with a 4-0 and 4-1 double over the Chairboys. They suffered relegation at the end of the 2009-10 season only to yo-yo straight back up again, repeating their previous third place position, this time by a single point.

In the summer of 2012, shortly after they'd been relegated once again, owner Steve Hayes decided to sell out, and the end result was that Wycombe Wanderers' Supporters Trust - backed by a loan from Chairboys long-standing Chairman Ivor Beeks and a couple of other local businessmen - bought the club outright. Since then they've had two extremely mixed seasons - surviving relegation on goal difference during 2013-14 as they sent Bristol Rovers down, and then suffering a League Two play-off final defeat during 2014-15 as they lost on penalties to Southend. In nine of the last twelve seasons, they've been involved in either a relegation or a promotion scrap - even their 2015-16 season 13th placed finish for long periods saw them on the edge of the play-off spots, even if things eventually fizzled out. This season suggests more of the same as Wanderers push for another play-offs slot.

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Wycombe Wanderers : We've Met Before
Previous Results for Yeovil Town First Team vs Wycombe Wanderers

27/09/1986HomeVOLW2-13169James, Pardew
11/11/1986AwayGMAC1W4-11348Tanner, James, Ferns, Zachhau
16/12/1986AwayACD3W2-11084McGinlay, Pearson
14/02/1987AwayVOLW1-02473Thorpe
20/08/1988HomeGMVCD1-13106Sherwood 17
04/03/1989AwayGMVCD1-13103Donnellan
07/11/1989AwayGMVCW2-11659Conning, Donnellan
25/11/1989HomeGMVCW4-22212Dent(2), Wallace, Spencer
04/04/1990HomeBLTSF1W2-11403Carroll, Wallace
10/04/1990AwayBLTSF2L2-31556Dent, Gill
10/11/1990AwayGMVCL0-23485
29/12/1990HomeGMVCD2-22661McDermott 44, Dent 71
26/08/1991AwayGMVCL0-13360
11/02/1992HomeBLTSF1D0-01816
18/02/1992AwayBLTSF2L0-21883
07/03/1992HomeGMVCW1-02901Spencer
15/09/1992AwayGMVCL1-53769Own Goal
09/02/1993HomeDWC3L0-12330
16/03/1993HomeGMVCW3-02667Wilson, Harrower, Own Goal
06/11/2004AwayCCL2W1-05453Tarachulski 84
23/04/2005HomeCCL2D1-17421Johnson 25
26/12/2009HomeCCL1W4-05055Murtagh 36, Kalala 71, Obika 74, S Williams 87
06/02/2010AwayCCL1W4-14793Bowditch 16, 67, Welsh 52, Tudur Jones 60
10/07/2010AwayFrndD3-3S Williams, Matthews, Hutchins
13/09/2011HomeNPL1W1-03134Upson 8
14/02/2012AwayNPL1W3-23529A Williams 59, 67, Agard 73
04/12/2012HomeLDVW2-01771Upson 32, Foley 45
24/11/2015HomeFL2L0-12963
19/04/2016AwayFL2D0-02812
08/10/2016HomeEFL2W1-03187Hedges 36
14/01/2017AwayEFL2D1-13493Dawson 20


Results Summary For Yeovil Town First Team vs Wycombe Wanderers

HomeAwayOverall
WDLFAWDLFAWDLFA
9422410745252416874934


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Wycombe Wanderers : Club Statistics

RECENT RESULTS

07/10/2017Cambridge UnitedAwayEFL2W3-15365Eze 48, 57, Umerah 89
14/10/2017Exeter CityHomeEFL2D0-05006
17/10/2017Carlisle UnitedAwayEFL2D3-33562Saunders 45, Akinfenwa 72, Cowan-Hall 90
21/10/2017Swindon TownAwayEFL2L0-17114
28/10/2017Cheltenham TownHomeEFL2D3-34165Eze 48, Akinfenwa 50, 62
11/11/2017MorecambeAwayEFL2L1-21472Akinfenwa 82


FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

CLUB GOALSCORERS
Name LGE FAC FAT LGC CC Total
Adebayo Akinfenwa10000010
Ebere Eze300003
Joe Jacobson300003
Paris Cowan-Hall300003
Luke O'Nien200002
Nick Freeman200002
Craig Mackail-Smith200002
Nathan Tyson200002
Sam Saunders100001
Michael Harriman100001
Josh Umerah100001
Anthony Stewart100001
Uche Umerah100001

ATTENDANCE STATISTICS

Highest League Attendance: 5538, vs Lincoln City, 04/08/2017
Lowest League Attendance: 3295, vs Crewe Alexandra, 26/09/2017
Average League Attendance: 4390

CURRENT LEAGUE SEQUENCE STATISTICS

Games Without A Win: 5 Games Without A Home Win: 2
Games Without An Away Win: 3 Games Without Defeat: 0
Games Without A Home Defeat: 4 Games Without An Away Defeat: 0
Games Without A Draw: 1 Games Without A Score Draw: 1
Games Without A No-Score Draw: 4 Games Without Scoring: 0
Games Without Conceding: 0 Home Results Sequence: WLWWDD
Away Results Sequence: DWWDLL Overall Results Sequence: WDDLDL


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Wycombe Wanderers : Club Information
Adams Park,
Hillbottom Road,
Sands,
High Wycombe
Bucks
HP12 4HJ
(Click for map)

Telephone Number : 01494 472100
Fax : 01494 527633
Email: wwfc@wwfc.com

Chairman : Andrew Howard
Club Secretary : Kelly Francis
Safety Officer : Gordon Reilly
Head of Media : Matt Cecil
Manager : Gareth Ainsworth

Capacity : 10,000
Seated : Away fans all seated
Covered Terrace :

Record Attendance : 9,921 v Fulham 9th January 2002, FAC R3

Nickname : The Chairboys
Colours : shirt - light and dark blue quarters; shorts - light blue; socks - light blue
Ticket Prices :
Yeovil Town supporters will be given unreserved Seating in the Panache Stand. This is a covered seated stand situated behind one goal, catering for up to 1,850 spectators on the East side of the ground, and in its unsponsored form is known as the Hillbottom Road End.

Prices for this 2016-17 fixture are: Adults: 20.00; Over-60s: 17.00; Aged 19-25: 15.00; Aged 8-18: 11.00; Under-8s: FREE.

The offer for the Under-8s is on the assumption that you are also purchasing an Adult ticket at the same time. If you choose to pay on the day, you'll pay 2.00 extra, with the exception of the Junior tickets, and you'll need to pay cash only on the turnstiles.

Wycombe warn that in the case of all age/student concessions, they expect supporters to bring along proof of age/membership, otherwise they reserve the right to charge the full adult price.

Disabled Info :
Parking: 26 spaces on a first come first served basis available to blue badge holders with a field site used as an overflow - you cannot reserve these spaces, so you'll need to arrive early to give yourself a decent chance of grabbing a good spot. With a single route in and out expect long delays after the game, makes getting out of the Huish Park car park look like a trifling inconvenience in comparison.
Inside the ground there are 12 wheelchair spaces available for away supporters in front of the Family Stand and the Away Stand with helpers sitting behind.

Fans with impaired hearing can be seated next to the commentary positions, but space is very limited and these positions must be booked in advance.

Ambulant disabled supporters pay the above age categories but can take an assistant free of charge if they are on Middle or Higher Rate DLA - proof will be required of entitlement. Wheelchair users need to contact Wycombe direct on 01494-441118 to arrange spaces and facilities. For any other specific arrangements, Wycombe's ticket office phone number is 01494-441118.

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Wycombe Wanderers : Directions To The Ground
General

The town of High Wycombe is situated just off the M40 motorway approximately 30 miles west of London, 117 miles from Yeovil.


By Road

Take the usual way to get to London, A303 and filter onto the M3. Just after Basingstoke get off the motorway at Exit 6 the A399 heading towards Reading. Follow the signs to the Ringway East and the A33. Once on the A33 follow the signs to the M4 and join the motorway. Once on the M4 take Exit 9, the A404(M)/A308(M) towards Maidenhead. Follow the signs to the A404(M) which becomes the A404 into Wycombe. Once in Wycombe follow the signs to the A4010 and from there follow the signs to the football club in Sands Industrial Estate.

Roder Vere Stand
This is where the away fans head - The Hillbottom Road (current sponsor name 'Panache') Stand
Photo 2005 Ciderspace

Parking

Parking in the Upper Tier Car Park at the stadium is available to fans at a cost of 5.00 (2016-17 season prices). There's also parking behind Origin Global (on the left before the Adams Park gates), at the same price.
Total parking at the stadium is around 800 spaces, but in adverse weather conditions they may reduce the capacity of the upper end of the car park due to the slope.

Apart from this, various businesses, local community groups and freelancers also offer parking on various factory sites along Hillbottom Road. Charges range from 3.00 to 5.00. There is also a Park and Ride service available - see the 'By Bus' below.

N.B. Traffic can be horrendous in the area, especially on a matchday, and with the stadium a long way (about a fifteen minute walk) up a single narrow road as the only approach, the club itself warns that it can take up to an hour to get from the town centre if one insists on parking at the ground itself. Getting back out is also a frustrating experience, and a lot of locals tend to park up well short of the stadium and walk the final part. On-street parking is available in the Sands area, however supporters are warned that traffic wardens patrol the area regularly, so choose sensible parking spots that don't provide them an excuse to issue a ticket.

By Supporters Coaches

The Green and White Supporters Club are running coaches to the match for this 2016-17 season League Two fixture as follows:

Coaches will depart from Huish Park at 10.00a.m. Cost of travel will be 21.00 with concessions available at 19.00. Non-GWSC members are welcomed and will pay two pounds extra.

To place your booking, send a text message to Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570. If you want to call him please only do so after 6.00p.m. You can also reach him at paulhadlow@outlook.com. Remember in all cases to ensure you make clear which match you are booking for, your full name (and any other names you are booking for) and a contact telephone number.

By Rail

The nearest Railway Station to the ground is High Wycombe on the Chiltern Railways line. This line connects to London Marylebone to the east or Birmingham Snow Hill, Banbury, Bicester or Aylesbury to the North-West. The station is in the town centre and therefore two and a half miles from the ground. There is also a Taxi Rank outside the station. The taxi will probably want to drop you at the start of the road in rather than taking you all the way to the ground.
Allow about 45 minutes if you decide to walk to the ground from the Railway Station - there are one or two sizeable hills as well.

By Bus

There is a 'football special' bus running via Arriva from the Railway Station and the Bus Station before and after the games. Cost for the 2016-17 season is 2.00 single or 3.00 return, with Under-16s and Concessionary bus pass holders paying half that price. You'll need to note the following timetable:

Saturday service (for 3pm kick-offs):
Wycombe Railway Station 13.05 and 14.05
Eden Bus Station 13.15 and 14.15
Handy Cross Park and Ride - 13.25 and 14.25
Adams Park 13.35 and 14.35

Midweek service (for 7.45pm kick-offs):
Wycombe Railway Station 17.50 and 18.50
Eden Bus Station 18.00 and 19.00
Handy Cross Park and Ride - 18.10 and 19.10
Adams Park 18.20 and 19.20

After the game, return journeys leave Adams Park at 17.10 on Saturdays and 21.45 in midweek.

NB: You may have been previously used to the Cressex Park and Ride on previous visits. However, that facility closed on February 1st 2016 and is now replaced by another Park and Ride service situated at Handy Cross, close to M40, Junction 4.

By Taxi

A selection of High Wycombe taxi companies can be found here.

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Wycombe Wanderers : Web Resources
Web Sites

Chairboys On The Net
General fan site that covers most aspects one would hope for. Old fashioned design but good content makes this the Wycombe website to visit with regularly updated news, views, match reports and all one would expect. Better still they've avoided going down the usual franchise ad nauseum routes, so an increasingly rare example of a truly independent site. RECOMMENDED.


Wycombe Wanderers Club Website
Wycombe's main club website, hosted on the much maligned PTV platform.


Wycombe Wanderers Trust
As Wycombe's Supporters Trust own their club, this is another important website although inevitably more relevant to Wycombe fans, or those generally interested in Supporters Trusts.


Web Message Boards

Gasroom 2.0
Basic message board - register to post but you can view as a guest. The '2.0' bit is because there was a previous incarnation of this board. Despite the name, this is not a Bristol Rovers forum!



E-Mail Mailing Lists and Newsletters



Local Press

Bucks Free Press
Online presence of the Bucks Free Press which contains plenty of Wycombe coverage.



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Wycombe Wanderers : Food & Drink
General :

For those supporters who don't remember Adams Park from Conference days it's a long way from anywhere much that football fans might be interested in - like places to eat and drink - up a seemingly never ending (it's about a fifteen minute walk) narrow track masquerading as a road through an industrial estate. You have two choices. To park elsewhere and walk, getting more and more irritated by all the cars getting in your way and honking at you. Or drive and get more and more irritated at all pedestrians getting in your way and honk at them......AND all the other cars getting in your way and honking at you.

Aside from the designated away Marquee bar (see below) and the walkable Hour Glass pub, there really isn't much within easy reach. The police - for reasons we don't quite understand - recommend two pubs (Bird In Hand, White Horse) that are nearly two miles away, and one of which isn't really family friendly. In the town centre, there are some excellent pubs so if you're coming in via the trains, you may prefer to stay there and time your journey to the ground late on, although take note that it's close to a three mile trip.

Club Bar :

Away supporters can get drinks just outside the ground in a ... Beer Tent. They even make it sound a bit more posh by calling it a Marquee. Ah yes, it's going to feel just like being at home! They only do bottled and canned drinks in there but there is a Food Shack near by if you're hungry. It's situated near the Main Gate. There is no Sky Sports/BT Sports coverage in there, so you'll all have to stare at your phones.

You may find reference to other Wycombe bars such as the Vere Suite, Monty's (formerly the Wander Inn, and before that Scores), Woodlands and Honours - these are all labelled as 'home only' or hospitality areas and so won't be available to away fan riff-raff.

Local Pubs :

Small backstreet local
Small backstreet local
© Hugh Gleave
Belle Vue: A hundred yards from the railway station (platform 3 exit), with four real ales stocked. Newish landlord when we called who seemed intent on bettering the pub and expanding the real ale. St Austell Dartmoor Best Bitter is the house beer, plus varying guests from the Punch Taverns approved list - with a tendancy to select some slightly more unusual ones. No food. Popular with commuters weekdays and the rugby crowd when Wasps are at home. Also live music. Opening is noon - 2.30 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. weekdays, noon - midnight Saturday, and noon - 10.30 p.m. Sunday. Street smoking.
Belle Vue, 45, Gordon Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6EQ. Tel: 01494 524728. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Bird In Hand: We've included this one as it is a pub that the local police recommend for away supporters. It is a long walk from the ground though, up on the A40 north-east of the stadium. Possibly more family-friendly than the near-by White Horse!
Bird In Hand, 81 West Wycombe Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2LR. Tel: 01494-523502. Map: Click Here.

Bootlegger: This is great if you're coming in via the railway station. Directly opposite on Amersham Hill you'll find a specialist real ale, and bottled beer and cider bar. They don't do normal food here, except for South African spiced meats called Biltong served as slices that they cure and cut directly inside the bar. There's around eight rotating real ales to choose from and up to 300 bottled beers and ciders. Opening hours from noon until midnight, but on Fridays and Saturdays they get an hour extension, whilst on Sundays they close an hour early.
Bootlegger, 3 Amersham Hill, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6NQ. Tel: 01494 525457. Email: thebootleggerpub@hotmail.co.uk. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Half Moon: West of the town centre in the back streets. Refurbished in 2006, it is an all round local, with pub games and sports screens. Food served lunchtime and evening. Real ales are Taylor Landlord and Shepherd Neame Spitfire plus one or more guests. Opening is noon - midnight Monday to Thursday, noon - 1.00 a.m. Friday and saturday, noon - 11.30 Sunday. Has some parking and a covered heated outside smoking area. About a 25 minute walk to the ground.
Half Moon, 103-105, Dashwood Avenue, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 3DZ. Tel: 01494 441558. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Heidrun: Situated south-west of the railway station, this pub opened in 2016 and concentrates on the craft beer market with up to 20 taps available. There are also bottled beers and cocktails. Don't expect too much if you are after standard lager fizz, but you will find more continental pilsners and American beers and real ciders. However, don't expect a Carling Black Label! They also have a food menu which appears to be a very American looking list of burgers, steaks and number of other things that range from small pub snacks to full sized meals. Opening hours are 11.00a.m. until midnight.
Heidrun, 14 Paul's Row, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2HQ. Tel: 01494 449692. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Closest pub to the stadium
Closest pub to the stadium
© Hugh Gleave
Hour Glass: Nearest pub to the ground - and that's close to a mile away - on the A4010, positioned virtually on the junction of the one road up to the stadium. Away fans allowed except for the occasional big match or derby. Usual range of keg, plus a couple of fairly unappealing real ales when we were last there. Did a simple basic menu then, but no mention whether it still does. Couple of pool tables and dart board. Shows sports. Large beer garden.
Hour Glass, 144, Chapel Lane, Sands, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 4BY. Tel: 01494 525094. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Red Squirrel Brewery Shop: Situated in the Octagon Shopping Centre, west of the railway station. Yes, this is actually a shop, rather than a pub. It's an off-shoot of the Red Squirrel Brewery who also provide a small taster bar with up to 20 beer taps and up to 200 bottled beers. They also sell pizza, coffee and wine. It's not exactly the sort of place where large numbers of rowdy football supporters should go, but if you like trying out varieties of unusual beers (don't expect lager fizz here!) or want to take away a whole load of bottles home after the game, then this is where to go. Opening hours vary a lot, but are typically 11.00a.m. until around 9.00p.m. with the odd hour or half hour tagged on according to whether it's Winter or Summer, or a weekday vs a weekend.
Red Squirrel Brewery Shop, The Brewery Shop Emporium, 4-5 Church Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2DE. Tel: 01494 395980. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

White Horse: We've included this one as it is a pub that the local police recommend for away supporters. It is a long walk from the ground though, up on the A40 north-east of the stadium. It is worth noting that a part of this pub may not be suitable for families - they appear to have a *cough* exotic dancing part of the pub that attracts attention.
White Horse, 95 West Wycombe Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2LR. Tel: 01494-512795. Map: Click Here.


Likelihood the Natives Will Understand You :

Odd bunch in Bucks. Obviously 50% of the people are multi-millionaires to be able to afford to live there, with a two-up two-down cottage in the villages starting at 10,000,000. The only ones from this part of the population who go to 'soccer' matches fly to Old Trafford in their private jets. But mostly they prefer to watch rugger, rowing and gymkhanas. The other 50% hold, on feudal tenure, red-brick terraced houses they were born into in the small towns, and make their living in the service-retail sector providing for that wealthy 50%. It's from this group that the small numbers who follow local football teams are drawn.

Top-Tip :

Take your hiking boots, a map and a compass. It's a looooong walk.

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Wycombe Wanderers : Local Amenities
Local Guesthouses and Hotels

Go to A1 Tourism's Online Guide to find Guest Houses/Hotels in the town and surrounding areas.


Other Points Of Interest

Unaware of any in High Wycombe. West Wycombe, a couple of miles away, is a village seemingly preserved in a time warp and attracts lots of tourists to the Park (the 18th Century pile of Sir Francis Dashwood) and the Hellfire Club caves.

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