Visitor information


MB_Glos_v_Som_160514_ 107

Quick Links:-

Coming to watch England take on the West Indies on Sunday 24 September? – click here

Who we are

Gloucestershire Cricket is one of the 18 first class County Cricket Clubs in the UK. We were established in 1870, with WG Grace a founding member, one of the most famous and influential cricketers in history.

The Club is based in the heart of Bristol, in the Bishopston area, just off the Gloucester Road at our home ground, The Brightside Ground, Bristol.  The Bristol Pavilion offers state of the art media and hospitality facilities and enjoys superb views of the ground from behind the bowlers arm.

What’s on in 2017

The 2017 season is set to be one of the most exciting yet in Gloucestershire’s history.

Alongside Gloucestershire’s domestic season, including an exciting NatWest T20 Blast campaign, there will be eight ICC Women’s World Cup matches played in Bristol and also two Royal London One-Day International fixtures, which will see England take on Ireland and West Indies

How to buy a ticket

The best way to buy tickets is online in advance. This way you can benefit from great savings and there is no booking fee! Click here for more info on pricing and to buy your tickets

For Gloucestershire domestic matches the ground is an open ground, which means there is no allocated seating. This also means that you are free to wander around the ground and are not restricted to certain areas or stands. Seating is based on a first come, first served basis, so arrive early if you like to watch the match from a certain place.


Unless you have already purchased a 2017 parking permit, match day parking at The Brightside Ground, Bristol, will not be available. Parking for permit holders will be available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be guaranteed.

In addition, we have a limited number of disabled car parking spaces available.

If you have any questions please call our Reception on 0117 910 8000 or email


Gloucestershire Cricket is committed to ensuring that our ground is accessible for all our customers. The Bristol Pavilion is designed for full accessibility to all areas.

Wheelchair access is available at both entrances and the open nature of our ground means that wheelchairs can be readily accommodated.

For most matches, ball by ball commentary is provided by BBC Local Radio which can be accessed by the internet from the BBC website.

If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can improve our service, please contact Reception on 0117 910 8000 or Email

The Brightside Ground, Bristol


How to get here

Directions by Car

The Brightside Ground, Bristol is located on Nevil Road, just off the Gloucester Road (A38) and is approximately 2 miles from the centre of Bristol.  Gloucestershire Cricket is well sign posted with brown and white signs from the main motorway junctions on the M32 (from M4) and M5 (junction 18).


From Temple Meads train station to The Brightside Ground, Bristol should cost £10 -£12.

From Parkway train station to The Brightside Ground, Bristol should cost £11 – £13

Directions by Public Transport

J12329 Cricket DL leaflet AW2.indd

Click the link for a downloadable version of the Bus Routes to the Ground – The Brightside Ground, Bristol, by Bus

Location Maps – Click here

 What to do when you visit us

Food and drink

There are a variety of food and drink outlets at the ground. The Optimum Sports Bar is open every match day and serves a selection of hot and cold food and has a daily special and vegetarian options. [find out more]

Try our new Café, ‘The Stumps Café’ located under the flats by the Ashley Down Road entrance. The Café has plenty of refreshments for supporters to enjoy, including a ‘Junior bat & ball lunchbox’ for only £4.50.

There are plenty of affordable options for food and drink at the ground, but if you prefer you can bring a picnic, just no glass or metal please.

No alcohol is permitted for one day matches; NatWest T20 Blast, Royal London One-Day Cup or International matches.

Visiting with your family

For all NatWest T20 Blast matches there are a variety of activities for juniors. These include the opportunity to improve your bowling skills with coaches in the inflatable bowling lane and a player signing session at the close of play. When you arrive make sure you keep an eye out for the FREE goodies that we sometimes have such as 4 & 6 cards and flags.

How to get involved

There are many different ways that you can get involved with Gloucestershire Cricket. You can sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on the latest news. You can also follow us on twitter and like us on facebook for exclusive Gloucestershire Cricket content.

Support your local team buy coming to a match. There is no comparison to watching sport live! Click here for information on fixtures and tickets

For any further questions ahead of your visit, please call us on 0117 910 8010