Visitor Information - Gloucestershire v Surrey - Gem Day 17 April

16 April 2019

Match Day Information

We look forward to welcoming members and supporters of both Gloucestershire and Surrey to the Bristol County Ground for our opening group match in the Royal London One-Day Cup on Wednesday 17 April.  

Gates will be open at 9.00am, no entry will be allowed in advance of this time. 

Match starts at 11.00am.

Gem Day

Gloucestershire Cricket has great pleasure in welcoming Bath Ales to The Bristol County for their annual Trade Day.  This year's event, 'Gem Day', takes place in the Grace Room in the Bristol Pavilion.

Gloucestershire Cricket Members', Don’t forget to claim your voucher on arrival for a complimentary Gem, Sulis or Soft Drink courtesy of Bath Ales! Please note - there are only limited vouchers available on the day, these will be given out upon entry to the ground, one per person, first come first served. Make sure you get in early!

Due to the above event, there will be no Grace Dining on the match day!  Members can, however, enjoy the “Dish of the Day” and other hot food offerings in the Optimum Sports Bar.


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Ticket Type Advance On Day
Concessions (Students & over 60s) £10 £15
Adult £15 £20
Junior - 18 and under £3 £5


Royal London One-Day Cup

  Daytime Games Floodlit Games
1st Innings  11:00 am - 2:30 pm  2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Interval 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
2nd Innings 3:15 pm - 6:45 pm

6:15 pm - 9:45 pm


Please check your tickets before you arrive at the ground. All ticket purchasers who selected to print at home, must print off the email.

The main entrance to the ground is the Ashley Down Road entrance, postcode BS7 9LU. If you are collecting tickets, please arrive at the Nevil Road entrance.

Parking -

We strongly advise that all members and spectators travelling to the ground make use of public transport.  Please see below details on bus and train services to the Bristol County Ground.

Limited parking may be available in the City of Bristol College car park, off Ashley Down Road (postcode BS7 9LU).  This is subject to availability and not guaranteed.

For 2019 car park pass holders, Premier Club members or blue badge holders there are a limited number of spaces via the Nevil Road entrance of The Bristol County Ground, but these are only available on a first come first served basis and cannot be guaranteed.

Wheelchair access is available at both entrances and the open nature of our ground means that wheelchairs can be readily accommodated.  If you have any questions please call our Reception on 0117 910 8000 or email

There is a possibility that the roads surrounding the ground will be having double yellow lines painted on the corners during the match. As always, if you do need to be parking close to the ground please consider our neighbours as you do, and consider that those lines might be being painted during the game. Cars not complying with this could be towed away.

Bus Service -

The Bristol County Ground, on Nevil Road, is easily accessible by bus: Services 17, 70/71, 72, 73, 75, 76, T2 all run within a five minute walk of the main entrance using stops on the nearby Gloucester Road (Services 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, T2), Muller Road (Service 17) and  Ashley Down Road (Service 70).  All buses operate at regular intervals, Service 75 and 76 run 24 hours a day.

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Train Service -

The nearest train station to The Bristol County Ground is Montpelier, approximately 1 mile from the Club and close to other public transport.  The station has direct lines through to Bristol Temple Meads and a regular schedule to Bristol Parkway.

Food & Drink -

The Optimum Sports Bar

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 daily special and vegetarian options. The Optimum bar also sells the 'Chef's dish of the day' for only £6.

Stumps Café

The Stumps Café located at the Ashley Down entrance of the ground is open and serves a selection of hot and cold food and has and vegetarian options.

Contact Details -

Please feel free to contact the Club with any feedback, or questions, on 0117 910 8000 or via email

We hope that you have a great day with us at The Bristol County Ground!

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