From the weirdly-named Dripping Pan, our head-to-head record against Lewes spans a couple of Boro’ generations. The first was our two-season spell in Vauxhall Opel League Division One between 1986 and 1988; starting with a defeat at theirs. The next was a lot longer in coming around. We missed each other when we returned to Division One; the Rooks coming down in the opposite direction. So, it wasn’t until the 2008-9 Blue Square Premier season when we came up against each other again.
You should also check out their amazing matchday posters. It’s almost worth going down to the Isthmian League Premier Division again just to get one of our own. Almost, like…
Lewes: The Facts
The Dripping Pan
Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XD
Leaving Stevenage, head south on the A1(M) towards the M25. Or, if you feel confident, go across the A602 to Ware, down the A10 two junctions and skip over to Harlow along the A414 for the M11. Either way, you’re heading counter-clockwise on the M25.
At Junction 7, come off the M25 and take the M23 south towards Gatwick and Crawley. Keep going when this becomes the A23; aiming for Brighton. Keep heading south until you reach the interchange with the A27; here, follow signs for Lewes and Newhaven.
Join the A27 east for nearly six miles. At the roundabout, take the first exit and join the A277 Brighton Road. As you come along next to the prison, turn right for Winterbourne Hollow. As this goes round a left hand bend, it becomes Bell Lane.
By the Swan Inn is a roundabout. Here, take the first exit for the B2193. Go up here to the next roundabout. The ground will be on the other side looking straight on.
You’ll find a limited amount of parking in the Sussex Downs College and Priory School car parks on Mountfield Road, each costing £2. There’s also metered street parking if you feel that suits you best. Otherwise, there’s a Pay and Display car park right outside the ground. This does close at 5pm on a Saturday, which could be cutting it fine.
For midweek games, it’s out of the equation.
Services to: LONDON VICTORIA
Depending on what service you get, you may need to change at Brighton for the routes between London Victoria and Lewes. From Lewes station, leave down Station Road and turn left into Mountfield Road. The walk appears to be a 15-20 minute from the station.
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