The Thornbury Surfacing stadium sits in the centre of a number of other sporting facilities, including cricket, tennis, bowls and hockey. Once inside you are presented with a mixture of stands. The ground has character and is pleasing to the eye, with plenty of trees and greenery on view around the outside perimeter. The main stand has been extended recently with the addition of a small prefabricated covered seated area to each side. Towards the open end of the ground there are a few portacabins, two of which have been stacked on top of one another. On the other side of the main stand there is a small portion of open terrace. On the opposite side is a small covered standing area which runs down the complete length of the pitch. It consists of a number of joining sections that descend as the pitch slopes downwards towards the bristol road end. It also has a fair number of supporting pillars running across the front of it. The record attendance at Hardenhuish Park, of 4,800, was set against Chippenham United in the Western League, in 1951.
- Adults – £14
- Seniors – £10
- Students – £10 (Must have Valid ID)
- U18s – £3
Address: Bristol Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6LR.
By Road: Leave the M4 at Junction 17 and take the A350 towards Chippenham. After around two and a half miles you will reach a roundabout (where there is a service area on one side) Take the first exit at the roundabout onto the B4158 towards the town centre. At the next traffic lights turn right onto Hardenhuish Lane. At the bottom of Hardenhuish Lane you will reach a double mini roundabout, where at the first roundabout you take the first exit onto Bristol Road (signposted Town Centre) After a quarter of a mile you will reach a small car park on your left (look out for the blue Chippenham Town FC welcome sign) Just after the car park there is the entrance road to the sports and football club. There is no car parking available at the club itself. There is the small car park which is mentioned above, that is free, otherwise street parking.
By Rail: Chippenham Railway Station is located around three quarters of a mile away from Hardenhuish Park and takes about 15 minutes to walk. The station is served by trains from London Paddington, Bristol Temple Meads and Southampton. Exit the platform using the tall uncovered steps at the far end of the station. Turn right at the top, cross the lines and as you go down the steps leaving the station, you need to walk straight ahead into Union Road. At the end of this road turn left into New Road, and with the railway bridge on your left, cross New Road at the traffic lights. Once you’ve crossed the road you go straight on (the A420 signposted Bristol East.). Keep straight on this road for around half a mile and shortly after it becomes Bristol Road, you will reach the ground entrance road on your right (look out for a small car park and Chippenham Sports/Football Club welcome signs at the entrance).
Ground Facilities & Away Pubs
There is a clubhouse inside the ground called the Bluebirds Bar. Unless fans are segregated then the bar is open to all visitors and is also open at half time. Chippenham Town Centre is around a 15-20 minute walk away where there are plenty of pubs to be found. Probably the closest is the brunel pub on New Road. Near the railway station, there is the CAMRA Good Beer Guide listed Old Road Tavern on Old Road. Also, in the Borough Parade Shopping Centre is a Wetherspoons outlet called the Bridge House.