Match Days at Well Hall

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About Well Hall

Prior to 2016 season Blackheath Rugby had been playing 2nd team, social and youth rugby at Well Hall in Eltham for almost 10 years and, at the beginning of the 2016/17 season, the 1st XV rugby relocated too. With upgraded facilities and a full season playing National League rugby at Well Hall, the team has settled in very well.

Well Hall boasts a seated stand, terracing around much of the pitch, and several bars to welcome you in. The main supporters‘ bar (the ‘Greene King Bar‘) was built for 1st XV matches and has quickly become the focal point of post-match celebrations.

The average 1st XV crowd was almost 700 last year and this will continue to grow as more people discover Club at Well Hall.

The Club shop, stocking playing, replica and leisure wear, is run by volunteers. It is open from 2pm – 5pm on match days and is also open on Sunday mornings when the Mini/Junior rugby is played.

Saturday matches kick off at 3pm, unless otherwise publicised, and the gate and bar both open at midday. The full address is: Blackheath Rugby, Club at Well Hall, Kidbrooke Lane, London SE9 6TE.

Whilst guide / assistance dogs are of course welcomed, we cannot accommodate any other dogs on site.

Prices

  • Non members: £15
  • Members: Free entry
  • Club Youth players (U18 and below): Free entry
  • Children under 16: Free entry
  • Members of HM Armed Forces: Free entry (with Forces ID Card)
  • Match day programme: £2:50

Facilities

The Greene King Bar

Just behind the stand, and almost on pitchside, the Greene King Bar is the main focus of most people’s pre- and post-match enjoyment and it plays host to the entertaining Man of the Match award at 6.00pm. Open from midday on match days, come on in and join the fun!

Club Bar and President’s Guests

There is ample bar capacity at Well Hall for everyone, however the Club Bar (upstairs in the Clubhouse, nearest the car park) is reserved pre-match for President’s guests, Friends of the Club, Sponsors and Opposition Committee personnel. Entry is restricted as there is limited space in the Club Bar, and the modest buffet has been paid for by Sponsors and Friends.

Hall

The Hall is used for the players post match food.

Food

A burger truck serves food all day next to pitch side

Public Transport Links

Well Hall/Eltham has excellent public transport links, so make the most of them and leave your car at home (click here to plan your journey).

Train

Well Hall is a short walk – under half a mile – from Eltham Station which is served by trains from London and Kent.

Travelling by train from London it is:

  • 3 minutes from Kidbrooke
  • 6 minutes from Blackheath
  • 9 minutes from Lewisham
  • 14 minutes from New Cross
  • 19 minutes from London Bridge
  • 23 minutes from Cannon Street
  • 31 minutes from London Victoria

Travelling from Kent it is:

  • 2 minutes from Falconwood
  • 5 minutess from Welling
  • 8 minutes from Bexleyheath
  • 10 minutes from Barnehurst
  • 17 minutes from Dartford

Bus

Well Hall/Eltham is served by buses from 5 different routes

  • 122 from Crystal Palace to Plumstead, via Sydenham, Forest Hill, Honor Oak, Brockley Ladywell, Lewisham, Lee, Eltham and Woolwich
  • 132 from North Greenwich/O2 Arena to Bexhleyheath, via Shooter’s Hill/Sun in the Sands roundabout, Kidbrooke, Eltham, Blackfen and Bexley
  • 161 from north Greenwich to Chislehurst, via Charlton, Woolwich, Eltham and Mottingham
  • 286 from Greenwich town centre/Cutty Sark, via Westcombe Park, Blackheath Royal Standard, Kidbrook and Eltham
  • 314 from Addington to Eltham, via Hayes, Bromley , Sundridge Park, Elmstead Wood, Mottingham, New Eltham and Eltham

Travelling by Car

Well Hall has excellent public transport links, and it is advisable, where possible, to use local buses and trains (click here to plan your journey). However, if you are visiting by car, there are good road links from both the A205 South Circular, which serves much of South London, and the A2, which gives easy access to North London via the Blackwell Tunnel, Charlton and Blackheath, as well as from Kent. It is also less than a mile from the A20.

If you do travel by car, please help Club to be a considerate neighbour: by using the onsite car park rather than leaving cars in nearby streets, disturbance to the local community is kept at a minimum.

The car park has capacity for over 100 cars (available on a first come, first served basis) at a charge of £3.

Accomodation Nearby

Blackheath are partners with Novotel London Greenwich, which is a short journey from Well Hall.  For visiting supporters wishing to speand the weekend in London to make the most of their trip, Novotel London Greenwhich will give you a 10% discount on your accomodation and food bill.

Click here to book and use the access code “BL382GB388” By entering this code, all their offers and promotional rates would still be available.  Furthermore please enter BLACKHEATHRUGBY in the notes box and you will recieve a voucher on check in to get 10% off your food bill at the hotel.

Dogs

Whilst guide/assistance dogs are of course welcomed, please note that we are unable to allow any other dogs on site.

Membership Cards

Please make sure you present your card for both free entry to the ground and for membership discount at the bar, and don’t be offended if you are asked for it! Hundreds of members, ranging from players and supporters to the youth section, pass through the gates and order drinks, and it is impossible for those working at the ticket hut or behind the bar to remember everyone. Thank you for your understanding.

Tim Brindle

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