Our Impressions of Crown Meadow
This ground is situated in a residential area, and parking can be difficult. The ground itself is rather sparse on three sides, and there is a very impressive stand on the other. This stand is obviously covered, and offers shelter for around 1000 standing fans.
There is a small tea bar which is usually open an hour or so before the game, and remains so until just before the final whistle. There is also hot & cold drinks, and home made pies as well as the usual selection of crisps and confectionery.
The social club/club house, offers lots of beer and alcoholic beverages as per usual pub opening hours. This club house also provide hot bar snacks/basket meals, which are very good value. There is also a club shop, which is open before the game and half time, with all the usual stuff on sale.
Directions to Crown Meadow
This ground is quite difficult to find, so for those of you that end up lost, head for the Lowestoft College of further education, as it's very close to the ground.
From The North A12
Follow the A12 southbound, until you reach the roundabout for the Pleasurewood Hills - American Theme Park. Continue along the A12, (straight over the roundabout), but take the second right into Hollingsworth Road. Continue to the far end of Hollingsworth Road, and then turn left along Oulton Road. Follow Oulton Road, which turns into Church Road, and then turn right into Water Lane. The ground is located directly at the end of Water Lane, but the entrance is located at the far side of the ground. Turn left, along St Peter's Road, and the immediately right into Beresford Road. The ground will now be on your right hand side. Continue to the end of Beresford Road, and turn right along Love Street, and ground entrance is on your right.
From The South A12
Follow the A12 to Lowestoft, and then continue on the A12 towards Yarmouth, through the town centre. Once you are heading away from Lowestoft, turn left into Sussex Road. Continue to the far end of Sussex Road, and then continue straight over into Oxford Road. Again continue to the far end of Oxford Road. Turn right onto Church Road, and then turn left into Water Lane. The ground is located directly at the end of Water Lane, but the entrance is located at the far side of the ground. Turn left, along St Peter's Road, and the immediately right into Beresford Road. The ground will now be on your right hand side. Continue to the end of Beresford Road, and turn right along Love Street, and ground entrance is on your right.
Local Area around Crown Meadow
Parking here can be a it of a headache, as there is only spaces for about, 20 car at the ground, and these are reserved for directors, sponsors & key fans. There is ample amount of parking in the side streets, but be wary as some of these are restricted.
There is also a large car park at the Waveney District Council Sports Centre, which is a short walk to the ground. To find this sports centre, follow the signs for 'Sports Centre'.
There is also a public car park located down Raglan Road.