Tony wrote:The local Tesco has a restaurant. Maybe people could meet there - and get points for their loyalty cards.
I am sure the loyalty points could be useful - and I am sure there will be plenty of parking.
Maybe we could get a sample menu from the MB Cafe and one from Tescos and then put it to the vote.
Jarkko may be able to organise a few tables to be reserved at Tescos - so it does have it's advantages.
MBW ran a concert last year - Elton John - Apparently parking and surrounding traffic problems were a complete nightmare
The nearby TESCO is completely massive & has a huge car park, but at 6pm on a Saturday night it will be full.
Tesco café is horrible & i can't imagine you would be able to reserve tables?? Also not sure what time they serve until?
M&S next door has a café which would be much much better, but may also close too early - will have a look at it with new eyes next time I'm there.
Basically the venue is in the middle of an old airfield which has been partially filled with a Museum, and partially with a retail park - TESCO, M&S, Curry's, ARGOS & Mothercare. Not designed for anything except shopping.
There are two pubs right beside Weybridge station. One is definitely a dreadful student dive, the other one may have been refurbished. Between now & July the 11th i will go and have a look & see what they say about us meeting there. Not sure when it will be as i'm studying at the moment for exams, but I will definitely visit in plenty of time for the concert
Parking anywhere near the venue / in the venue will be horrible. The roads around the venue get jammed in rush hour traffic normally. Driving there is really a bad idea. I will be cycling / walking from Weybridge town, and i strongly suggest that people sort out public transport to the venue. There is very little very expensive parking in Weybridge train station, and the rest of the area is residents only parking, being a commuter belt. If ticketmaster are taking over the parking, avoid it if you possibly can. they're already making 10% per ticket. there will be some spaces in M&S/Tesco car park, especially later in the evening
back soon with a meeting up place update