• CAR PARKING is available at the ground at a cost of £2.

BARS and other information for matchdays at Derwent Park.

  • The GUS RISMAN Bar.

Enjoy a pre match pint discussing all things rugby in the warm and welcoming main bar at Derwent Park.

Named after the Town legend that is Gus Risman the bar is situated towards the Northern / River Derwent end of the main stand,this bar provides full bar service with a selection of Beers, Wines and spirits.

This bar is accessible from both within the ground and from the car park. There is often pre-match and after match entertainment provided (contact the club for details for a particular match).

The Gus Risman Bar opens approximately 2 hours before kick off on match days only.

  • The TOM MITCHELL Lounge

This an area reserved for our official matchday sponsors, check out our matchday hospitality options at 


We can cater for small groups as well so please contact the club, full details are within the website information.

It is always a great day in the Tom Mitchell and remember to grab your glass of fizz on the way in!

  • The ROUGH & READY Bar - Kindly sponsored for 2020 by Cider Pete.

The Rough & Ready Bar is situated at the South end of the popular side stand. This bar sells beer, lager and cider, with a limited selection of soft drinks only. This bar opens approximately 1 hour before kick off on match days only.


The Club shop and Offices opens at 1pm on matchdays and closes 5pm, well stocked with a wide range of teamwear from our official supplier O'Neills. 

You can also take a look and please subscribe at www.townshop.co.uk to make sure you receive any offers!


New for 2019 is Sizzling Simon's Hot food who will provide hot food on matchdays. 

The outlet will be located at the Town (South) end of the enclosure towards what was the speedway pit area. 


Toilet facilities are available at various points around the stadium.

Full ladies & Gents facilities are situated on the Town / South terracing and also within the Gus Risman Bar.


Smoking is not permitted in any covered area, therefore smoking is only permitted within the stadium in the designated area on Town end / South terracing.


Keep your eyes peeled for our half time draw ticket sellers, usually a fair prize accumulates and this will be drawn at Half time!

Also keep an eye out for our resident club mascot Spike the Unicorn who loves a high five and a photo! 




Welcome to our latest new feature,


We welcome all fans from all clubs to Derwent Park! even Whitehaven fans!


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We have put together a little bit of information to help you, your friends and family enjoy an action-packed day or weekend in our wonderful Town and the picturesque County of Cumbria set in the heart of the Lake District!


You can pre-purchase your tickets online at

www.townshop.co.uk up until Saturday 2:30pm the day prior to the game.

Matchday prices are £2 more than the pre-purchase price.


For those of you coming from Lancashire, the Midlands, Wales or London by car you will need to travel on the M6 and take Junction 40 coming off at Penrith. Take the 1st left and stay on and follow the A66 to Workington.

For the away fans travelling from Yorkshire take the A1 to Scotch Corner before aligning with the A66 across the Pennines before coming to the Skirsgill Interchange at Penrith.

Proceed over the roundabout and take A66 to Workington. Whilst on the A66 you will pass the lovely Market Towns of Keswick and Cockermouth. The former is homed to the Derwent Pencil Museum, the well renowned Skiddaw mountain, Derwent Water and an array of local eateries.

Cockermouth is not to dissimilar to Keswick and also has a local array of eateries and businesses along with a Jennings Brewery which if booked in advance you can enjoy the Brewery tour.

A developing tourist attraction is the Lakes Distillery situated near the historic Armathwaite Hotel and there is also the Lakeland Wildlife Park, all are situated on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite lake and are well worth a visit!

Last but by no means least if you are travelling over from the North-East our friends the Thunder Army of Newcastle!

Travelling from Newcastle you should look to travel over the A69 through Haltwhistle and Hexham before arriving at the Great Border city of Carlisle. Once in Carlisle follow signage for the A595 where you can take the A596 that passes through Wigton, Aspatria and Maryport before arriving into Workington or stay on the A595 and again follow the signs, you will pass alongside Cockermouth and drive over then partly follow the River Derwent on the A66 as it heads to Workington!


As always with services ran by other agencies we advise to consult the relevant train companies to ensure no delays or cancellations but if this is your chosen method of travel then the station itself is literally a 5 minute walk maximum to Derwent Park, turn left out of the station and you cannot miss us!

Things to Do!

 Muncaster Castle is around a 40 minute drive along the A595 towards Barrow In Furness.

 Maryport Roman Fort and Museum is once again on the A595 and is a much shorter 10-15 minute drive, also in Maryport you can try indoor go-karting or further along the coast road there is the Gincase Farm Park, near Allonby.

 Cockermouth is a 15 minute drive East on the A66 has the Wordsworth house, The Lakes Distillery and the Lakes District Wildlife Park.

 Keswick is slightly further out of the vicinity at 30 minutes drive has the beautiful Derwent Water walk and the Derwent water Steamboat, Skiddaw Mountain to climb and Whinnlatter forest to explore.

 Here in Workington we have the 6 screen Cinema complex and Dunmail Park shopping centre across the River Derwent between the Northside area of Workington and Siddick.

On Derwent Howe Industrial estate which is an 10 minute walk from the ground or a short drive we have the Eclipse Bowling Alley and Glow in the dark mini golf,a McDonalds restaurant and the recentley built KFC!

The Town centre received investment and hosts many international stores like River Island, Next, H&M amongst many fantastic local clothes stores like the Chaos shop on Murray road and feel free to purchase a lottery ticket from the luckiest shop in the west - Richard James's Newsagent also on Murray Road.

We also have the brand new Better Workington Leisure Centre which hosts plenty of activities and hosts a 25m pool, teaching pool and climbing wall amongst its facilities so if its exercise you want, we can provide it!

Just over the cycle path on the backdrop of the Wilkinson store you will see the fantastic facility that is the Ernest Valentine ground, home of the Workington Cricket Club who are proud supporters of our club, sponsoring players year in, year out so if you plan to make a weekend of it take a look in the cricket season and enjoy a good pint in the biggest beer garden in the Town, a safe and enjoyable place for children to play under your watchful eye.

Places to eat and Drink.

Whether you are looking for a restaurant or just plain old pub grub Workington has it all to offer from the big names of JD Wetherspoons, named The Henry Bessimer or to alternatively trying out one of our sponsors (open Saturdays and weekends only) The Hungry Caterpillar who have a full, varied menu packed with loads of Healthy food options. They are that good and nutricious they are our suppliers to re-fuel the team after 80 minutes on the pitch! 

Alternatively try another of our sponsors - Al's Kitchen on Harrington Road, just a short walk from the Town Centre.

Looking for a quality chippy then look no further than Superfish - another proud sponsor of the club!

We also have a range of bars close to the Town centre where fans start to gather ahead of the match these include: The Henry Curwen, The Old Red House and The Grapes - all traditional pubs close to the Town centre and The Ship Inn who are proud sponsors of our flying wingers Tyllar Mellor and Scott Rooke, all worth a visit.

Please allow 15 minutes walking time from here!

You can move down town to or start at the 'bottom end' bars but as always we really do encourage and appreciate it if you could support our own bar on matchdays named the legendary, Gus Risman.

We always try to support and encourage our travelling fans to support the opposing clubs bars when we travel away!


Other information

 The Henry Bessimer JD Wetherspoons pub is a 10 minute walk from Derwent Park.

 Caspian Restaurant on Derwent Howe an 8 minute walk or 2 minute drive from Derwent Park.

 Masala Corner Indian Cuisine is situated approximately 12 minutes from the ground and is owned by The Shamin Group, another proud sponsor of the club.

If you want good old matchday Burger, Chips and a cuppa then on matchdays Sizzling Simon will look after your needs, he is up and serving from 1pm on matchday!

Our main bar - The Gus Risman bar is open from 1pm and The popular side bar opens at 2pm, proudly sponsored by Town fan 'Cider Pete'! 

Places to stay! - Make a weekend of it and enjoy the Lake District!

 Close and convenient to the stadium there is The Waverly Hotel which is situated on Gordon Street and just between our close neighbours Workington AFC and Workington Town RLFC

 The Hall Park Hotel who sponsor our head coach Leon Pryce is convenient for access to Town centre amenities, situated opposite the vast open spaces of Hall Park and Curwen Castle, this warm and friendly hotel offers access into the heart of the town centre in just under a 5 minute walk and the Fryer family are fantastic hosts

 Finally, we have the Washington Central Hotel Situated on Washington Street adjacent to the Town centre.

If you choose to travel to the ground by car we have car parking available at the ground at a cost of £2.

This is #ourtown we hope you enjoy your visit and wish you a safe journey, take no points home but make plenty of new marras!


With thanks to supporter Callum Linford for taking the time to compile this short guide.