Stoke

Being a new ground, the Britannia is of course miles out of town. If on the train then your options for getting there from the station or town centre are:
- taxi
- match special bus from Glebe Street (3 return, but you won't be allowed on if they suspect you're an away fan)
- special away fans bus from the Terrace pub; also 3 return
- walk (around 35 minutes from the station; see the pub map below for the shortest route)

If you're driving down then your main parking options are:
- the 'southern' car park at the ground; this must be pre-booked (4, phone 0871 6632007), and access is from the southern end of Stanley Matthews way only
- Trent parking (5, and presumably access is also from the southern end of Stanley Matthews way only)
- Screwfix (not midweek games), a mile south down Stanley Matthews Way (4, and presumably access is also from the southern end of Stanley Matthews way only)
- if you arrive early enough, in the Harvesters pub car park (also 4 quid), or at the Power League centre (4.50)
- Heron Cross School (4, which goes to a charity, and there's a cheap bar over the road!)
These car parks are all marked on the pub map below.

Pubs
For those driving down the options are severely limited. Around the ground there's only the Harvester and the bar at the Power League centre. Both of these tend to have a mixture of home and away fans, but they get very busy as kick-off approaches. Better options are:
- Fenton Bowling Club; this is around a 15 minute walk from the ground, and match parking is available at the school over the road
- the Locomotive, a couple of minutes further from the ground than the bowling club
- the Plough or, better, the Gardener's Retreat; these are a good 15 minute walk from the ground; it's possible you might be able to park in one or the other, but I don't know

I wouldn't recommend train travellers to drink in the centre as most of the pubs will be very partisan. The police will 'encourage' you towards the Terrace, the designated away fans pub from where there will be buses to the ground. However it's an absolute dive. You may well therefore want to consider walking or catching a cab to one of the options nearer the ground mentioned above. If however you really do want to give the town centre a try then you could check out one or more of:
- the White Star, apparently an absolutely belting Titanic Brewery pub with normally nine ales on; supposedly home fans only, but you might be ok if you get there early and/or keep your heads down
- the Wheatsheaf; Wetherspoons, and possibly ok in small numbers and without colours
- the Staff of Life; gets good reviews, and may be ok as it's on a bit of a side side street
 
Here are some links you might find helpful:
Pub map
Football Ground Guide
Official Stoke site