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Supermarket Locations

The list below shows locations of Supermarkets close to Silverstone, based upon distance from the circuit.

Waitrose

Water Lane
Towcester
NN12 6HZ
Tel: 01327 354 994

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The Co-Op

92 Watling Street East
Towcester
NN12 6BT
Tel: 01327 350 942

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Tesco

Old Tiffield Road
Towcester
NN12 6PF
Tel: 0845 677 9676

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Tesco

Oxford Road
Brackley
NN13 7
Tel: 01280 747 400

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Tesco

8-10 Market Hill
Buckingham
MK18 1JX
0845 026 9437

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administrator - 6 July, 2011 - (0)

The Fox & Hounds

I visited The Fox & Hounds last year during the 2010 Silverstone British Grand Prix after getting bored waiting to get served in Silverstone on Friday night. We found it quite by accident.

It is an Excellent pub restaurant with marvellous food and plenty of activity. And I got my pint within my obligatory two minutes. I’ve not had that experience for almost ten years in Silverstone Village, when I remember being able to actually sit down at a table to consume my drink and eat some passionately prepared food.

Highly recommended and only ten to fifteen minutes walk from Gate 5 (North Gate, between the old Pits Straight B Stand and the Copse A Stand), of Silverstone Circuit. That is exactly the same amount of time to Silverstone Village.

Silverstone Menu
(from 6th-10th July)

Lambs Liver – £10.50
sautéed with bacon, red onions, sage & tomato
served with vegetables & new potatoes

Sirloin Steak, Chips & Salad – £16.50

Chicken Portuguese & Chips – £10.50

Chilli Con Carne & Rice – £9.00

Ham, eggs & Chips – £9.50

Sausages & Mash in Onion Gravy – £9.00

Deep Fried Scampi, Chips & Salad – £9.50

Lasagna & Garlic Bread – £9.50

Tortiglioni & Meatballs – 9.50
served in a spicy tomato sauce

Choose from a tempting selection of desserts – £4.50 each

Tel: 01327 858048

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seb - 6 July, 2011 - (4)

Upgrade your Silverstone Grand Prix

Whether you are a die-hard fan who likes to stand with nose pressed to the chain link fence on the banks at Woodcote or a would-be Hoorah Henry who is more interested in quaffing champers in the British Racing Drivers Club House there are always ways to enhance the experience. Here is our slightly irreverent but by no means exhaustive list of suggestions for getting the most out of your Grand Prix Experience.

One day General Admission – Friday or Saturday

The cheapest way to gain bragging rights on your stay-at-home fair weather F1 fans. Currently you can soak up the atmosphere from as little as £56 with a general admission ticket on Friday, although admittedly you’ll only get to see a couple of practise sessions and some parachutes (ok there’s a bit more on than that but you get our drift). Thumb a lift to Silverstone and walk through the gate in nothing more than the clothes on your back and you’ll spend little more than the cost of a night down the pub with your mates, but even so you can still get the best out of your day with a few cheap or no-cost enhancements.

Sight & Sound

Don’t leave home without a portable radio at the very least and preferably a scope or binoculars as well. On a general admission ticket you’ll be pretty close to the track but it’s a known fact that wherever you want to be the nearest TV screen will be too far away to view unaided and the rudimentary speakers mounted on random poles that Silverstone likes to refer to as a PA system was last used effectively to call World War II pilots to scramble.

Whenever an F1 car goes past (and they have a habit of doing that quite often) you can’t hear a thing. A radio with some tight fitting bud earphones will give you at least a fighting chance of hearing the commentary. In addition to this you might want to download the live timing App to your phone. Versions for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Nokia can be downloaded here. If you own an iPhone or iPad you can also download a much more extensive service here although at a cost of £19.99 it is expensive for a one-off.

Finally the most expensive option, but the one that will keep you totally up to speed is to hire a Fanvision portable handset, allowing you to read multiple news feed, personalised driver info and in car footage. We’ve hired these every year since their debut (formerly known as KangarooTV) and would be lost without them but a cautionary note. The batteries they supply can be pretty hit and miss so make sure they supply you a fully charged one and if anything goes wrong with it, such as loss of reception, they will feign confusion when you mention the word refund afterwards. Info on Fanvision here.

Pros: With a Fanvision handset you’ll be able to follow the race almost as well as if you were watching it at home on your TV.

Cons: If you spend the whole race looking at a Fanvision handset you might as well be at home watching it on TV.

Comfort

OK, if you’re hardcore look away now, but for the rest of us sitting on wet grass for six hours is no fun. Take a small fold-up camping chair and an umbrella. I’ve just done a quick search on eBay and you can get a serviceable chair for £4.75 which means you can throw it away (responsibly) afterwards without having to carry it home.

Pros: Relative comfort for less than a fiver.

Cons: Once you’ve found a good spot with your chair you’ll be tempted to stay there rather than walking around the circuit to view the action from different vantage points.

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administrator - 5 July, 2011 - (0)

Hamilton Fields Campsite

I think the name says it all, as it has to be the best campsite to stay at during your Silverstone F1 weekend. Close to the circuit and within easy walking distance to The White Horse, Croft’s Stores and Silverstone Village.

It’s a very friendly and family run campsite, just peaceful and easy going. And if you really fancy a hot shower, then this is the place to go. Yes, I’ve gone three days without a shower at ‘other’ campsites.

Click here for full details and photos of the site

Tel: 07967 604778

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Check back closer to the event for further information, including photos and vidoes.

seb - 1 July, 2011 - (3)

Camping Guide

So, you’ve decided you’d like to camp during Silverstone? Well, have you decided that you’ll be bringing a tent, hiring a motorhome, borrowing the neighbours caravan or sleeping in the car?

Camping during a Grand Prix can offer you complete freedom, whilst avoiding traffic and giving you a full experience for your weekend. If you enjoy the outdoors, great, if you don’t there are ways to make it feel less like you are camping.

You’ll need to find a campsite with excellent amenities, such as showers, toilets, drinks and food. One site we can recommend would be Hamilton Fields as they have very good essential amenities and also have a number of additional facilities, even the availability of hair dryers!

With some forward planning and minimal investment you can ensure that your Silverstone F1 Grand Prix is a great one.

Camping Checklist

Camping in a Car or Van

Camping with a Tent

Camping with a Motorhome

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Where to Eat & Drink

For breakfast all campsites should have sandwiches, bacon rolls or even a Full English Breakfast in the food tent. If you don’t mind the walk you can try one of the local pubs.

For lunch, eat on circuit as some of the food is edible and you won’t miss any racing action.

For dinner perhaps eat out at one of the pubs close to the circuit, such as The Fox & Hounds, which is about a fifteen minute walk from Gate 5.

administrator - 30 June, 2011 - (1)
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