Over the last couple of months, the Trottinghamshire Bronies attendees and I have been coming up with ideas for the UK Pony Con (UKPC) Pre/After Meetups.
I can now confirm that the venue for the UKPC pre-meet and after-meet is The Johnson Arms. We have The Johnson Arms booked for Friday 8th of October (between 4 PM and 11 PM) and Sunday 10th of October (between 7 PM and 11 PM) of the convention.
The Johnson Arms has adequate table space for card games such as TSSSF and MLP CCG. If playing tabletop games is not your thing, there will be plenty of people with who you can just hang out, show off convention merch and socialise.
While not a requirement, it would be helpful for people to RSVP on this event page for the Pre Meet/After Meet, as The Johnson Arms has asked for rough numbers. The Event page for the Pre Meetup can be found here.
Travelling to the meetup Venue
To get from the UKPC Venue to The Johnson Arms, catch the Toton Lane tram from Royal Centre tram stop, and get off at Gregory Street stop.
There is a Toton Lane tram every 10 minutes, and the directions to The Johnson Arms can also be found here, or below as an embedded google map.
Tram times & Tickets
The cheapest tram ticket is a Day Ticket and will cost £4.40 for Adults, or £3.40 for Students. Said tickets, along with other ticket options can be ordered online from the Nottingham Express Transit website, or the ticket machine at the Royal Centre tram stop.
The full timetable for the trams can be found on Timetable & Frequency Guide page on the Nottingham Express Transit website.
From UKPC Venue To The Johnson Arms (Public Transport). Bigger Map
Below are directions from UKPC Venue to various car parking locations within the walking distance of The Johnson Arms, and the best routes to walk from said car parking to The Johnson Arms .
Dunkirk Road Parking (Free after 8 PM) Bigger Map
The best route to the venue from Dunkirk Road parking BIGGER MAP
P2 Pay & Display Car Park (Open 24 hours) Bigger Map
The best route to the venue from P2 Pay & Display Car Park Bigger Map
Radmarsh Rd Parking (Free on all Sundays) Bigger Map
The best route to the venue from Radmarsh Rd Parking BIGGER MAP
If you are interested in ordering food from the Johnson Arms Menu, please arrange it ahead of the after-meet. This is because the kitchens are normally closed on Sundays. However, The Johnson Arms does allow food bought from other places, as long as you are a paying customer (e.g snacks and drinks).