28 March 2017

Bath Rugby will welcome old foes Brive to the Recreation Ground for the European Rugby Challenge Cup Quarter-Final on Saturday, kick-off 12:45.  

To help you make the most of your day at the Rec, check out our handy guide below:


Free family fun

For our younger supporters, there are plenty of free activities to enjoy! Featuring crazy golf, balloon modelling, face painters and some gladiator jousting! 

That’s not all, if you’re a keen autograph hunter, there will be an opportunity to meet some of the players with an exclusive matchday signing session between 11:00 and 11:55. Just head on over to the Bath Rugby gazebo on the outfield.

Club mascot, Maximus the Lion will also be out on patrol and is always willing to stop for an autograph or selfie!

Happy Hour

As usual, Happy Hour will be running between 10:45 and 11:45 where you can enjoy a £1 off discount of Bath Ales Gem and Thatchers Gold at all bars. You can also make your way to the Swift Half to find selected promotions from The Great Western Wine bar.

We are also pleased to offer Season Ticket Holders an extension to the normal Happy Hour times that will allow you to take advantage of the discount for the full two hours before kick-off and throughout the match. Please do note that this discount cannot be claimed through the pre-order app.

Families are also encouraged to come and enjoy their own special Happy Hour as Get Battered Fish and Chips and AC Catering will be offering 50% off food. Simply show a valid kids match ticket between 10:45 and 11:45.

30% off European Shirts

The Club Shop on Argyle Street and the Mobile Unit in the main car park will be packed with all your Bath Rugby merchandise requirements. You can don your European colors with a great saving of 30% off European Replica Shirts.

Season Ticket Holder Q&A

Following the success and popularity of matchday Q&A’s, we will be holding another, this weekend.

All Season Ticket Holders are invited along to their very own exclusive marquee which will be open from 10:45 with complimentary tea, coffee and pastries supplied by the renowned Bertinet Bakery.

From 11:50 onwards, Bath Rugby Managing Director, Tarquin McDonald will be joined by other members of the Club to take part in a Q&A prior to kick-off. 

As this game is not included in your season ticket, paper tickets will be issued to everyone attending the fixture. However, to gain access to the marquee you must bring along your season ticket card as proof of ID.


If you are aged between six and 14, then you could be part of the Guard of Honour that welcome both teams onto the pitch at the start of the second half.

We are looking for 20 children, with places offered on a first come, first served basis. To enter, please come and sign up at the Junior Membership Club gazebo between 10:45 and 12:15.


Make sure you stick around after the final whistle as live music will be provided by Stu Gillick in the Swift Half.

Food and bars

We have the usual array of food and bars available to tickle your tastebuds, including AC Catering, who will have supporters favourite, the ‘Banahan Wrap’, on sale, as well as Dough Pizza, Cau, Get Battered Fish & Chips, Pieminster and Grillstock BBQ.

We are delighted to be trialling a new pre-order and fast-track collection service. Available on Apple and Android devices, the “Bath Rugby Bars” App can be used to pay for beers, soft drinks and crisps ahead of the game and then collected from the Swift Half or North Terrace bars. Orders can be placed in advance or on arrival at the Rec. The service will operate pre-match and at half-time.

To access the app, simply search “Bath Rugby Bars” in the relevant store for your device, download it, register your details and fast-track your order.

Contactless payment for credit and debit card is also available at the Rec at almost all outlets, and we now also accept Apple Pay.

Travel Advice

Supporters are encouraged to use the excellent and hassle-free service offered by the Centurion Travel coaches driving you to the Rec from your local area. If you wish to book, or consult the time table, please visit .

Alternatively, Bath Spa train station is a short walk away from the Rec if you are coming by train. Park & Ride services also operate seven days a week from three different routes in and out of the city.

If you’re a keen cyclist, free and secure parking spaces for bikes are offered at the Rec just next to the Pavilion.

Tickets are still available for Bath Rugby's European Rugby Challenge Cup Quarter-Final against Brive with kid’s tickets starting from just £5. To secure your place for the Quarter-Final, click here or call 0844 448 1865.

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