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Address: North Parade, Bath BA2 4DS, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 325200
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Established in 1865, Bath Rugby is one of the oldest and most prestigious...

Established in 1865, Bath Rugby is one of the oldest and most prestigious rugby clubs in the world. The Recreation Ground, or 'Rec' is one of the most idyllic rugby grounds in the country. It nestles next to the River Avon, under the shadow of both the Bath Abbey and Great Pulteney Street, a Georgian masterpiece.

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Views and pies

Sat in the top part just added to the the Thatchers Terrace, which provided excellent views but a bit on the windy side. They serve two pint jugs of cider and the pies were nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Sat in the top part just added to the the Thatchers Terrace, which provided excellent views but a bit on the windy side. They serve two pint jugs of cider and the pies were nice but expensive. Had a good day out.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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681 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Bath vs Northampton. Not the best game but always a great venue. Any place that sells cider in a two-pint 'jug' as a queue-buster has to be good!

Thank Richard F
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

After years of wanting to go to the Rec to watch Bath play we planned a weekend away and it coincided with Bath being at home to Gloucester. The atmosphere was great and we were pleasantly surprised with the facilities (much better than Gloucester!) We'll definitely be back!

Thank Gourmet_Tastic
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Ok, so this ground is dated and tired. However due to the regulations that lie with the land the clubs hands are tied with what they can actually do with it. On the flip side of that I believe the club, particularly in the last two seasons have worked tirelessly to polish a turd and roll it in glitter. It... More 

Thank jessy123Bristol
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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480 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

As a rugby fan it was great to finally visit this ground and watch the game against Exeter. The stadium itself is a bit run down and the views of the game not great but that was more than compensated by the atmosphere and quality of rugby. We parked at the cricket ground which is a 5 minute walk away

Thank ScottishTemplar
Reading, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

First half looked promising with solid defence holding Exeter back. Banahan scored a fabulous chip and chase try from about 40 meters on the right wing just before half time. The second half just went horribly wrong..

Thank TheGorrilla
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Cornered by the river it must have the best view and the best surrounding sites... Better than Twickenham ..🍺🍺🍺

Thank Derek_Lavill
Centreville, Virginia
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709 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

On a rainy Saturday in August we visited the Recreation Grounds on our walking tour of Bath. Our guide Adrian pointed out that for the upcoming (and presently occurring)Rugby World Cup this area would be a busy training grounds. There was an intimate, comfortable feel to the stadium facility and I imagine the experience watching a match here would be... More 

Thank KLE2013
Bath, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The recreation ground is in the centre of Bath, very close to the weir. For half the year it is very much the home of Bath Rugby although the public can wander around the ground on non-match days. The Rec is vast and is great for picnics, kids sports etc. The views are also spectacular.

Thank WidcombeWanderer
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103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went to see Bath v Gloucester. Lovely sunny day and great atmosphere. Really enjoyed the game and atmosphere. Tip - not much cover. Bring a coat if raining,

Thank MattyA32

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