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Recreation Ground

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Great atmosphere

Was here for a Bath home game and it was brilliant. It is well run and laid out, with efficient and... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2018
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Great West Country Derby

Northerner's enjoyed the crack, atmosphere and beer at the Gloucester Bath game. Easy to find... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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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...more
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North Parade, Bath BA2 4DS, England
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

Was here for a Bath home game and it was brilliant. It is well run and laid out, with efficient and friendly staff, good facilities.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

how on earth Premiership Rugby can allow this ground to stage Premiership & on occassions European Rugby matches here is bewildering. whilst the ground enjoys a picturesque location; the facilities at the stadium are abysmal : there is no protection in the stands from the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Graham R
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Northerner's enjoyed the crack, atmosphere and beer at the Gloucester Bath game. Easy to find, access and importantly get served - try the 2 pint jugs to save repeat visits. We were lucky with the weather but be advised 3 sides are uncovered which could...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

A gem of a ground. Fantastic location by the river, in the centre of Bath. Great viewing vantage points, no obstructions. Good, friendly atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gelvisblue
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Cracking atmosphere and a proper rugby ground. Definitely a unique ground and experience and and worth planning your trip to Bath around this. Worth coming into Bath a couple of hours before a game to soak up the atmosphere - it takes over the town...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Founded in 1865, Bath Rugby Club is one of the oldest in the world. A very well respected club and the home ground is known as the "rec".

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Love this gem of a premiership ground, no matter the opposition, the weather or the referee it's great it's loud it's exciting and fun and the pitch views are great from any seat. Small and compact and players feel like you can reach out to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Passed the Recreation Ground whilst taking a stroll along the towpath. Being a bit of a sporting ground geek, I had to take a look inside as it was open. A lovely 14500 capacity rugby stadium initially from 1894, home to Bath Rugby. Made a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Went to watch bath vs sale as a birthday treat. Apart from being cold which no one can help it was a fantastic afternoon. I noticed that many of the bar staff and stewards were young and all those I spoke too were polite and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 240287hayley
Reviewed February 24, 2018

Went there today to watch Bath vs Sale. Brilliant game with a thrilling finish (Bath scored a try with less than 5 minutes remaining), amazing atmosphere and really nice, helpful staff. There's also a place to relax and have a drink in the connected bars...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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December 15, 2017|
Response from Seayeaitch | Reviewed this property |
Come on the train.
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Walking from Anfield to city centre (7 Replies)
Hi All Looking for some advice. We are visiting the weekend 21-23 Oct for the West Brom game and are staying at Hotel Indigo on Chapel Street, after the game we were thinking about walking back to the city rather than trying to get a bus, dont mind a 3 mile walk. Can we walk through Rupert Lane Recreation Ground ? the game finishes approx 7.20pm. Are there any nice bars or restuarants (Indian, Italian, Burger, any type of food really) on the way back ? or are we better waiting...More
October 04, 2016|
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Hi when we walk back we head down the A5089 (with lots of other people) and hen turn right on reaching the A5049 That's probably the easiest and most well lit walk Never done it in the dark Not been this season and I know the bus arrangements have changed but we always found the bus and the walk take about the same length of time