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Address: North Parade, Bath BA2 4DS, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 325200
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Mon - Fri 9:15 am - 5:15 pm
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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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One match and you're sold!

I went to a game of Bath Rugby because a English friend invited me. As a Dutch guy I've been to lots of international tests but a match of Bath Rugby at the Rec is a whole... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2016
Bram N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I went to a game of Bath Rugby because a English friend invited me. As a Dutch guy I've been to lots of international tests but a match of Bath Rugby at the Rec is a whole different level. You smell the grass, you feel the tackles, you hear the clashes and you enjoy it all with a beer, mixed... More 

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Thank Bram N
Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The first time to see the home of bath rugby was amazing to see and so nice clean. That why the sport is great.

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Thank 177allen
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

I can't fault the location but depending on where you sit the sight lines on the game can be poor. The facilities are basic due to the temporary nature of much of the stadium. I'd eat outside of the ground as on our visit (one of many) the food ran out at several of the stalls leaving chips, chips or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Took my wife and lads 11 and 15 to see the rugby. What a great place to watch rugby! really small and intimate. Friendly stewards and great atmosphere. Perfectly family friendly. We were able to stand right by the side of the pitch during warm up and see half the England squad warming up just feet away.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Having attended my first away game in years, going to Bath to watch the Falcons play was a most enjoyable experience, the location is excellent right on the riverside within walking distance of the local hotels, bars and restaurants this is one city that lives and breathes RUGBY! Our seats were ideal, but were were in the Presidents Box so... More 

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Thank Peterphones
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

you can not fault the setting of the Rec to watch rugby , all the stewards are friendly. the Swift half is a must well run queues not to bad . good all round experience

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Thank Lobby1964
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

I took my dad, uncle and brother-in-law to see Bath v Wasps and we had a great day out. They had came across from Ipswich for the weekend and being rugby fans we decided to have an afternoon out. I think the Rec is great and gives fans everything they need for a solid day out. There's loads of food... More 

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Thank elleott
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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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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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!

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Thank Richard F
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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!

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