The Rugby Groud Guide

Eating,Drinking & Shopping


Northampton Saints can boast six different bars on match days and umpteen food outlets provided by our caterers Kudos to make sure home and away supporters are neither hungry nor thirsty!

And every food and drink outlet at the Saints is Barclaycard contactless, meaning any purchase of £20 or less can be made with just a swipe of your compatible Barclaycard at the till.



This season the Village beer marquee is over 50% bigger, with indoor and outdoor seating areas and a queueing system to ensure service is as slick as possible. Situated in the Village behind the Burrda South Stand, it is close to all the children's activities that operate every match day.

Heroes' Bar

The Heroes' Bar is a split level room at the south end of the Tetley's Stand and includes televisions to keep up with all the latest sporting action and hot food for sale. A perfect place for all the family to relax before and after the game!

Rodber Suite

The Rodber Suite, named after Saints' Hall of Famer Tim Rodber, is the largest of Franklin's Gardens' bars and sits in the middle of the Tetley's Stand. It boasts a long bar and plenty of televisions to keep up with the latest sporting action before and after the game. This can only be accessed from the pitch-side doors after supporters have been through the turnstiles.

To reduce queueing the Rodber Suite has special high-speed beer dispensers and card-only queues to ensure supporters are served as quickly as possible. There is also a pie and pasty stand for hungry supporters!

From summer 2013 Under-14s will be allowed in the Rodber Suite for the first time, meaning that all the family can mingle before and after the game, including with players after their post-match meals!

Captains' Bar

This is mainly reserved for VIP guests and is at the north end of the Tetley's Stand.

Members' Bar

The traditional Members' Bar only admits members and Season Ticket Holders. On the ground floor of the Sturtridge Pavilion, it contains the Saints' trophy cabinet and the international players' wall of fame.

West Stand Bar

The West Stand Bar was a cheeky extra that came with the completion of the Church's Stand. With the introduction of a new queueing system supporters can now expect quicker service than ever!


In the bars

As official caterers at Franklin's Gardens. the award-winning Kudos Catering provide the matchday catering throughout the Franklin's Gardens executive boxes, VIP Hospitality, Platinum and Business Clubs and in the bars, and the catering in the Franklin's Gardens Conference Centre during the week.

Hot food and snacks are available in all the bars at Franklin's Gardens, listed above. In addition there is a sit-down carvery restaurant for up to 100 people in the Rodber Suite. Places need to be booked in advance by calling Kudos Catering on 01604 599117. There is another sit-down service on the Tetley's Lounge on the ground floor of the Sturtridge Pavilion.

In the Village

Franklin's Gardens' Match Day Village is renowned far and wide for providing supporters of all teams the perfect environment in which to mingle before and after the game.

There are a wide variety of eating outlets in the Village, provided either by The Fine Food Co or by the award-winning Saul's of Spratton.


Other Places to Eat and Drink

The Sevens has just reopened right opposite the ground.

The Wig and Pen is a traditional real ale pub situated in the town centre on Saint Giles Street.

The Foundrymans Arms has a good selection of beers a five-minute walk from the ground en-route from the town/station.

Rainbow Fish and Chips

91 Weedon Road


01604 751745

Opposite the ground.



222 Kettering Road


01604 230777

Best place to watch sport on TV in the town


The Rover

157 Weedon Road


01604 751664

Self-styled Saints supporters’ pub


Thomas A Becket

52 St. James Road


01604 751177

A good place to gather before the match.




Last Updated July  2016



Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2016

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