The Rugby Groud Guide
Twickenham Stadium, from across the A316

Tickets , Eating and Drinking

 

Tickets  It is hard to get an official ticket at cost price for a Six Nations Match unless you are a member of a rugby club, a debenture holder or purchase corporate hospitality. Rugby clubs and affiliated bodies receive a certain amount of tickets a year for internationals and as demand always exceeds supply, clubs operate a   ballot system.

The other official outlets for tickets are sales agents that act on behalf of the RFU The Twickenham Experience offers official hospitality packages , as do Mike Burton Events International either sell tickets in packages or individually

Corporate hospitality packages are available on a match-by-match basis, which is usually in a hired box, marquee, or one of the glass-fronted restaurants that surround the ground.

The best way of getting your hands on tickets if all the official lines have been exhausted  is through one of the online ticket agencies:

www.6nations.co.uk; 0207 387 9495

www.bespokeevents.co.uk;0131 653 6009; enquiries@bespokeevents.co.uk

www.no1eventsltd.co.uk

0208 744 9997; twickenhamexperience@rfu.com

0145 2892057; www.mikeburtongroup.com

www.eventsinternational.co.uk

               

RFU Hospitality: 0208 831 7977

Buying a ticket from a tout is a risk especially as the RFU have been clamping down, and because of this there are not as many touts as there used to be.

The roads leading to the stadium are the prime place for touts, especially by the roundabout at the corner          of the South and East Stands. Alternatively, punters are advised to ask around in the pubs on London Road.

               

Eating and Drinking: The Scrum Bar, at the northeast corner of the ground, claims to be the biggest bar at any sporting venue in Britain, stretching for 156 feet, with 96 pumps and 44 very busy staff.

Altogether there are 26 bars

Sample Prices:

                Guinness £4.50

                IPA Bitter £4.30

                Strongbow Cider  £4.30

                Gourmet Burger and Chips £7.50

                Sausage & Mash £6

                Portion of Chips £2

 

Get the best of your visit to Twickenham….

                There will be many fans who have not visited Twickenham before. If their club reaches a Twickenham final, or they get their hands on a precious England ticket, they could well be attending their first game at rugby's H.Q., and in the heat of a big sporting occasion a little forward planning can go a long way to keeping the show on the road-off the pitch at least!

                Check out where you are sitting by checking the seating plan on the back of the ticket. Remember, Twickenham covers a large area, and you may not want to walk round all of it…

                If you are seated in the East or North Stands, sound advice would be to come to the ground via Richmond Station (Overground or Underground), and follow the signs-and other supporters- to one of the free shuttle    buses that will deposit you near your area of the ground.

                If you're in the West or South Stands, walking from Twickenham (Overground only) might be the best option. But don't forget that with up to 82,000 people in attendance it can get extremely busy.

More so, when most of them are trying to get away at the same time….Allow for at least a 30-minute walk between the station and the ground.

Also, make sure you are carrying plenty of cash to take advantage of the various burgers and South African sausages that are on sale in people's gardens as you walk to the game. They're always strangely appealing after a pre-match pint..

When you're in the ground, the West Car Park Village is a great landmark..just head for the Guinness Bar and take it from there. On the other side of the ground, the aptly-named Scrum Bar beneath the East Stand is a popular spot. Finally, if it's a sunny day, and you're in the East Stand, take a cap and a pair of sunglasses. You will find the game is so much more enjoyable when you can see it!

               

Tours     Tues-Sat: 10.30, 12.00, 13.30, 15.00; Sunday: 13.00, 15.00

                Adults £14; Concessions £8

Museum: There is a separate rugby museum underneath the East Stand which is well worth a visit.

                Museum only: Adults £6; Concessions £4

                Open Tues-Sat: 10.00-17.00; Sundays 11.00-17.00

                Tel:(44)208 892 8877

                E-Mail;museum@rfu.com

                Alternatively, tickets can be bought in the RFU megastore behind the South Stand.

               

                Eating and Drinking near the Stadium:

                Arthur's on the Green

                20 Twickenham Green

                0208 893 3995

                A superb restaurant in a charming part of the town

               

                Moidul's Rawalpindi

                62 King Street

                0208 892 3010

                For those who can't resist a curry, this is a cracker.

               

                Zoran's Deli

                10 Crown Road

                St. Margaret's

                0208 892 0001

                Hop of the train one stop early for this sensational deli

               

                The Prince Blucher

                124 Twickenham Green

                0208 894 1824

                A great pre-game rugby pub.

               

                Barmy Arms

                The Embankment,

 Twickenham

                0208 892 0863

                A pub down by the river

               

                The White Swan

                Riverside,

 Twickenham

                0208 744 2951

               

Last Updated May 2014

 

 

Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2014

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