On the 8th of April, Alex and I spent the day and overnight in Twickenham watching The Clash – that saw Bath Rugby take on Leicester Tigers. I am a huge Bath Rugby fan and try to see them as often as I can on their home ground ‘The Rec’, however, I saw this amazing opportunity of watching them play at the glorious Twickenham stadium and did not hesitate. I brought myself and Alex these tickets as his Christmas present as well as a Bath Rugby new season shirt and a hotel for overnight allowing us to properly get into the rugby spirit and drinking far too much overpriced Thatchers.
We were sat four rows from the front on the 22 line and the weather was absolutely glorious, we were sat in the sun for the entire match. I catch the sun very easily so you can imagine the colour of my arms by the end of the 80mins… burnt. There was plenty going on before and after the match as well. There was a Ferris wheel, bumper cars, loads of food and drinks stands, entertainment in the form of a motorbike stunt show and a rock band. Afterward, being from the west country, we were honoured with a set from ‘The Wurzels’ – sad though as we either missed ‘I’ve got a brand new combine harvester’ or they didn’t sing it :(. But we managed to catch ‘I am a cider drinker’ so we were happy.
We then went on into Twickenham town and ate at a Chicago Rib and Steak place, Alex had ribs and got given a Rib Bib – he is such a messy eater so this was genius. I ordered a spicy bean burger and sweet potato fries and it was so good!
We stayed in the next town on Hounslow, in an IBIS budget hotel that cost £40 for the night. It was all we needed as we got back late and headed off home early morning so a bed and a shower was just enough for us. For what we paid, the hotel was actually very pleasant, basic but clean and modern.
Bath won the game, despite a few nail-biting moments, So all in all, we have an amazing day, great result, plenty of cider and a great Christmas present idea for you ladies that have a partner who enjoys sport!
Just a quick one today,
See you next time!