“What I don’t know about beer you could write on a stamp!”
Christopher (The Gaffer) Hearn
And it's all true - !! There's a very good reason why our Bar Manager stocks us to overflowing every year with a fantastic selection of Loddon's lovely ales and that's simply because they are so good. Expect to see a Rugfest Ale peculiarly brewed and prepared exclusively for our Festival Crowd -
The RUGFEST Team are absolutely delighted to have Loddon Brewery as one of our main sponsors - Loddon is a local family run business their 20 barrel brew plant is set in a beautiful 300-year-old barn which is capable of producing up to 100 brewers barrels (28,800 pints) of beer each week.
Just enough for a Hot day at RUGFEST !!!!
The Old Post Office
WELCOME TO THE OLD POST OFFICE
Overlooking Wallingford’s market square, the Grade II listed building in St Martin's Street that was once home to the town’s prominent post office, first re-opened its doors as an Oakman Inn in 2009. In addition to bearing the same name, The Old Post Office features many of the original elements, including the Victorian counter, and the traditional red post box situated in the front courtyard.
Their central location makes them a hive of local activity that’s as suited to couples as it is to colleagues enjoying a drink after work. In addition to donating 25p to the Woodland Trust for every 12 hour roasted pork belly they sell, they are also proud sponsors of
This Years Rugfest Bar is sponsored by the wonderful OPO and will be the Pop-up Post Office - serving beer - cider and tons of cocktails the Pop-up Post Office will be an oasis in a world of festival madness. Perhaps you should Pop in !?
We Love James Gesner
Estate Agent Extraordinaire and a hell of a nice Guy
Currently enjoying his 20th year in the industry, James and his team offer extensive knowledge of the area, and experience in both selling and letting properties.
Having grown up in Wallingford, James has been an estate agent since leaving School at the age of 17. He bought his first house on the Ladygrove in Didcot in 2000 and now lives in Wallingford with his wife and four children. A familiar face around both towns, James has raised over £30,000 in the last three years alone for three local charities. Among these is the Footsteps Foundation, which provides essential financial assistance to families in need of support and enables children with Cerebral palsy and other neuromotor disorders to get back on their feet. Moreover Footsteps is this years Rugfest chosen charity so dig deep !
James, when not running marathons or keeping goal, is often found wielding a golf club - If you want to get involved with his amazing Footsteps Charity Golf Day on July 6th (either as a player or a sponsor then) click through here
This Year James Gesner Estate Agents have kindly agreed to be our Kids Zone sponsor and for this we give them our undying appreciation
James and his team have a real passion for the property industry, the local area and, quite literally, getting you moving.
If you are considering selling or renting your property then please get in touch with them today.
It's hard to get your head around all the eco creativity of this company, but they will be a force to be reckoned with and the future is in incredibly safe, strong hands here. A lot has been said about the damage that we, as a race, are causing to the planet; the product range from GreenTek Global looks to harness our natural resources and translate them into energy, purification and cleansing solutions that outstrip the effectiveness of chemicals without the damaging side effects,
This year GreenTek have agreed to be our Food Zone sponsors and we are delighted that they have, talk to them at Rugfest or get in touch with them on 0208 150 6222 - better still pop in for a chat to there new offices on St Mary's Street in Wallingford as Dave makes a great cup of tea !
So here are our Fabulous Gold Sponsors ~
Full Circle Travel, your local family holiday specialists. Specialist agents for Neilson, Mark Warner, Club Med plus many more. Book locally with the brands you know and love and benefit from exclusive savings. We will never cost more than booking direct and can save you a lot of money.
Tel: 01491 833227
Wallingford Tyres and Exhausts
Based in Ayres Yard on Station Road next to the Esso garage - Reggie is your go to guy for tyres and exhausts - sensibly priced and damn hardworking - why go anywhere else -
Keep it local and enjoy the benefits !