Our Sponsors




“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


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.



So here are our Fabulous Gold Sponsors ~


Durkan Cahill of Wallingford Ask

Why you should talk to us if you have financial problems?

Recognising that you are potentially insolvent can be a distressing and embarrassing process, and many people leave taking decisive action until the situation is difficult or even impossible to retrieve. We understand that, and you can be sure that if you talk to us about your situation you will find us approachable and sympathetic as well as professional.

At our first consultation, which will always be with a qualified and experienced insolvency professional, we will set out your options and each of their implications in a clear, straightforward way.

Michael Durkan is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner fully authorised to act by the Insolvency Practitioners Association and with over 20 years’ experience. He is supported by Rebecca Washbrook, another qualified and Licenced Insolvency Practitioner, and backed by a team of highly qualified and experienced people – all of whom have dealt with situations just like yours many times before.

Initial consultations are always provided free of charge and – where possible – by your preferred method of communication: in person, over the telephone or by e-mail.

If you decide to appoint us, we will take all the necessary steps from then on and manage the entire process.

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 !

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Our Fabulous Silver Sponsors