Fri 06 Oct 2023 18:55

Get ready for a day of fun as we mark 10 years of rugby at Ballards Ash Sports Ground with the return of the Royal Wootton Bassett Beer Fest!

Join us on Saturday, October 7th, at Ballards Ash for a fantastic lineup. We've got a great selection of craft beers and real ales, along with tasty burgers and barbeque food to keep you fueled throughout the day. Whether you're a beer enthusiast or just looking for a good time with friends and family, this event has something for everyone!...

🏉 Rugby Action 🎸 Live Bands 🍺 Craft Beer & Real Ales 🏆 Big Screen Rugby World Cup 🍔 Festival Barbecue






Royal Wootton Bassett Colts vs Oxford Harlequins Colts

Our featured rugby match is a thrilling example of youth rugby. These talented Under 17s/18s teams will deliver a fast-paced, action-packed match that promises rugby excitement from future stars of the sport.



Just like all our festivals, our Beer Festival will come alive with live music, starting in the afternoon and continuing into the evening.



The Fizzy Kisses

An upbeat duo consisting of Nicky Fizz on drums/vocals and Daz Kisses on guitar/vocals playing tracks from the 90’s and 2000’s from artists such as The Stone Roses, Happy Monday’s and Dance Floor Classics.



The Midnight Hour

The popular Bath-based soul band returns to Ballards Ash, re-imagining the classic upbeat funk & soul of the late 60s and early 70s with smart, passionate reinterpretations for the 21st century.



Old Friends

This club-favourite duo closes the festival with their own brand of acoustic tunes, from The Monkees to The Beatles to Simon and Garfunkel and more!



🏆 Rugby World Cup

We will be screening all of the day's Rugby World Cup matches throughout the event.

  • 2pm – Wales vs Georgia

  • 4.45pm – England vs Samoa on the Bassett Big Screen

  • 8pm – Ireland vs Scotland



Family Fun

George Scarrott and Son’s Fun Fair will provide entertainment for the younger ones with funfair rides, bungee trampolines, inflatables, game’s stalls and the ever popular loaded donuts and sweet treats! 😋🍩🍩🍩 



Affordable rugby

We are determined to make watching live rugby affordable for all.   

Entrance to the BEER FESTIVAL is £5 with a matchday programme included in your entrance fee. Entry will continue to be FREE for all under 18s. 

Only persons aged 18 or over are permitted to purchase alcohol. You may be requested to provide proof of age. 


In a bid to reduce our impact on the environment - we are pleased to introduce our new 'Ocean Tokens' which are manufactured using old fishing nets from the sea. These nets are ground down into raw plastic and used to manufacture our tokens - giving the nets a new lease of life!

Purchases at this event may only be made using these tokens which should be purchased in advance of ordering.


We will be serving our drinks in a special RWBRFC souvenir cup which you can obtain for 1 Token deposit.  At the end of day you can reclaim your deposit by handing the cup back, or simply take it home!

So mark your calendars, rally your friends, and get ready to raise your glasses high as we celebrate 10 years of top community rugby at Ballards Ash at the Royal Wootton Bassett Beer Fest

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