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Gloucester Away Guide

4th January 2019 By Munster Rugby Supporters Club

Gloucester Away Guide

The MRSC have compiled an Away guide for the crucial Henieken Champions Cup tie against Gloucester.

The MRSC have compiled an Away guide for the crucial Henieken Champions Cup tie against Gloucester.

Munster face Gloucester on Friday, Jan 11th @ 19:45pm.

The demand for tickets to this crucial game from Munster Supporters both at home and abroad indicates a sizable portion of the Red Army will march on Kingsholm!

The MRSC have appointed three official meeting points for this game, all within a short distance of each other and minutes from Kingsholm Stadium, along with referencing some other venues that you may wish to visit over the weekend. The venues are listed below.

Our History

For the 2018/2019 Champions Cup Munster once again are drawn against one of our favourite sides; Gloucester Rugby.

Our history in these fixtures across the years range from the infamous “Miracle Match” to an away Quarter Final in 2008 that featured tries from Ian Dowling and Doug Howlett as Munster made their way to a 2nd European title. Gloucester is now the home of former Munster 2nd Row, Gerbrandt Grobler.

Munster have faced Gloucester 8 times in European fare with Munster leading the stats on 6 wins to 2.

Munster secured a 36-22 bonus point victory when the two sides met at Thomond Park back in October.

Spartans RFC, Sebert St, Gloucester GL1 3BS

Spartans will once again welcome Munster Supporters, having previously hosted Munster Supporters in 2014, and will have a number of specials for Munster Rugby Supporters , the venue is family friendly and food will also be available.

Open from Midday on Friday 11th.

The Coach & Horses, 2-4 St Catherine St, Gloucester GL1 2BX

The Coach & Horses will once again host Munster Supporters as in 2014 also. This venue will have pulled pork baps available on Matchday. It also houses the Cider Tree, producing its own Ciders. This venue is also Family Friendly – Children must be off premises by 10pm.

http://www.thecidertree.com/the-cidery

Cafe Rene,31 Southgate St, Gloucester GL1 1TP

Cafe Rene carries a 24hr license and will have live music following the match. This venue provides food and beverage deals on an ongoing basis. Ask in the venue for details.

https://www.caferene.co.uk/

Other Venues of note

Old Bell/Tigers Eye, Southgate Street, Gloucester.
Tiger’s Eye is Gloucester’s first Hot Rock Grill restaurant occupying the two floors of “Old Bell” a listed Inn dating back to the 17th Century. Will offer steak and a pInt on Friday £10. Again a family friendly Venue. Offers are subject to availability and capacity of the venue.
https://tigerseyerestaurant.co.uk/

The Fountain Inn, 53 Westgate St, Gloucester GL1 2NW
The Fountain is one of the oldest known sites connected with the brewing trade in Gloucester. A family friendly venue offering music over the weekend. Various meal deals are available with 2 Steaks and a bottle of wine £25.
https://www.thefountaininngloucester.com

Teagues, 48 Kingsholm Rd, Gloucester GL1 3BH
Across from Kingsholm Stadium, Teagues will welcome all visiting supporters.

Getting There

By Plane

Airports of Birmingham and Bristol are close by have frequent connections to Gloucester by rail (Bristol requires transport to rail station, bus, by transfer or direct means. Those arriving on Friday afternoon may be better served with private transport.

Things To Do
Have some time to spare whilst supporting Munster in Gloucester? As the game is on Friday evening, sme may have time to meander around before or after the game, or indeed some may extend their weekend. Some non Rugby based activities may be of interest.

Gloucester Cathedral

12 College Green | Gloucestershire, Gloucester GL1 2LX

Cathedral of the Cotswolds in the heart of Gloucester. Gloucester Cathedral , open 365 days a year and  entry into the building is completely free. Harry Potter fans will no doubt be aware that the Cloisters of this very Cathedral formed the hallways of Hogwarts.

Jet Age Museum

128 Cheltenham Road East | Cheltenham Road East, Gloucester GL2 9QL

For the Aviation enthusiasts. Dedicated to the preservation of Gloucestershire’s rich aviation heritage, Jet Age Museum is an all-volunteer, registered charity. We tell the story of the Gloucester Aircraft Company,.
https://jetagemuseum.org/

Gloucestershire Arts & Crafts Centre

5 College Court, Gloucester GL1 2NJ

Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre is located on two floors of Lock Warehouse in Gloucester Docks. The centre aims to celebrate the creativity of the people of Gloucestershire. There is a shop selling a wide variety of arts and crafts made exclusively in Gloucestershire. Cafe onsite.
http://www.glosartscrafts.co.uk/

More Rugby

If you fancy more Live Rugby, just an hour or so away from Gloucester is Bath. Bath Rugby play Wasps on January 12th @ 15:15pm.  Tickets availabe from https://www.bathrugby.com

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