Michelin starred chef Josh Eggleton will partner with Ashton Gate’s executive head chef George Opondo at Ashton Gate to create the ultimate sports village from the Opening Ceremony and England’s game against Fiji, on Friday September 18th to the final on Saturday October 31st.

Working alongside Bristol Sport Eggleton will bring his Eat Drink Bristol Fashion team to Ashton Gate to celebrate the opening of the new Sports Bar & Grill, coinciding with the kick-off of the Rugby World Cup. With the largest indoor sports screen in the country it will be the best place to watch sport in the city this autumn, starting with the Rugby World Cup campaign.

Ashton Gate’s executive chef George Opondo said:

“I can’t wait for Friday to open our Sports Bar & Grill to the public for the first time. To have Josh here on opening night and partnering with us for the duration of the Rugby World Cup we can really offer a special experience for both foodies and sports fans alike”.

He added, “for five weeks we will work together to deliver his modern British tapas menu alongside our own menu. All of the home nations games will be shown live on our  Sports Bar & Grill’s big screen and will cement us as the venue to come to for great food and great sport.”

Two Eat Drink Bristol Fashion signature tipis from will transform the outside area to establish a Heineken & Butcombe beer garden for the five-week duration of the World Cup with host nation games being shown on the large external LED screen as well as on the giant internal screen.

Josh Eggleton commented;

“My first ever job was selling Bristol Rugby matchday programmes for my dad’s printing company and its great to see the development finally completing and giving the city of Bristol a stadium to be proud of. The whole Eat Drink Bristol Fashion team will be working to bring something truly Bristol Fashion to the World Cup season at new Ashton Gate.”

If you love sport and love food Ashton Gate is the place to come!

For more information please email: bristolsportsbar@bristol-sport.co.uk.