The perfect union of wine, steak and rugby
The Gate is a premium hospitality offering launching this autumn in Twickenham Stadium’s East Stand.If you’ve not heard about the exciting changes and the story behind the concepts of home and rugby, check out our East Stand piece.
How was the name derived?
Home: a gate is a hinged barrier typically found on a house or a farm, used to close an opening in a wall or fence.
Rugby: Once a ruck has formed, players wanting to gather or protect the ball must do so through an area called The Gate.
Located on levels one and two of Twickenham’s East Stand, enter The Gate through a private entrance, into a relaxed rugby atmosphere. Enjoy a menu of modern, simple but exquisite chop-house food, complemented by fine wines and real ale with customers, colleagues, friends and family.
It’s all in the detail
Think atmospheric, earthy, industrial (exposed roofing with attention to detail on the acoustics), rough cut timber (where better to brandish the England rugby rose) and leather seating in an on-brand shade of oxblood. With emphasis on attention to detail, take a look at our mood board to better understand and appreciate the planned décor
All of our hospitality experiences come with exceptional seat positions, and those allocated to guests within The Gate are no exception. Located in the East Stand, on the lower tier within the 22s take a look at the view you could enjoy:
Customer research undertaken as part of the planning process highlighted the need for private tables in a multitude of sizes – in The Gate therefore you can book exclusively in pairs ranging between two and ten.
Food pairings and sample menu
The four-course Chop house style menu will see wine and food matched to the opposition: think New Zealand lamb and a Pinot Noir (accompanied by thrice cooked chips)* Complemented with a comprehensive bar including Champagne, real ales, Guinness and premium lager, with sommelier selected wines. Another popular inclusion is half-time drinks which will be served from the bar. After the final whistle has blown, and whilst the crowds disperse, you can join your guests and other like-minded fans to discuss the fixture’s highlights over a post-match Twickenham tea.
What to expect at an experience in The Gate
The Gate opens three and a half hours before kick-off and 90 minutes post-match. There will be plenty of time to take in the ambience, meet and greet with players past and present and enjoy the company of those you are experiencing a day out at Twickenham Stadium with.
England v Japan – selling fast in The Gate £550 per head
England will take on the Cherry Blossoms at home on Saturday 17 November. Japan will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup and it will be only the second time that England and Japan have met in a rugby test match. Excitement is building and prices in The Gate for this fixture are £550 + VAT. At the time of writing (June 2018) tables of ten area already sold out; twos and sixes are selling fast. To find out more click here.
*sample menus will be available and posted on our website circa July 2018 – reference therefore indicative