A PUB near Ledbury has decided to convert one of its bars into a space dedicated to the Rugby World Cup 2023.

The Oak Inn in Staplow, near Ledbury, will be transforming its reggae tiki bar into a rugby-themed bar, decorated with England bunting. 

The tournament kicks off on September 8 and finishes on October 28. The pub has even planned ahead for when the weather starts to get chilly, providing cosy blankets, log fires and sheepskin rugs to keep rugby fans warm while they watch the games.

Food will also be available as a meal deal, with the offer of a burger and a pint for £15.

In a Facebook post, the pub said: "We'll be screening every live match of the Rugby World Cup - that's nearly two months action!"

The Oak Inn is run by Chris and Heather Owen-Powell, and is known for its range of events, even having hosted outdoor film screenings in its beer garden.


England Rugby supporters are sure to head to the Oak Inn, and other local pubs, as the 10th Rugby World Cup kicks off on September 8 in France.

England's World Cup campaign starts the following day, September 9, facing Argentina.

The England squad made it to the final in the 2019 World Cup, losing out to South Africa. This year, England is not among the favourites to win - but that could all change when the tournament begins.

Head coach Steve Borthwick has selected a 33-man squad, but said that, as always, injuries could mean last-minute changes to the team.