The 2019 Rugby World Cup – and a great deal on breakfasts

The 2019 Rugby World Cup is less than a month away. Preparation games are well underway, squads are selected, and the bookies have installed New Zealand as clear favourites to complete a hat-trick of World Cup titles. All that remains now is putting the games in your diary and working out where you want to watch them.

Unlike many recent major sports events, the timings aren’t exactly typical pub hours. With the games taking place in Japan, many of the games are kicking off early morning in the UK – especially matches featuring the southern hemisphere teams, whose games appear to have been scheduled for prime time viewing in their own countries.

That means that for us in the UK, we’re more likely to be eating breakfast than downing pints while we watch the games. Luckily, the Geese and Fountain has you covered for that too. With our regular opening for breakfast at 8.30am, we will also be opening a little early on those days when a home nations side is in action, and lots of the games finish just in time for us to serve you a pint or two to celebrate – or commiserate – over the result.

Breakfast Season Ticket Saves You Money

And we’re introducing a special breakfast offer for the Rugby World Cup – the BREAKFAST SEASON TICKET. Buy a season ticket and get ten breakfasts during the course of the tournament at a significant discount, including complimentary tea or coffee and fresh fruit juice.

There are a range of season tickets available, depending on the breakfast you want to enjoy while you’re watching the games:

  • Farmer’s Breakfast Season Ticket (includes juice and tea or coffee): £90
  • Veggie Breakfast Season Ticket (includes juice and tea or coffee): £72
  • Full English or Breakfast Sandwich Season Ticket (includes juice and tea or coffee): £54

The full fixture list (with amended pub opening times) is as follows:

Friday 20th September 
Match 1: Japan v Russia – 11:45am

Saturday 21st September (we will be open, and serving breakfasts, from 8.00am)
Match 2: Australia v Fiji – 5:45am
Match 3: France v Argentina – 8:15am
Match 4: New Zealand v South Africa – 10:45am

Sunday 22nd September
Match 5: Italy v Namibia – 6:15am
Match 6: Ireland v Scotland – 8:45am
Match 7: England v Tonga – 11:15am

Monday 23rd September
Match 8: Wales v Georgia – 11:15am

Tuesday 24th September
Match 9: Russia v Samoa – 11:15am

Wednesday 25th September
Match 10: Fiji v Uruguay – 6:15am

Thursday 26th September
Match 11: Italy v Canada – 8:45am
Match 12: England v USA – 11:45am

Saturday 28th September (we will be open, and serving breakfasts, from 8.00am)
Match 13: Argentina v Tonga – 5:45am
Match 14: Japan v Ireland – 8:15am
Match 15: South Africa v Namibia – 10:45am

Sunday 29th September
Match 16: Georgia v Uruguay – 6:15am
Match 17: Australia v Wales – 8:45am

Monday 30th September
Match 18: Scotland v Samoa – 11:15am

Wednesday 2nd October
Match 19: France v USA – 8:45am
Match 20: New Zealand v Canada – 11:15am

Thursday 3rd October
Match 21: Georgia v Fiji – 6:15am
Match 22: Ireland v Russia – 11:15am

Friday 4th October
Match 23: South Africa v Italy – 10:45am

Saturday 5th October (we will be open, and serving breakfasts, from 8.00am)
Match 24: Australia v Uruguay – 6:15am
Match 25: England v Argentina – 9:00am
Match 26: Japan v Samoa – 11:30am

Sunday 6th October
Match 27: New Zealand v Namibia – 5:45am
Match 28: France v Tonga – 8:45am

Tuesday 8th October
Match 29: South Africa v Canada – 11:15am

Wednesday 9th October (we will be open, and serving breakfasts, from 8.00am)
Match 30: Argentina v USA – 5:45am
Match 31: Scotland v Russia – 8:15am
Match 32: Wales v Fiji – 10:45am

Friday 11th October
Match 33: Australia v Georgia – 11:15am

Saturday 12th October
Match 34: New Zealand v Italy – 5:45am
Match 35: England v France – 9:15am
Match 36: Ireland v Samoa – 11:45am

Sunday 13th October
Match 37: Namibia v Canada – 4:15am
Match 38: USA v Tonga – 6:45am
Match 39: Wales v Uruguay – 9:15am
Match 40: Japan v Scotland – 11:45am

Saturday 19th October (we will be open, and serving breakfasts, from 8.00am)
QF1: Pool C winner v Pool D runner up – 8:15am
QF2: Pool B winner v Pool A runner up– 11:15am

Sunday 20th October (we will be open, and serving breakfasts, from 8.00am)
QF3: Pool D winner v Pool C runner up – 8:15am
QF4: Pool A winner v Pool B runner up – 11:15am

Saturday 26th October
SF1: QF1 winner v QF2 winner – 9:00am

Sunday 27th October
SF2: QF3 winner v QF4 winner – 9:00am

Friday 1st November
Third-place playoff: SF1 loser v SF2 loser – 9:00am

Saturday 2nd November
Final: SF1 winner v SF2 winner – 9:00am

Except where indicated above, the Geese and Fountain will be open from 8.30am, with breakfast served from 8.30am until 10.30am (or until midday on Saturdays). Licensing hours commence at 11.00am (except on Sundays, when it is midday).

Breakfast Season Tickets are on sale now in the pub.

Autumn Escape to the Pub: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast for just £100

As the evenings start to draw in (sorry for mentioning it), the leaves turn golden, the children return to school and we wonder when it will be time to light the fires again, we’d like to invite you to enjoy a special autumn offer.

For September, October and November 2019, you can now book a double or twin room for a week night (Monday to Thursday) for an inclusive dinner, bed and breakfast stay at the Geese and Fountain for just £100 per couple.

A big saving from our regular prices, it’s an ideal way to enjoy a relaxing night away, a short break in the delightful Vale of Belvoir. Whether you come to explore Belvoir Castle and the other spectacular properties in the region, walking the quiet country lanes, visiting Melton Mowbray, the ‘rural capital of food’ with its cattle market, cheese shops and the new Round Corner Brewery, there is something for everyone on our doorstep.

And for only £100 you can enjoy a three course dinner (ordering from our pub classics menu, our pizza menu or our evening specials, with no exceptions or supplements), a relaxing night’s sleep in one of our seven comfortable rooms, and round off your stay with one of our traditional breakfasts. The only additional costs will be for whatever drinks you consume while you’re here.

This offer is only available by telephone. Please call the pub on 01476 870350 if you would like to book, and quote our ‘Autumn Escape’ offer to get the special price. The offer is, of course, subject to room availability and will not apply after the end of November 2019.