Our new partnership with Bath Rugby

W e’re excited to announce a new partnership between professional rugby team, Bath Rugby and our flagship ale brand, Tribute.

Toasting a multi-year deal, Bath Rugby are delighted to have put pen to paper to have the pale ale as their official beer.

Tribute has long been associated with rugby across the south west for a long time; the new deal with Bath Rugby heralds the start of Tribute’s first partnership in the Premiership. 

As part of the deal, Tribute’s presence will be evident throughout The Rec, the home of Bath Rugby, most notably on bars throughout the stadium, and the aptly named Tribute Stand, also known as the West Stand. Bath Ales’ Gem brand, which is part of the St Austell Family group, will be served in cask at the Swift Half in the fan village.


St Austell Brewery’s head of beer and brands marketing, Laura McKay, said:

“We are proud and excited to announce our sponsorship of Bath Rugby with Tribute being named the official beer for the 2022/23 season.

"The partnership is a natural fit for us given Tribute’s long-standing affiliation with sport and deep-rooted community spirit, and it is inspiring to see two iconic south-west brands come together.

“We’re looking forward to an exciting season ahead, with our flagship beers korev, Gem, Tribute and Anthem all being served on the ground on game days to enjoy.”

Tribute’s fresh and zesty taste has been an iconic staple of the southwest since 1999 and will surely become a fan favourite this season.


Bath Rugby’s Chief Commercial Officer, Alex Cohen, said:

“We’ve very happy to have signed on the dotted line with St Austell. Tribute is a perfect fit for Bath Rugby and has deep roots in the sporting community as the sponsors of Southwest Rugby.”

“The new branding around The Rec gives the ground a fresh feel ahead of what we hope to be an exciting season, and it’s great to have Tribute on the journey with us over the next few years.”


Tribute will be available around The Rec at all bars inside the ground and out in the Swift Half, both pre and post-match.