Let's Meet at... Welford Road, Leicester

Reviewed by Pete Goold, managing director of Punch Communications.

Having relocated Punch from Brighton to the Midlands last year, the task of finding quality venues at which to entertain clients is still fresh in my mind.

Although there are a great many venues within reasonable proximity, the less obvious parts of the region have required a good deal more research in order to get it right.

Fortunately we quickly found Welford Road, home of Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, which we now visit frequently for corporate entertaining.

On my first visit I was treated to the Executive Club, where members enjoy a four-course meal prior to a match alongside the chief executive or president of the club and any team players who aren't involved in that particular fixture.

Having previously undertaken entertaining at major European football venues such as Chelsea and AC Milan, what struck me immediately was the club's intimacy and the accessibility of the players.

On each occasion that I've been, the food has lived up to the excellent standard set on the first visit.

Perhaps more importantly, the potential of the venue to confer a profound effect on any guests that I bring makes it an ideal eating and meeting location for our corporate entertaining in the area.

Where: Leicester Tigers Rugby Club
Contact: 0116 254 1607
How much: VIP match day: £130 for two

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