Gavin Henson and three other rugby stars who own their own pubs - Ruck

Gavin Henson and three other rugby stars who own their own pubs

On the chance that you might spot a rugby legend a pint or bending an elbow at a local pub (it does happen), here’s a list of who owns what around the UK and Ireland.

With three of the five pubs on this list owned by Irish Rugby legends, it should come as no surprise that Guinness is one of their best selling drinks. 

You can be sure of an epic match day experience whilst enjoying a great pint of the black stuff!

Read on to check out which former and current rugby stars currently own pubs:

1. Gavin Henson – The Fox

In 20202, the former Wales star settled into his new life as the pub landlord of The Fox in St Brides Major, in Wales..

He explained the change had fallen into place well as his vision of running a pub had coincided with the end of him playing rugby.

Henson said: “My friend was putting pressure on me to buy it. I was coming to the end of my career and it had been sat here for 18 months, two years.

“It was not nice for the village andd I needed something to do after rugby and to be busy, not to mourn rugby and get depressed, as they say everyone does. But be careful what you wish for, because this is so full-on.

“I’m just Daddy now, without the risk of getting injured.”

He added: “We want to feel like we’ve achieved something with the pub. We’re perfectionists. We’re all about the detail.”

Trip Advisor review:

Overall score: 4/5

Good review: “We had heard a lot about the fox especially the quality of the food. This was an anniversary meal and the experience definitely did not disappoint.”

Bad review: “Value for money absolutely not. Had nicer and more reasonably priced Sunday dinner at my local Marstons chain.”