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The Merchants Inn

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
5-7 Little Church Street, Rugby CV21 3AN, England
+44 1788 571119
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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5-7 Little Church Street, Rugby CV21 3AN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are very helpful. We had help choosing a real cider and after sampling had the Thatchers Original. This pub not only has a food menu, but a gin menu as well. There are tv's for sports enthusiasts and in May a beer festival....More

Thank Thargon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Roast dinner on Sunday was lovely, gin menu is very good and tasted great. German beers on draught and bottled. Really olde style pub, very traditional, worth visiting.

Thank Trebor_Evans
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Voted the best British rugby pub 2018. A lively and well established public house well known for its ales. (Serves largers, wines and spirits too). Staff very friendly and always happy to serve. Popular with local people. The Merchants Inn runs themed nights such as...More

Thank mandiesteel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Little and cosy pub, with a huge selection of beers that changes periodically. Great atmosphere, with live music sometimes or with some customer who plays the old fashioned piano.

Thank French816
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic selection of brewed still ciders not quite as good as What I can get in taunton. Great atmosphere always friendly

Thank maccies16
Reviewed 9 March 2018

I honestly don't sit writing these reviews about the Merchants because I want to knock up my TA review total (because that would be sad!). I write these reviews because I love the Merchants & we frequent it a couple of times a month at...More

1  Thank Christine W
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great choice of ales and fantastic brewery memorabilia for my friends to enjoy on our inaugural trip to my home town

Thank kernowtractorboy
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Following the Christmas Lunch in 2016, the team has decided that it was so good that we should go this year too. Excellent catering for gluten free even though there was a little bit of a mix up but the choice was very good. We...More

Thank Veroneeq
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Great old pub in central Rugby. Cosy and inviting. Parking nearby. Food fine for a pub. Good range of drinks. Atmosphere and entertainment usually good.

Thank Rosie E
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

My pub of choice when visiting rugby. Lots of great beers in a haphazardly designed interior. Lovely.

Thank thereal_mrmoosehead
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Mick W
4 December 2016|
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Response from CherryLou72 | Reviewed this property |
Dunno. Don't think so.
Alex G
6 May 2015|
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Response from scott1706 | Property representative |
Hi Alex, yes we are child and Uncle-friendly, thanks for checking though! What time and for how many people would you like a reservation for? If you'd rather give us a call the number is 01788 571119. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 21
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-7 Little Church Street, Rugby CV21 3AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Rugby
  • Phone Number: +44 1788 571119
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Good old-fashioned British Pub serving the best traditional ales & ciders, continental beers, and delicious food. A must for any Rugby fan, this place is a mecca for locals looking to watch live matches. A fascinating pub with great locals, stacks of history, fantastic beer & food served by wonderful staff. What more could you ask for? - Oh and it's a stones-throw from where the game was invented!
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