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The Merchants Inn

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5-7 Little Church Street, Rugby CV21 3AN, England
+44 1788 571119
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Gabon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Set up a blind date on Grindr so was a bit apprehensive! Helpfully directed to the relevant section and waited for Jane, gave her a call but no show! Arrows team were very friendly especially a tiny little bloke called John, had a great night anyway, missed the dartboard by a fair bit and spiked Andrew, then started smoking again... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a table for Sunday lunch. Starters arrived an hour and a half after ordering and mains were 20 minutes after starter was finished. No one finished the mains the food was very very poor. Nothing was said about the wait and the main plates were still on the table when we left. Would never return, disappointed as all... More 

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Thank Bec A
scott1706, General Manager at The Merchants Inn, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sad to hear of your experience at The Merchants. Our food service is an important part of the pub so this is a major concern we take seriously. I have investigated your complaint and there was a confusion on your order. Nonetheless, we were wrong in not reacting to the issue and therefore I apologies for you leaving... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great well kept beer, friendly bar staff and a welcoming atmosphere made visiting an unexpected treat. The pub was running a Titanic themed dinner evening which seemed well attended but I didn't feel unwelcome as a regular visitor. I'd make it my local if I only lived nearer!

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Thank Ian C
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a couple of crafty lunchtime pints last week. Great staff, nice landlord, fab atmosphere, great selection of beers and the food looked good too. Can't wait to return🍻

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Thank cooldad49
Rugby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Good beer and a great atmosphere. All international rugby matches are shown here and there are also special dining nights.

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Thank James B
Rugby
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

When I was told that my office Christmas lunch will be here, I wasn't too sure. When we arrived for our lunch (group of around 12), the place was quiet. We ordered drinks on the bar and were taken to our table. I was shocked! We were taken to the room in the back where there was another party. As... More 

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Thank Veroneeq
Singapore, Singapore
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231 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

There is a bar for the restaurant area and a more traditional bar with pop plenty of TV screens for watching sport. Guiness was good. Service was friendly, but the atmosphere lacked sparkle.

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Thank Mark R
1 review
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Good beer, good atmosphere. Came here with a few friends and enjoyed a good selection of beers. Definitely a rugby pub, so if you want to watch the rugby you can on their huge projector screen!!

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Thank Nate R
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic selection of beer all served with a smile. The pub is a great place for a wide selection of beer

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Thank Christopher M
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I love a crisp white wine and usually struggle to find a decent bottle but the merchant never fails me. It's local so we've been there a good few times. Obviously the beer selection is great, with many ales available. The atmosphere is more of a rugby crowd than a footie crowd and it feels relaxed and comfortable. Overall, definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?