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The Merchants Inn

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5-7 Little Church Street, Rugby, England
01788571119
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Good Old fashioned British Gastro Pub that have regular beer and food...
Good Old fashioned British Gastro Pub that have regular beer and food festivals.
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  • 59
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    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great beers

I have only ever drank in the Merchants but the choice and quality of the draught beers is excellent. Somewhere i will go to without hesitation!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
stubbyCoventry
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Coventry
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Coventry
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I have only ever drank in the Merchants but the choice and quality of the draught beers is excellent. Somewhere i will go to without hesitation!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Always make a point of visiting the Merchants Inn when out in rugby. Fantastic selection of ales, beers and ciders. Great events such as beer and cider festivals and a great venue for watching sports, particularly rugby. Highly recommended

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A few of us had booked in for the Christmas evening meal which was great, food was brilliant and the service and hospitality which was provided by Bob and his team was even better. Bob really made us welcome and could not do enough for us throughout the evening. Will defiantly be doing the same again next year!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Merchant is one of the best pubs in Rugby. The pub food is always good (and the chips are delicious!) and the atmosphere is amazing. I always enjoy the range of ciders. It does get very busy on weekend evenings, which for me is a downside. But love it all the same.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We've been coming here for the last few years on Remembrance Sunday after the service at the memorial gates. We have a lovely few curries with rice, naan bread and poppadoms. And the atmosphere is fantastic, the TV is on at the Cenotaph and it's a super way to pay our tributes and stay together after the service. There's an... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

As a CAMARA member its the only place to drink in Rugby but its not just the Real Ale, the selection of European beers is fantastic. For me Tue nights are great as you get live music as well. Finally I am also a Ruby Union fan and the Merchants love there Rugby as well so you can also see... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Merchants always carries a large selection of ales, and so is a good choice for a pint or two on a night out. The ambience is good as it is usually quite busy, but is big enough not to feel crowded. Worth including in your itinerary if you are in Rugby.

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We came to Rugby for the day from Northampton on train 20mins then about a 25min walk to town after walking around and tasting this and that we finally found this pub that had a good write up in the Camra pub guide for 2015. I think there are 3 entrances we enter the door were the darts board was... More 

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Rugby
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If you want a pub that stocks endless beers, ciders and real ales then this is the place to be, it's also a pub where people actually talk to each other rather than music blasting out. I have not eaten here however food is supposed to be a very high standard, if your in Rugby and would like some refreshments... More 

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Rural Northamptonshire, England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We used to go in here quite a lot - indeed my wife went into labour in here four years ago - but last time I was in I was meeting my wife and children but we were told children were no longer welcome after 5 PM. No good reason was given so we have stopped going and go to... More 

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

Hi There, Sorry to hear about your experience in the pub. Unfortunately it's a condition on our licence that prevents children being allowed in the pub after 5. We would love to let them stay later but recently its been made clear to us that we need to adhere to our conditions as it's the law. I can only apologise... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5-7 Little Church Street, Rugby, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Rugby
  • Phone Number: 01788571119

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

Good Old fashioned British Gastro Pub that have regular beer and food festivals.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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