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The Merchants Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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5-7 Little Church Street, Rugby CV21 3AN, England
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This has got to be the ONE pub in Rugby that to have NOT visited will be haunting you forever. Go alone - or with your buddies - you'll still be drawn in to the well being of the place. A GREAT Rugby Football supportive pub (no soccer here!!!) and freindly to a tee.

Thank Bob A
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good choice of beers and very helpful and friendly. Was given good advice about the beers and offered tasters.

Thank Tom L
Coventry, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was recommended on the fact the the Inn has 10 draught beers and a large selection of Belgium beers, The inn has televisions should you want to waatch sport but also has what could be classsed as quite sections. We had sandwiches on that was a home made fish finger sandwich on door stopper white bread with home made... More 

Thank RabbiBuckley
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First stop on our night out in July and what a fab pub this is. It was so busy. A mind boggling selection of spirits and gins. Quite a wait to get served due to the sheer numbers in there, not the fault of staffing or anything like that. Really liked it in here. For a night out, get down... More 

Thank Spuddi
Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favourite pubs, not just in Rugby, but in England. This place always serves a huge array of sensibly priced beers served by knowledgable barstaff but also has a fantastic pub atmosphere and is interstingly decorated. Very popular with locals - it's always fairly busy.

Thank Archie K
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for a meal whilst visiting family after a wedding, the Sunday menu offers a good selection of food at very good quality, offers a very good selection of drinks and staff polite.

Thank Sam W
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic pub, well kept beers and ciders, gin menu and ... The best Sunday lunch in rugby, consistently. We have been here often! Visited today, and regular chef James wasn't on duty, but there was no change in the standard of the service and the excellence of the lunch. Locally sourced produce, prepared fresh and good, but not excessive... More 

Thank Karen A
Rugby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Merchants is the place to be in Rugby for the real ale drinker the usual favourites Mad Goose and Bishops Farewell and constantly changing barrels to tempt you to try something different a well kept cellar with good beer for every palate with a good atmosphere

Thank Willie P
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

in these days of bland corporate pubs with little or no character hail The Merchants what some would call "a grown up pub"

1 Thank Keith L
Daventry, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Never been in here before and was stunned at the size of the place, it's huge. Nice atmosphere, will return

Thank Zoefruitcake

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large 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: 441788571119
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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