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“Excellent pub in the heart of Rugby”
Review of The Merchants Inn

The Merchants Inn
Ranked #11 of 193 Restaurants in Rugby
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
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!
Chimoio
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent pub in the heart of Rugby”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

This is a serious pub. There's always a great selection of real ales on hand pumps, so many bottled beers (Belgian etc) that they have their own menu, and there are maybe 8-10 wines by the glass. We had sandwiches and home made chips and both were good value and very tasty. The main meals looked good too. It's welcome that the food has not been neglected, but The Merchant's is first and foremost about beer....and rugby.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Rugby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent Sunday lunch”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Merchants is a great pub which I use regularly, certainly the best pub in Rugby, but last sunday I discovered that they also do a fantastic Sunday lunch. It was the first time I had eaten there, but I'll definitely be back again.

Visited April 2013
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Rugby
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good food, great pub, superb staff”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

I seem to have been finding excuses to meet up in town for a bite to eat in the Merchants - the food quality and range has been dramatically improved and now includes a good range of lunch time snacks (sandwiches/baked potatoes) along with more filling dishes. A reasonable but small selection done well. I thought it worthy of an updated review to recommend the food here.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank T444NJB
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Rugby, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“GOOD FOOD AND BEER TOO”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

I was in here in december 2012 with a large group. The atmosphere was brilliant. Not being a drinker I am told that the beer is good with a few "specials" available. The food was good and pleasantly served. Good value.

  • Visited December 2012
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Rugby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great pub, great beer......”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Have been going to The Merchant's regularly for well over a year now. The selection of beers is excellent, Bishops's Farewell, Mad Goose and Bateman's XB being the regular ones. Atmosphere is great, no music (which stopped us going in our usual local and trying the Merchant's - glad we did !) and plenty of pub Breweriana to keep you occupied. Not tried the food, so cannot comment on that, although it looks good.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Martystravels
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