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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
+44 1788 571119
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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!

Thank Ian C
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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🍻

Thank cooldad49
Rugby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank James B
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Veroneeq
Singapore, Singapore
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229 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Mark R
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!!

Thank Nate R
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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

Thank Christopher M
Level Contributor
4 reviews
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 

Thank Amie H
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The Merchants is one of the best pubs I've ever visited It's a real pub with an endless range of beers Real ale , Belgian beers like Leffe on tap You have to go there

Thank MarkMosley
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

What a lovely pub. A great atmosphere, packed and the bar staff are lovely. They do a good bar snack range too.

Thank ShelleyLynn G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
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
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?