Pubs & Clubs in Rugby

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Pubs & Clubs in Rugby

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  • Steve_of_N21
    London, UK2,815 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent real ale pub in the back streets of Rugby and, due to the recent demise of the Wheeltapper, is now the nearest pub to Rugby Train Station. It is an interesting layout with two room sections either side of the main serving area and a separate room off one of these down a couple of steps. There is a small, enclosed courtyard area with plastic tables and chairs, accessed through a corridor festooned with framed signed international and club rugby shirts. In fact, there’s very much a rugby (the funny shaped ball game, not the place) theme throughout the pub, as the current guvnor’ is an avid Leicester Tigers fan and arranges coach trips from the pub to the Tigers home game, and there is an interesting collection of signed shirts throughout. If I could pick a fault, it would be that I could not find a signed Saracens RFC shirt on display, but I guess that is as a result of the continued animosity of the original Midland RU sides to the upstarts from North London.
    However, that can easily be forgiven for the range of well-kept ales and ciders available. There are several pumps spread out on all three sections of the bar and the available beers and ciders are displayed on a chalk board in the back bar. For our visit there were eight ales and four ciders on the go on the pumps. For the ales, alongside Everard’s tiger, which is a permanent ale due to the tie up with the Leicester brewery, there was Byatts Platinum Blonde and Colonel Cocoa Dark Ale, Broadtown Line of Sight IPA and Black Llama Baltic Porter and Castle Rock Time Traveller, along with two other Everard’s brews in the form of Signal Session Pale Ale and Old Original Ruby Ale. All the ones we tried were in excellent condition.
    A great way to start or end (or in our case both) any crawl of Rugby’s best real ale pubs.
    Written 19 December 2023
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  • Dave
    Birmingham, UK137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went in to do the Sunday Evening quiz. We had a great time, loads of great beers and some genuine banter with the other competing teams.
    Written 8 February 2024
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  • jocash70
    Rugby, UK49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were in rugby early to do some Christmas shopping and was drawn in by the sign outside “sample our legendary breakfast”
    We had never been into londons calling although we had passed it a few times.
    On walking in we were greeted with a warm welcome, the staff were so friendly.
    We were given a table and a menu.
    The breakfast menu is varied with lots of choice, we chose the middleweight breakfast which was amazing.
    Everything is cooked to order, fresh and piping hot. Very filling.
    The place itself had a great vibe, very quirky, cozy and welcoming.
    Lots of posters on the walls of bands.
    My partner said it was one of the best breakfasts he had had.
    We will definitely be returning when in rugby again.
    Written 25 November 2023
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  • Kim Jong Bing B... T
    Broughton Astley, UK10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Rugby Tap is currently closed due to circumstances of a highly personal nature. There is a solid plan to get the door back open as soon as possible, and it is hoped to once again become the go-to place in Rugby for quality cask and craft beers - along with all of the great quality wines, spirits and snacks that you'd expect to find in a micropub. Thanks for your patience - The Rugby Tap Team
    Written 30 April 2024
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  • Lisa J
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Popworld Takeover was amazing! I really enjoyed it! The drinks were good and cheap. Staff are super friendly! Will definitely be in more!
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • Jenniifer B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely lovely little pub with welcoming staff (Sean ) who couldn't do enough for us and nice friendly locals.
    Great recommendations for local curry shop .
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Phil P
    Rugby, UK31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cheap burger night!!

    Food was OK and we all said for a fiver it's worth it but full price no!!

    I he place itself is quiet, the town is vibrant and enjoyable!!
    Written 24 May 2019
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  • Sassy444
    Rugby, UK44 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice local pub in an decent estate. Not eaten there yet but it used to be good and has a good selection of beers etc
    Written 18 March 2018
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  • Steve_of_N21
    London, UK2,815 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Since my last visit almost 10 years ago the Raglan Arms is now run by Black Country Ales and on the evidence of this return visit, much improved by the move to the Black country stable. It’s still the same layout as before with a nice separate snug room to the left and then a largely open plan space that has the bar in the top right-hand corner and an area with a lounge feel that stretches away from the bar back towards the front door.
    On a cold November evening there were real fires burning away in both the snug and lounge section of the bar and the place had a very homely feel, something that was continued when you got to the bar and saw the range of ales on offer.
    The bar supports an impressive line of twelve hand pumps and alongside three Black Country brews ( BFG, Pig on the Wall and Fireside) was a very good line up of 9 guest ales and ciders of varying styles and strengths in the form of Snails Bank Fruit Bat, Mitchell and Butlers Brew XI, Newbywyke Brewing Banque Pale Ale, Heritage Brewing HPA, Beartown Crème Beerlee Stout, Lilley’s Elderflower, Gwynty Ddraig Dog Dance, Bewdely Brewery Worcestershire Sway and Titanic Plum Porter Special Reserve. All beers were priced between £3.95 and £4.25 a pint with the exception of the Titanic Special Reserve which was £6.00.
    A couple of these had gone, seen off by a group who were leaving and passed the baton over to us as we entered. These then included the Titanic Porter, which went in the act of the Landlord pulling my pint, but the Beartown Stout was an admirable substitute.
    This is a well-run pub by a landlord that knows his onions and as well as offering to put a couple of new ones in the cellar on for us showed a sense of humour when pointing out that the Plum Porter Special Reserve was £6.00 a pint, retorted to my joking reply of “that’s OK , I’m from London” with, sorry I meant £6 a sip.”.
    I found this a very comfortable pleasing pub, especially on a cold winter’s afternoon.
    Written 19 December 2023
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  • Jack B
    Peterborough, UK7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed out night at the end by visiting this pub, we had a few chips and drinks and were watching some sport highlights
    Written 4 January 2020
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  • 177lisae
    Isle of Man, UK135 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fab that the 2 landlords have injected fun and a welcome to this pub. Lovely to see it busy in the week and feel welcome to bring our dogs. Only thing I would say is if dogs were welcome in areas other than games room or outside, we would stay longer, as when skittles, darts team playing, room becomes very busy. We'll done though boys the pub really is becoming the heart of the community again 😁
    Written 30 January 2022
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  • buglybear
    Rugby, UK305 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The food at The Bear is cheap and cheerful, but you are always assured of a good meal. The staff are friendly.
    Written 12 April 2018
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  • SJH
    Dunchurch, UK540 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Two couples are on a mission to visit pubs we have never been to before. The Crow Pie is fine for very, very local, locals but lacks any atmosphere. Incredibly they ran out of wine. There was a function on in an adjoining room so perhaps that was the rappropriate axon.
    Written 30 May 2018
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  • Rob J
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t even bother,

    I visited to go and take a walk of the grounds and then to grab a drink at their bar, pulled into the carpark (the one located right at the back of the grounds) when I have parked up I have received a important call so I had taken the call until I have approached by a member of the staff (Potentially a manager) dark hair with glasses, he’s pulled out his phone started taking pictures of me and my car😂

    As I’ve jumped out my car he’s started speaking to very rudely telling me I am on private land and asked if I was a guest.. within my response I tried to tell him I have come to have a look at the grounds as it has a lot of history to it then will visit the bar for drink, he’s then said because I am not a guest I can’t be here, whilst either videoing me or taking photos. I reminded him that he has his gates open for a reason, “to invite the public in” in the end I just left and went else where. The male needs to give his head wobble.

    Absolutely terrible customer service and a rude attitude.

    Safe to say I’ll never visit again
    Written 26 March 2023
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