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#2,140 of 2,410 Bar in London
#11,185 of 16,999 Restaurants in London


US$3 - US$9
Bar, British, Pub, Thai
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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0.4 miles from The British Museum
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Reviewed 31 January 2020

Beer is terrible. Barman is an absolute psychopath. Avoid at all costs. Worst customer service ever.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 21 December 2019 via mobile

I have eaten here many times but sadly this was the the last. I use to think the place had a lovely charm with good selection of beer and nestled away in the back streets I always found a spot to hide away with work...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 16 December 2019 via mobile

Utterly baffled that people like this are allowed to run pubs and serve hard-working customers! Despite having spent 100s of pounds, the pub owner took a sudden disliking to one of the patrons and turned extremely aggressive to our group. Absolutely no need and classic...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 12 December 2019

We were killing time before a concert and passed this backstreet traditional pub. Popped in for a drink and ended up staying for a couple of hours and eating here. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, Christmas songs and excellent Thai food as well as traditional offering....More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 21 November 2019

Took 15 mins to get served (to be fair, everyone ordering and paying separately didn’t help) then 45 mins for food to arrive. Smelt good though

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 22 September 2019

Whilst we only dropped in for a drink the staff were very friendly and attentive, food looked great, unfortunately we did not have enough time to stay

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 20 September 2019

Great beer, lovely staff, very cool decor - love this place! Went here for a work event and had a lot of fun. The Jukebox was a highlight and I absolutely adore any pub brave enough to put this choice in the hands of customers...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 19 July 2019

We had a nice table tucked away at the side of the pub. It was large enough for five of us to sit around quite comfortably. Three of us had the Whitstable Bay beer. It was very good, though pretty expensive at almost £5 per...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

I stopped by on a whim while walking past. Had I read the previous tripadvisor reviews I probably would have decided to give it a miss, but I’m glad I hadn’t. The barman was friendly, and the duck green curry i had was far better...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 28 February 2019 via mobile

Visited with friends plus a baby in a pram. Took a while to actually get in as doors only unlocked one side, And pram didn’t fit, no assistance from very miserable bar man. Asked a customer who helped. Orderered food at the bar as there...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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  • The Rugby Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5