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The Merchants Inn

££ - £££, British,
5-7 Little Church Street, Rugby CV21 3AN, England
+44 1788 571119
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pork pie” (3 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
5-7 Little Church Street, Rugby CV21 3AN, England
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1 - 10 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good grub, love of rugby, wild choice of ciders and a good beer selection. There are several strategically placed TVs to watch your sport and a wonderful choice behind the bar.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the merchants inn last night to celebrate my brothers 18th birthday. The ladies behind the bar are always wonderful and polite. I always have a good night there. My one dig last night was that they shut the smoking area 2 hours before...More

Thank Prewster123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just love The Merchants beer and cider festivals. Have been to a few now. Great friendly helpful staff. Always happy to help you with your choice. The food very good. It's a great place to meet friends, old and new.

Thank Dippy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon spent sampling their range of Gins , 119 I think but we didn’t manage them all ;) . Friendly staff , great pub atmosphere. Tapas wasn’t as nice as the pictures described, but we did lunch there and their Homemade Beef burgers with...More

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

What a great evening at the Merchants for the start of “Gin Week”. A lovely lemon sole meal, freshly prepared and very tasty, accompanied, of course, with a gorgeous gin from the 100 on selection this week. Lovely friendly, welcoming and efficient staff and a...More

Thank Sirenita123
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

I went to the pub with a bunch of friends on bank holiday Monday to catch the tail end of their beer festival. We thoroughly enjoyed the quiz night and we were only charged £1 per a person to enter. What makes this even better...More

Thank Prewster123
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We went here on Saturday as my husband and our son in law love this pub for its selection of beer. Can l just say how lovely and efficient the staff are, nothing is to much trouble for them and you get all that with...More

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Always enjoying visiting this pub for food and ale. Great staff and great atmosphere, if you enjoy Rugby then this place is a must.

2  Thank Whitmore177
Reviewed 15 April 2018

The staff are very helpful. We had help choosing a real cider and after sampling had the Thatchers Original. This pub not only has a food menu, but a gin menu as well. There are tv's for sports enthusiasts and in May a beer festival....More

1  Thank Thargon
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Roast dinner on Sunday was lovely, gin menu is very good and tasted great. German beers on draught and bottled. Really olde style pub, very traditional, worth visiting.

1  Thank Trebor_Evans
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Bjorn d
29 April 2018|
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Response from maccies16 | Reviewed this property |
I believe not ! Only guide dogs x
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Response from CherryLou72 | Reviewed this property |
Dunno. Don't think so.
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Alex G
6 May 2015|
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Response from scott1706 | Property representative |
Hi Alex, yes we are child and Uncle-friendly, thanks for checking though! What time and for how many people would you like a reservation for? If you'd rather give us a call the number is 01788 571119. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
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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!
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