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The Bull, Rugby

Pub added by david johnston
28 Sheep Street
Rugby
CV21 3BX
Phone: 01788543023

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Al Bundy left this review about The Bull

A fairly standard pub. A L-shaped place that has been updated. There are 5 handpumps on the bar but there's nothing of interest. The beers were Doom Bore, Abbot, Old Speckled Hen and Hobgob today. Its a basic town centre pub to be honest.

On 16th February 2017 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Bull

The Bull is situated on a busy pedestrianised street in the middle of Rugby.
Once inside there is a single L shaped room with the bar facing,the seating was bench type and normal tables and chairs,the rear right was down one step,the room is carpeted and seemed quite smart in my opinion.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Hobgoblin which was a decent drink,the other beers were Old Speckled Hen and GK Abbot.
There were a few TVs showing cricket,the pub was quite busy with older male drinkers on my early Saturday dinner visit.
I was happy enough drinking in this pub.

Pub visited12/7/2014

On 18th September 2014 - rating: 7
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ROB Camra left this review about The Bull

A pretty generic town centre pub. It's been refurbished by numbers, so it looks smart enough but it's almost featureless apart from some very brights colours being used in places. Football was being shown on the big screen. There are 6 handpumps, but only 2 of them were on serving Hobgoblin and Abbot, so not very inventive either. The Hobgoblin was OK, but not great. Pretty much sums the whole pub up really.

On 29th August 2014 - rating: 5
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Bull

This seemed to be a well supported pub. The interior was a bit garish with some of the walls painted bright orange. Lots of menus on tables offering cheap meals. There were four handpumps and only two in use, offering up Abbott and Hobgoblin.

On 10th November 2013 - rating: 6
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Thuck Phat left this review about Bull

The Bull has recently been refurbished having been pretty tatty for many years which has definitely helped it's popularity. It's a fairly unexceptional interior with a small bar area to the left and much larger room to the right on two different levels. The furniture is standard 'refurbished pub' and it's carpeted throughout with the exception of wood flooring around the bar.
There are television screens everywhere all showing different footie matches on my Saturday afternoon visit and that also explains the popularity. Having said that, the atmosphere is good with no overt tribal rivalries.
There's clearly an effort being made on the ale front with Bass, EPA, Ringwood Best, Spitfire and TT Landlord on. The latter had just come on and the landlord was taking a great interest in its condition. It wasn't at all bad and neither was the Bass I tried.
Rugby is well served for real ale boozers and The Bull is now one of those that's worth adding to any crawl.

On 21st November 2011 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Bull

Curious-looking building, part three (low) storeys / part single storey. Inside, the 'L'-shape bar is fairly traditional but somewhat spoilt by the brash promotional material for numerous cheap food and drink offers. Disinterested bar staff. Black Sheep, Doom Bar, Youngs Ordinary and EPA (£1.69, but indifferent in quality) on offer from the five handpumps.

On 2nd October 2011 - rating: 5
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