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The Merchants Inn, Rugby

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5 Little Church Street
Rugby
CV21 3AN
Phone: 01788571119
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Will Larter left this review about The Merchants Inn

My visit to this excellent real ale pub has been well described by the two previous reviewers, who were among my drinking companions on the day. Suffice to say that I had a sensible half of Leatherbritches Dr Johnson, which was so good that I had another. I'll have to come back some time for a longer session.

On 13th January 2024 - rating: 8
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Merchants Inn

Cannot do anything to improve on what has gone before, except to concur that this is one of Rugby's top ale houses comprising of several sections, all covered with brewing and beer memorabilia and paraphernalia. A large central serving area that supports several real ale pumps leads onto several other spaces all of some character. All nine ale pumps in operation and these included Nethergate Brewery Stour Valley Gold and Suffolk County Chestnut Ale, Oakham Bishops Farewell, Mad Goose Purity, Froth Blowers Hornswoggle, Parkway Brewery V and two Leatherbritches Brewery beers in the form of Ashbourne Ale and Doctor Johnson. All beers tried were in very good condition, so a must visit when in Rugby.

On 10th December 2023 - rating: 9
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Merchants Inn

Very overdue revisit to this splendid pub after 14 years, still crammed full of breweriana and rugby memorabilia in bar and three other seating areas within the Tudorbethan facade. It has maintained its reputation as a great place for cask beer, with nine handpumps (plus an extra clip for another served direct from the barrel), and also eight ciders advertised. I went for an excellent Ashbourne Ale, one of a couple from Leatherbritches, with others from Nethergate, Oakham, Purity, Froth Blowers and Parkway noted.

On 10th December 2023 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Rugby, 0.92 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Long Buckby, 11.11 miles, 3 hr 34 min walk (show)
Coventry, 13 miles, 4 hr 11 min walk (show)
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8th Jul 2024, 18:04
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8th Jul 2024, 16:50
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - Spring & Autumn - last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes - Lunchtime only - last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 March 2018 by ROB Camra
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