Welcome to The Merchants Inn

The Pub of Rugby and winner of The Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism Award for Best Pub 2015

 
Welcome to Merchants Inn, where you'll find great beer and food but also see we're a little mad about our Real Ale and Rugby.
 
 
 
Nestled on Little Church Street in the heart of Rugby, there's no better place to drink great real ales and watch top live rugby.
 
 
 

Real Ales

 
We stock 4 house beers and have a selection of -6 guest ales rotating regularly and we were recently awarded The Pub of the Year 2015 by The Purity Brewing Co.
During a regular week don't be surprised to see as many  as 25 different ales on tap.
 
For Real Ale lovers we also house one of the largest independent collections of brewery memorabilia in the country.
 
We also have a massive range (80+) of Belgian beers and craft beers.
 
 

The Home of The Game

 
With the Rugby World Cup happening here in the UK in the Autumn, you'll want to visit a pub that is the heart of Rugby, and that's The Merchants Inn. In fact you can actually see where the game was invented right from our front door. We have very good links with Rugby School, Leicester Tigers, Northampton Saints and The Matt Hampson Foundation.
 
The Merchants has a reputation for being the best place to watch live rugby. We have giant screens and an atmosphere that is second only to being there. We will be showng Aviva premiership and European cup games 
 
 

Food

 
We serve lunch from 12-3 Monday to Friday but our Sunday Lunch is legendary, and is very busy between 12-5 every week so book in advance. Our food moto is 'Local, Seasonal, Fresh' as everything is sourced as close as humanly possible and our chefs don't bring anything in pre-pared - everything is made fresh.
 
 

Events & Beer and Food Festivals (check out the events diary page)

 
We're always busy with something happening on a regular basis including live music EVERY TUESDAY. We host 2 beer festivals per year selling over 100 ales at each, the Spring beer festival will run from the 25th April to May 2nd 2016,  1 cider festival per year selling over 100 ciders and the dates for this are 4th July to the 11th July 2016, this years Belgian Festival will be held on Monday 7th March to Friday 11th March 2016 (tickets available soon) and  a German Festival on Wednesday 5th October.Did you know that we can now take card payements over the phone. 
 
Food. We serve lunch from 12-3 Mon to Fri but our real focus is our Sunday Lunch which is very busy for between 12-5 every week. Our food moto is 'Local, Seasonal, Fresh' as everything is sourced as close as humanly possible and our chefs don't bring anything in pre-pared - everything is made fresh.

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Coming up this week

Today 11/2

Live Sport

 Salford Red Devils v St Helens (8pm)Super League


Tomorrow 12/2

Live Sport

 South Africa v England (11:30am)One Day International

 

 Newcastle v Leicester (7:45pm)Aviva Premiership


Saturday 13/2

Live Sport

 France v Ireland (2:25pm)Six Nations

 

 Wales v Scotland (4:50pm)Six Nations


Sunday 14/2

Live Sport

 South Africa v EnglandOne Day International

 

 Italy v England (2pm)Six Nations

 

 Saracens v London Wasps (4pm)Aviva Premiership


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