Welcome to The Merchants Inn

The Pub of Rugby

 
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 4
-6 guest ales rotating regularly. 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. RWC 2015, we will be showing all the home nations warm up games starting on the 8th August as well as RWC tournament! Tables bookings with a barell of ale are now being taken, prices range from £110 to £135, 8 people per table maximum, full payment with booking, warm up and group games only at the moment.  
 
 

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

 
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, 1 cider festival per year selling over 100 ciders, a Belgian Festival and  a German Festival every year. 
 
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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 29/7

Live Sport

 England v Australia (11am)The Ashes


Tomorrow 30/7

Live Sport

 England v Australia (11am)The Ashes


Friday 31/7

Live Sport

 England v Australia (11am)The Ashes


Saturday 1/8

Live Sport

 England v Australia (10am)The Ashes


Sunday 2/8

Live Sport

 England v Australia (11am)The Ashes


next Tuesday 4/8

Entertainment

Thom Kirkpatrick (9pm)21st Century one man band


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Don't forget it's our monthly quiz tonight from 8pm, plenty of prizes (including the coveted Merchants beanie) to be won and fun to be had.
2 days ago

RT @MalcEvansMusic: @TheMerchantsInn Looking forward to playing for you 11th August!
2 days ago

looking for beer drinking, fun lovin', generally awesome people! must be available from sept. onwards #hiring #job http://t.co/fE9pae7uQ7
2 days ago

RT @dexeterband: @TheMerchantsInn See you next week Rugby!!!! http://t.co/hN1xcaKp1G
2 days ago

big thanks to @redlionthornby for having a few of us yesterday for the beer festival. despite the weather, we had a good time! & good beer!
2 days ago

Live on our big screen today Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying from 12pm followed by South Africa vs New Zealand at... http://t.co/GrwtzNWN74
4 days ago

WE'RE HIRING! email your cv or hand in @ the bar #pubofrugby #merchants http://t.co/iPNv7nG5KJ
22 Jul 2015

The fantastic live music this week continues with the Big Band 'Tongue n Groove' LIVE orchestra on tonight from 9!
21 Jul 2015

I posted 12 photos on Facebook in the album "Acoustic Night Sunday 19th July" http://t.co/MKcqq4dLDI
20 Jul 2015

Its that time of year again! We're off to the Red Lion in Thornby's Safari themed beer festival next Sunday! So... http://t.co/olZkVJS6D3
18 Jul 2015

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