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 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.

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. 

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.


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. 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. Click here for The Birds and The Beers spring beer festival 2015 provisional list
You'll also have great fun on our theme nights like the increasingly famous annual Titanic Night.
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 27/3

Live Sport

 Northampton vs London Wasps (7:45pm)Aviva Premiership

Tomorrow 28/3

Live Sport

 Saracens vs Harlequins (3:15pm)Aviva Premiership

Sunday 29/3

Live Sport

 Sale Sharks vs Gloucester (2pm)Aviva Premiership

Monday 30/3

Special Event

The Merchants Inn quiz night (8pm)Come and pit your brains against the towns best

Tuesday 31/3


Wes Finch (9pm)

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Todays range of 9 real ales features a delicious Vanilla Porter from @BrewshedBrewery and the brilliant Franc-in-Stein from @FlipsideBrewery
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