The Merchants Inn


Do you fancy a mid week Belgian break? If so we're bringing a bit of Belgium to the Merchants Inn! Great Belgian beers with FREE beer tasting and live music on the Tuesday and come and visit our Cafe Belgique on the Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Tickets are £14.50 for a two course meal. £10 deposit with booking. Call us on 01788 571119 or just pop into the bar and ask a member of staff to book your tickets. Did you know that we can accept payment over the phone. Click here for the full menu Cafe Belgique

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Guinness Six Nations

Come and watch the Guinness Six Nations here at the best pub to watch the game of Rugby in as awarded by the world renown Melrose Sevens. Tables available with a 36 pint barrel of ale and food (8 people) Give us a call on 01788 571119 or pop in to the bar and speak to a member of staff

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Coming up this week

Today 24/2

Special Event

Merchants Monthly Quiz (8pm)Entry £1 pp max of 6 pp per team. Proceeds to The Friends of St Cross Rugby

Tomorrow 25/2


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

Friday 28/2

Live Sport

Gloucester V Sale (7:45pm)Gallagher Premiership

next Saturday 29/2

Live Sport

Saints V Saracens (3pm)Gallagher Premiership

next Sunday 1/3

Live Sport

Bath V Bristol (3pm)Gallagher Premiership

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Best pub to watch Rugby in!

We've done it again! we are officially the Best Pub in the UK to watch Rugby in for the second year running, as voted for by our customers in conjunction with The Melrose Sevens. The team here at The Merchants thank all our customers who took the time to vote for us. Cheers

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The Merchants Inn

Voted the Best pub in Britain to watch the game of Rugby in by the world renown Melrose Seven's
2018 and 2019!
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 3 house beers, Nethergate Venture, Purity Mad Goose and Oakham Bishops Farewell and have a selection of 4 -6 guest ales rotating regularly and we were awarded The 'Puritan' 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 (100+) of Belgian, German and American craft beers.

The Home of The Game

When visiting the home of Rugby you'll want to visit a pub that is the heart of the game, 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, Wasps, 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 


We serve lunch from 12-3 Monday to Thursday,Friday is Gins and Fins 12-7pm, and our Sunday Lunch, 12-7pm is legendary, and we very busy between 12-5pm, so book in advance. Our motto is 'Local, Seasonal and Fresh' as everything is sourced as close as humanly possible and our chefs don't bring anything in prepared - everything is cooked  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 and a quiz evening on the last Monday of every month. We host 2 beer festivals per year selling over 100 ales at each and  1 cider festival per year selling over 100 ciders plus  a German beer Festival in September. Did you know that we can now take card payements over the phone, JUST CALL 01788 571119 

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