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Rugby Tavern

19 Great James Street
Emailku.oc.nrevatybgureht@seiriuqne Telephone(020) 7405 1384
Real AleFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsSmokingRestaurantFunction RoomDog FriendlySports TVWiFi
Opening times: Mon–Wed 11:30-23:00; Thu–Sat 11:30-24:00; Sun 11:30-23:00
Regular beers: Courage Directors, Fuller's London Pride, Sharp's Doom Bar

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

IN August 2023 it reopened after a period of closure and at the end of Sept had 4 cask beers available which are as listed. It is not known to what extent (say) the Hobgoblin is a guest.. On the first floor find the ‘Bistro Bleu’ restaurant. In the bar there is a range of bar snacks." The food times given are for "Bar Food". The Bistro Blue opens Mon - Fri 12:00-15:00 / 17:00-21:30, Saturday: 12:00-21:30, Sunday 12:00-19:00.

This was the the first London project for the operator but due to work necessary on the pub it opened after their second venture - the former Knights Templar now the Last Judgment. Berkeley Inns are a Derbyshire gastropub operator and the Rugby Tavern will form part of a new London division. The pub group was established in November 2014, and now also operates the Horseshoes in Long Lane Village, Derbyshire; The Cow in Dalbury Lees; and the Bluebell Inn in Kirk Langley.

Formerly a Nicholson's, then a Fuller's house, then Shepherd Neame. It is so named because it was built around 1850 on land donated by the founder of Rugby School (they still own the freehold). There is a large seating (and smoking) area available outside, which, being in a car free zone, is extremely pleasant during the summer months.