The Rugby Tavern

19 Great James Street , London, WC1N 3ES

  • Rugby Tavern
  • Rugby Tavern
  • Rugby Tavern
  • Rugby Tavern

SquareMeal Review of The Rugby Tavern

With its burnt umber, glazed-tiled exterior, this characterful mid-Victorian hostelry twixt Gray’s Inn and Coram’s Fields is an old-school Bloomsbury boozer worth knowing about. Landlords Shepherd Neame supply the well-kept ales (Spitfire, Early Bird, Master Brew etc) from a handsome pillared island bar, while trad home-cooked pub staples are served indoors or at alfresco tables under the shade of mature trees. Wines include lots of interesting stuff at very fair prices – peachy Viognier and a plummy Chilean Merlot both weigh in at £15. Local office workers and residents mingle with tourists who are keen to experience a typical British pub – complete with darts, quiz nights and poker. The name refers to the fact that Elizabethan gentleman/grocer Lawrence Sheriff (the founder of Rugby School) donated the land on which the pub stands.

Best Female Chefs Series

MONICA GALETTI

In the Year of the Woman, SquareMeal is running a series of interviews with top female chefs. Read here to discover the sense of achievement Monica Galetti feels about owning her first restaurant, what it’s like working with her husband, and the different ways in which Masterchef has changed her life.

Are you the restaurant owner?

Click here for Links & Logos

Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Chancery Lane Tube Station 485m

Russell Square Tube Station 513m

Address

Address: 19 Great James Street , London WC1N 3ES

Area: Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Opening times

Mon-Fri 11am-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

The Cochrane Theatre 345m

Gray's Inn 443m

Details

Telephone: 020 7405 1384

Website:

Cuisine: Pubs

Food & Drink:

Service:

Atmosphere:

Value: