The Rugby Tavern
The Rugby Tavern
The Rugby Tavern
Book a table

Call The Rugby Tavern to make a booking on:

or visit their website

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.

Good to know

Cuisines
Pubs

Location for The Rugby Tavern

19 Great James Street, London, WC1N 3ES

020 7405 1384

Website

Opening Times

Mon-Fri 11am-11pm

Reviews of The Rugby Tavern

Share your thoughts with other diners

Write a review

Other restaurants near The Rugby Tavern

Check availability
Back to restaurant
Complete your booking

You are requesting to book The Rugby Tavern for people on at .


Select a special offer

These offers are optional, and there's no commitment.


Error adding booking details, please try later.

First Name is required field
Last Name is required field
Email Address is required field
Phone Number is required field
Diner First Name is required field
Diner Last Name is required field

By clicking 'complete booking' you agree to the SquareMeal User Agreement