Rugby Tavern, London

Welcome to the Rugby Tavern, Bloomsbury

A traditional London local - with a tasty Thai twist…

The feel of a friendly local is all too rare in central London, but the Rugby Tavern serves up a warm and friendly atmosphere where everyone is made to feel at home.

With the pub near the British Museum, London’s theatre district and the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras, it’s a popular spot for tourists seeking a true taste of British tradition - and a regular haunt for Bloomsbury’s residents and office workers too.

Perfect for a pint, the pub boasts an excellent selection of lagers and ales, supplied by Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame. Add in more international beers, great wines, spirits and soft drinks, and you have one of the best-stocked bars in Bloomsbury. 

Promising quality as well as quantity, the Rugby Tavern features in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, and is accredited by Cask Marque for expert beer-keeping. And if it’s food you’re looking for, then the Rugby Tavern won’t disappoint on that score either.

It’s here that tradition takes a tasty twist with authentic and aromatic Thai food taking centre stage, providing a deliciously different take on the usual pub grub…

  • Our Food

    Tasty Thai food

    Savour authentic Thai fare crafted from superbly sourced ingredients,

  • Food and drink at the Rugby Tavern London

    Functions and events

    With a private function room, The Rugby Tavern is the perfect place to put on a party.

What our customers have said on TripAdvisor

Really friendly people running a traditional pub with a mixture of locals and visitors. Had one of the best pints of Guinness I've had in ages. Didn't try the food but will next time. Had some rather appetising scotch eggs and pork pies behind the counter.


I briefly popped in on Saturday afternoon and was pleasantly surprised at how welcoming the staff were, it had a country locals pub feel to it (in a good way) and this is a rare thing in Zone 1. Bartender knocked up a very delicious (and very spicy) bloody mary. Ended up chatting with the guy and girl behind the bar for over an hour. Will return.


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What our customers have said on Facebook

Although they thought my dad was me date, a top class bar with character right round the corner - made us feel very well included!

Sophie Mackenzie

Been a few times the service is top notch friendly staff and the beer is excellent.

Linda Ann

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