Jolly Brewers, Rugby - Updated

By Matthew Blood
Posted: 20/02/2010

New Real Ale pub - Jolly Brewer, Rugby


The Jolly Brewer is a pub you must visit.  The pub, formerly the Clifton Inn, opposite Winfield Park has now re-opened under the Warwickshire Brewery and under the guidance of seasoned manger and beer aficionado Jason Giles.


Many of you won't have visited the Clifton Inn but should visit the Jolly Brewer because it is simply a great boozer.  The choice of beer is wide and the quality exceptional.  The choice available at the time of writing was Warwickshire, Darling Buds (4%), Kingmaker (5.5%) and Ball Stitcher (5%), I had just missed Titanic Anchor.


The pub itself is easy walking distance from Rugby Town Centre, it took me no more than about 5 – 10 minutes.  The interior is traditional and extremely spacious with jukebox, wide screen televisions with Sky Sports and a quiet area for those who simply want to reflect with a good pint; or if you want lively discussion the friendly locals are sure to oblige, whether it be about the live football or rugby or headlines of the day.


The space also allows for darts and pool.  Jason tells me that whilst the kitchen isn't yet up to scratch there are plans to refit the kitchen soon so traditional pub grub will soon be served – I suggest you keep an eye on Jolly Brewers' Facebook (the site is currently under the old name of the Clifton Inn), why not take your laptop along and take advantage of the free Wi-Fi access.


The pub also boasts generous car parking and two beer gardens, one at the back and the other at the front.  I hope readers of Inn Touch make the effort to visit the Jolly Brewer to experience the hard work that Jason and his team have put in to turn the pub around and make it a great real ale pub.


The full address is Jolly Brewer 343 Clifton Road, Rugby. CV21 3QZ