- The Price of Wales (Update)
Tuesday 30 April 2019
The Prince Of Wales, in the town centre is currently being refurbished after being acquired by the Craft Union Pub Company. The company which is part of the Ei (Enterprise Inns) Group, have their roots in Preston, Lancashire. Since opening their first pub in May 2015 they have expanded rapidly and by next year they hope to have as many as 500 licensed premises.
The philosophy behind the company is an aim to put great quality pubs back at the heart of the local community. They also strongly believe pubs play a vital role in the lives of their customers. They want their pubs to be the pub of choice for locals to meet up and watch their favourite sporting events.
They tend to operate smaller pubs with a simple small food menu to accompany the sporting entertainment that is offered. At the Prince Of Wales, new signage has been erected and extensive work has been carried out internally. A peek through the window shows the small back bar has been knocked through and we believe the bar will move to a side wall.
Looking at the company’s promotional video we believe cask ales will be available, but what these may be and whether they will be actually there we cannot confirm. I’m sure we will find out sooner or later.
with thanks to Richard Potter
- Rugby Pub Of The Year 2018
Saturday 19 January 2019
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From a poll of its members, Rugby & District CAMRA is pleased to announce the Pub of the Year for 2018 is the Seven Stars, retaining the award it also won in 2017.
Situated in Albert Square, between Murray Road and the James Street Car Park, it's the nearest pub to the Railway Station, affording a great welcome to visitors to our Town.
Licensees Graham & Lisa are keen Leicester Tigers fans, and the pub reflects this with Rugby Memorabilia on the walls, as befits the Home of the Game.
The pub offers 14 handpumps and a wide-range of Real Ale, plus Cider. The beer range changes so you'll always find something new to try, with all beer styles and strengths featured.
And, on a Wednesday evening you can have pie, mash and peas with your pint for less than a tenner.
- Full Results from POTY 2018
Friday 18 January 2019
1st - The Seven Stars (34 votes)
= 2nd - Merchants Inn (15 votes)
= 2nd - The Squirrel (15 votes)
4th - The Crafty Banker (9 votes)
5th - Victoria Inn (6 votes)
6th - Rugby Tap (5 votes)
7th - Head of Steam (2 votes)
8th - White Horse (1 vote)
Total 90 votes cast