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Discover Rugby

a celebration of our unique town centre


We invite you to Discover Rugby, an attractive market town centre steeped in history and heritage. Rugby offers a unique and individual mix of businesses which are featured in this guide. We feel we need to shout about our different and eclectic offer so here it is! Its diversity sets it apart from the larger towns, our independent shops and businesses offer something different to customers, fantastic customer service, quality brands, that special service or item that is not available in chain stores – in other words , “Not On The High Street”. We hope you enjoy reading this brochure and keep it for future reference when you want to seek out something different – that special present, a gorgeous handbag, a fashion item that makes you feel great, a beautiful addition to your home or a fabulous treatment from one of the many hair and beauty salons that Rugby has to offer – or maybe chill out with a special treat in one of the local restaurants or coffee shops. So pour yourself a glass of wine or cup of coffee and take some time out to see what we have on offer – we know you will read Discover Rugby and be amazed and surprised at the wealth of choice and quality right on your doorstep!

Discover Rugby! With thanks to... Leanne Gilroy - - for the gorgeous painting on our cover. Jamie Gray Photography- Caroline Smith - and not forgetting... Kizzie the Border Collie who was happy to pose for photos!


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Contents Brands

About us Retail

How to find us Food & Drink

Health & Beauty Local Services

Did you know?

Summersault has an amazing delicatessen attached to its restaurant supplying artisan goodies for your dinner party or picnic.

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Independent Shopping

This brochure is all about celebrating Rugby’s unique and independent businesses. Many of these are situated in Regent Street, Albert Street, Bank Street and Castle Street, where the beautiful historic architecture and shop fronts give shopping a unique feel!

Support Your Local Independents

The results of research about the value of £1 spent locally are compelling, sufficient to convince most people that when they shop locally they are genuinely having a positive impact on their community! For every £1 spent locally around 50p -70p of that money recirculates back into the local economy. For the same £1 spent out of town or online only 5p trickles back to the local community. When people appreciate the impact that their choice of where to spend can have, we believe that more people will make more effort to spend more with local independent businesses.

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Abraxas Cookshop Regent Street T: 01788 575111

Castle Street 07711 591669 or 07792 297779

A fabulous cookshop and china shop stocking Emma Bridgewater, KitchenAid, Magimix and more

Crafting and scrapbooking run by crafters for crafters.

Carvells Electrical

Eliza Doolittle

Bank Street 01788 541341

A family business with a huge range of electrical products and appliances offering the best personal service.

Christian Bookshop Castle Street 01788 542852

Established for over 40 years, bibles, books, DVDs, gifts and cards.

Curtains by Design Albert Street 01788 543688 Made to measure curtains, soft furnishings and fabrics.


Dragon’s Paper Craft

Albert Street 01788 570555

A gorgeous selection of baby and children’s wear from birth to 13 years including a wonderful range of exclusive christening wear, stunning flower girl dresses and for the boys, jacket and waistcoat suits.


Clifton Road 01788 579476 Award winning outdoor shop that specialises in equipment for all of life’s little adventures. We stock Northface, Berghaus, Merrell, Barbour, Jack Wolfskin and Brasher.


St Matthews Street 01788 573341 An old fashioned firm who work with old fashioned principals. Main brands are Hotpoint, Indesit, Cannon, Bosch, Seamens, Neff, Zanussi, Electrolux, AEG, LEC, Belling, Stoves, New World, Liebherr, Hoover and Blomberg.

Retail Our guide gives a flavour of what Rugby town centre has to offer as it would be impossible to include every business - come and visit and see for yourself! Churchside Arcade , off Little Church Street, houses a gorgeous gallery of individual shops……..Mirror Mirror Dress Agency, Florence Bridal , Make My Day Events and more . Visit Papillon Café for coffee or lunch .

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Did you know?

Etcetera is one of the largest independent stockists of Radley bags and accessories in Warwickshire!

Railway Terrace 01788 576152 From corals and critters, marine fish and more! Tropical fish and aquariums.


Florence Bridal

Stockists of Radley, Orla Keily bags and purses, Nica and Kipling bags, Masai Clothing, Jellycat, gorgeous handmade cards and unique gifts.

Gorgeous bridal gowns in sizes 6 to 36 with a variety of sample sizes to fit everyone. Bridesmaids and flower girl dresses and accessories including veils, boleros, headpieces and sashes.

Exposure Clothing

Flowers by Pauline

Church Street 01788 541321

Regent Street 01788 546446

A family run independent retailer established 1998, we offer mens and ladies clothing, footwear and accessories and are proud to stock some of the leading British heritage and lifestyle brands.

We specialise in bouquets, hand tied arrangements, designer wedding flowers and funeral displays.

Fast Stitch

Garden Gate Flowers

Regent Street 01788 570444

North Street 01788 878121

Clothing alteration shop where our trained seamstress can help you with most types of alterations.


Fish Tank

Churchside Arcade 01788 877430

Regent Street 01788 567488

A fresh and innovative flower shop on the beautiful Jubilee Gardens in the heart of Old Rugby Town. Flowers, events, local deliveries, workshops and we serve coffee too!

Church Street 01788 572103

George Myers has been creating elegant jewellery and silverware since 1970. A master craftsman, he uses traditional techniques and favours unusual cut stones and intricate designs of yesteryear.

House of Cards Chapel Street 01788 877010

Stockists of cards, gifts, candles and scarves. Also delicious Belgian chocolates.

Goodie Two Shoes

Hunts Bookshop

Fancy dress hire and buy, dance shoes and costumes and much more.

Rugby’s oldest established bookshop with very knowledgeable staff!


Jeans Flowers

Established 183 years, men’s clothing shop, classic suits, made to measure and off the peg. We also hire jackets, trousers, shirts, suits and coats.

Specialists in inspirational floral designs including beautifully wrapped bouquets, bespoke wedding flowers and funeral tributes.

Hope Clothing Ltd

J Parriss Jewellers

Cutting edge fashion. Leading stockist of Ted Baker.

Established over 150 years we offer a traditional service with trusted and knowledgeable staff to help you make that special purchase. Diamond jewellery, natural gem set rings ,bracelets, clocks and watches, silverware, crystal and handbags.

Albert Street 01788 567866

Sheep Street 01788 542525

Sheep Street 01788 571995


George Myers Jewellers

High Street 01788 573661

Castle Street 01788 550502

Regent Street 01788 542671



Joto Hobbies

Lawrence Sherriff Street 01788 562372 Games and toy store filled from floor to ceiling with modelling kits, board games, Scalextrix, Airfix and Hornby.

Make My Day Events Churchside Arcade 07535 682040

Churchside Arcade, Little Church St 01788 578820 New and immaculate ‘once worn’ special occasion outfits from the labels you love at prices you will adore!

Mo’s Fabrics and Dance St Matthews Street 01788 540930

A wedding and events company that work with many suppliers to make your special occasion unique. We provide bespoke items including stationery, cakes, flowers, chair sashes, centrepieces and much more.

We stock a massive range of dress fabrics, fur, felt, net, satins and fleeces. Also a large selection of haberdashery for dressmaking, embroidery, cross stitch and crafting.

M & M Jewellery

Niki Lu’s

Sheep Street 01788 569641

M & M Jewellers is a well established, traditional family jewellers with over 34 years experience. Wedding and engagement specialists. Stockists of Kit Heath, Nomination and Chamilia.

Michael Hill Goldsmiths Bank Street 01788 561576

Bespoke jewellery and special items made to order.


Mirror Mirror Dress Agency

Bank Street 01788 573502

Rugby’s premiere shop for children’s and ladies shoes and boots. Expert fitting and advice.

Purple Rose Lingerie Regent Street 01788 878557

Free fitting service, friendly, relaxing environment. Range includes Charnos, Chantelle and Passionata.

Rugby Electrical

Jewellery, watches, repairs and quality second-hand jewellery.

Long established local business selling a massive range of lighting, bulbs and accessories with good old-fashioned customer service.

Sheep Street 01788 544094

Did you know?

Arthur George Salter purchased the menswear business from Mrs. Griffin on 28th January 1885 at a cost of ÂŁ560, 4 shillings and 10 pennies!

Church Street 01788 542331

Rugby Tool Box High Street 01788 576493

Great value products in tools, ironmongery, gardening, decorating and more. We offer good advice and old fashioned, personal service.


The School Wear Centre

Salters menswear has been on Rugby High Street for over 130 years. While long established we are also forward looking, stocking quality menswear with an eye to fashion and style. Our formal suit hire department caters for weddings, evening and proms.

We carry a large selection of embroidered school uniform for schools in Rugby and offer an excellent service measuring students and sourcing the correct items for the relevant school.


Shadow Games

At SASS we pride ourselves on stocking a stunning and unique collection of clothing and accessories. We offer a warm and welcoming environment where style advice is always on hand.

Specialists in board games, card games, miniature games, collectable card games/trading card games and regular table top gaming events like Dungeons & Dragons encounters, Board Games Nights and Friday Night Magic.

High Street 01788 542629

Regent Street


Regent Jewellers

High Street 01788 542202

Church Street 01788 570 056



Shoo Biz

Churchside Arcade, Little Church St 01788 570220 Fashion and accessory shop with a large selection of French Sole footwear.

Smoke no Smoke Regent Place 01788 579088

Specialist alternative electronic cigarette retailer offering genuine branded products at fantastic prices with excellent customer service, retailing the best e-liquids in the UK.

Open since 1993, Terracotta is known for its diverse and individual women’s style


Bank Street 01788 570076 We offer stylish, individual clothing at affordable prices. Our service and advice is 5 star. Our beautiful store offers a relaxing environment to shop and enjoy the experience.

Sounds Music Shop

That’s Shoe Business

Church Street 01788 535020

Market Place 01788 879793

Instruments and equipment to suit all budgets from beginners to gigging musicians. Sheet music in stock and to order. Rugby’s only music shop!

Shoe repairs, key cutting, trophies and engraving, pet tags, watch straps and hip flasks.

Tarratt Jewellers

Titu Boutique

A jeweller of distinction stocking Rolex, Cartier, Omega and diamonds of the finest quality

Titu is a family owned business offering great customer service. We stock Thomas Sabo, Ti Sento, Hot Diamonds, Bering watches and Fossil bags and purses.

Regent Street 01788 542370


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Clock Towers 01788 568093

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Vanilla Giftware Albert Street 01788 573303

Fantastic selection of design-led jewellery, gifts, scarves and greeting cards.


Albert Street 01788 573303 Vintage V is a fabulous new store by Vanilla of eclectic vintage finds and quality hand painted occasional furniture. We carry homeware accessories by Nkuku and have new stock arriving weekly! Anna Lorimer art and framing is upstairs at Vintage V .

World of Difference High Street 01788 579191

Rugby’s Fair Trade shop since 1981. Supporting producers from all over the world.

As well as our fantastic range of unique shops, Rugby town centre can also offer plenty of easy parking and is close to the main train lines and the Midlands motorway network. There is parking in Rugby for as little as £1.30 for 3 hours, John Barford car park is nearest to the independent quarter and there are often free parking initiatives available at


Wild and Free Organics

Bank Street 01788 570 400 A family owned business trading in Rugby since 2003. Stocking organic fresh fruit and vegetables from local growers. Registered with the Soil Association as retailers of organic produce.

The Workman Churchside Arcade 01788 542142

Suppliers of a large range of uniforms and workwear for trades, restaurants and office including PPE, boots, hi-vis, hard hats.

Webb Ellis Shop and Museum

St Matthews Street 01788 567777 A small museum located less than100 yards from where the game began. Match balls have been hand stitched on this site for over 180 years. A wealth of rugby memorabilia for the rugby enthusiast.

Webb Ellis Uniform Shop St Matthews Street 01788 567777

An Aladdins cave for any sports enthusiast; specialising in rugby, hockey, swimming and running. Offering gait analysis and expert advice for all your sporting needs. We are also Rugby’s largest supplier of school uniform supplying over 20 of Rugby’s schools and providing an expert fitting service.






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The Alexandra Arms James Street 01788 578660

The Alex has previously won Rugby Camra pub of the year on seven occasions and is well renowned for the selection and quality of its real ales. Ideal for a quiet drink or a meal from the extensive lunchtime menu.

Brookes Restaurant Bank Street 01788 552202

We offer a large range of fresh cooked foods, all-day breakfasts, and homemade scones from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday. A friendly environment and waitressing service. Children welcome, high chairs and children’s menus available.

The Bank

Bank Street 01788 536317 The Bank, once a run-down old cinema has been re-invented and transformed into a unique eating, drinking and entertainment venue, mixing contemporary and classic surroundings.

The Bull

Sheep Street 01788 543023 The Bull is a traditional style pub that has been here for centuries, we open at 10am daily and close well after the sun has gone down and offer a great selection of food and drink.


Café Coco Chapel Street 01788 336754

A traditional café offering a range of drinks and snacks.

Café Vin Cinq

High Street 01788 541304 Multi-award winning, charming and atmospheric French style restaurant, specialising in freshly prepared, (organic where possible), dishes, using locally supplied, and seasonal ingredients.

Caffé Vita

High Street 01788 570201 Serving classic Italian food in Rugby. Coffee, antipasto, baguettes, crepes, panini, Italian breads and much more.

Delish-Kitchen Bank Street 01788 547133

We only use the best fresh and local produce to create incredible meals, including homemade burgers, pies, tarts and breakfast. We also serve coffee and sumptuous cake.

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Eastfield Place 01788 550222 This brasserie style restaurant offers modern British and European cuisine with an emphasis on quality seasonal produce. The beautiful walled garden offers a retreat from the busy town centre during the summer months.

The fabulous real ale pub, The Merchants Inn , paint the outside of their pub every year with the theme of the beer festival!

Kunis Café & Comics

Merchants Inn

Kuni’s coffee offers a new take on the traditional coffee shop. It blends coffee and refreshment with a retail section offering a range of popular culture merchandise. Comics, Manga, DVDs, t-shirts, candy and more.

Award winning traditional pub serving real ale from nine hand pumps, with a large selection of Belgian beers, fine wines and great food with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

La Casa Loco

On the Rocks at Quigleys

High Street 01788 572126

Churchside Arcade 01788 565756

La Casa Loco offers genuine home cooked Mexican and Cajun cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Please check our website for menus and online booking.

Little Church Street 01788 571119

Albert Street 07821 416619 Quigleys Bar has music four nights a week and all sporting events shown on SKY. The restaurant serves ‘Steak-ona-Stone’

La Margherita


A family owned restaurant that relies on serving good honest food, cooked from fresh ingredients, with classical French techniques and interesting flavour combinations from all areas of the Mediterranean.

The house speciality is a scrumptious hot chocolate, made from Belgian chocolate beans. Our individually made milkshakes are from a selection of Cadbury and Nestle chocolate and the current best seller, Oreo Milkshake!

Church Street 01788 550289


Did you know?

Churchside Arcade 07728 541096

Food & Drink

Did you know? This Grade II listed building was originally built as a department store and still retains one of the earliest examples of shop front glazing in the country.


Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Rugby Tap

St Matthews Street 01788 576767 A specialist drinks store and adjoining Micropub focusing on a large range of locally brewed bottled and draught ales to drink in or take home. Wines, Whiskies and niche spirits also stocked.

Step into the welcoming St Andrew’s Church Cafe. The Cafe is open Monday to Saturday, 10 till 2pm. Enjoy a soup lunch with roll, good quality filter coffee and traditional tea in a teapot! A delicious selection of home made cakes are also available.

Style Bar

The Rugby Hotel

North Street 01788 547777

A 3 storey bar and club set in a beautiful grade 2 listed townhouse. Purveyors of delicious cocktails, craft beers and good times!

Did you know?

Summersault is part of the Victorian Boots the Chemist shop, built in the early 20th century and a model of Victorian opulence .


High Street 01788 543223 A unique and atmospheric restaurant and coffee house where everything is cooked in house using organic, meatfree ingredients to produce real food and drink. Summersault’s excellent reputation for good food has been developed since 1989.


St. Andrews Church Café 01788 565609

Sheep Street 01788 573244

Ideally positioned in the middle of Rugby Town Centre, right next to the famous Rugby School. Opened in the 18th century as a Georgian coaching inn now fully modernised to cater for the most discerning traveller.

The Stottie Shop Regent Street 01788 578123

Hot and cold sandwiches, Paninis, soup, take away or eat in. We also cater for events and deliver too.

The Squirrel Inn Church Street 01788 544154

This traditional freetrade house has a warm welcome and real fire in winter, and provides the atmosphere to enjoy the guest ales.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink Did you know?

The market has been trading in Rugby under Royal Charter since 1235. We also have a Farmers Market which takes place on the last Thursday of each month


Food & Drink

Asian Cuisine

Rugby has a wide variety of restaurants serving Asian cuisine, a selection are listed below. Bombay Tandoori & Balti Church Street 01788 550101

Herbs & Spice Thai Restaurant Henry Street 01788 537735

Marharaja Restaurant Albert Street 01788 542714

Masala Lounge Castle Street 01788 542326

Thai Orchid

Sheep Street 01788 569525

Titash International Balti Restaurant Church Street 01788 574433

Regent Chinese Restaurant Church Street 01788 561242


Albert Street 01788 544882


Gray Opticians

A family run business whose aim is to create a wonderful salon and day spa where you can relax and unwind and forget your worries and cares while their helpful and friendly staff cocoon you in all their beauty treatments.

Gray Opticians is a friendly independent opticians practice which has been serving the people of Rugby for over 60 years.

Regent Street 01788 569111

Blackham Opticians Albert Street 01788 574318

As the longest established opticians in Rugby, the business still uses the formula of honesty, and professionalism. They provide up to 40 minute eye examinations as standard.

Experience Hair Design Sheep Street 01788 550678

An established hair salon which has been awarded a 5* rating by the good salon guide.

Exquisite Hair Design Churchside Arcade, Little Church Street 01788 575190

Contemporary hair design by Claire in a cosy relaxed environment.

Regent Street 01788 544 948

Halsey Opticians

Health & Beauty

Beautique Maison

Regent Place 01788 575452

Reliable optical experts dedicated to caring for your vision and health. Their independence allows them to offer a comprehensive range of both frames and lenses, ensuring you get the best.

Did you know?

Klickers Hair Salon has been in business for over 25 years leading the way in cutting-edge hair design

Klickers Hair Salon Regent Street 01788 569685

A warm and friendly salon set in the heart of Rugby, offering a first class experience to all our clients.Our very experienced and passionate team will look after your hairdressing needs leaving you in no doubt that you have picked the right salon.


Health & Beauty

Knights Pharmacy


Your independent community specialists. Our vision is to provide an exceptional service for you and your family with highly trained and dedicated pharmacy teams there to help in every aspect of your well being.

Gentlemens barbers. It’s your look. Take it seriously.

Mack Hair and Beauty Sheep Street 01788 570446

Mobility and Lifestyle

We have a wealth of experience in hair and beauty. The salon has an aromatherapy beauty room with hot towels and soft lighting, shower room and spray tan booth. We use Dermalogica products, and also offer hopi ear candles, nail art and more.

Founded in 1996 and now the largest independent mobility company in the Midlands. They are clearly doing business the way business should be done, the old fashioned way in a new style!

Sheep Street 01788 542808

Clifton Road 01788 544010


One Dental

With talented stylists and a dedicated team fully trained to give you that great look you deserve, they have the knowhow to keep your style looking its best until your next appointment.

Whether it’s a wonderful smile you’re looking for or high quality preventative dental care, they will help fulfill your dental wishes and make your dental experience a pleasant one !

Meadow Clinic

Rugby Osteopathic Centre

Clifton Road 01788 543281

Regent Street 07970 748001 We provide natural solutions to your health, weight and aesthetic needs. Be a confident, happy you. Please phone us for a private consultation with our experienced aesthetic therapist.


Church Street 01788 574350

Albert Steet 01788 553999

Albert Street 01788 560646

Our team of experienced Osteopaths and Physiotherapist work to get our patients pain free as soon as possible.


Health & Beauty

Rugby Smiles Dental Clinic Church Street 01788 579577

Offering the very best in patient care and cosmetic dentistry in a warm and homely environment. Using the latest state of the art technology to give patients beautiful smiles.

Scallywags Hair Studio Regent Street 01788 546363

Albert Street 01788 543941

A family run business, we do all kinds of tattooing such as old school, new school, your design or mine, custom work or freehand. It’s a very friendly and relaxed environment.

Mr Robinsons Church Street 01788 536776

Established in 1989, many years of great customer service at competitive prices. The team look forward to welcoming all customers, old and new.

Old world gentlemen’s towel wet shaves,tribal hair tattoos, expert clipping and we stock gent’s apothecary products for beards and hair.

Sun Days Tanning

Urban Beauty

Guaranteed friendly welcome and therapists who are knowledgable and qualified. With opening hours that fit around your busy life.

Urban beauty is a perfect haven for relaxation, rejuvenation and pampering. With luxurious treatment rooms, two nail bars as well as a spray tanning booth and an IPL area.


Visible Changes

An award-winning town centre business, Supatone features the latest WBV (Whole Body Vibration) fitness technology and high-powered sunbeds.Lose inches, tone up, and improve your circulation and core stability.

A long established hair and beauty salon, providing excellent hair and beauty services in a unisex salon. Professional and friendly staff. Discounts and concessions are available for senior citizens and students.

Church Street 01788 878737

North Street 0800 488 0064


Tattoo 2000 - Ink in You

Church Street 01788 540479

Sheep Street 01788 546567

Did you know? Rugby Theatre was established in 1949 and is one of the top ten amateur theatres in the country!



Design & Print

Church Street Printers 01788 565650

(Commercial lettings & Surveyors) 01788 554455

Oxygen Graphics Ltd


01788 561991

01788 550044

Estate Agents & Surveyors

Howkins & Harrison

01788 577002

Newman Estate Agents

Amethyst Residential Lettings

Archer Bassett & Co Ltd 01788 553939

Brown & Cockerill

01788 551111


01788 550 800

Cadman Homes

01788 560905


01788 579880

Edward Knight

01788 543222

Fine & Country

01788 820062

Franklin Property Services 01788 561900


George & Company

01788 285010

01788 820000

Red Brick

01788 573008

Rose & Sargent

01788 550555


01788 574641

Thornton Robson

01788 547000

Uptown Property

01788 550664

Funeral Services

John Taylor Funeral Services 01788 540 955

Walton & Taylor Ltd 01788 543 008

Day Nurseries

Daisykins Nursery 01788 552200

Wellington Day Nurseries 01788 541331


FRS Staff Solutions 01788 422500

The Caraires Consultancy Ltd 01788 298 040



01788 579579


01788 542288

Johns Gilbert & Frankton 01788 576384

Prime & Co

01788 576289

Stephen Moore & Co Solicitors

01788 535127


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Discover Rugby 2015  

We invite you to Discover Rugby, an attractive market town centre steeped in history and heritage. Rugby offers a unique and individual mix...