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The Squirrel Inn (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Merry Miner - Cap LampExcellent1
Dow Bridge - Legion (previously 3.9%)Excellent1
Dow Bridge - AcrisGood1
Dow Bridge - CenturionAcceptable1
Marston's - PedigreeUndrinkable1
Jennings - BitterNot Tried0
Ringwood - RazorbackNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - AugustinianNot Tried0
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
Dow Bridge - Imperial StoutNot Tried0

Visits Details

28 Mar 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A rarity now - a pub with long standing traditional licensees. Immediate feeling of inclusivity and mandatory conversation.
Dow Bridge - Acris3.80Good
Marston's - Pedigree4.50UndrinkableAwful with caramel off taste and smell. Just left most of it and skedaddled
Dow Bridge - Imperial Stout4.90Not Tried
28 Oct 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. As a pub should be with warm welcome and immediate inclusivity for strangers.
Dow Bridge - Legion (previously 3.9%)4.10ExcellentPreviously 3.9% now 4.1%
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Augustinian4.50Not Tried
Jennings - Bitter3.50Not Tried
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10Not Tried
19 Oct 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Quick visit on way to railway station. Despite the diminutive size of this endearing pub, a band was getting ready to perform.
Dow Bridge - Centurion4.00AcceptableAmber-coloured and fruity. Apple taste that I didn’t think was meant to be there.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Jennings - Bitter3.50Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
06 Jul 2013 (Nick Willis)
Very friendly landlady. Not all beers noted.
Merry Miner - Cap Lamp4.20Excellent

About The Squirrel Inn

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3PU.

This traditional, former Marston's, free trade house has a warm welcome and real fire in winter, and provides the atmosphere to enjoy the changing guest ales, including a LocAle (usually Dow Bridge). Live acoustic music forms a large part of the weekly calendar of events. This 18th century building is one of the oldest in Rugby. Now a single room pub it was originally three tiny rooms and the boundaries are still clearly evident. Low ceiling adds to the feeling of cosiness. 6 handpumps sell 4 real ales and usually 2 ciders.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CV21 3PU