Join Historic Rugby as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 15th, with a Pub night dinner at the Harrow Road Cafe.



Our Special Pub Night Menu will consist of:


Spinach and Artichoke Dip:  $5.99
“Bollocks” Mozzarella Sticks: $4.99
Loaded Potato Skins w/ cheese and bacon bits: $4.99


All served with choice of soup or salad
Soup: Brotchan Roy: A traditional (an ancient) Irish Leek and Oatmeal Soup


Corn Beef and Cabbage: Slow Roasted Corn Beef and Cabbage served with Potatoes, and Carrots  (7.99)


St. Patty’s Shepherd’s Pie: A true Irish take on our Harrow Road classic- roasted leg of lamb with gravy and roasted vegetables, covered with mashed potatoes
and cheese (9.99)


Fish and Chips: Another special holiday take on one of our other Harrow Road classics- hand beer battered cod filets fried and served with hand cut chips and cole slaw (8.99)


A surprise St. Patty’s Dessert, our usual sampling of homemade desserts, and beer and wine specials will also be available for purchase.


All menu items are ala carte, gratuity and tax not included.  Reservations are requested.




The current Harrow Road Cafe e-mail newsletter is available below!

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for the current lunch and dinner specials. And, don’t forget, we are still featuring live music on Friday nights!



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Now Taking Reservations for Christmas Dinner
Dear Jane,
Yes, we know Thanksgiving has not yet past, but reservations are now being taken for Historic Rugby’s Annual Christmas Dinner. This Rugby tradition will be held as part of our larger Christmas celebration Christmas at Rugby on December 14, 2013.
This Year’s Menu 
 Spinach and Artichoke Dip Bread Bowl
Cranberry Champagne (limit 2/person)
Creamy Tomato
Main Course:
Choice of Roasted Goose Breast w/ caramelized apples
OR Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon
  Asparagus, New Potatoes with Pearl Onions, Fried Corn
and Famous Harrow Road Spoon Rolls
Choice of Plum Pudding or Traditional Apple Stack Cake
Price for this 4 course meal is $29/person and includes 1 glass of wine or bottle of beer, and soft drinks of choice.  Additional alcoholic beverages are extra.

Seatings for dinner will be at 5:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. EST.  
Reservations are Required. 
Make your reservations by calling 423-628-2441 or emailing: Seatings are limited so please make reservations early.
Note: Small parties may need to be seated with others in order to allow as many people as possible to enjoy this event.
Christmas at Rugby will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST on December 14, 2013. Price for this event is: Members- $9/Adults, $4/Children, Non-members- $12/Adults, $5/children. Further details will be forth coming in our December newsletter.
And Don’t Forget…
 Thanksgiving Marketplace, Friday, November 29
On Friday, November 29, 2013, Rugby will kick off the Holiday shopping season with Thanksgiving Marketplace. The Shoppes of Rugby will be featuring a variety of artisans and crafters as well running some specials of their own. Newbury House, meanwhile, comes to life with a British Cream Tea. Price for the tea is $10, and reservations are still available for the 3:00 p.m. EST seating of the Tea, they be made by calling 423-628-2441 or
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Harrow Road Café improvements
Not only does Historic Rugby’s Café have a brand new menu, but a new cover too (seen here). November 10 brings a new schedule of hours as well: Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner Thursday-Saturday, breakfast/lunch until 4 Eastern (3 Central) Sundays. We’ll be closed Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday during the colder months. For detailed hours, CLICK HERE
Try our new ales and a nice selection of wines to accompany your meal. Drinks menu available all open days.
Find us on (under Huntsville, TN) and on Facebook under Harrow Road Café, as well as Historic Rugby. We welcome groups small or large for special occasions.
Proudly serving the Cumberland Plateau for 33 years!
Reservations: 423-628-2350 or 






Cafe serves up music, new manager


Historic Rugby marks its 33rd year of operating the Harrow Road Café with a new manager, April Griffie, (above) of Lafollette, TN.

She’s been crafting a new menu we’ll unveil shortly. Look for more British specialties, as well as favorites of the Cumberland Plateau. ”I want to make it more family focused, something for everyone with every taste – all the way from steak and seafood lovers to sandwiches,” April said.

In the meantime, come by for breakfast or lunch (daily) and dinner (Thursday-Saturday). Friday nights are no-cover live music:

Oct. 4th:    Robin & The Girls
Oct. 11th:  3-D Dulcimers
Oct. 18th:  Gerald Hanwright
Oct. 25th:  Gerald Hanwright


Help us celebrate a third of a century of great food & friendly service!



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August at the Harrow Road….
This month the Harrow Road Cafe continues our summer line-up of ongoing entertainment and fun!!!
Barbara Carnicelli
Friday Night Music
As usual the cafe will offer weekly entertainment from a variety of musical acts. Notable this month will be Barbara Carnicelli, a Flordia resident and Jamestown, TN native, who will be joining us for a special once-a-year performance.
This month’s complete line-up is:
August 9- 3-D Dulcimers
August 16- Butch and Doug
August 23- Gerald Hanwright
August 30- Barbara Carnicelli
As always music starts at 6 and goes until 9 (5-8 p.m. Central). Dinner Specials offered weekly.

Bingo Nights Bring Winners …
The Harrow Road will continue our monthly Bingo Nights this month on Wednesday August 21. Bingo Starts at 6 (5 Central). The cost of play is simply purchase of at least one beverage or food item. We’ll have a special Bingo Night Appetizer and Light Fare menu, and as always wine and ale will be available for purchase. Remember, it’s white elephant style so bring an item to add to the prizes!
We're saving a table for you!
We’re saving a table for you!.

Special Café Hours for
Cumberland Byway Meetings
The Alliance for the Cumberlands is sponsoring the new Cumberland Historic Byway Corridor project. And they’re using Rugby as their home base for planning! Public meetings will be held here in Rugby at the Community Building on Monday August 19, Wednesday August 21, and Thursday August 22. The Harrow Road will be open until 7 p.m./6 Central on Monday the 19th and Wednesday the 22nd for anyone who wants to grab dinner before attending the meetings. That Thursday, as always, closing is 8 p.m./7 Central.
For full details on the Cumberland Historic Byway visit:

The Harrow Road Cafe is open:
Monday-Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m./10-3 Central
Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8:00 p.m./10-7 Central
Friday and Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m./7:30-8 Central
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m./7:30-2 Central
Breakfast is occasionally available Monday-Thursday based on lodging bookings. Be sure to check our Facebook page or give us a call to find out about special breakfast openings or to make group reservations for lunch or dinner: 423-628-2350
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Note: Our new website is up and running, so be sure to refresh your browser to see the full site!

Upcoming Events at
Historic Rugby
August 11- Appalachian
    Writers Series-Alex Bledsoe. 3 p.m./2 Central
August 24- British Car Show
9-3/8-2 Central
September 21- Appalachian
      Heritage Day

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  Harrow Road Cafe’s July
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Dear Friends,
Rugby’s Harrow Road Café is in cool summertime mode. Have lunch (daily) with us. Drop in for dinner (Thursdays ’til 8/7 Central; Fri/Sat ’til 9/8 Central). We’ll serve up some great food, and offer wines & ales not usually available in our scenic section of Tennessee. Don’t forget festive Fridays for music. We’d love to see you! Call 423-628-2441 or 423-628-2350 for group/party reservations. Cheers!
Rugby's own Gerald Hanwright
Music Friday Nights

No cover to hear from some fine regional talent of all types. Music in the West Dining Room on Fridays runs from 6:30-8:30 (5:30-7:30 Central).The Café serves until 9 Eastern Fridays & Saturdays..July music lineup…

July 12 – Gerald Hanwright
July 19 – Wayne Rogers & Victory Bluegrass
July 26 – 3-D Dulcimers
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New Wines & Ale, Specials

The Cafe has daily lunch & dinner specials. Our menu is also full of great items, from British-style Shepherd’s Pie to comforting Steaks, Fried Shrimp or Baked Tilapia.New on the Beverage Menu…  We now have Abbey Ale from Cooperstown, N.Y., just $5. New wines include 2 from New Zealand, “Beach House” red or white. (Red’s 75% shiraz, 20% mourvedre & 5% viognier. White’s 80% sauvignon blanc & 20% Semillon.) Also, a new California merlot from Barefoot. All make a fine meal even better!

Abbey Ale, Cooperstown, NY
NEW: Abbey Ale, 12 oz.
NY Strip Steak, 1 of many specials
NY Strip Steak, a special
Bingo at the Harrow Road Cafe!
Bingo? White Elephant style!
Something new this month: White Elephant Bingo, Saturday night, July 27, 6:30/5:30 Central. Bring some luck & an item from home for a prize contribution. We’ll supply cards & markers. Players may have dinner, but at least need to buy one drink of some sort. Try this fun night away from the same old thing!

Historic Rugby 
 5517 Rugby Hwy. 
P.O. Box 8 Rugby  TN 37733