Welcome To The Harrow Road Café, a Rugby Tradition Since The 1880’s!

Managers Tanya Dillard and Hope Hunter welcome you to the newly remodeled Harrow Road Cafe. You can also get news at the Harrow Road Cafe Facebook page.

Now Open Seven Days A Week

Monday-Thursday, 11am-4pm
Friday & Saturday, 8:30am-4pm; 5pm-9pm
Sunday: 8:30am-4pm

All Times Eastern

New Look, New Menu

At the end of the 2015 season, we made the decision to close the Harrow Road Café for some much needed repairs.The café needed a new roof and HVAC system. Several major pieces of kitchen equipment needed repairs. The café, built in 1985, was starting to show its age.

So we used the closing as an opportunity—to take a look at every aspect of café operations and look for ways that we could do things better. We conducted a survey of Rugby residents, visitors, citizens of Morgan, Scott, and Fentress County, and anyone else who wanted to participate.

We received more than 350 responses—the most of any survey conducted by Historic Rugby. And respondents told us many things.

We took this information and began crafting an all-new plan for café operations. We reopened this Spring with whole new look and a new menu that focuses on fresh ingredients, creative new food ideas, and all of your traditional Rugby favorites.

Our staff works with local farms to create some true farm-to-table creations. There’s a new emphasis on customer care and service, with staff that is not only trained in food, but in the history and traditions of Rugby itself. The café is a focal point of village activity, and the menu offers new choices for hikers wanting a “to-go” meal for the day, and for residents and locals who just want to drop in and catch up on village news. We still have our English favorites–fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and bangers and mash–plus plenty of daily specials.

Come join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Click here to see our new menus.



From THE RUGBEIAN Newspaper, 1882

“A café has been started in Harrow Road by a couple of enterprising young Englishmen and meals can be obtained there any time between the hours of 8am and 10pm. They have a long and varied list of comestibles and are likely to drive a roaring trade.”

We offer a full menu featuring British specialties and American favorites, as well as home-made desserts! Also available is a selection of wines and ales-several by way of the British Isles.

Come by and enjoy a good meal and convivial company!

Please call 423-628-2350 or contact us for more information









Historic Rugby is open seven days a week through October 30.

Visitor Centre

Monday-Wednesday: Open 11am. Tours at Noon and 2pm
Thursday-Saturday: Open 10am. Tours at 10am, Noon, 2pm, 4pm
Sunday: Open Noon. Tours at Noon, 1:30pm and 3pm.

Rugby Commissary

Monday-Wednesday: 11am-4pm
Thursday-Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: Noon-6pm

Harrow Road Cafe

Monday-Thursday, 11am-4pm.
Friday & Saturday, 8:30am-4pm; 5pm-9pm
Sunday 8:30am-4pm.

All times Eastern.

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