On Weekends, Enjoy Great Food, Shopping, Hiking, Historic Lodging, Even Book Groups For Special Events

Historic Rugby is offering special winter hours for 2017. This year, the Harrow Road Cafe and the Rugby Commissary will be open for weekend hours from January through March.

Harrow Road Cafe

Winter Hours:
Friday & Saturday, 8:30am-4pm; 5pm-9pm
Sunday: 8:30am-6pm
All Times Eastern

Enjoy great English and American food at the Harrow Road Cafe, which features appetizers, daily specials, burgers, and amazing desserts.

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.

We did a thorough remodel and reopened 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.

In addition, the Cafe also offers a full drink menu, including cocktails, wines from around the world, and high-gravity ales. One dining area also features a large-screen television that can be used for meetings and presentations. And we can open special hours for groups that reserve in advance. Call 423-628-2441 for more details.

Come join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Rugby Commissary

Winter Hours:
Saturday: 11am to 5pm
Sunday:   Noon to 5pm
All times Eastern

The Rugby Commissary is anything but common.

“I have seen the David/Seen the Mona Lisa, too/And I have heard Doc Watson play ‘Columbus Stockade Blues.’” Master songwriter and storyteller Guy Clark summed it up: there are priceless treasures in all cultures.

And we’re lucky enough to showcase many of them in our Historic Rugby Commissary.

You’ll find imported foods and other goods from the British Isles. And you’ll discover remarkable artisan craftwork gathered from our own Appalachia—things you won’t see anywhere else.

Like handmade jewelry from craftspeople ranging in age from 16 to their 60s.. Or quilts made by hand that are more precise than any machine. Or toys that are simple but continue to entertain generation after generation, delighting children and rekindling fond memories in adults.

Part of our mission is to support our community with jobs and outlets for locally-made goods. Our commissary does this. But it also helps share the cultures that, combined, have made where we all live so rich.

That’s no common thing.

Our commissary supports artists within a 100 mile radius of Historic Rugby by offering a venue to showcase their merchandise. If you’d like to know more about placing your goods in our store, click here.

Rugby Lodging

Lodging in Pioneer Cottage and Percy Cottage is available throughout the winter.  Reserve Lodging Now:  423/628-2441 or visit our reservations page.