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The Dun Cow in Dunchurch

The Dun Cow in Dunchurch is a country pub and restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.  Get cosy by our roaring log-fire, or make the best of the British summertime by eating alfresco in our pretty beer garden. 

The Dun Cow is named after a local myth. Legend has it that the Dun Cow was a "monstrous beast four yards high and six yards long" which provided milk to the locals. A witch made it go on a murderous rampage until it was slain by Guy, Earl of Warwick. In 1605, the Gunpowder Plotters also stayed in Dunchurch. 

The Dun Cow also boasts a 16 bedroom Innkeeper's Lodge, welcoming both locals and travellers alike who use us a base to explore Rugby, Daventry and Lutterworth. The picturesque village has been declared a conservation area as it has many beautiful buildings of historic interest. We also welcome business and leisure travellers to enjoy some of the best bedrooms and accommodation in Warwickshire. Dunchurch, many times 'Best Kept Village of the Year', is a designated conservation area. At its heart is The Dun Cow whose past guests include Dam Buster Group Captain Guy Gibson and the poet Longfellow.

Opening times

Our standard opening times are below but we may open earlier on certain days depending on local demand so please do call us to check if you would like to visit us before midday. Monday to Saturday 12pm to 11pm. Sundays 12pm to 10.30pm.



The Green, Dunchurch, Rugby, CV22 6NJ


Bar and lounge /Breakfast available / Children welcome / Family friendly / Garden on-site / Groups welcome / Parking on-site / Restaurant / Wi-Fi available


01788 810305




Located off The Green, Dunchurch, Rugby, CV22 6NJ