Please let us know and email in your suggestions for ales you would like to enjoy in The Market Tavern, Atherstone.

We aim to serve you the very best cask ales on our 6 ever changing guest and permanent handpulls.

The Market Tavern At Atherstone is a traditional real ale pub overlooking the town square and church with 6 cask ales always available including a guest ale from other brewers. There is outside seating to the front overlooking The Square which catches the sun in the late afternoon/early evening. The morning and afternoon sun shines in the Beer garden and terrace at the rear which includes a Smoking area.

With cosy real fires in winter, and our friendly atmosphere you can enjoy your pint. Filled rolls and snacks along with tea and coffee are served.


The Market Tavern was a sixteenth century ale house, a grade two listed building that had been known as the Cricketers. It had been taken over by the Pubmaster chain and renamed the Market Tavern in about 1997. After just one year, the pub closed and was left in disrepair until it was spotted by The Warwickshire Beer Co. and was sympathetically refurbished and became their first public house in 1991.

The Warwickshire Beer Co. ran the Market Tavern themselves for two and half years winning the CAMRA Local Branch pub of the year 2002.

We have just completed a substantial new makeover of the pub which adds to the charm and atmosphere that is enjoyed in what was our first tap house.


  • Weekly Guest Ales
  • Annual Classic Car Event – Sept ’15 http://www.atherstonemotorshow.org.uk/2.html
  • Regular Morris Dancing
  • Beer Festivals twice yearly
  • Hunt Meet on Square on Boxing Day or New Year
  • Dickens Night
  • Summer in The Square – Fun Day

Market Tavern
21 Market Street

Tel: 01926 450747 (Brewery phone no. as no landline at pub)

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Thetavern1et

Opening Times: 12pm – 12am daily

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