I’ve been to this pub a few times before over the years and it’s an intriguing building with a rich heritage. It takes its name from Alderman Thomas Rigby, a businessman who made his fortune through pubs and hotels.
The service was excellent and although I was initially a little unexcited by the beer options, I opted for the Nene Valley Brewery’s Dicks’s Extraordinary Bitter (DXB). The ratings for those beer aren’t great, but I thought it was well above average, a malty beer with a rich flavour.
The back room of the pub which had some character to it, although the television did perhaps get a bit in the way of the whole atmosphere of the room. This pub is listed in the Good Beer Guide, and it’s another entry which I, for what it’s worth, think is entirely justified.