I first came across Rugeley when I met my ex partner who lived there.
On my first visits to the town it seemed quite a nice place, if a bit "samey" - even on my second ever visit, I noticed there were a lot of the same people walking around as on my previous visit!
In the town there are the following shops;
WH Smith (quite small and usually long queues in the afternoon!)
Morrissons (large but queues are huuuge!)
Aldi (not in the main town centre, probably 5 mins walk from the town)
Motor place (sells spares and parts, etc)
Lots of solicitors!
Boots (small but very friendly staff)
After living in Rugeley for a year or so, I found it to be very cliquey...a lot of the people have lived there all their lives and many are related so living there isnt too great, but it is a nice town for a visit.
Sunday and Monday afternoons,there are a LOT of drunk people around- weirdly this isnt teenagers, but usually older people of 40 plus!
Sunday is the drinking day in Rugeley.
There are a lot of pubs in the town, and also 3 bookmakers (william hill, ladbrokes and coral).
There is also Elmore Park, which is a decent size and has a play area for the kids, a huge lake in the middle with lots of ducks, geese and swans and also a pets corner with birds, chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs, all in aviaries.
Overall a nice town for a visit, but not one you would want to live in.
Rugeley is a very tiny town in Staffordshire and to be honest I had never even heard of it before I came and lived nearby. I didn't actually think there was much there for a while but then one lonely Saturday I decided to take a look around and what I found was that there was quite a bit there and enough to entertain my Saturday morning. It is small and it is not particularly a mad lively place but it is quite quaint and here is why.
If you follow this address you will come to a Morrisons and I have given you this address because there is a massive car park for the town there which costs around 30p and hour so not bad. Driving to Rugeley is easy as it is just off quite a main road the A51. Public transport is fine too as there are bus links and also two train stations in Rugeley so you should be able to get there.
Now let me go through a few of the things in Rugeley:
Rugeley is not huge but it still has a few shops such as WHSmith and Woolworths. There is a pretty big Argos and also Home Bargains and then other things such as Specsavers, Boots, New Look and Superdrug. None of the shops are particularly big but they are an ok size.
What you will find is that Rugeley is home to some shops that you will only find in Rugeley such as clothes shops and pet shops and video stores so what you would expect to find in a very small town.
There are also some markets which will sell all of the things that you would expect to find in inside markets so food stalls, places which sell pictures and toys and all sorts. It is quite sweet to walk around.
Now if you like fast food Rugeley has things such as Greggs bakery and a burger king. Then there is a little chef and a wetherspoons which are ok if you fancy something a bit more. if you fancy a proper restaurant then you may want to try Kellys bar and retsurant which is nice and sells food you would expect in a pub really. There is also papa's pizzeria which we have tried which is an Italian and is very nice. So there really is something for whatever you fancy.
There is Morrisons and an Aldi in Rugeley and that is about it.
There are things such as hairdressers that you can go to and also dentists and doctors. There is also a leisure centre which we often go and play badminton at when we fancy it and is quite nice.
Rugeley is in Staffordshire and is in-between Stafford and Lichfield which are both nice places to go and visit. It is also very close to Derbyshire which is lovely and due to the train services offers good links to Birmingham. It is in the countryside so there are a few walks around and if you travel five minutes down the road you will get to the Wolseley centre which has some very nice walks.
It is a nice little town and although it is perhaps not worth a special visit to go to I think it is very quaint and nice to have a wander around if you do find yourself there.
Thanks for reading.