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Merchants 1688 (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old School (OSB) - Merchants 1688 Castle Blonde (house beer)Acceptable2
Bath Ales - SPAGood1
Lytham - GoldGood1
Mayflower - Douglas ValleyGood1
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Dent - KamikazeNot Tried0
Dent - T'Owd TupNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning Gold (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Fuzzy Duck - Mucky DuckNot Tried0
Fuzzy Duck - Ruby DuckNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Holden's - The Cuckoo's NestNot Tried0
Liberation (formerly called Jersey) - Liberation AleNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Moorhouse's - Premier Bitter (was 3.8%)Not Tried0
Old School (OSB) - BlackboardNot Tried0
Tirril - 1823Not Tried0
Picture 1. Merchants 1688, Lancaster, Lancashire
Picture 2. Merchants 1688, Lancaster, Lancashire
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

15 Aug 2019 (Jack William)
Mid-afternoon. Bit of a “managed house” feel to it. CAMRA discount of 10p a pint when asked. First pint undrinkable but changed with good grace.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mayflower - Douglas Valley4.00GoodPeaty.
Old School (OSB) - Merchants 1688 Castle Blonde (house beer)4.00UndrinkableClear with a good head but nasty. Changed ok.
Tirril - 18234.10Not Tried
Fuzzy Duck - Mucky Duck4.00Not Tried
07 Jan 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Afternoon. Relaxed atmosphere. Little crowd huddled at the bar. 2nd pub in a row not to proffer its CAMRA discount - poor show.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old School (OSB) - Merchants 1688 Castle Blonde (house beer)4.00Good
Moorhouse's - Premier Bitter (was 3.8%)3.70Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Old School (OSB) - Blackboard3.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning Gold (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
07 Jul 2014 (HSB)
15:30 Last stop before returning to the station to get the train to Leeds. Bumped into a friend and his wife who were doing exactly the same.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lytham - Gold4.20Good
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Dent - T'Owd Tup6.00Not Tried
Dent - Kamikaze5.00Not Tried
Fuzzy Duck - Ruby Duck5.30Not Tried
Liberation (formerly called Jersey) - Liberation Ale4.00Not Tried
Holden's - The Cuckoo's Nest4.60Not Tried
Old School (OSB) - Merchants 1688 Castle Blonde (house beer)4.00Not Tried
28 Apr 2011 (McGargle)
Very quiet, early doors.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bath Ales - SPA3.70GoodExcellent condition to this light sparkling IPA. Some hoppy bitterness and smooth malts.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30Not Tried

About the Merchants 1688

The pub sign. Merchants 1688, Lancaster, Lancashire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent-
Good4
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YN.

Converted wine cellars in Castle Hill with large outside seating area. Majors on food but usually at least four ales available. 8 handpumps. Several vaulted seating areas to the left.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LA1 1YN