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Merchants 1688 (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bath Ales - SPAGood1
Lytham - GoldGood1
Old School (OSB) - Merchants 1688 Castle Blonde (house beer)Good1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Dent - T'Owd TupNot Tried0
Dent - KamikazeNot Tried0
Fuzzy Duck - Ruby DuckNot Tried0
Liberation (was called Jersey) - Liberation AleNot Tried0
Holden's - The Cuckoo's NestNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Premier Bitter (was 3.8%)Not Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Old School (OSB) - BlackboardNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. Merchants 1688, Lancaster, Lancashire
Picture 2. Merchants 1688, Lancaster, Lancashire
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

29 Dec 2018 (Slpricey)
BeerABVScoreNotes
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 (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning Gold4.10Not 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 (was 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
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30Not Tried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-
Good3
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 16 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LA1 1YN