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The Merton Inn (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Batemans - Brouwerij 't IJ IjbokExceptional1
Coach House - Dick TurpinGood1
Yeovil - Posh IPAGood1
Adnams - FishermanNot Tried0
Thwaites - Crafty DevilNot Tried0
Wadworth - BlunderbussNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons whilst its new brewery was being built) - Birra Del Borgo Tutto Fa BrodoNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Coach House - Squire's Gold Spring AleNot Tried0
Lymestone - Stone CutterNot Tried0
Wood's - ChestnutNot Tried0
Wild Weather - Howlin' GaleNot Tried0
Elgood's - Cambridge IPANot Tried0
Banks's - Feral Hop HogNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Merton Inn, Bootle, Merseyside

Visits Details

22 May 2015 (HSB)
13:00 Met my son from work and came here for lunch. Very busy. Usual Spoons problem of insufficient staff.
Coach House - Dick Turpin4.20GoodVery malty
Yeovil - Posh IPA5.40Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Coach House - Squire's Gold Spring Ale4.20Not Tried
Lymestone - Stone Cutter3.70Not Tried
Wood's - Chestnut3.50Not Tried
Wild Weather - Howlin' Gale3.90Not Tried
Elgood's - Cambridge IPA4.70Not Tried
Banks's - Feral Hop Hog5.60Not Tried
14 Nov 2012 (Alenomore)
18:00 visit. An easy local bus ride from the Stoneycroft area to Bootle finds me in this very impressive Wetherspoons, ex pub, conversion. Nice place with a mixed crowd of early evening diners/drinkers. Moderate ale range on.
Batemans - Brouwerij 't IJ Ijbok6.00ExceptionalAgain, sampled all over, many times recently, and consistently good.
Adnams - Fisherman4.50Not Tried
Thwaites - Crafty Devil4.30Not Tried
Wadworth - Blunderbuss5.00Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons whilst its new brewery was being built) - Birra Del Borgo Tutto Fa Brodo4.20Not Tried

About The Merton Inn

The pub sign. The Merton Inn, Bootle, Merseyside

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Bootle, Merseyside, L20 3BW.

Wetherspoon's conversion of a former Victorian villa. Tastefully decorated and fitted out. Several different areas to choose from to drink or dine. All usual JDW refinements found. A former Good Beer Guide entry, with two previous entries in 2011/12. Relinquished by Wetherspoon's in December 2016 and now run by an individual, selling beers from the Marston's group.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 14 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: L20 3BW