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The Merchants Inn

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - Quercus PernaExcellent1
Long Itch - Dark SideExcellent1
Old Cannon - HornblowerGood1
S43 (formerly Sonnet 43) - Brown AleGood1
Batemans - XBNot Tried0
RCH - PitchforkNot Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
S43 (formerly Sonnet 43) - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - AugustinianNot Tried0

Visits Details

19 Oct 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Early Saturday evening, and the pub is crowded. Excellent place I thought. A 100 ales Beer Festival begins two days after my visit.
Oakham - Quercus Perna4.10ExcellentGolden, hoppy and crisp.
Old Cannon - Hornblower4.00GoodGolden, malty and dry-ish.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Augustinian4.50Not Tried
Batemans - XB3.70Not Tried
RCH - Pitchfork4.30Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
06 Jul 2013 (Nick Willis)
Very busy with people watching British Lions match. Not all beers noted
Long Itch - Dark Side4.80ExcellentBeer is Dark Side.
S43 (formerly Sonnet 43) - Brown Ale4.70Good
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
S43 (formerly Sonnet 43) - American Pale Ale5.40Not Tried

About The Merchants Inn

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3AW.

Excellent town centre pub with a warm, cosy atmosphere, wooden seating, comfortable sofas, flagstone floors, open fireplace and an abundance of brewery memorabilia. Up to ten ales are offered (1 gravity dispensed) plus a superb selection of Belgian beers in addition to traditional cider and perry. Home cooked food is served seven days a week.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 10 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CV21 3AW