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Merchants 1688

29 Castle Hill, Lancaster LA1 1YN, England
152466466
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Ranked #23 of 199 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Preston, Lancashire, England.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Attended this pub in Lancaster city centre with some work colleagues on our Christmas do. The pub's décor is very pleasant and traditional. The service was good and the food hot and on time when it arrived, but unfortunately, this is all I can say good about the place. I had a burger and it was small, bland and the... More 

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Torrisholme, null, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We held our Christmas do here with a meal for 16. None of us had eaten here beforehand and the range of food on offer was extensive - choices made were steak, saddle of rabbit, hake, trio of sausages and mash fish and chips, the merchant burger - none of us were disappointed, the food was top notch - really... More 

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Nelson, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

we went into the pub to meet a latge group of alternative friends for Christmas gathering, just my husband and I only to have our way blocked a balding stock man who stated, " you can't come in, we don't allow fancy dress in here. Thankfully we advised our friends and met at the much freindly pub a little down... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I ate here on Friday with fourteen colleagues, having pre-ordered from the Christmas menu. The food was enjoyed; I had the cod, chorizo and clam broth which was delicious, the chocolate and orange mousse wasn't set but I ate it nevertheless! Others really enjoyed their choices as well. There was quite a wait whilst various meals were brought out, however.... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Quaint and great atmosphere, good service and excellent menu. Everyone enjoyed their choices which ranged from pie and chips to more cheffy unusual dishes. The menu is supplemented by a small specials list. Excellent chips!! And reasonable price. I will definitely return soon and certainly recommend.

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Higher Kinnerton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The occasion was Sunday lunch for our family of 4. It was our first visit to the Merchants and we were not disappointed. The al la carte menu was available as well as the Sunday roast option (Beef, Chicken, Lamb or Nut roast) plus additional items on the specials board such as deep fried brie, chicken, leek and bacon pie... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We popped in a for a drink on a busy Saturday. The bar is very atmospheric with cellar-like areas and the food being served looked great.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Friday night and restaurant was full but friendly welcome and offer to eat same food in comfortable bar. Enjoyed potted shrimp, vege burger, duck and hake dish. All well cooked and presented. Also good selection of local beers. Recommended.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Different & the food was great!! Could even cater easily for a vegan at short notice, very impressed

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Boston
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My son recommended this place. He goes there often and loves the cheese platter. You select types of cheese and bread you want and he loves it for a change. Everyone enjoyed their meals, it was reasonable and is a charming relaxing place to go.

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Additional Information about Merchants 1688

Address: 29 Castle Hill, Lancaster LA1 1YN, England
Phone Number: 152466466
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: British

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