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“Open fire and good food”

The Merchant's House
Ranked #17 of 53 Restaurants in Leominster
Cuisines: British, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Cafe and Evening Restaurant. Cafe open daily 8.30am - 5pm. Restaurant serving an English Cuisine on Friday and Saturday evenings. Booking advisable. Sunday Roast served 12pm - 3pm Sundays. Upper floors are home to 'Past and Present' antiques centre.
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Open fire and good food”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

A charming old merchants house serving good value tasty food. Choose a table by the open fire and you will be toasty warm.

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English first
Wells, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Good home-made food”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Popped in for lunch on a wet miserable day and found a welcoming fire, comprehensive menu and sensible prices. My home-made leek and potato soup was deee-licious and so was the cheese scone that came with it.

  • Visited December 2012
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A welcome awaited us on such a cold day!”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

We visited Leominster on a really icy, freezing cold day, and decided to have a coffee and bite to eat, so called into the Merchants House. What a treat, a lovely log fire, and we ordered the soup with cheese scone. Delicious! we must return for more!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank shirleyec
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good service”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

We visited the Merchant's House for lunch and really enjoyed it. The service was excellent and the food lovely. Our only disappointment was that we could not book for an evening meal as they are no longer open in the evening.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank 50Cas
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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“A Really Enjoyable Meal”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

I visit Leominster about once a year and, since the closure of the Talbot Arms some time ago, have found it difficult to find a good place to eat in that town. Previous experience of The Merchant House had proved to be OKay-ish - nothing very special at all - and indeed this year's lunch when it was served to me looked as though it could well be more of the same.

I had ordered the Pork and Mushroom Stroganoff from the Specials Board - I just love Stroganoffs and have collected and cooked very many variants of these sour-cream dishes.However, I was appalled to find that the plate was adorned by five or six strips of cold tomato. Why? Why? Why? This added nothing to the dish and, indeed, was in conflict with it.

I did what I was taught to do as a boy: first eat up the veg that you don't like and then tackle the rest of the plate. What followed was more than worth it. The meat element was provided by slices of pork tenderloin, full of flavour and as yielding as the name suggests. The mushrooms looked to be fairly ordinary - the kind that you'd find on the shelves of any supermarket - but this chef had managed to coax from them a flavour that was ravishing. And all of this was served on a bed of wild rice with an overall effect that was stunning. A fellow-diner - himself a chef - told me that my meal had been prepared by a former pupil of the Roux brothers. I can well believe it - this was seriously good. I tried to find the chef to congratulate him (and get the recipe) but was unable to do so. Perhaps next year?

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank RudolfRassendyll
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