This is a serious pub. There's always a great selection of real ales on hand pumps, so many bottled beers (Belgian etc) that they have their own menu, and there are maybe 8-10 wines by the glass. We had sandwiches and home made chips and both were good value and very tasty. The main meals looked good too. It's welcome that the food has not been neglected, but The Merchant's is first and foremost about beer....and rugby.