We have 9 very busy hand pulls in The Merchants, 3 of which are home to our three house beers (see below). The other six play host to a constantly varied selection of guest ale from around the country - usually about 20 different beers a week
Batemans - Salem Porter
Dark & Spicey
Full of fruit, hazelnuts, almonds, liquorice and spicy hops, gently fused with roasted grains to create a flavour explosion of warm buttered toast and crunchy nut biscuits.
Joule's - Shropshire Hop
Golden & Fruity
A powerfully hopped golden ale. Aromatic and zesty.
Nethergate - CAMRA's remedy
Black & Bitter
A full bodied Black IPA
Nethergate - Old Growler
Dark & Complex
Our famous porter has won at the CAMRA winter festival twice, the only brewery to do so, first in 1998 and again in 2003, also winning the highest accolade Supreme Champion in 2003. Also Supreme Champion at the Chicago International Beer Festival in 2004, in the porter category. A complex, satisfying porter, smooth and distinctive. Roast malt and fruit feature in the palate. The finish is powerfully hoppy with a hint of liquorice
Yeovil - Lynx Wildcat
Amber & Fruity
LYNX WILDCAT is a bronze full bodied hoppy bitter. Specialist malts provide a sweetness which is accompanied by grapefruity hop flavours and aromas.
Nethergate - IPA
Pale & Refreshing
A superb apple-crisp session beer. Hoppy throughout, with a lingering bitter end.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell
Pale & Hoppy
Bishops Farewell - SIBA National Supreme Champion of the Year 2009 Bronze Award Winner!!
A strong premium beer of structured quality dominated by elaborate fruity hop notes, with a grainy background and dry finish.
Purity - Mad Goose
Golden & Smooth
Mad Goose (4.2% ABV) is a zesty pale ale with a smooth and citrusy finish. Brewed with English Maris Otter, Caragold and Wheat malts, with Hallertau Northern Brewer bittering hops and Cascade and Willamette aroma hops. Winner of five awards