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.
Magpie - Six for Gold
Golden & Refreshing
Zesty golden summery ale with a citrus nose and a crisp fruity taste.
Manning Brewers caveman
Amber & Refreshing
An extremely well balanced bitter with a refreshing hop character. A light caramel colour and bitter crisp finish is what really makes our 'no nonsense' ale unique.
Morton Brewery Penkside Pale
Golden & Refreshing
Marris otter pale malt and lager malt are used along with Pilot and Goldings hops to create a very light and refreshing brew.
North Cotswold - Hung Drawn 'n' Portered
Dark & Hoppy
SIBA Wales and West Champion Ale 2014 / CAMRA West Midlands Champion Porter 2014 / North Cotswold CAMRA Ale of The Festival 2014
Strong, dark treacle coloured porter, with Bramling Cross hops and a malty finish. An ale that harks back to 18th century London. Descended from brown beer, porter is a well hopped beer made from dark roasted malt. The name came about as a result of its popularity with street and river porters.
Upham Brewery Fields of Gold
Golden & Hoppy
Soft summer ale Pilsner malt meets New World hops
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