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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for a pub that had real ale and no one armed bandits. The only one on this street we could find . 2 real ales a real fire and a really warm welcome from the bar staff. Had a nice atmosphere and it advertised folk nights,

Thank John W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here before when visited Scarborough but this time wasn't as full, as it was a very cold Wednesday night. We got our drinks and sat down listening to the young guitar playing singer, and although he was good the songs were very dated and although we are pensioners aged 66, we would have preferred him to sing... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The two of us accompanied by our Patterdale Terrier called into the Merchant one Saturday afternoon. We enjoyed a warm welcome and we must have timed it just right as within 15 minutes there was not a chair to be had. The beer was Merchants Gold and very pleasant it was too. It would have been rude not to have... More 

Thank Scrimboblik
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in here on Saturday night when my son was visiting.. it's a great place to sit and drink.. with a roaring fire and great live bands it's a real treat.. they also have over 150 different types of whisky to try..

Thank Jill M
jo12355, Owner at The Merchant Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments they are much appreciated, we are delighted you enjoyed yourself, please come back again soon! More 

Ilkley, West Yorkshire
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This place is great. Totally packed on Saturday night with a great band. It has a huge drinks selection. The staff are lovely. We had rented the accommodation upstairs for the weekend which is also fantastic and well worth a look if you need somewhere to stay

Thank noXinespresso
jo12355, Owner at The Merchant Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments - we are delighted you enjoyed yourselves, please come back again soon More 

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7 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Nice little pub great beers and warm welcome real fire lit in winter yet again dogs allowed not great if you're scared of them toilets downstairs bit dodgy lighting but all in all good pub live bands also great entertainment

Thank Gillian P
Rowley Regis
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great little Irish pub. Found it nice and relaxed. The building has real character, and they have a lovely open fireplace. Worth the trip alone for the Vagabond Ale! Absolutely blinding pint! They have live music some nights. Nothing too raucous though. Most nights you can go for a quiet drink with friends, relax and have a conversation! Put you... More 

Thank wayne n
Scotland, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Only popped in for a pint while walking through Scarborough. Loved it. Staff very friendly and a lovely pub inside. Also the first pub we've found selling draft Brewdog, which wasn't a brewdog pub. So a pint of 5am Saint was a must! Only there 40mins, but would go back, and would recommend. Irish themed bar, lots of live music... More 

Thank Brian1603
Yateley, United Kingdom
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565 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Walking back from the harbour on a Sunday evening came across The Merchant. It was obviously very popular, especially on a Sunday evening so we went in. We found that it was an Irish bar with two folk singers performing. Most of the patrons were not Irish. Anyway, the sounds and beer was good so we stayed for a couple.

Thank bparkercars
Leeds, United Kingdom
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343 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Although we have not stayed in this hotel, we have visited the bar on numerous occasions. It is a good traditional Irish music bar just back from the seafront in Scarborough. Various different bands and musicians play there with guests joining in. The Guinness is excellent and the bar has a vast assortment of different Scotch whiskey and Irish Always... More 


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Address: 27-29 Eastborough | North Yorkshire, Scarborough YO11 1NG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough
Number of rooms: 5
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“Did not stay but did not want too give bad grade as pub was great”
 of 5 bubbles U1429EBjohnw, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Quieter during the week and out of season. You'll enjoy it more when the town isn't full to bursting with cavorting tourists.”
 of 5 bubbles waynen768, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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