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aviation

September 19, 2017

When asked to choose a favourite cocktail for the winter menu the question wasn’t finished when AVIATION was shouted across the table. Adele’s favourite classic of dry gin, lemon, violette & maraschino, its the low key treasure of the cocktail world. Smooth, sweet & dry this is a perfectly balanced martini style drink and will be on the menu as a sharpener from this evening.

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Merchants Mule

September 11, 2017

 

This perfect autumnal cocktail uses an old method of preserving fruit: shrub. Blending a sweet plum syrup with cyder and red wine vinegar to create a sweet-sour base for this refreshingly seasonal serve.

Don’t knock it till you try it! It’s delicious!

 

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August Cocktails

August 14, 2017

If you’re not away on holiday this month then why not join us for our special cocktail offer in the bar. All our cocktails will be £8 for the whole of August. What better excuse do you need to try some of our new summer drinks? Perhaps opt for the refreshing Merchants Reviver (Brokers gin, Cocchi Rosa, La Fee Parisian absinthe, lemon, mint and soda) or the elegantly cool Hoxton Hippie (Hendricks, cucumber, elderflower and lime).

For a long afternoon’s drinking you’re also going to need some bar snacks. We recommend a Cauliflower & Isle of Mull Cheddar gratin and some Deep fried baby artichokes with aioli.

Check out the full cocktail list and bar menu here.

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Wine Club August: English Wines

August 8, 2017

August sees us going local…with everyone on holiday trying wines abroad, we thought we would treat London visitors to some local English wine.

Davenport Vineyard, based in East Sussex, combines traditional techniques with the latest modern equipment. Their principle of winemaking is to allow nature to take its course under the guidance of the winemaker, & not for the winemaker to make the wines!

As an alternative, for those suspicious of pure English wines, we have a delicious Chardonnay, made right here in Bethnal Green, East London , however the grapes are hand-picked, then imported from Northern Italy, before being bunch pressed and barrelled here.

And as a final celebration, we knock 50% off these prices on Monday nights!

WHITE
2015 Limney Horsmonden Dry, Davenport Vineyard, East Sussex
(a rich belnd of Bacchus, Ortega, Siegerrebe, Faberrebe & Huxelrebe)
12.5cl £8.00   17.5cl £11.00   75cl £45.00

2016 Renegade Barrel Aged Chardonnay, Renegade London Wine, Bethanl Green, London. (100% Italian Chardonnay)
12.5cl £9.00   17.5cl £12.50   75cl 50.00

RED
2015 Diamond Fields Pinot Noir, Davenport Vineyard, East Sussex
(100% Pinot Noir)
12.5cl £10.50   17.5cl £14.50   75cl £65

 

 

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New Tipples

July 18, 2017

If you have a keen eye you’ll have seen a couple of new additions to our cocktail menu this weekend.

Introducing the Taverneers Tipple – our local twist on the classic Manhattan, Merchants Reviver – long & thirst quenching and finally Hoxton Hippie – elegantly cool. Tom and the team have been sipping, shaking, stirring and sampling away to perfect these recipes for our Taverneers to enjoy during these hot summer nights.

 

 

 

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Guest Beer: Unity beer

June 20, 2017

Launch of new guest beer tonight!

 Join the boys this evening as they are giving out 50 pints free – be here at 5.30pm on the dot so you don’t miss out!

Our new guest beer Unity Lager from Coalition Brewing is being delivered today.
Be the first to try this delicious blend of NZ, Scottish & English hops, creating a unique beer that sits nicely between craft beer and global brand lagers.

A coalition that’s more palatable for all!

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MUSIC & WINE NIGHT

June 6, 2017


At Merchants we’ve decided to bring together two of our favourite things – music and wine – in a new monthly event. On the first Wednesday of every month oenophile DJ duo Juicy Fruit – a collab between wino Charlie Prymaka (Les Caves de Pyrene) and music producer and composer, Beni Giles – will be joined by a different winemaker for a night of Music and Wine.

For the first event this Wednesday (7th June) we’re welcoming winemaker Lance Redgewell from Cambridge Road Vineyard in Martinborough, New Zealand and serving his natural, biodynamic wines with tunes from Juicy Fruit. Cambridge Road’s commitment is to making fine, handcrafted wines through meticulous viticulture and traditional wine making techniques.

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Whiskey Day with compass box

May 10, 2017

Saturday, 20 May is National Whiskey Day, and we are celebrating this by
collaborating with Compass Box Whiskey.
Kick-starting a week of whiskey, all diners will be offered a complimentary tasting of the Great Kings Street Artitsts blend, along with a little Scottish amuse bouche from Neil. If you can’t make that day, we are extending our celebration for a week, offering delicious cocktails like Bloody Twisted, a twisted version of the classic Blood & Sand.
Or if you prefer something punchier, try the Ante-Dote, with Compass Box Glasgow Blend, absinthe, ginger & salted honey water.
For the purists, there will be a Compass Box Whiskey Flight available to sample a range of their Whiskies.

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