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The Isaac Merritt, Paignton

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
54-58 Torquay Road
Paignton
TQ3 3AA
Phone: 01803556066
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J D Wetherspoon

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Isaac Merritt (JD Wetherspoon)

Standard 'spoons with the rear section being slightly raised and both parts have the old-style wood-panelling, peripheral booths and dark wood furniture. More interestingly, there is a really wide selection of real ales in a variety of styles from the two banks of six handpumps, mostly priced at just £1.99.

On 8th June 2019 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Isaac Merritt (JD Wetherspoon)

This is an old school medium sized Spoons that retains the old dark blue and gold JDW signage on the exterior. Inside it's a typical open plan shop conversion that extends back to the right and has a patio on the rear left.
The attraction here is the beer choice as there were no unused hand pumps, no duplicates and no available soon. The choice consisted of the JDW Trio Of Doom, Salcombe Gold & Lifesaver, Bays Gold & Crocodale, Cameron's Motorhead Road Crew, Exmoor Stag, Cotleigh Barn Owl, Teignworthy Old Moggie and Dartmoor Jail Ale. I went for the Salcombe Lifesaver (£2.49) which was in excellent nick. I thought this was a very good Spoons and is rightly GBG 2017 listed.

On 22nd May 2017 - rating: 8
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Steve C left this review about The Isaac Merritt (JD Wetherspoon)

The Isaac Merrit is one of two Wetherspoons in Paignton (Talk of the Town is the other one) and in my opinion this is the superior one. The bar on the right hand wall is separated from booths that line the left hand wall by a central seating area that is split up by supporting pillars. At the rear there is a raised family area and children are permitted until 21:00. The décor follows the usual JDW formula and the all-important plasma screen showing muted rolling news is present. At the rear there is an outside seating area that is open from 09:00 until 21:00. The pub itself is open every day from 08:00 until midnight and cheap food is available all day.
The bar is stocked with standard draught and I counted twelve hand pumps in two banks of six on the bar. The likes of Abbot Ale and Ruddles are all available and there was a good selection of local guest beers.
I found the staff to be friendly and they were interacting with the locals which made a change for this company’s staff. I first swung by on a recent Saturday night, but it was rammed so I decided to give it a miss and ended up popping in the following evening when it was a little quieter.

This is an above average Spoons and worth a visit if in the area.

On 26th April 2012 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Ale Monster
Paignton, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Torquay, 2.31 miles, 44 min walk (show)
Torre, 3.16 miles, 1 hr 0 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Isaac Merritt, Paignton
8th Jun 2019, 08:54
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
 
21st Nov 2017, 20:38
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No - Patio - last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 22 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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