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The Hop Merchant, Nottingham

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64 Upper Parliament Street
Nottingham
NG1 2AG
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Old Boots left this review about The Hop Merchant

Old corner pub, the interior has been royally messed with about over the years, a shame but bits remain of former glories. Wood and tiled counter in a rear corner with five pulls and a variety of nationals and craft/sub-craft beers. Shipstons, Tribute and Draught Bass form the cask offering. The windows proclaim it’s a Bass House. Draught Bass may have a renewed following but here it’s a bit tired as well as being a sweet, brown liquid with a slightly sulphury smell and taste, better than a number of previous reincarnations but not quite the real thing. Daft and clever industrial and reimagined pub furnishings, all tall seating at separate tables, clutches of Edison bulbs of course provide dim illumination. Three big screens to enjoy in various corners. There’s also space upstairs, done out in semi-tarts boudoir style plus toilets with basins made of cut down kegs for change. A small place so anti plague procedures work well here. I was also asked by the on the ball staff if I had a CAMRA card, I said yes but he didn’t check it.

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Mark Davey left this review about The Hop Merchant

Decided to try the Hop Merchant again now that things have settled. Only 2 beers on the bar as one was off. Tribute and Lincoln Green. Beer was better than my first visit, the place was very full and still a bit too bright.

Review 02/09/16 original score 5

Following a £400K+ refit, the Turf has re-opened as the Hop Merchant, specialising in keg and real ale.

I decided to pop in last weekend whilst the paint was still fresh.

Three hand pulls on the bar serving Harvest Pale, Tribute and a Ruby IPA, which was cloudy and not well kept. the remainder of the bar is festooned with keg pumps, but nothing special enough to convince me to try.

Nice clean toilets, trendy mushroom paint, a new floor are where the money has gone, maybe they spent on the kitchen too as they are offering food.

Bar staff are very green at the moment, when asked for a Sauvignon Blanc, they asked if that was a Rose wine?

Good effort, but the beer quality has to be better, might return when the place has settled

On 31st October 2016 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Hop Merchant

The ex Turf Tavern which has been closed for quite a while has reopened as The Hop Merchant.
This was a former Shipstones tied house that me and the wife went in most weeks.

Once inside the room is still as small as it was,a small square shaped room with two large posts in the middle and the bar faces from the corner entrance,the floor is now bare boarded and all seating is tall tables and chairs and tall bench seating to the front left,there are two TVs either side of the room which were showing the Peterborough v Bury game.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Lincoln Green Sherwood which went down well,the other beers were John Smiths Cask and St Austell Tribute.
There is a small oblong shaped room upstairs which is carpeted and has bench seating and normal tables and chairs,though i would not like to sit up there out of the way.
I did not see this as a craft pub,just the Tuft Tavern reopened under a different name.
My only gripe with this pub is the lack of any lower seating on the ground floor level.

Turf Tavern first visited 1980

Hop Merchant visited 8/10/2016

On 9th October 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Nottingham, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Netherfield, 3.83 miles, 1 hr 13 min walk (show)
Carlton, 3.85 miles, 1 hr 14 min walk (show)
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29th Sep 2020, 11:58
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29th Sep 2020, 09:55
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes - Evening only - last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Friday & Saturday - last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
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