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The Merchant

) #12,042 of 18,119 Restaurants in London ££ - £££ , British,
23-25 Battersea Rise | Clapham Junction, London SW11 1HG, England
+44 20 7228 4187
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“sausage roll” (2 reviews)
“burger” (6 reviews)
“comfort food” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
23-25 Battersea Rise | Clapham Junction, London SW11 1HG, England
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Reviews (33)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the Merchant a lot in the past and found it an OK bar to drink at and catch a game however I most likely will not be frequenting again which is a shame considering it is my local. Reason? On a...More

Thank Mike54782017
TheMerchantofBa... P, General Manager at The Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Firstly, let me apologise if you were made to feel unwelcome, it was never our intention. Saturday was also the Premiership rugby final, and therefore there were folks drinking from pretty early, long before the FA Cup final. We can only go on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went her with a few family members to watch some sport. I wouldn't recommend the food as it's poor. The pub is good for sports due to big screens.More

Thank David T
TheMerchantofBa... P, General Manager at The Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Afternoon David, Apologise that you didn't enjoy our food, as we pride ourselves on all facets of the business. Could you please elaborate on what you had to eat and why it was poor, as this is not the sort of comment we are used...More

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Nice pub, always has a good vibe, busy when showing sport. Friendly service at the bar, always relaxed. I have eaten here twice since the place has been re-done, chicken wings and burger weren't the best (didn't like the skinny patties in the burgers and...More

Thank _HLondon7984
Reviewed 5 January 2017

good atmosphere, nice staff, good vibes for live music and of course great for sports events! big place but be aware this place get packed easily ;)

Thank Randy A
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Was here with friends for lunch, what a lovely place and great food, I had homemade Scotch Egg to start, out off this world OMG yum yum, and then the Dorset leg of lamb, mouth watering, it's great to find somewhere at last in south...More

Thank best1y
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I spent Saturday night at the Merchant of Battersea. We were there to watch sports so the place was quite full. There was a group of guys standing near us at the bar who were a bit rowdy. One guy in particular kept stopping people...More

1  Thank Seanog1982
TheMerchantofBa... P, General Manager at The Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

Afternoon Sean, Firstly, let me apologise for any bad taste the experience has left, we continually work on getting all facets of our business to be the best they can. You are correct in stating that the safety of our clientele is in fact our...More

Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We came here on a Sunday to watch the football and sat in front of one of the big screens. The beef roast was very good with a tasty red wine gravy and fresh Yorkshire pudding. The interior is nice and modern and the pub...More

Thank Fcollins89
TheMerchantofBa... P, General Manager at The Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for the kind words, and will work on getting those smiles on the staff too!! Kind Regards, M

Reviewed 2 May 2016

Met up as a group on a Saturday night. Nothing terrible, nothing special. No real atmosphere - music would have helped. Toilet quite nice. Didn't eat but the sausage roll looked amazing.More

1  Thank TheNickimouse .
TheMerchantofBa... P, General Manager at The Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2016

Hi there Nickimouse, Thank you for your input, will do all in our power to change this perception, as we certainly don't want to be seen as 'bog standard'!! Hopefully you'll give us another chance and try our delicious sausage roll, or one of the...More

Reviewed 13 April 2016

Bit biased as this pub is literally at the end of our road, but to be honest it's a cracking place. The food menu has just been scaled back and revamped and what we ordered was delicious - the black pudding scotch eggs are proper...More

Thank Adam E
TheMerchantofBa... P, General Manager at The Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2016

Thanks so much for the compliments Adam, hopefully we'll see you in the near future for one of our cracking new menu items!! Kind Regards, M

Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Visited on 13th for 6 Nations. Was up in the back section on the blue benches, for some reason they had two tables in front meaning the bottom half of the screen was obscured for about 20 of us in that section by the people...More

Thank katherinelnesbitt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23-25 Battersea Rise | Clapham Junction, London SW11 1HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7228 4187
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Traditionally a sports led pub, in the heart of Battersea/ Clapham Junction, now serving a seasonally sourced/ changing menu. Bookings taken for dining only, for those looking for a bite pre-game, or those wanting a lazy Sunday afternoon roast. Ever changing beer/ wine list, with cocktails served too.
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