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Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely wee bar with the most welcoming staff . Massive shout out to Craig & Connor for creating such a welcoming atmosphere and good banter .🙌🏻🙌🏻

Date of visit: June 2021
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Bosville H, Manager at Merchant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What amazing feedback, thank you! We will be passing this on to Craig & Connor, overjoyed to hear you felt so welcomed. - Nick

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 6 and had not made a reservation. We could get two tables at either end of the bar, splitting the group, which we took. The service was friendly and the food excellent. We had a variety of dishes which were...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Bosville H, Manager at Merchant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. We would of loved to have had your whole group join us together. As one - alas our bar is just not laid out to accommodate the larger groups. Hopefully this will change as we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great bar: Nick was super helpful with whiskeys (I didn’t know where to start); Chris cooks great chips and the Irish fella is really friendly!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Bosville H, Manager at Merchant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! Our lad Connor is a new addition to our team and we are absolutely loving his style. We agree about the chips, they're dangerously good. Feel free to stop by again the next time you're up on Skye. - Nick

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into Merchant Bar after dinner at Dulse & Brose (also excellent!) keen to try some whiskeys. We both enjoy a whiskey but didn’t really know where to start with their humongous menu - Nick (who I believe put the menu together!) was an absolute...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Bosville H, Manager at Merchant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Truly humbling. I'm going to have to think of a superhero name to mask my identity!. There's nothing better than hearing that we managed to make a happy memory for you. Please do pop by again for further whisky "training" :) - Nick

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Portree on holiday, no other hotel/restaurant would let us in just for a drink - tried The Merchant thinking it would be the same but were met with a great, welcoming reception. Not a problem just to have a drink. Knowledgeable about local beer,...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Bosville H, Manager at Merchant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's tough right now for all hospitality venues, we certainly have had to turn away prospective guests due to capacity limitations and new regulations - nothing makes us sadder. It was a true pleasure to serve you, my team and I thank you for joining...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for just a couple of drinks the other night and had a lovely time thanks to Nick the bartender. He was very knowledgeable about the best pairings of some of the local drinks, and had some great recommendations for us too. Thank...More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Bosville H, Manager at Merchant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

No, no Elin. Thank you! It was a genuine pleasure to serve you. We are always happy to share recommendations whilst you're staying on Skye...even happier to help you select what drinks to enjoy! Please feel free to stop by again when you're next in...More

Reviewed 29 April 2021

First meal out following the restrictions being lifted. Managed to book dinner with friends while on a quick escape. Great menu. Reasonably priced. Delicious food. Attentive staff - thanks Eilidh! Would highly recommend

Date of visit: April 2021
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Bosville H, Manager at Merchant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your humbling words! Being able to provide a great memory following on from a difficult year is keeping our morale high. Here's to seeing you again to attend to your food and beverage needs in the future!

Reviewed 29 October 2020

We visited this bar last week on a stormy night when not much was open. They were so accomodating and the staff were so friendly. The girl serving us was having her bar training and was apologies for our waiting time, even though she had...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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bosvilleh, General Manager at Merchant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2020

Ha, thank you Evie, I am officially obsessed with this review! We get so many compliments on our homemade seaweed butter, I only wish our kitchen team had the time to make even more of it. I'm just as happy to hear that our latest...More

Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

Brilliant evening and great food with superb service from Emma and the team - absolute pleasure and highly recommend for a chilled and relaxed evening 👌🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿👏👏👏

Date of visit: October 2020
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bosvilleh, General Manager at Merchant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2020

Hi Dave, thanks very much for this. Absolutely thrilled that you had such a brilliant evening with us. Our cosy bar is a great place to spend a relaxing evening on a chilly autumn evening.

Reviewed 23 September 2020 via mobile

We visited Portree a few weeks back and unfortunately had the only bad hospitality experience of our 10 day journey across Scotland. On a Monday evening we called in the Merchant Bar to see whether we could have one or two drinks before returning to...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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bosvilleh, General Manager at Merchant Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2020

Hi, the Merchant Bar is also the bar that provides all of the beverages to our restaurant, Dulse & Brose. We do ask all of our customers to be patient with us during busy times, and I have no hesitation in saying that you were...More

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Merchant Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4