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The Earl of Mercia

18 High Street | Coventry, Coventry CV1 5RE, England
+44 24 7643 3990
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
18 High Street | Coventry, Coventry CV1 5RE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Its a typical wetherspoons pub, good food and drink at a great price. Regularly come here for lunch or at the start of a night out because of it.

Thank Jackpicks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been for a late lunch today I think we must have gone on the wrong day. it was pretty busy but we had to wait ages for our food and when we asked what had happened to it they brought it and it was...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I go to the this pub when visiting customers in Coventry. It is always popular for food and drinks whenever I have visited. Staff are always friendly and professional especially when considering how busy the pub is. Food is of good quality and you can...More

Thank VeloRiderSam
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

The pub was very busy when we got there on a Friday evening. I had just arrived in the UK, so I was quite tired. Had a hot chocolate which was actually very good! My parents had a coffee which came with free refills! Good...More

Thank VeraEngeland
Stuart_TheEarl, Manager at The Earl of Mercia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Many thanks for the feedback Vera! We're glad that you enjoyed our new hot chocolate and look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm Regards, Stuart

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Brilliant service behind the bar, was friendly and chatty, came up to check on how we were doing, only reason I will be going back there is because of his fantastic service

Thank Tom1672
Stuart_TheEarl, General Manager at The Earl of Mercia, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thanks Tom, I'm glad to hear Jacob offered such fantastic service and I'll be sure to pass on the feedback to him. See you again soon! Stuart

Reviewed 4 January 2018

I went to this pub during a visit to Coventry, I just had a drink because it was very busy. The pub serves standard Wetherspoon fare. Well worth a visit, recommended.

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Stuart_TheEarl, General Manager at The Earl of Mercia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thanks for the review! The pub is often busy these days but we believe it adds to the atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon for drinks and perhaps some food. Kind Regards Stuart

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Food is speedy and delicious. Great value for money and nice atmosphere. One of the better wetherspoons I've been too.

Thank Carl M
Stuart_TheEarl, Manager at The Earl of Mercia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thanks Carl and see you soon!

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Visited with some friends who ordered cooked breakfasts. I ordered porridge which apparently takes at least 15 minutes longer to prepare than a full English breakfast. Not sure how when the porridge I eventually received was undercooked and watery. I also ordered a coffee which...More

Thank Chris W
Stuart_TheEarl, Manager at The Earl of Mercia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Hi Chris. It sounds like we fell well short of our usual high standards on this occasion so I would like to offer my apologies and hope that you will return soon we can put things right!

Reviewed 20 November 2017

Came across this pub by chance and as I knew the weatherspoon name went in. The pub was clean and staff friendly. I ordered the regular breakfast and cup of tea(unlimited) which was around £4 so good value. I waited about 10 mins which was...More

Thank lilac10lilac
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Very good taste, resonable price, very nice location in Coventry centre. I'll come again. I can only recommend.

Thank Igor P
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19 September 2016|
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Response from martinwestwood1 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks we have put an official complaint in with Wetherspoons hopefully they will take on board these comments.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 21
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 High Street | Coventry, Coventry CV1 5RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +44 24 7643 3990
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This Wetherspoon pub is split over two floors, a bar/ dinning areas on the ground floor and a large dinning area on the first floor. We have a large entrance allowing ease of access. We provide a relaxed environment and are welcoming to everyone including families. Our name is taken from Leofric, Earl of Mercia, who founded St Mary's Priory, Coventry's first cathedral. A larger-than-life statue of Leofric and his wife, Countess Godiva, can be seen above the main entrance to the council house, opposite this pub.
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