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The Earl of Mercia

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18 High Street | Coventry, Coventry CV1 5RE, England
+44 24 7643 3990
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this Wetherspoon on a trip to Coventry. It is a stunning building located in the "square" at the City Hall. It a quite Impressive from the outside and really nice bar on the inside. I recommend this Wetherspoon if you are Coventry bound. Just around the corner from the Cathedral and Guildhall it is well worth a visit.

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cork
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

if you can handle the day drinkers then this is a classic chain pub. decent enough food and nice outside area.

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Thank CorkNicola
Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Phillip Hammond's budget places 2p on a pint of beer starting in 5 days time....nevertheless, on day the of budget you increase 6p....irony given your bosses view that tax is killing the pub industry! Shame on the decision maker here....unneeded unwarranted...and clear the extra 4p a pint is not being used for more staff....ridiculously long queues for drinks...

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Thank Neil C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As above. Chips cold. Had a mixed grill couldn't differentiate between the meat as it had no taste whatsoever. Won't be going back.

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Thank Wynne180
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chips were cold, mixed grill tasted poor, no check to see if our meals were ok and plates were not cleared after we had finished- we sat at our table for another hour after we had finished eating.

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Thank Nickytherotty
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped in to the above for a meal.As ever wetherspoons was very good value,the food was cooked well with good sized portions.It was very busy as we went on a friday night but the food appeared quickly with a smile from the waitress ,well done and thanks. If you want a value meal with a nice atmosphere this is the... More 

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Thank kjfletcher2003
Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

My Family and I went to this Wetherspoons pub for lunch on Wednesday 15th Feb 2017 to celebrate my Sisters Birthday. it is a very popular place to eat and drink as even though the weather was bad the place was full both up stairs and on the ground floor. There are disabled toilets on the ground floor if you... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Called in for a lunchtime pint and was served by Stacey Morris. She was on the case as soon as I got to the bar and was looking out to see if I wanted another one. I have never been looked after better!

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Thank JonB1959
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A good quality "Wetherspoons" pub and restaurant in the town centre. Reasonable prices and the menu is available throughout the day. Service is quite quick and delivery of food is good too. Generally well-prepared food

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Easy to find in a central position. Near the cathedral and shops. It is on 2 levels. We managed to get a table upstairs. Very good food we had the steak special which was delicious and a pint of Thatchers Gold cider. Our grandson enjoyed the chicken nuggets and chips with a fruit bag and a drink which was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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
Description
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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