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The Earl of Mercia

) #167 of 496 Restaurants in Coventry , British,
18 High Street | Coventry, Coventry CV1 5RE, England
+44 24 7643 3990
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
18 High Street | Coventry, Coventry CV1 5RE, England
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met up here with over 23 people from work for one of the lads leaving celebrations. Great to see some places still in Coventry serving Magners. And @ £1.99 even better. On a good evening with fine weather we all stood or sat outside. Great...More

Thank AndyMM1963
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Been here 2x with friends. I asked for a med-rare steak and I got it cooked well, I asked the waitress if I could have a new meal as it was not to my order and she was happy to do so however I got...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Have visited a few times whilst shopping in Coventry Not fine quisine but good food, very good prices.Very quick to bring our meals

Thank Elliot E
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Have been to this branch of Wetherspoon's many time before, and like the others, serves good drink/food. My wife and I decided to have breakfast this morning and sit outside as today was the first day of good sunshine. As ever the breakfast was well-priced...More

Thank Ian M
Stuart_TheEarl, Manager at The Earl of Mercia, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Hi Ian Many thanks for the review - although I'm disappointed to hear that your wife's breakfast wasn't up to our usual standards, I'm glad the situation was resolved in a satisfactory manner and look forward to seeing you here for breakfast again soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here early whilst in Coventry to register a relative's death. The staff are less than welcoming and cheerful (granted it was only 9.30 ish but a smile and a "good morning" go a long way. I believe this building was previously a bank many...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 8 April 2017

As a vegan, I find it hard to find somewhere to eat. However, every time I visit this establishment, they have a choice of vegan meals. The service is good, the food is good, and the upstairs seating area is very pleasant.

Thank selliott39
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Went there today with my family had mixed grill and hard to tell diferances between meats ,my sister had fish and chips the fish was not white in colour she said was not good. Knives and forks was not very clean and I had a...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 27 March 2017 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...More

Thank northants90
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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

Thank CorkNicola
Reviewed 8 March 2017 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...More

Thank Neil C
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Think we experienced the same waitress on Saturday, totally agree about the attitude
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$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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