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Hop Merchant

(formerly Turf Tavern)

64 Upper Parliament Street

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Opening Times


MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

No Service Mon
3 - 9 Tue - Sat
No Service Sun

About the Pub

Formerly a traditional street corner pub, then a late-night bar, this self-styled craft beer bar sits opposite the Theatre Royal. One wall is decorated with beer barrel bases. Four real ales and one cider are served. An upstairs room overlooks Upper Parliament Street with outdoor seating available. Fresh snacks are sold.

Historic Interest

The Hop Merchant was until recently called the Turf Tavern, a name a pub on the site has had since Victorian times. Formerly a Shipstone's house, when acquired by Greenall's in 1996 it was renamed the Samuel Morley after a Victorian benefactor to the City and whose statue had been located nearby until 1927. Unfortunately, Morley was also a well know temperance campaigner. Disgruntled locals objected and in 1996 the name reverted to the traditional Turf Tavern (Whitworth 2010). In 1855 the publican of the Turf Tavern was G. Moore (Post Office Directory). On the 9th February 2016, the Nottingham Branch of CAMRA nominated the then Turf Tavern as an Asset of Community Value. On the 9th June 2016 Nottingham City Council rejected the nomination on the grounds that the Turf Tavern 'did not further the social wellbeing or interests of the local community'. The Hop Merchant has an entry on Nottingham Civic Society's Draft Local Heritage List (09 December 2013), which notes it was built in 1923 to a design by WB Starr & Hall and that the building has a faience exterior. The Hop Merchant is in Nottingham City Council's Old Market Square Conservation Area. As at November 2017, the Hop Merchant freehold (NT344553) was held by Punch Partnerships (PML) Limited [Reg. No. 3321199] until transferred to Patron Capital on the 5th March 2018. [Nottingham City Council, St. Ann's Ward / Nottingham East Parliamentary Constituency]

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Draught Bass
  • St Austell Tribute

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    20p pint.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals


  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Front seated area.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Upstairs - hold up to 25 people.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.

  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

    The Cloud.

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Hop Merchant

64 Upper Parliament Street

Sat Nav Reference

52.955119, -1.150656


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Metro Close to Metro

Nearby Bus Routes (10m)


Nearby Station (950m)


Nearby Metro (40m)

Royal Centre

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Front February 2021

Hop Merchant

64 Upper Parliament Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Live Music
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Metro

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