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A big sunny hello!  We hope you’re having a great summer! Here’s our next round-up of news, especially for you – with details of our new, very rare whisky ‘Winter Storm’ (we’re one of only a handful of Scottish pubs selling this beautiful water of life!), our complimentary BBQ for all you runners in the Scottish Half Marathon through to a reminder about our Prentice Coaches promotion, Kids Eat for £1 offer and our next charity doggy event ‘Walkies, Talkies & BBQ’.


Try the Rare ‘Winter Storm’ – 21-Year Old-Malt – We are one of only a handful of venues in Scotland offering you the chance to buy a nip of this very exclusive, limited edition, single malt by William Grant & Sons, launched as part of its Glenfiddich Experimental Series last October.  There’s only 8000 bottles in the world so it’s certainly a very special whisky to sample.

We’ve only got two bottles, which we’ll be selling for £20 a nip.  It’s a beautiful tasting, rare whisky, so you’ll be in for a real treat, but you’ll need to get in fast!  And despite the name, it’s ideal in the warm summer months, with its sweet notes similar to candied fruit and Turkish delight which develop into flavours of mouth-watering lychee.


Calling Runners in the Scottish Half Marathon + 10K! – On Sunday 23rd September, the Scottish Half Marathon + 10K will be taking place in East Lothian and I, the owner of the Mercat Grill will be running.  Post race, I would like to invite all fellow runners to a celebration BBQ party at our bar & restaurant, only a ten-minute drive from the finish line (at Musselburgh Race Course), in the village of Whitecraig!

From 2pm, you can cool down over a relaxing drink, enjoy a complimentary burger or hotdog from the BBQ and take in the music and party atmosphere as we celebrate our achievements – in our outdoor beer garden (weather permitting)!

Please reserve your place (s) by calling us on 0800 124 4112 or email info@mercatgrill.com

Walkies, Talkies & BBQ at our Next Charity Doggy Event – 4 August (from 11am) – Bring your best, four-legged friend for our next doggy charity event, where we’ll be enjoying a sociable, short, local walk with our  dogs and fellow canine loving folks!  We’ll meet at 11am, at the Mercat Grill and head off for an easy going, 20-30 minute walk.  When we return, you and your pooch can enjoy a BBQ and blether with the group.  Priced at £15pp, this includes food for you and fido with all proceeds going to the Edinbugh Dog & Cat Home and Guide Dogs for the Blind.


Kids Munch at Mercat for a £1 in School Holidays – With the school summer holidays drawing to a close, take advanatge of our ‘Kids Eat for a £1’ promotion – valid until 14th August, available from 12-5pm (last orders 4:45pm), Monday to Friday.

We offer great hospitality and pride ourselves in dishing up fantastic, fresh and wholesome meals, served in our bright and airy conservatory dining area or ‘alfresco’ if the sun is shining, in our safe, fenced terraced area.  Up to three kids can eat a fresh and tasty main meal for only £1 each, when accompanied by two adults ordering at least a main course each plus drinks.  Kids starters and desserts can be added for a £1 each.


Our Promotion – 20% off Food & Win a Meal for Two! – Don’t forget our exclusive promotion with the award-winning, local bus company, Prentice Coaches, which ends on 17th August!

Passengers will receive 20% off their food bill, when they dine here at the Mercat Grill excluding Sat-Sun & bank holidays).  The 111 service has recently increased its number of journeys and runs regularly from Haddington via Whitecraig (handily, right outside our venue) to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and serves lots of locations en-route, from Gullane, Port Seton, Prestonpans, Wallyford to Musselburgh.

Simply travel on-board any of Prentice Coaches’ buses and you’ll receive a 20% off voucher with your bus ticket.  You must pre-book your table and quote Prentice Coaches promotion at time of booking and requesting your bill, so we can apply your discount.  With your bus voucher, you can also enter our competition to win a meal for two at the Mercat Grill by going to the ‘Mail Us’ section of our website to enter (www.mercatgrill.com/contact-us/), putting PC Competition in the subject.  Closing date for entries is 17/8/18.

To book a table or any of our events please call us on 0800 124 4112. 

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events or in the Mercat Grill for a drink or some dining very soon!

All the very best

Graham Blaikie

Owner of the Mercat Grill