Happy Laphroaig Day!


With 13 expressions to chose from (the newest being The Laphroaig Lore), you are sure to find the perfect one for you.

Join us at 7:30 for a seminar featuring Laphroaig 10yr, Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 200th Anniversary, and the Laphroaig Lore. $10 for drams of the 3, and a full presentation.

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Fèis Ìle Islay

It is day 2 of Fèis Ìle Islay!!

If you are unfamiliar with this weeklong celebration, we’re here to fill you in.

Fèis Ìle ‘the Islay Festival of Malt and Music ‘ was founded by the local people of Islay in 1986 to celebrate the heritage and culture of Isle of Islay and to provide a pan cultural and activity based series of events. The Feis starts the last weekend of May each year and lasts for one week.

The island of Islay is a region in Scotland, located off the southwest shore and home to 8 active distilleries. Lagavulin, Bruichladdich, Caol Ila, Laphroaig, Kilchoman, Bowmore, Bunnahabhain, and Ardbeg. Each Islay distillery has it’s own special day during Fèis Ìle. These distilleries are said to produce the world’s best whisky. Their single-malt scotches are renowned amongst whisk(e)y lovers, especially those who love peat and smoke! 

And we at Merlins Rest love our peat and smoke, so in celebration of Fèis Ìle we are offering $2 off full pours or $1 off drams of any expression from the respective distillery (see below).

*** EXCITING NEWS *** New to this year we will be hosting distillery seminars on their respective days of Laphroaig, Kilchoman and Ardbeg. Scotch lovers absolutely should not miss this!!

Saturday, May 21: Lagavulin (3 expressions) and WWD

Sunday, May 22: Bruichladdich (9 expressions)

Monday, May 23: Caol Ila (9 expressions)

Tuesday, May 24: Laphroaig (12 expressions)

-7:30pm Laphroaig Seminar open to the public

Wednesday, May 25: Bowmore (7 expressions)

Thursday, May 26: Kilchoman/Jura (4 expressions of both)

-7:30 Kilchoman Seminar open to the public

Friday, May 27: Bunnahabhain (7 expressions)

Saturday, May 28: Ardbeg (6 expressions, hopefully 7 if it gets here in time)

-4pm Ardbeg Seminar open to the public

Come down to the pub and have a dram or two with us!

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Some New Summer Items

Our Tomato & Cucumber Salad: Light, refreshing, and shareable. A great way to start your meal.

Big chunks of tomato and cucumbers with red onion and marinated chickpeas, tossed with our house vinaigrette, served with an avocado wedge and warmed pita. $7


Celtic Knots: great for sharing!

4 warm and twisted pretzels served with RHP cheese sauce, curry ketchup, and English deli mustard.


The Steak, Bacon, and Onion Wrap: The onion lovers DREAM!

Premium grasped beef, cooked to medium rare and combined with our work famous Connemara bacon jam, caramelized onions, tomatoes, and crispy onion strings, wrapped in an herbed tortilla. Served with onion rings. $13


Salmon Salad Croissant: Perfect for lunch on our patio

Baked salmon, flaked in a creamy mustard dressing with tomatoes. served with mixed greens.

Try as a salad, served over mixed greens, tomatoes, hard boiled egg, and toasted pita points. $9


Our Turkey Burger got a face lift!

A perfect combination of white and dark meat, melty Brie cheese, crispy green apple, tomato, and British bacon.


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Summer menu is here!!


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May Laphroaig Tasting SOLD OUT!

May Laphroaig tasting SOLD OUT

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