We like Scrabble. Man, it is a fine game to play...
... But sometimes we want Trivial Pursuit, or Kerplunk. But then some days, whisper it, we wish we could do something completely different. Something entertaining, possibly informative & maybe something we can enjoy with friends, colleagues (even clients).
Fancy a quiz? Get quizzical with us and enquire today! All Merchants quizzes are bespoke to your own needs, there is no task too great for us.
As great minds think alike, you may also be experiencing these thoughts, which if you are, then one of the below may interest you.
Sweet Tooth Society - Merchants, you, 7 courses (6 of them pudding) and a spoon.
A recipe for delight, delectation & dessert appreciation. A Willy Wonka informal evening where we take you on a whirlwind tour of the pudding landscape trying a variety of unusual & traditional desserts & even getting the chefs to come & demonstrate a few tricks of the trade.
As 'Chief Merchants Trumpet Blower' I must say it is a jolly good evening. Evenings can be arranged around all tastes and budgets, the only real requirement is for you to bring your Sweet Tooth.
For a great evening of dessert delectation, please form an orderly queue & enjoy the Sweet Smorgasbord Experience, email us with your requests.
Wine Tastings - "Aficionados" tasting wine can be fun (& getting tipsy is ok)
How do you fancy learning a bit more about wine?
Nothing serious. Just try a few grapes or countries that you may not have had before & expand your palate horizons.
We can organise tastings for groups from 4 to 100 and from £15 per head to £100
Feel free to email us with any specific requirementsyou may have, or sign up to our Newsletter & we’ll let you know if we are planning any general tasting sessions.
Whisky -The Bed Sheet Tours
So, one Christmas we got a bed sheet and drew a vague outline of Scotland. We then collected up a selection of some of the finest Single Malts from north of the border and took a ‘tour’ around the sheet visiting the ‘bed sheet distilleries’.
It’s a great way to get a grip of the nuances of the Scotch, to understand the effect of geography, waters & elements to this esteemed fire water.
It’s also a bloody good excuse to down some really fine & unusual drams.
& if we enjoyed, we got to thinking you might too.
Whisky tastings from £25 per person
Cocktail Training - a thing of beauty & intrigue.
Like a master magician the mixologist weaves his sleight of hand turning a plethora of alcoholic ingredients into the subtle & far too tasty blend of sipping delight.
You can either take a tender 'in-house' relaxing in our sumptuous surrounds or for larger functions take one out (if you promise not to break them) to give you a couple of hours of fun & expert tuition.
Prices start from £7.20 per cocktail for an original & entertaining evening.
Cheese & Port Evenings -We Like Cheese
Truth be told, possibly, we are a little obsessed, & in current times we have been blessed with some very fine producers, so it’s only fair we share really. And the best accompaniment for a little fromage? Well, we’d always plump for the port.
So if you too fancy having a potter around the world of Cheese, whilst learning the quaff of a selection of ports, you may have stumbled over the evening for you. Obviously evenings without the port are possible, and we wouldn’t pull our stern face if you asked. In fact why not be cheeky and finish with a sherry even.
For groups of 2+, by appointment. Evenings based around specific types or regions/countries of cheeses can be organized to suit preferences, email us with your requests.
Sabrage - Attention – history lesson approaching;
Back in the Napoleonic era before they developed the title of ‘cheese-eating surrender monkeys’, the froggies were a bit tasty on the battle field. But still with lessons to teach us in suave sophistication, after a whooping they would celebrate their glory with champagne. Keeping a modicum of manliness, the cavaliers would slosh off the champagne tops with their sabres, and thus began the cultivated art form of Sabrage - quite simply, opening up a bottle of champagne with nothing more than your wrist and sword.
With a champion Sabrage guide and a choice weapons we challenge you to a more heady evening for groups of 4 - 100 and from £30 per person.
Dessert Banquets -Imagine your favourite dessert – Chocolate? Fruit? Cream? Boozy? Chocolate, fruit, creamy boozy?
Now imagine two of your favourite desserts. Now…. imagine a table aching with a whole bunch of your favourite desserts; towers of profiteroles, cheesecakes, chocolate fondues, brownies…. That’s a dessert banquet.
And then eat it all.
How about starting off with a light savoury bite, and a little bubbly and follow it with a full on dessert-fest of your delectation.
Wets the appetite? Ours too.
For groups of 6 plus, with no concerns for one evening of excess. Prices from £20pp
Whether it’s for a special occasion, an addition to an evening, client entertainment or just because you need cheering up, there are alternatives to board games.