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The Merlin

drove Road, Swindon, England
+44 1793 431496
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“peas” (2 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
“swindon town” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Food
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LOCATION
drove Road, Swindon, England
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1 - 10 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub looks nice on the inside and out. But the customer service by a lady today (mon 21st) I think someone called at her as Tina, was rude, ignorant and dismissive. I ordered a lasagne with her for my meal, and she said we...More

Thank ethel222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table after a Swindon Football match. It is a sports bars which was super busy as you would expect on a hot May bank holiday Saturday. However, there was plenty welcome and the interior was much better and cleaner than expected. Classic...More

Thank GC1515
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We chose The Merlin to hold a family wake due to the location having never visited before. Teena and Rob were really helpful and we were very much impressed with the service we received. They advised on the logistics and food options and helped us...More

Thank AA_GWiltshire
Keiran M, Manager at The Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Hello here I’d like to thank you for taking this time to write this review! And sorry to hear about your loss! But we’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed the service from rob and Teena! Kind regards

Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

U get a friendly welcome when u enter the pub The food is vry gd And they have plenty of choices on their food menu It’s situated near the town centre Prices of food and drink are reasonable The bar staff r also friendly and...More

Thank Karen C
Keiran M, Manager at The Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Hi Karen Id like to thank you for leaving this amazing 5* review! We’re suoer delighted to hear that you have a wonderful experience here with us! Also we are all so glad to know that you find our food and service to be excellent,...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

Me and my husband regularly use the merlin for food we had another meal yesterday it was excellent as always well done to Carrie and Nigel

Thank lynette w
Keiran M, Manager at The Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi Lynette Thank you for taking the time to leave this review! And we’re so glad to hear that you have and been enjoying our wide range of our menu selections and service! We hope to see you soon😊 Kind regards Keiran

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Came in for lunch in the Friday before Xmas. Had our table booked for 12pm and although the pub was a little busy we were seated on time, served all courses promptly and the food was excellent. Staff were great and the big bald chap...More

Thank Darren G
Keiran M, Manager at The Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Hi Darren We like to thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we’re super glad to hear you’ve had a wonderful experience😊 and enjoyed your food and the service to go along with it! We have plenty of spaces for next year!...More

Reviewed 26 December 2017

A big shout out to Nigel , Carrie and staff . We had a family and friends Christmas Day lunch yesterday for 38 people . The whole day went well all dinners served hot in time and good quality . Would recommend the Merlin for...More

1  Thank Dianevswindon
Keiran M, Manager at The Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Hi Diane Thank you for taking time to leave a review, and we’re so glad you’ve had a wonderful experience with our amazing Christmas selection of succulent food and our service😊... Don’t forget it’s never to early to book for next year! Look forward to...More

Reviewed 26 December 2017

Third year running we have had Xmas dinner here, as usual service, food and atmosphere was first class. Great value for money and would recommend to everyone.

1  Thank leeirving7
Keiran M, Manager at The Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Hi lee Thank your for taking the time to leave this review, we’re delighted to hear that you’ve enjoyed it here with us for three years why not make it a fourth? it’s never to early to book for another year running! Kind regards Keiran

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Had the Xmas meal had all but the dessert was taking to long. When I book at 12 I wanna finish by 12.45 which never happen. Never had a slow service on this its terrible. The food was delicious. Not the last service on the...More

1  Thank Richard P
Keiran M, Manager at The Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Hi Richard Thank you for taking time to write this review, We’re sorry to hear you’ve had a disappointing experience I can assure this was a slight wobble with our service, please don’t be disheartened by this experience we will aim higher to assure you...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017

When my daughter and i go shopping in town we always have lunch out, we have been to many places over the years, but the best place we have found is the Merlin in Drove Road, the landlord and landlady who have worked very hard...More

1  Thank jenny050545
Keiran M, Manager at The Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Hi Jenny, We thank you for taking to the time to leave a review, we are super delighted to hear that you’ve had a wonderful experience and hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Keiran

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: drove Road, Swindon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: +44 1793 431496
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