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The Merlin

drove Road, Swindon, England
+44 1793 431496
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“peas” (2 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
“swindon town” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub
drove Road, Swindon, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great family pub to bring family and meet friends. Bar staff very friendly great food served all day. Landlord and landlady great customer service and very good at there job.

Thank Paul K
Keiran M, Manager at The Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Paul K We would like to thank you for taking time to write this review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, we look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards Keiran

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over from Ireland visiting family and friends great food, great staff couldn't do enough for us really helpful and management were excellent especially nigel what a laugh definitely would recommend the merlin 👍👍👍👍

Thank Olivia K
Keiran M, Manager at The Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Olivia K I would like to thank you for taking time for leaving a review, Also we are very delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience, and we deffiently look forward to see you again! Kind regards Keiran

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! Came with family for a meal and couldn't have been happier. The staff are so friendly and welcoming, as are the locals. Our food was beautiful, hot and tasty. Would highly recommend eating here, the new menu is spot on! Clean,...More

Thank Kiz P
Nigel T, General Manager at The Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kiz P We are glad you enjoyed yourself and look forward to seeing you again, thanks for your review Nigel.

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We visited here on a Saturday afternoon football day!! Probably not the best day as it was very busy and noisy. The food was nice, cheap and cheerful. Not really our kind of place but was worth a try and the staff were friendly unlike...More

Thank Kerry H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Pre match drinks and parking, for STFC , have used 3 or 4 times now since The Grove changed hands and became too posh for football supporters.Best to get there early on matchdays , as it gets busy...but good beer , friendly staff and good...More

Thank mark s
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Went for couple of pints before Swindon Town v Exeter City. Been to this pub previously and enjoyed it. Nice pub staff are good and service was not too bad as the place was rammed to the rafters. Lovely beer garden so if you visit...More

Thank MACLarkey
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This is no problem to get to or park has big carpark.food very simular to a weatherspoons, witch is cheap and no frills but does the job,will recommend to all and l am 70

Thank Vince W
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

very busy and we thought that was part of the problem. But no this week nearly empty and still disappointed.All pretty average including the service.menu has a good choice but sadly it doesn't look anything like the pictures when you get it! Steak was nice...More

Thank Legslou
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We meet every month, ex-employees, and our previous meeting place is closed for refurbishment. However, this will likely to be our choice from now on, prices are more reasonable too.

Thank wpr59x
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

As always best curry in Swindon best service and friendly staff The foods always lovely we go Back time and time again and always happy friendly staff and quick service

Thank Christine M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 21
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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