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Merlin

5-9 Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7QL, England
+44 1625 599959
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“mini desserts” (7 reviews)
“sunday roast” (20 reviews)
“scallops” (14 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 11:30 pm Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
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LOCATION
5-9 Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7QL, England
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1 - 10 of 612 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We keep trying to give this place the benefit of the doubt, but we will definitely NOT be trying it again!, cold food, ridiculously expensive wine, staff with a can't do attitude and no reason why they were like this, not overly busy and past...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Connector67563480310
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband and baby boy decided to stop off here for dinner , although the food was ok it certainly wasn’t worth the money for each dish ! I had the chicken leek pie , mash and veg , certainly not worth the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank helenf34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both had the rump steak (medium rare). Over the years, we've been spoilt with some of the most amazing steaks so you could say we are 'steak specialists'! The Merlin's steaks were cooked to perfection - I reckon the chefs must be Wizards (couldn't...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bobbyd651
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We usually cook Sunday Dinner for the family but today found ourselves without guests so treated ourselves to dinner out. What a lovely change it was. Attentive staff looked after us, the food was great and plentiful. Will definitely go again, great value too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Richard C
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Richard, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review. We look forward to serving you again soon. Kind regards, Julien Tattersall General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us went for a mid week lunch, it wasn’t busy but service was slow (the reason for my 4 rather than normal 5 rating for the Merlin). The food as ever was fabulous. I had the battered halloumi and chips which I had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TheRelfster
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Relfster, Thank you for taking the time to post a review for us. We are glad you enjoyed the food, and have shared the feedback with the kitchen team. Apologies for the slow service. We are currently undertaking training with all of the team...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here a few times now and NEVER have I ever been disappointed. Whilst this place is a most beautiful place, very pleasing to the eye, when you eat in the restaurant you will NOT be disappointed. The food is artistically presented and...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank duirmuin
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear duirmuin, Thank you for your very kind words. We pride ourselves on serving great food and providing a great atmosphere - and it looks like we nailed it! We will keep working hard to ensure we constantly improve... Kind regards, Julien Tattersall General Manager

Reviewed 6 November 2018

We have visited the Merlin on numerous occasions and we like to visit for Sunday roasts. The service and food is always great, but the reason I cannot give 5 stars is because on a couple of occasions on a Sunday, they have run out...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kateeve91
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Kate, Thanks for leaving a positive review. We are sorry that we were unable to serve the dish that you wanted! We are currently looking at our ordering procedures to ensure that we can serve our full menu all day every day! We hope...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018

Not for the first time.....we had a lovely meal at the Merlin..... lucky to have it on our doorstep with just a 5 minute walk. Great food, easy but buzzing atmosphere with an attentive team..... what’s not to like...... oh yeah, you’d just run out...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Robert V
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Robert, Thanks for taking the time to leave us with some positive words - we really appreciate it! Apologies for running out of the ale you wanted - we are looking at how we can improve our ordering procedures to ensure it doesn't happen...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Visited on 17.10.18 as we were staying at the hotel for the night before a flight to New York. Arrived around 9pm after dropping the cases off in the room. We were told that there was a table available and were promptly shown to it....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Suenster
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Suenster, Thanks for taking the time to review us. I am saddened to read your comments - it seems that we were unable to recover from a disappointing start. - We have reviewed the stock rotation system in the kitchen to ensure that all...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Visited the Merlin for my birthday this year and enjoyed the food just as much as last time. I would recommend the battered halloumi.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank EddieAlexCook
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Eddiealexcook, Your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us, our Chefs were particulary happy to read this review from your Birthday and we are glad we didn't dissapoint you. We hope to see you again soon, Gary & The Merlin Team

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lws83
27 February 2017|
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Response from robmiles7491 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but if you call them they are very helpful. it's a lovely village. The Drum and Monkey did great food and I believe it has a nice outside area (if we ever get any decent weather) good luck
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405LauraD405
7 August 2016|
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Response from Jonathan B | Property representative |
Hi laura D, Sorry we don't allow dogs into the bar. you are more than welcome to bring your fury friend and sit in our garden, our team will look after you. Kind regards, Jon B
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KerryM749
11 July 2016|
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Response from Lauzii | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it has a little bar area too if you're not eating but if you are eating I would book in as it gets busy. It has a nice relaxed vibe about the place too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-9 Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Alderley Edge
  • Phone Number: +44 1625 599959
  • E-mail
Description
The Merlin Inn is a stylish, contemporary pub, bar and restaurant serving delicious pub food as well as a fine selection of drinks in great surroundings. Our unique dining space is perfectly equipped to accommodate parties of all sizes, from romantic meals for two through to large celebrations. In the summer months, visitors enjoy our huge beer garden, allowing them to drink, dine, and socialise alfresco under the summer sun. We offer an extensive seasonal menu created by our highly talented team of chefs. From salads, sharers, and sandwiches, through to classic mains, pizzas, and pastas, there’s something for everyone. If you’re visiting us for an extended stay, we also offer 11 comfortable, modern rooms within the Innkeeper’s Lodge. All of our rooms are en-suite and come complete with complimentary hot drinks, flat screen TVs with Freeview, and free WiFi. We also offer a meeting and function room that’s perfect for conferences, corporate events, and business meetings.
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