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The Merlin, Knights Enham, Andover

King Arthurs Way
Andover
SP10 4BS
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Quinno _ left this review about The Merlin

Well, yes this is basically a clichéd beaten-up 60’s estate pub. One room shut off in complete darkness, just the main bar area operational. Two pool tables, loud music, multiple screens and a dubious paint job. No ale on, so Guinness sufficed. Earthy locals but at least under control. Did I like it? Not a lot.

April 2014
A very dodgy-looking estate pub looking over a litter-strewn car park which was closed on our visit, no sign of life at 12.30 on a Saturday afternoon and the doors were locked. A quick peek through the window spotted a 6X handpump and a very basic, spartan bar area. Looks like it’ll need more than a bit of magic to make headway round here. Unrated.

On 11th September 2016 - rating: 3
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E TA left this review about The Merlin

A 1960s estate pub, previously known as The Entertainer. It was closed for a while but re-opened with the original name which complements the local Arthurian street names rather than refer to the raptor. There is a car park shared with local shops, then a concrete walkway past a smelly outside terrace leading to the main door. There are 2 bars inside, one mainly laid in neat little rows for diners, the other more of a public bar for drinkers. There are 2 pool tables, a dartboard, gaming machines and a juke box. The décor is very tired, the furniture has suffered an attempt at renovation but still looks battered. The staff and the few locals were friendly and welcoming, and the large Rotweiler, whose presence precludes that of visiting dogs, was also quite amicable. Only one ale on, Doombar, which was fresh and in good condition. A decent enough local, but I can’t conjure up a good reason to come here especially.

On 8th March 2016 - rating: 5
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Latest updates View all updates for The Merlin, Andover
21st Jul 2018, 07:27
Request to mark pub as closed by Quinno _ approved
 
21st Jul 2018, 07:27
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Quinno _, with included notes: Other:

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 November 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 November 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 November 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 08 November 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 November 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 08 November 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 November 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 08 November 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 08 March 2016 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 08 March 2016 by E TA
  • Hot Food : No last updated 08 November 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 08 March 2016 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 08 November 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 November 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 November 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 08 March 2016 by E TA
  • Real Ale : No last updated 08 November 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 November 2016 by Quinno _
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