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The Merlin, Swindon Central, Swindon

Drove Road
Swindon
SN1 3AF
Phone: 01793431496
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Greene King

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Steve C left this review about The Merlin

The Merlin is a large family friendly food led Greene King pub that was reasonably busy with a mixed age crowd during a recent late Thursday afternoon visit. The front of the pub, which I believe has been extended, is set for dining. I had a look in one of the sticky menus to find the usual GK cheap pub grub with plenty of food deals. A toy grab machine in the dining area highlights that children and families are more than welcome. A function room is advertised, which I imagine is this dining area. The main part of the pub has a bar on the back wall that is stocked with standard keg products and supports five hand pumps. These were drawing IPA (x2), Abbot Ale, Old Speckled Hen and 6X.
Down the left-hand side of the bar are a couple of pool tables and a dartboard. Televisions are located throughout for showing live sports. Horse racing was airing during my visit. I found the service to be very polite but as a fan of proper boozers, I do not plan a revisit.

On 27th March 2019 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Merlin

Large, modernised suburban pub which has been opened out to provide several different seating areas with various types of furniture. Pool tables and lots of TVs with sport on. Three Greene King beers on handpump - IPA, Abbot and the seasonal Fireside (£2.95, and in reasonable condition).

On 6th November 2010 - rating: 6
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Tony o'sullivan left this review about

visited here many times in the late 1990's when my mate kev bailiff was the inn keeper... cracking pub...

On 22nd May 2008 - rating: 10
[User has posted 85 recommendations about 83 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Swindon, 0.92 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Kemble, 16.87 miles, 5 hr 25 min walk (show)
Bedwyn, 17.36 miles, 5 hr 35 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Merlin, Swindon
27th Mar 2019, 17:26
Review submitted by Steve C
 
15th Jan 2016, 15:50
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 15 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 15 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 15 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 15 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 28 February 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 November 2010 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 06 November 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 15 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - The Cloud - last updated 15 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
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