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The Merlin, Pride Park, Derby

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1 Orient Way
Derby
DE24 8XL
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Merlin

Purpose-built family-friendly Hungry Horse bar / restaurant, with various seating / dining areas and a large patio beer garden (with a bouncy castle, etc.) at the front. For what it lacks in charm and character, it does at least do real ale with Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen (£2.94) and Abbot available from three of four handpumps. Also had keg IPA Smooth on for those seeking a brown beer devoid of taste.

On 4th September 2014 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Merlin

The Merlin is the latest pub to open on the pride park estate.
Once inside there is one very long oblong shaped room with the bar facing.
There were a few Ameican diner type seats near the bar,with the rest of the pub having a mix of bench seats and normal tables and chairs.
The right side of the pub is more like a bar,this area is for over 18s only,there is a pool table and a few TV screens in this area showing Sky sports,this area was quite busy.
The larger left side is more of a dining area but there were no tables laid out and people were drinking in this area.
The pub is a Greene King Hungry Horse branded pub,there were three real ales on the bar,i had a dirnk of GK IPA which was decent enough and cost less than £3.00 a pint,the pub does food all day and this is also quite cheap.
There was an outside drinking area which is only accessed from within the pub.
The pub was fairly busy with a good mix of customers on my Wednesday afternoon visit.
This is by far the best pub on the pride park estate.

Pub visited 14/8/2013

On 14th August 2013 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Derby, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Peartree, 2.26 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Spondon, 2.42 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Merlin, Derby
13th Jun 2016, 11:45
Request to remove pub from area by ROB Camra approved
 
13th Jun 2016, 11:45
Request to remove pub from area by ROB Camra

Pub Details

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 August 2013 by Alan Winfield
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 14 November 2014 by Alan Winfield
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 August 2013 by Alan Winfield
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 18 August 2013 by Alan Winfield
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 18 August 2013 by Alan Winfield
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 August 2013 by Alan Winfield
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