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The Merlin

drove Road, Swindon, England
+44 1793 431496
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“peas” (2 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
“swindon town” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
drove Road, Swindon, England
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 6 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
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Great friendly staff a good pint in a cosy clean pub we didn't have anything to eat but we will definitely give it a try next time as it looked really good.

Thank Garry D
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great busy pub that makes u feel welcome, good for sports or socialising. Been coming here for 15 years and will probably come for 15 more

1  Thank jimmyjam82
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The ribeye steak was cooked to perfection, the service and staff made us feel so welcome. There was a great mix of families, couples and groups, all having a good time.

Thank Mlt1610
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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