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Merlin's Bakery Cafe

Unit 707, Merlin Park, Ringtail Road | Ringtail Road, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 8JY, England
+44 1704 898102
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“bread” (51 reviews)
“cakes” (23 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Unit 707, Merlin Park, Ringtail Road | Ringtail Road, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 8JY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gem of a cafe, where they bake their own award winning bread. The cafe provides food all day and they have a Specials Board on display for the week ahead. We have enjoyed cakes, bread and their breakfasts. It maybe on a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank OldBear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love this place, been a few times with friends for lunch so organised to bring a large group of friends including children. You can’t book a table but we were able to “take over” upstairs as there were so many of us. Everyone loved...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SBE66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only discovered this little gem of a cafe about 6 weeks ago. Amazing food and artisan bakery. How disappointing to discover it is closing down. We're sorry to hear this but wish you well in your new venture.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ann H
Julie P, Owner at Merlin's Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, we really appreciate it! Just to reassure you, Merlin’s isn’t closing down, we are selling the business as we have taken the opportunity to go and live abroad. We have had lots of interest from people looking to buy...More

Reviewed November 2, 2018

Came here for breakfast and got such amazing homemade food. We couldn't fault it. What a lovely little cafe so hidden away. We were recommended it by a friend and we are so glad we went. Everything made from fresh, not all this rubbish microwaved...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TonyFlint20919
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Had my first visit to Merlin's this morning while working on Burscough Industrial Site with 3 colleagues. We went in for brunch and were very impressed. Nice clean interior, very friendly and polite service and a great choice of food and drinks. I had a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank steve m
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Visited with my daughter for lunch as she had been before and enjoyed it. Service was friendly and the food and drinks were excellent. All freshly prepared to order. There is also a wide selection of freshly baked bread to buy. The only problem I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 13PhilipC
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely breakfast here once again, a great start to our half term holidays. There is an extensive menu and we have never been disappointed, lunch is great too! Well worth the drive from Southport, we collect our weeks supply of freshly baked...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank paulandtrina
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We're real regulars to Merlin's, I don't know why it took us so long to write a review! We have never been disappointed by the quality of the food and the attentive, friendly staff. We've been there when there have been queues out the door...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Having been here before and enjoyed it we specifically headed here on Saturday morning even though it's a 12 mile round trip. We were both starving and looking forward to our breakfast. After a 30 minute wait what was served looked terrible, as if it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank barrydoran
Julie P, Owner at Merlin's Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Thank you for your feedback but as the owner and chef who dealt with your order throughout I would like to provide my response. We noted that as soon as you received your food you started taking photographs. You sent your meals back, this has...More

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem on Burscough industrial estate. I adore the breakfast here, it never disappoints and is very reasonably priced and includes a nice cuppa (or coffee/orange juice). The bread is just divine, some of the best I've ever had. Service is great and lovely...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Liverpoolfoodlover
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Alan C
November 8, 2018|
Response from Julie P | Property representative |
Open 8.30-2pm (last orders for food is 1.15pm) Saturday. Closed on Sunday Also closed all day Saturday 8th December
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 707, Merlin Park, Ringtail Road | Ringtail Road, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 8JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Ormskirk  >  Burscough
  • Phone Number: +44 1704 898102
  • E-mail
We are an artisan bakery cafe in Burscough dedicated to serving the highest quality local produce. Breakfast, lunch, coffee, cakes and freshly baked real bread supplied by ourselves through our award winning bakery Artisan Foodworks located adjacent to the cafe. This quirky cafe prides itself on serving up tasty, wholesome, rustic dishes all prepared from scratch. The breakfast and lunch menu is innovative and exciting along with our ever-changing daily specials. All of the breads used are made by hand, from scratch in our bakery as well as a large range of cakes, pies, quiches, salads and biscuits. The café is fully licensed and we have a lovely upstairs dining area and during warmer weather you can sit outside and relax close to the sites tranquil pond
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