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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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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“bread” (45 reviews)
“cakes” (23 reviews)
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

This is very much a hidden gem in the corner of an industrial estate. The food is excellent and also inventive. Both the staff and service are perfect. And the bread is truly wonderful. Treat yourself and visit this restaurant it will surprise you

Thank Ita H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch . The food was presented really well and there is a separate area for a private party, which is very useful to know Really lovely place . Great ambiance and really attentive staff

Thank RitaSteOrmy
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The windows were locked to prevent insects entering the building, but the air conditioning which was down stairs wasn't efficient enough to cool upstairs, which resulted in us being uncomfortable during lunch. The food was ok, but the table was sticky.More

Thank Tom D
Julie P, Owner at Merlin's Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Hello Lapwings, Thank you for taking the time to review Merlin’s. We are so sorry you found it too hot upstairs. Unfortunately we cannot open the windows during summer due to the flies which make a bee-line (pardon the pun) to get inside as soon...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018

Came on a Satrurday Lunch time having dragged an elderly relative out for lunch from his old folks home in a wheelchair, They couldn't do enough to help but this seems the norm rather than the exception. It was very busy so there was a...More

2  Thank ShadowTours
Julie P, Owner at Merlin's Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovey review of Merlin’s. Our team work so hard and when customers appreciate them and take the time to write with thanks it really gives us a boost and makes us happy! We are so pleased you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Went here after reading reviews but very disappointed. After sitting there for 10mins, asked at counter if I order there or at table. Lady advised me she would send someone over to take order. 5 mins later still waiting and lady in next table gets...More

Thank Dawn G
Julie P, Owner at Merlin's Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Dear Dawn, Thank you for taking the time to write your very first Trip Advisor review. This is Merlin’s 100th review and we were looking forward to it so much. We are so sorry you were disappointed with your visit to Merlin’s and even more...More

Reviewed August 16, 2018

We have been going to Merlins now since it opened and I thought it was time to say what a great place it is to eat. The food is always excellent and great value for money, the staff are friendly and always helpful and the...More

1  Thank andy m
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Fabulously put together menu for breakfast, lunch and snacks! Love, love, love going here! it's fresh, tasty and homemade heaven!

1  Thank Farmerswife40
Reviewed August 1, 2018

I wasn’t even aware that this place existed until I complained to a friend that I couldn’t find any decent bread these days. Couldn’t believe this bakery was actually hidden next door to a place I visit regularly, right in the middle of the industrial...More

Thank Kath W
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Family of four for breakfast.excellent food can pick your breakfast to suit ,3 home made breads to choose from ,nice small light ,airy café/coffee shop. Definatley worth the journey to get there.

Thank captin8
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

My family and I love coming to this unique bakery cafe for the food, service and ambiance. > I am always welcomed with a smile and never disappointed with the quality of the food and quite often I’m amazed new menu choices and the value...More

2  Thank Trina M
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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