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5-9 Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7QL, England
+44 1625 599959
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“mini desserts” (7 reviews)
“scallops” (14 reviews)
“sunday roast” (18 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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5-9 Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7QL, England
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1 - 10 of 603 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited the Merlin for my birthday this year and enjoyed the food just as much as last time. I would recommend the battered halloumi.

Thank EddieAlexCook
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really nice , good service and selection of food , no complaints , good presentation and worth a second visit

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met up with a friend for coffee and lunch. Very polite staff, great food nice atmosphere. Will definately be revisiting

Thank beverleyhamil2n
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and attentive but not obtrusive staff is a bonus to the generous serving of the food which was good.

Thank 499506Lore99
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 499506Lore99, Thank you for your kind review from your recent visit to The Merlin. We do hope you will bring your Granddaughters in again soon. Gary & The Merlin Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully renovated. Great food. Really nice staff. Sunday lunch was good. Will return to sample some of the menu.

Thank wenpet
GeneralManagerA765, Manager at Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for joining us at The Merlin for Sunday Lunch and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed our food. We do hope to see you again soon. Gary and Team Merlin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for 7pm on a Monday night, which was very quiet. Took a while for anyone to greet us and show us to the table. Good drinks menu and the waitress took our drink order quickly. Sadly that was the only thing that...More

Thank Heather A
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Heather A, We appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one. We have addressed the issue we had on that Monday night and hopefully will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good to find a restaurant that is always consistent with food and service, never been let down, easy parking and nice ambienceMore

Thank Janet J
GeneralManagerA765, Manager at Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Janet J, So glad to see you visit The Merlin regularly and we have kept up our standards on each visit. The team were very pleased to read your review and we are hoping to get that elusive 5th star next time. Many Thanks, Gary...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went last night with my husband. Reserved a table for 18.45hrs. Waited over 5 mins to be shown to table. Husband received half a lime & soda instead of pint of lime & soda. Decided to forgo starter as desserts sounded really good. Ordered main...More

Thank Carole T
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Had lunch here with a dear friend and enjoyed a very good meal. I had the Pork Belly with seared scallops and my friend had the Buttermilk coated chicken, both of which were delightful and enjoyed by us both. The waitress who look after us...More

Thank stuartGeorge
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi StuartGeorge, We are so pleased you had a pleasant lunch with us at The Merlin, I have to admit the Pork Belly is a particular favorite of mine - especially when accompanied with scallops. Am sure you will visit us again soon and we...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I popped in for early dinner with my three young children after an afternoon at Hare Hill. I was pleasantly surprised by the vegan and children’s menus. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive. We had a delicious meal with puddings. Would definitely return with...More

Thank merange
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Merlin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

merange, Our recently introduced vegan menu is proving to be very popular with everybody, the Thai inspired Coconut Curry is proving to be a winner. Children are always welcome at The Merlin and their food is always freshly cooked and uses the same fresh ingredients...More

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27 February 2017|
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Response from Rob M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but if you call them they are very helpful. it's a lovely village. The Drum and Monkey did great food and I believe it has a nice outside area (if we ever get any decent weather) good luck
Laura D
7 August 2016|
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Response from Jonathan B | Property representative |
Hi laura D, Sorry we don't allow dogs into the bar. you are more than welcome to bring your fury friend and sit in our garden, our team will look after you. Kind regards, Jon B
Kerry M
11 July 2016|
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Response from Lauzii | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it has a little bar area too if you're not eating but if you are eating I would book in as it gets busy. It has a nice relaxed vibe about the place too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-9 Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Alderley Edge
  • Phone Number: +44 1625 599959
  • E-mail
The Merlin Inn is a stylish, contemporary pub, bar and restaurant serving delicious pub food as well as a fine selection of drinks in great surroundings. Our unique dining space is perfectly equipped to accommodate parties of all sizes, from romantic meals for two through to large celebrations. In the summer months, visitors enjoy our huge beer garden, allowing them to drink, dine, and socialise alfresco under the summer sun. We offer an extensive seasonal menu created by our highly talented team of chefs. From salads, sharers, and sandwiches, through to classic mains, pizzas, and pastas, there’s something for everyone. If you’re visiting us for an extended stay, we also offer 11 comfortable, modern rooms within the Innkeeper’s Lodge. All of our rooms are en-suite and come complete with complimentary hot drinks, flat screen TVs with Freeview, and free WiFi. We also offer a meeting and function room that’s perfect for conferences, corporate events, and business meetings.
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