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Merlin's Cave Pub and Restaurant

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The Village Green | High Street, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4QF, England
+44 1494 871072
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11:00 - 23:30
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United Kingdom
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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have eaten here twice before and each time my meal has been delicious. This time I had fried squid followed by fish and chips which were both delicious. My wife had a curry for her main course which was new to the menu and not very good.

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Thank ClearViewing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place, tasty food and excellent service. We were a group of 16 people, with no booking and they were very accommodating with excellent service.

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Thank Fabrice C
Jamie P, Manager at Merlin's Cave Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Fabrice C, So glad to hear you and your large group had a great time, I have passed on your kind words to the rest of the team and we look forward to seeing all 16 of you again soon!! Cheers Jamie More 

London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our 'Gentlemans' Walking' group enjoyed the hospitality and food at Merlin's Cave Pub & Restaurant. Grumpy old men tell it as it is...so if we are happy...believe us!. Seriously though, a friendly greeting in a beautiful location with great decor was enhanced by excellent food. We all enjoyed the good variety of food on offer and the beautiful garden was... More 

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Thank Ralph K
Jamie P, Manager at Merlin's Cave Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Ralph, Your glowing review has been passed onto the rest of the team. You and the rest of your group were all friendly to look after and you came on what seemed like the first day of Spring so you got to be one of the first of many to enjoy the beer garden this year. Hope to see... More 

Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thought a lunchtime visit would have some atmosphere/customers,sadly neither.limited menu,rather expensive for what it was.very nice setting with a good view though.

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Thank 740Lynne740
Jamie P, General Manager at Merlin's Cave Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Lynne, I'm sorry to hear you didn't have the best time recently with us. You must have caught us on a quiet session during the half term break! We try to cater for lots of pallets with offering our main menu alongside our fixed price lunch menu and other themed evenings during the week. We offer great value menus,... More 

Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very tasty 3 course lunch here, and was pleasantly surprised-haven't been here since visiting shortly after it reopened after major refurb, when the service was poor and the food forgettable and pricey. I will definitely try it again now, as this time I couldn't fault the service and all the courses were very good, particularly the sea bass... More 

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Thank Lynda H
Jamie P, General Manager at Merlin's Cave Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words Lynda H, So good to hear that you had a better experience with us this time round. Look forward to seeing you again soon, All the best Jamie More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a relaxed place to come for a Sunday lunch - with the added bonus that if you are vegetarian, you can request an off-menu Sunday lunch with no meat! (I appreciate this so much!) The variety of vegetables is really good and the roast potatoes are awesome. My husband tells me the lamb is great too. The pub... More 

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Thank Nads_31
Jamie P, General Manager at Merlin's Cave Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Nads_31, Thank you for your kind words. These will be shared with the team and we look forward to seeing you again soon for a casual Sunday lunch, Cheers Jamie More 

London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Run down pub now nicely refurbished. More like a large restaurant. Good menu and reasonable service. Not cheap but pleasnt experience.

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Thank Nigel M
Jamie P, General Manager at Merlin's Cave Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Nigel M, Really good to hear you like the refurbishment and the new menu we have launched. Hope to see you soon, All the best Jamie More 

Marlow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday lunchtime for my elderly Grandad's birthday. Our waitress was super friendly but unfortunately the same can't be said for the rest of the staff. My 88 year old grandad was coughing a lot and whilst one of the waiters was right next to us we asked for water urgently. It NEVER came and instead, I... More 

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Thank MR1915
Jamie P, General Manager at Merlin's Cave Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, We're very glad you enjoyed the lovely food you had with us on Sunday, I am sorry that you felt the wait time was a little too long. We have just launched a new menu and the speed of service along with the fresh food quality are the two things we will be working on the most. We do... More 

Buckinghamshire
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to give this place a go - staff were really friendly - selected the 3 course special menu for £15 sweet potato soup was very tasty - risotto was delicious and the fudge brownie finished it off a treat - would definitely return.

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Thank Denise S
Jamie P, General Manager at Merlin's Cave Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Denise for your kind words. We're trying to offer more value to out guests and look forward to seeing you again soon, All the best Jamie More 

Amersham
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere quite local and never having been to Merlin's Cave before decided to try it. The pub/restaurant is situated facing the village green in Chalfont St Giles so is very easy to find and also has a large car park behind the premises. There is a beautiful garden with a stream (which was frozen along the... More 

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Thank barbaraholyoake
Jamie P, General Manager at Merlin's Cave Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Barbara for you glowing review, this will be shared with the team and we look forward to welcoming you back hopefully before the summer! Kind Regards Jamie Peoples More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Village Green | High Street, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Chalfont St. Giles
  • Phone Number: +44 1494 871072
Description
The newly renovated Merlins Cave is located in the heart of Chalfont St Giles on the Village Green, a beautiful village only a few minutes drive from the M40 and M25. Merlin's Cave has been rejuvenated into a beautiful country pub, with an all-fresh food restaurant and a bar serving hand-crafted beers from the cask or bottle. As well as our uniquely designed restaurant and bar, which draw their character from the stunning countryside which surrounds us, we also put the magic back into our garden which, incidentally stretches down to the River Misbourne. Food is served: Monday to Thursday: 11am - until 10:00pm Friday & Saturday: 1pm until 10:00pm Sunday: 1pm until 9pm

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