Mon - Thurs: 10am - 10.45pm
Fri: 10am - 11.45pm
Sat: 9am - 11.45pm
Sun: 9am - 10.15pm
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About Merlin’s Cave
A true country pub bursting with character, Merlin’s Cave rests in the proud centre of Chalfont St Giles village green.
With our picturesque pub garden bordered by the river Misbourne & Chalfont St Giles parish church, our small but bustling bar & fresh food menu filled with homely comforts, we are the perfect place to relax, rejuvenate & recharge.
Rest assured, at Merlin’s Cave there is always a place for you in our home. Bring your partner, your parents, your friends, your children, your pup, and you will always be welcomed with open arms & a warm smile!
Fantastic meal. Staff were excellent. Our gluten-free friends were catered for very well indeed. We will definitely be back !
Fantastic evening food was really good, great value the Festuve Menu. Great Service Matt and his team really looked after us. A great place with great atmosphere to go for a special occasion. Myself and my family love it here. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Lovely to see the restaurant full and nicely decorated for Christmas. Menu is shorter than usual but good though missed the range of starters to be able to share easily between 2. Friendly service.
I chose to go to Merlin's Cave for my birthday meal this year as i had heard so many great things about the restaurant. I was very much disappointed. We sat at our table in which 4 of the 8 people were already there and waited 20 minutes to order drinks. At this point we were ready to order food as well. The gentleman that took our order asked if we would like a jug of water, we said yes but the jug never came though the receipt showed a jug had been ordered. Then after 25 minutes we were approached to be told that they had no gluten free gravy for our no gluten order so we changed it for a burger but with in a minute the rest of the meals came out leaving one person with out a meal. Then they came over again to say the chips are cooked in with other food containing gluten did we mind roast potatoes with the burger. We said it was fine. Every one at the table were finished with their meal and we could see the burger under the warming light to be served. A member of our party went up after 5 minutes to ask about it and found 3 members of staff just chatting and joking with each other then when told we were waiting on a meal one member of staff said 'oh its only just come out' and when told we had been staring at it for over 5 minutes the staff had no reply. Once we were finished we went and asked for the bill which never came so we asked again and found the staff just talking round the corner again. Then had to correct the bill as a side plate of vegetables we ordered never actually arrived. If the issues had been down to it being busy i would have understood but after we pointed out the burger not arriving to staff they became more unwelcoming and didn't approach our table at all. I hope people have the experience i know others to have had and not the experience i had.
The service service and atmosphere was great. The dish I ordered Vegetarian pasta was served warm (I like my food hot) but everyone else's meal was fine. Would be good if you served Guinness?
I sometimes find the food a little bit hit and miss. Not consistent. Didn't have everything on the menu. Service good. Relaxed setting.
I have been to Merlin's a few times before, the food as always was good and the service at the bar before we went to our table was good. However, the service at the table was very poor, we were left about 20 minutes before we were even offered a drink and we had to ask for more drinks etc rather than a waiter coming to see if we needed anything else.
This was the second time we have used Merlin's Cave for a post-funeral reception. Both times we have been well served with a nice atmosphere for peple to celebrate the lives of the departed.
Good food and we were well looked after.
Excellent Sunday lunch and accommodated dog well. Thank you
The roast beef was very stringent unedible
A lovely evening with our friends. I couldn't fault it.Well done all.
So grateful to Merlin's Cave for letting us use their space for our Charity Pub Quiz and for being so accommodating to us. We all have a great evening! Thank you so much :)
Good food and beer, welcoming staff, will come again
Fantastic Sunday lunch, perfect size and the service was brilliant - they couldn’t have been friendlier or more attentive. 😊
Our first time at the restaurant and both the service and the quality of food was outstanding. Thank you - you made our evening an excellent one. Very impressed.
Two items were not available on the menu. The garden was scattered with dog faeces and we couldn’t allow the child with us to play there Slow service
Visited recently for lunch and the food was amazing! Had a bit of a wait on our starters coming out but the waitress informed us this was due to two larger tables coming in before us and happily got us some more drinks so it was no bother. I work in hospitality so I know how this can happen. The bubble and squeak starter was amazing as well as the sandwiches! Amazing service as well would definitely recommend a visit