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The Merlin

1 Orient Way, Pride Parkway, Derby, Derbyshire  DE24 8XL View Map.

General Manager:

Joanne Trigwell.

pub opening times breakfast times main menu times
Sunday - Thursday 11am - 11pm
Friday & Saturday 11am - 12mn
We open from 10am Saturday & Sunday for Breakfast
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 12noon Monday - Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 9pm

Whats New & Forthcoming Events

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What is new & forthcoming in 2016

What's New & Forthcoming

Fresh Takeaway Cakes:

We now serve fresh cakes to takeaway from £3.29 per slice.

Our very own 'BIG Bean' coffee is available now in Hungry Horse! Have a cup and tell us what you think. Enjoy here or take away from just 99p.

About Us

Prior to The Merlin opening in Summer 2012 a competition was held by Greene ... Read more

About our venue

Prior to The Merlin opening in Summer 2012 a competition was held by Greene King to find a new name for the premises, being formerly called the Pride Park. They decided on 'Merlin' as it reflected the contribution Derby made building Rolls-Royce engines during the Second World War. The Merlin engine powered RAF fighter aircraft, such as the Spitfire, during the Battle of Britain. We are located on Pride Parkway, just 2 miles from Derby City Centre and 400 yards from Derby County Football Club. We therefore welcome friendly sports fans who enjoy our sports facilities. Our clientele are of a mixed age group and vary from workers in the nearby industrial estate to locals and families from the residential area. We are a family friendly pub and are famous for big value pub food and a well stocked bar with a tasty choice of drinks, beers and wine. We offer a really warm welcome, good facilities for the kids and adults, plus the ever popular Hungry Horse extensive menu where there is choice for everyone. Our high tech playzone will impress any child with it's Play Station 3, Xbox Kinnect and interactive touch screens! There's also table football and claw machines. This is not just a place to eat - it's a great experience of entertainment and dining which keeps all the family entertained.

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Our Food & Menus

So many tastes so little time! Our great value family food and drinks, from ... Read more

Hungry Horse food

So many tastes so little time! Our great value family food and drinks, from steaks to salad and the Super Horse kids menu; there’s something for everyone! Alongside the extensive main menu kids can build their own meal at Hungry Horse with our fun Kids Pick ‘n’ Mix menu. If you need a little more on your plate try the larger meals. All kids get a free activity pack.

Breakfast Times

Saturday & Sunday 10am - 12noon

Main Menu Times

Monday - Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 9pm


Main Menu.

Kids Menu.

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Have a Party at Our Venue

We can cater for gatherings in an area of our restaurant however this is not... Read more

Have a Party


We can cater for gatherings in an area of our restaurant however this is not a private area. We have a buffets menu available. Please ring to discuss your requirements.

Children's Indoor Facilities

We have a Distraction Zone, a high tech play area for the children.... Read more



Our high tech playzone is full of entertainment equipment with Xbox Kinnect, Play Station 3, interactive touch screen's & claw machines.


There is no charge to enter however some machines may have a charge.

Indoor Play Facility

Our Drinks

We have an excellent selection of the best drinks on draught, wines & spirits... Read more

Our Drinks

Drinks on Draught

Carling Extra Cold, Carlsberg, Fosters Superchilled, San Miguel, Stella Artois Chilled, Greene King IPA Chilled, Guinness Extra Cold & Strongbow Cider

Real Ale

Greene King Abbot Ale (5.0% ABV), Greene King IPA (3.6% ABV) & Greene King Old Speckled Hen (4.5% ABV)

Other Drinks

Selection of Wines, Hot Chocolate, Tea & Range of Big Bean Coffee

Drinks Promotions:

All Day Every Day:

Selected bottles & Bombs 2 for £5.00.
Double up on selected branded spirits for an extra £1.00 & £1.50.

Wine Wednesday:

Selected bottle of wine only £5.00 all day.

Friday & Saturday after 5pm:

Selected drinks including cocktails 2 for £5.00.

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Sport & Entertainment

Come in and watch some sport or take part in our entertainment nights.... Read more

Our Entertainment


BIG Family Quiz Night from 8pm.

Summer Fun

During school holidays - children's entertainer.

Sporting Fixtures

We have 2 Sky boxes so we can cover multi screens.

Bt Sport Sky Sports

4 Big Screens, 8 Booth Seating Screens, Pool Table with cameras for tournaments, Darts Board with cameras for tournaments.


  • Al Fresco Dining in the garden
  • Beer Garden with umbrellas & lighting
  • Outdoor Children's Play Area
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Car Parking


  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facility


  • Over 18's Bar Area
  • Children Welcome
  • Dogs Welcome outside on a lead
  • Coach Parties Welcome by prior arrangement
  • ATM Machine
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted with no minimum spend