Open for over twenty years, Merlin is an Irish Pub for Vinohrady locals. Take a tram a few stops from the centre and you’ll find Czech beers at normal prices, great food and, of course, Guinness.
The interior has a rustic, pseudo-Irish theme – at least they stopped short of tables made from old sewing machines!
There are stairs down to a large seating area.
All the staff were friendly and helpful.
We ordered; a 0.15l glass of chardonnay (66 Kč) a 0.4l Guinness (78 Kč) and fish and chips (239 Kč). A carafe of tap water was free and Merlin is now added to The Prague Review list of places that offer free tap water.
The portion size of fish and chips was huge. The fish was very good. The chips were more McDonald’s-style fries than proper chip-shop chips. The small jug contained vinegar, which wasn’t the right vinegar for fish and chips – I’m not sure Sarson’s malt vinegar is sold in Prague. The tartare sauce was close enough. But, for only 239 Kč I’ll be ordering this again.
Merlin is a ten-minute walk from I.P. Pavlova metro station. Trams 6 and 11 pass by, with nearest stops Bruselská or Pod Karlovem. It’s worth making the journey.
Merlin Irish Pub
Prague 120 00
+420 222 522 054