And here it is…

This has been the longest 5 months in Merlins history. On June 12th we had a driver run into the pub with his car. After World Cup, vacation and negotiating with insurance companies and contractors we are finally seeing the end. New brick all around, New windows all around and a New front door and everything is looking fresh. Thank you to the Bainey Group, Glass Guru, Doliff Insurance Agency and Tim Armstrong for all your hard work.

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There is a lot of activity happening outside our pub for the next couple of weeks. Finally! There will be light and a brand new exterior. Please come in and see the progress! For the next couple of days we ask that you use the side door to enter/exit the building. Remember – we always have take out and delivery through and


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It seems that every restaurant at this time of year does a WINTER update on their menus and Merlins Rest is also doing our Winter Refresh. There are some exciting new options on our food menu this year and the return of the always popular MERLINS STEW. The majority of our items are available for take away as well (call 612-216-2419 to place your order – or goto for delivery options)



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Crash into our PUB!@!*%#

Many of you may have noticed the big plywood window in our pub…

well this is what happened – on June 12th at around 11:30 am a car ran a red light and another car trying to avoid that car, ran into our building. We tried to get out of the way, but we can’t move!! Lucky, no one was hurt – except maybe the ego of the male that was driving the run away car. Sadly, this man did not have a license or insurance – this may be the reason he didn’t see the building coming at him. We have been in heavy negotiations with our fantastic insurance company (and we were out of the country for a period of time, which caused further delay) but it looks like we may be coming to the end of our talks and work should start this month. all together – FINGERS CROSSED. You probably won’t notice much change from the original building but you will see WINDOWS!! Thank you very much for all the support and the continued business during this very trying time.

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Kids menu is here – finally!!

After many years of waiting – we have finally put together a children’s menu for our favorite patrons!! The menu is available to all tiny patrons under the age of 10 years old. All include fruit and milk or apple juice. Please let us know what you think – also be sure to try out the very cool app COLAR MIX – You will see explosions!!!

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