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Merlin's Bakery Cafe


Unit 707, Merlin Park, Ringtail Road, Burscough Industrial Estate, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 8JY

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Tel: 01704 898 102

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Merlin's Bakery Cafe
Artisan Bakery Cafe in Burscough, dedicated to serving the highest quality local produce. Serving breakfast, lunch, coffee, hand-made cakes and freshly baked real bread. Welcome to an exciting new bakery cafe on Burscough's Merlin Park business estate.

Grab a menu and take a seat either at the bar or upstairs in the industrial style cafe, then let the, know how you'd like your coffee and your eggs and they will bring them to you pronto! Alternatively, settle down for a satisfying lunch from the ever changing seasonal menu. Also offering a variety of vegetarian meals, and meals to suit the health-conscious amongst us such as salads, smoothies and vegetarian alternatives for every weekday special.

Of course, you can always just pop in for a quick coffee, loose leaf or standard builders' brew and a piece of cake for an afternoon treat. If you've not got time for a sit down meal, your goods will be wrapped and you can take them away with you. But make sure you go back soon!

Selling Artisan Foodworks slow, fermentation breads; cakes and pies direct to the public, the café is located close to Artisan Foodworks on Merlin Park in Burscough. With ground floor access, indoor mezzanine seating area and an outdoor seating area overlooking the business park’s lake along with extensive free parking.

Open from 08:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday offering an ever-changing menu ensuring they are using the very best seasonal produce wherever possible. Along with Artisan breads, hand made cakes and pies Merlin's also sell a range of daily specials on a rotational basis including:
Pulled pork on a brioche bun
100% steak burger with porchetta, cheese, caramelised onions, burger sauce and gherkins on a sesame brioche bun
Chicken noodles cooked to order
A meat-free Monday special, including bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese, vegetable noodles and chilli bean casserole.

Plus much, much more!

All of the sandwiches are made using slow fermentation breads without any unnecessary processing aids, meaning the bread becomes a feature of the lunch along with the filling. Sandwiches are made on slow fermentation white or brown bread, malted bread or sourdough; the choice is yours.

The best selling sandwiches and paninis include:
Back bacon on a brioche bap
Ham and cheese Panini
Chicken, cheese & sweet chilli Panini
Salt beef on rye
Chicken and roasted red pepper

There is also a range of the extremely popular Artisan Foodworks hot water crust pies including turkey, bacon and cranberry; pork; and pork, black pudding and cheese, with more flavours being added. Quiches and a daily salad special are also available.

Providing a corporate buffet service for local businesses

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Friday08:00 - 16:00*
Saturday - SundayClosed*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

From Tarleton, Ormskirk and Liverpool the A59 will bring you to a new roundabout has been created opposite the Beaufort Nursing Home and the new Booth’s supermarket, turn onto Pippin Street which will take you to a further roundabout which is the entrance to the industrial estate. Follow the main road (Ringtail Road) into the industrial estate and you will continue for about half a mile to a left bend, after this you will see Merlin Park on your right. On entering Merlin Park follow the road around to the right and you will see the back door to Merlin’s Bakery Cafe on the right after Green Switch Ltd, follow the road around to the front of the building and our main entrance.

Public Transport Directions

12A from Tarleton to Burscough
3A from Parbold to Burscough
385 Southport to Ormskirk, 12A Ormskirk to Burscough
10 minute walk from Burscough to Merlin Park

Manchester to Southport alight at Burscough Bridge
Liverpool to Sandhiils – Sandhills to Ormskirk – Ormskirk to Preston alight at Buscough Junction
Preston to Ormskirk alight at Burscough Junction
10 minute walk from Burscough to Merlin Park



  • Bar
  • Cater For Vegetarians
  • Catering service
  • Licensed
  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Serve Breakfast
  • Serve Lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for
  • Take away service

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children All Ages

Establishment Features

  • Exclusive hire of restaurant
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Number of covers - 26
  • Number of people seated - 26

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • JCB Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining
  • In countryside
  • Unique venue

Travel & Trade

  • Packed lunches available
  • Wi-fi available


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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