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Merlins Sports bar

Relax. Socialise. Enjoy The Sports.

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Due to tier 4 restrictions anounced by the government and coming into force from Saturday 26th December 2020 MERLINS SPORTS BAR will remain closed.

We hope to re-open as soon as it is safely possible to do so once restrictions have been lifted and we will notify our customers via our website and social media pages of any updates.

We would like to thank our customers in advance for their continued support during these trying times.


A world of sport awaits when you step into Merlins Sports Bar just off Great Yarmouth seafront.

Action from top teams and athletes is beamed onto big screen TVs, so fans can soak up big game and event atmosphere while enjoying a drink or snack among fellow sports followers.

But there is also a chance to play. Showcase your own skills, or just relax with friends, over a game of snooker, pool or darts.

Merlins Sports Bar, which serves bar food all day, is also a great place for parties. It has a separate private area, large modern bar, and music and dancing available for birthday, engagements, anniversaries and other special occasions. There is no room charge for private hire.

Outside a spectacular first floor balcony and patio has great views across Great Yarmouth’s bustling Golden Mile and out to sea.

Lifetime Membership is simple to apply for, and there is a holiday membership scheme for visitors to enjoy all the amenities and drinks at great prices – including many Happy Hours!

More About Membership


Football will once again dominate the big screen this season at Merlin’s Sports Bar. Whether your team is playing in the Premier League, EFL Championship or any other league this season (including international leagues such as the Scottish Premier League, French Ligue 1 and German Bundesliga) if the match is on television then Merlin’s Sports Bar will be showing it. With several large HD TV screens including a large projector TV Merlin’s Sports Bar will be the ideal place to cheer on your team.

SKY Sports and BT Sport are both available for all the top live football, cricket and rugby matches as well as other major sports.


Merlins has nine pool tables, an American Pool table, nine full-sized snooker tables and two match-play dartboards.

Snooker costs from £2.50 an hour with pool tables at 50p a game.

The bar has mixed pool and darts teams plus a snooker team. The trophy cabinet shows the many success stories conjured up by Merlins sporting wizards.

Bottle beers from £2.00
Fosters is £3.50 a pint
Carling is £3.50 a pint
Premium spirit doubles at £3.00

Bar food is available all day, including burgers, paninis and jacket potatoes.


Live Premier League 2019-20

Merlins Sports Bar will be showing live Premier League football. Come and join us and watch every Premier League game live. With Liverpool the Premier league Champions, a resurgent Manchester United plus Manchester City, Chelsea and others in the title mix, this season could be one of the most exciting yet.

Hire Merlins For Free

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the social guidelines we now adhere to, we are currently not taking bookings for private parties.

Live EFL Championship

Merlins Sports Bar will be showing live EFL Championship football. Join us as the race to the Premier League begins once again for the 2020-21 season.

Join The

Lifetime Membership is available and becoming a member could not be easier.

Over-18s can simply walk in and apply at the bar.

Holidaymakers can apply for seasonal membership although many return year after year and become life members.

Younger members of the family are welcome if they are fully supervised by a Merlins member.

Manager Paul Nash and his six-strong team are happy to welcome visitors who want to see the facilities and savour the atmosphere before deciding on membership.

Membership conditions apply. Please phone or ask at the bar for further details.

*Admin fee applies.

VISIT US OR TEL: 01493 856150

Private Hire

Merlins can cater for parties of up to 200 people.

Our function room is available free and is perfect for music and dancing at parties for birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, team celebrations or get-togethers for family and friends.

As well as the main room, and our beautifully-refurbished bar, an outdoor balcony and patio add outdoor options and atmosphere to events.



Come And
See Us

Merlins Sports Bar
Apsley Road
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2HB

Tel: 01493 856150

Open 7 days a week 10am – Midnight