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Mermaid Inn

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Alexandra Road | Porth, Newquay TR7 3NB, England
01637 872954
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 42
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place for lunch

My son and I had lunch here during a recent stay in Newquay. I was a bit wary when I saw the entrance hall-way lined with slot machines, but once we entered the actual restaurant, it was open and bright, with a just gritty enough beach flavor. It's the kind of place I would go with my friends at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
pdxpoet
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Oregon City, Oregon
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oregon City, Oregon
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My son and I had lunch here during a recent stay in Newquay. I was a bit wary when I saw the entrance hall-way lined with slot machines, but once we entered the actual restaurant, it was open and bright, with a just gritty enough beach flavor. It's the kind of place I would go with my friends at happy... More 

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Oria, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Visited the mermaid for Sunday lunch carvery excellent with a great selection of vegetables food served hot. Location on the beach with fantastic views.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Me and two others went for some sandwiches and were left waiting for 45 minutes whilst it was quiet for them to make 3 sandwiches!!! When we asked why they were taking so long the staff were rude and just shrugged and said "I don't know" rather than checking! Have been a couple times before and received bad treatments also!

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Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We visited this pub for lunch on a cold January day when we were walking out to the Iron Age Promontory Fort nearby. Our food was excellent- the best soup I have tasted in along time and my husband's whitebait were just great. All served with great good nature by our charming waitress. There were quite a few small family... More 

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stockport
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have been going to porth for probably twelve years at least twice a year... and been in here loads of times.. and everytime I do I say im not coming in again.. but I always do.. for a few reasons really... there's no other place around during the day... or at night.. its more the people im with who... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Once again visited The Mermaid Inn literally on the beach in Port, Newquay and were able to sit outside again. Stunning views across the beach, great location. The service is always fantastic and this time we had four bacon and brie baguettes with cranberry jelly and salad. Most delicious.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

we loved this restaurant - the cafe feel to it belies just how good our meal was - really good standard and fair prices. It's right on the beach, so we sat inside on a cold but sunny December day watching the beautiful beach and tucking in to a lovely tasty lunch. Perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

total transformation.We eat in here on many occasions . Took my Family here over christmas period and we had the carvery. I will say it is one of the best we have had in Newquay.There is a large selection of veggies and just yummy.They have changed the bar area in a beach theme and it looks great and more comfortable... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

long wait for food approx 1 hour and there were only three tables eating. This how ever was fine because we were chatting and drinking. I ordered premium Cornish pasty with ' home cooked' Chips and salad. £9 approx when it emerged it looked like it had been left in the hot Cornish summer sun for the whole of August.... More 

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brighton
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

whether beaching, camping or passing through this pub provides something for everyone. great service, expect a wait of course at the height of season but worth it. lovely outdoors watching the surf and sun go down. one of my favourite spots near newquay.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alexandra Road | Porth, Newquay TR7 3NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: 01637 872954

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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