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Alexandra Road | Porth, Newquay TR7 3NB, England
+44 1637 872954
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Quick Bites, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty food and reasonably priced, attentive and happy staff.

Stopped off for a quick meal in addition to enjoying the views onto Porth Beach, although it was extremely busy the staff coped admirably well and service was always with a smile!! Would certainly stop here again as all the eateries on the coast have hiked their prices up but this one has stayed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We arranged to meet at the Mermaid as we have previously always has good service and food. On arrival it was quiet and we ordered steak and ale pie, salad and nachos. After 45mins of waiting I asked where our food was and was told all food take 30 mins as it's freshly cooked to order, and that we were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped off for a quick meal in addition to enjoying the views onto Porth Beach, although it was extremely busy the staff coped admirably well and service was always with a smile!! Would certainly stop here again as all the eateries on the coast have hiked their prices up but this one has stayed reasonably priced.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately on our visit we waited for 55 minutes for our meals. I did complain and the very nice supervisor offered us a free drink or dessert, which was appreciated. However whilst sat there waiting it gave me time to scrutinize the cleanliness of the place which I am afraid was severely lacking. The whole place is tatty and really... More 

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Chelmsford
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Never judge a book by its cover. Good food, decent portions and reasonably priced. Sit outside and enjoy a drink right on the beach, or order from a menu you would expect from a pub but with a lot of it home made....the dessert menu is especially tempting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We was on holiday for a week and ate in the mermaid twice with excellent dinner and beautiful views well worth a visit, I had scampi which was beautiful

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Apart from having a furniture in need of urgent renovation, this pub is dirty! Dogs can enter freely and people walk barefoot. The food is also horrible: the burgers we ordered were tasteless and the buns stale. We also ordered a waffle and this was as well a major disappointment (although not difficult to make it right!). It seems to... More 

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James W, Owner at Mermaid Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I just thought i had better clear a few things up with you. Firstly we have decorated the pub in the style of an old beach hut so we have sanded wooden tables and hand painted chairs in that style, its not suppose to be perfect and represents how beach huts were. Our burgers are made... More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

During a recent visit to the Mermaid I witnessed what I can only describe as a public dressing down towards a young female waitress. If this waitress had made a mistake then this was certainly not the appropriate way to deal with it. I don't know if it was an owner, manager or supervisor but I could certainly recommend they... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for a quick lunch by the beach and were quite disappointed. From the outside the pub resembles a painted concrete bunker. Once inside it does have a little more the look and feel of a nice traditional family run pub so things started looking up. The outside dining area by the beach was terribly hectic. We managed... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Have been coming to Porth for six years and always visit the Mermaid the food was always good and decent service too. Today was a disaster left standing at the bar as the barmaid was called away halfway through taking my order to clean a toilet, eventually got served one ham and one cheese plough mans. Very disappointed with mine... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Found this pub on a recent visit to Newquay and went several times for an early evening meal, great food at great prices. Friendly, helpful staff,the location is fantastic right on the beach, great views.

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Additional Information about Mermaid Inn

Address: Alexandra Road | Porth, Newquay TR7 3NB, England
Phone Number: +44 1637 872954
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 17
Cuisine: Seafood, British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alexandra Road | Porth, Newquay TR7 3NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 872954

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 17
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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