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Mermaid Inn

Alexandra Road | Porth, Newquay TR7 3NB, England
01637 872954
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Ranked #121 of 179 restaurants in Newquay
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Hucknall, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The food here couldn't be faulted! I had a meal from the 'snack' menu and it was filling! The staff were very friendly. Will definitely be visiting again on the my next trip to Cornwall.

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Berkshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Arrived at our holiday let and wanted somewhere within walking distance to eat so ended up at the Mermaid Inn on a busy Saturday night. Although busy bar and waitress service was really good, its a family friendly pub but we sat in the non-family bar at the front. There was a short delay with our meals but we were... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Dirty,rough,allow dogs where people are eating. Waited an hour for food. Was cold and revolting when it arrived. Quite possibly the worst eating experience I've ever had.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

From the outside you would just expect this to be a normal pub sitting in the middle of a housing estate somewhere. We stopped off not expecting anything like what we got. It was raining on and off so lots of people and lots of dogs in for shelter. The place was absolutely packed and the atmosphere was buzzing with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have stayed in Porth many times over the past few years and usually we'll have a meal or two in the Mermaid. The food was good. Well cooked and hot. Steak pie came in its own dish with a pre-baked puff-pastry lid placed on the top at the point of service. Fishcake dish had two large tasty fishcakes and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We have been coming here for many years, but our recent 2 visits were very disappointing. We have had many great meals here over the years but has the chef changed or the management ? Because the food has gone downhill. The fish & chips used to be a very impressive crispy piece of cod, this one was small, limp... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

For some reason I cant understand we avoided this pub most of the week, however ended up 'chancing it' when we were tired out one night and couldn't be bothered walking too far. What a good choice we made, staff were all very friendly, aware of 'gluten free' needs and were able to cater for these. We both ate 'good... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Such a lovely setting and yummy food with decent portions even during the summer but please can someone give it some tlc it's such a shame that it's falling apart I front of your eyes, the tables and chairs are all tatty and worn and wobbly, bit of a facelift would make world of difference, know it's reputation has gone... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Excellent food (cornish pasty., veg lasange) .. but a traditional pub expect not so clean place. lovely staff.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Cant understand all the negative comments , food great took about 20 mins , staff very helpful went out of their way to keep my daughter happy with colouring etc, good size portions , bit more expensive than would normally pay but well worth the money .Enjoyed it that much went back 2 days later for another meal - just... More

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