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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Ideal for a local.

Good beer and cider, nachos are nice. Kids enjoyed the hot chocolate. Can get busy during peak season. May have to book a table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ferndown, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only dropped in for a drink but it looked adequate for food and families.It is directly onto the beach and easy access, needless to say it would get full of sand so not elegant dining.

Thank Jako47
Paignton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited last week to watch the fireworks and what a lovely evening we had! The bbq food was delicious and the fireworks were easily the best I've seen in the UK. My boys had a wonderful time and for a great cause too! Would highly recommend if your in the area for 5th November!!!

Thank BexandMike_2013
Newquay, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I moved here almost 3 years ago and since then the food has slowly decreased in quality. I have met one of the previous chefs when he worked there and then when I found out he had left I knew that the new chef was not as good as the old one. Today I was even lucky enough to gain... More 

1 Thank Harry-Marsay
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are really friendly & helpful, the food is always good with a very varied menu to suit everyone. On a nice day you can sit outside right on the beach. When not so good you can choose the front restaurant or the child & dog friendly big rear area. They do a lovely carvery on a Sunday lunch.... More 

Thank Glen1152
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good beer and cider, nachos are nice. Kids enjoyed the hot chocolate. Can get busy during peak season. May have to book a table.

Thank Dearlove40
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well what to say??? Love , love , love this little place. Amazing food, good prices and right on the beach!. Came here 3 times in the week we loved it so much. By far my favorite place to eat in newquay x

Thank Stacey R
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited The Mermaid whilst on tour. We ate here twice, on a Saturday night and then for Sunday lunch. Both were excellent. The veggie Sunday lunch was especially top notch. Staff were friendly and helpful and there was a good vibe about the place - we experienced two very different times, days and clientele. The fact that it's on the... More 

Thank Jake K
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been coming here to eat when I'm in the area since 2011. The pub has a fantastic location and is actually situated right on the Beach at Porth and has fantastic sea views from the dining room, just a few miles from Newquay with its own free car park. The bar is well stocked with good range of... More 

Thank paul82h
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate here on a wet October day with waves crashing over the rocks. Stunning view equalled by the lovely food. We had the fish cakes which we would highly recommend. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank karen-dave-n-gang
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The food is totally lovely here - freshly made pub grub and the atmosphere is great. We loved sitting outside with the views at sunset over the beach.

Thank Lisa J

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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: +44 1637 872954

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 17
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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