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Mermaid Inn

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Seafood, English, Pub
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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: Quick Bites, Dessert, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Away from the throng of Newquay, this public house and eatery has the perfect spot for lounging on the beach, paddling in the sea, finished off with a drink and meal. Literally on the beach this opens up your choices for indoor or outdoor eating/drinking. In our opinion the face lift since last... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
DavePNE
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Leyland, United Kingdom
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Bathurst, Australia
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270 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We went here for dinner on a Saturday night. The pub was moderately busy when we arrived and we placed our meal order. A staff member brought our cutlery out and then, after 45 minutes, nothing. We noticed people that had come after us were getting their meals so I went and asked and were told the order had been... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped at this pub one afternoon with the grandchildren. It is in a lovely spot right on the beach and the menu looked ok - pub grub reasonably priced. We placed our order and waited for our food in the outside eating area. After quite a wait a waitress brought out 2 sets of knives and forks and put... More 

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We went to the Mermaid Inn the first Sunday we were there, and the carvery was amazing. The staff were so lovely and helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them. You can eat inside the lovely decorated room or you can sit outside and enjoy the breathtaking sea views. We are looking forward to another great Sunday carvery in... More 

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

Thank you so much. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Quick and pleasant service, good music wine was expensive though,local beerwas very nice and looking out onto the bay as we are.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy the pub. We have a new wine list on the way from a new supplier and there has been several price tweaks as a result. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Cannock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The steak & ale pie was amazing, the best both i & my partner had ever tasted, abso;utely delicious & being right on the beach is perfect & a 10 minute walk to the end of Porth Island which is breathtakingly beautiful & even more so when the sun is setting. Drinks very reasonably priced too & will defo be... More 

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

Thanks for the review. We have tweaked the steak and ale pie over the years and believe that we have it perfected now. Your endorsement proves we are getting it right. The view is stunning here and we are very lucky to be where we are. The summer sunsets over the sea can take your breath away. More 

Leyland, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Away from the throng of Newquay, this public house and eatery has the perfect spot for lounging on the beach, paddling in the sea, finished off with a drink and meal. Literally on the beach this opens up your choices for indoor or outdoor eating/drinking. In our opinion the face lift since last year has done nothing to the character... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We appreciate your opinion. I will first make you aware of the fact that we suffered many bad reviews about the beachside bar saying it was 'Dated' 'Tired' and 'Old Fashioned' so we had to do something different. We don't actually own the building and only lease it so any money we put into the pub... More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The food was disgusting fish pie was all potato I couldn't find any fish !!! my partners fish and chips were cold plus kids running every where

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great chilled / beach atmosphere. Good menu and fair prices. All meals we had were good. Service good. Nice selection beers. Pub on the beach, great views.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We drove past here and there was a fab smell of grilled steak, so decided to return later for tea. Unfortunately the steak included on the specials had sold out - not surprising given how busy the pub was! However we can recommend both the fish and chips and the New Yorker chicken. The young lady who served us was... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I love it i have never ever had a bad meal ,there were all most twelfth and two baby's and they served us no problems ,my eldest son was a youngster when he first came here ,been back every year , great location great staff ,and the steaks are always the best ,what i like about the mermaid is they... More 

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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, English, Pub

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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: Seafood, English, 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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