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All 29 Burford Restaurants

The Mermaid Inn

78 High Street, Burford OX18 4QF, England
01993 822193
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Ranked #8 of 29 Restaurants in Burford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a tasty lunch in the conservatory, warming up next to the log burner. Good choices, attentive staff and comfortable surroundings.

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Weymouth
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Mermaid is an attractive old inn in the centre of picturesque Burford. We ate upstairs on a cold January night our table by a window watching it snowing outside. There were only a few other customers on this Tuesday evening. The young waitress was very friendly and efficient. I had the rump steak with a stilton sauce,mushrooms, onion rings,... More 

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Four of us enjoyed our evening meal here on a Saturday night. On arrival we were offered a window table or a table upstairs with other diners. We chose the more private spot downstairs and immediately the portable heater was turned up and directed towards us making us pleasantly cosy on one of the coldest nights of the year. Throughout... More 

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Thame, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We read the menus at lunchtime and already knew in our minds what we would order, so we booked a table for dinner and were really looking forward to our evening meal. The bar downstairs was busy with a darts match and we were shown upstairs to the pleasant restaurant. We didn't want wine but ordered an apple juice and... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

5 of us ate here for my Dad's birthday. Either had the roast or steak and ale pie. All food delicious and lots of it. The desert menu looked very tempting but we we so full from the main course we had to give it a miss. The staff very helpful allowing us to move tables as where we originally... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

After reading a review recently which slated this pub/ restaurant and reading the disparity of other reviews we decided to try it out! As soon as we entered the pub we were greeted with a very warm welcome and smile. We ordered the meal which was beef and ale pie ( we ordered this especially as it was criticised) it... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Doing the tourist thing with visiting family ,we walked in to The Mermaid Inn with no local knowledge. We were immediately greeted by friendly staff who showed us to the dinning area to the back of the pub, with a wood burning stove warming the room , it was a pleasant place to sit. The staff were very attentive and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Popped in lunchtime for a quick bite. Cold December day so log fire burning in bar area, could eat or drink here, but tables were a bit small for food, so ideal if you do just want a quick bite. Felt cosy, deceptively spacious inside in the restaurant with upstairs seating. Also by the looks of things a music venue... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Lovely find in beautiful Burford. The Mermaid staff gave you a warm welcome from the start, which makes such a difference. The food keeps you happy too - the fishcakes are really tasty, with the added delight of a peashoot and red tamarind salad created by someone with a real passion for food. Rump steak perfectly cooked and great value... More 

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Burford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

With so much choice in the lovely Cotswold town of Burford, this is definately one to avoid. Two dishes, both awful. Re-heated food, stale bread, smoked salmon tainted with the flavour of onion, obviously cut on the same chopping board as the vegetables. Steak and ale pie consisted of 4 small pieces of over-cooked red meat embedded in congealed 'gravy'.... More 

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099jacqueline, Owner at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this review

Your title should read 'Superb Fresh Home Made Food Worst Customers Ever' Fortunately customers like yourselves are very rare, you have complained of just about everything you had! you even said at the time the lemon was dry! and the side salad inedible you forgot that! oh and what about the mash potato you complained of!!! all our food is... More 

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Additional Information about The Mermaid Inn

Address: 78 High Street, Burford OX18 4QF, England
Phone Number: 01993 822193
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Burford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: English

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