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The Mermaid Inn

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78 High Street, Burford OX18 4QF, England
01993 822193
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10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely lunch

Went to the Mermaid for lunch with a friend. Homely, great varied menu, delicious food with 2 nice pots of tea? Very friendly welcoming staff. Will definitely go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
awitney
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to the Mermaid for lunch with a friend. Homely, great varied menu, delicious food with 2 nice pots of tea? Very friendly welcoming staff. Will definitely go back.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to several pub/restaurants in Burford, but never seemed to get round to the Mermaid, we had been missing a big trick. It has the best food and the best service and is the only place we make for when in Burford.

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Thank Martin R
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely cosy pub. Great fire in the bar. friendly bar staff. Didn't eat because had plans elsewhere but menu looked good. Worth a visit in Burford.

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Thank sal-red
Kingswinford west midlands
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our Australian relatives went along with my Wife and I to Burford in Oxfordshire. We went for a Sunday lunch time meal. The meal was very good, service was good and waitresses were friendly. Overall we had a nice time

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Thank Robert W
Woking, England, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the High Street. Bit warm near the open fire, so sat upstairs. Nicely turned out, drink prices ok, cheesey chips good. Worth a pop in for a drink.

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Thank Garrison10
Hungerford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice pub in Burford, High Street, open fire and good choice of food specials. The fish pie was delicious. We were very well looked after Shaun who was a great host and very helpful.

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Thank hector40
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My GF and I visited the Mermaid on a brief visit to Burford as part of a weekend in and around the Stow area. We were quickly shown to a table in the conservatory area and drink orders taken. We decided not to have a traditional roast and went for steak & ale pie and a beef lasagne. The conservatory... More 

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Thank Drive_Tardy86
Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat at a table behind the bar. The lasagne tasty and hot, possibly the best lasagne I have ever had. Food was hot and the staff provided a friendly and excellent service. No loud music, we could sit and chat which is why I will go back.

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Thank Julie C
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Have often taken advantage of their take away fish and chips. To say the portions are huge would be an understatement, bring your appetite. Staff is very friendly and attentive, you are always made to feel welcome. Lovely pub on the High Street with some great tables near the fire overlooking the comings and goings of Burford.

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Thank Debbie N
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We sat at a table beside the fire at the rear of the bar. We ordered lasagne and beef pie. Food was incredibly hot, delicious and on time! Such a shame all the tables were not full as this would have helped the atmosphere. Beer was tasty too. Being in the trade it's nice to find somewhere that thrives on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78 High Street, Burford OX18 4QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Burford
  • Phone Number: 01993 822193

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?