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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    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
Nice spot for a drink and a nibble

Nice beer garden for a drink in the sun. Staff friendly and welcoming. We had the fish sharing/mezze board which was very nice, a decent menu choice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Helly21
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Staff are faultless , very helpful. Efficient. Good food, good choice of drinks. Nice beer garden. Official tour of Burford starts here.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

From the outside we had high hopes for this place, it seemed like a beautiful building and hoped the food with live up to the expectations, this could not be further from the truth. Inside looks dark and worn out however we were tempted by the butchers board, second mistake! We walked around the pub trying to work out whether... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Nice beer garden for a drink in the sun. Staff friendly and welcoming. We had the fish sharing/mezze board which was very nice, a decent menu choice.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited late afternoon with friends visiting the area. Was a lovely setting sitting out front with baskers playing nearby. However was disappointed with some of the food. My morrocan lamb was really nice however the fishcakes were the worst we have ever had. Over cooked, bland and sparse. Considering it was the most expensive meal out of the group we... More 

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jackiemermaid, Owner at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this review

I'm glad that you enjoyed the Moroccan lamb what a shame you had to high light your review so negatively when you clearly enjoyed the other meals,we don't actually serves fish cakes what you had were Thai crab cakes there is quite a difference I'm sorry they weren't to your taste, I can assure you that the coleslaw is Defiently... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Attentive young staff. If a little run off their feet. Good wine list and comprehensive menu options. Plenty of garden to sit in well protected from the wind to allow late night dining outside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

On a visit to the Cotswolds, my family and relatives visited the Mermaid Inn on our first night. It was a lovely looking pub, with street appeal and front dining. The staff were friendly, and the food not bad. Two members of the family had a beef burger and were pleasantly surprised, while the others commented positively on the fish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The staff were so friendly and helped me to get my wheelchair in and are dog friendly even bring a dog bowl of water and a dog biscuit for my dog. We had some brilliant food which was cooked perfectly and very reasonably priced. Truely get food. The staff really helped us as there was special dietry needs but they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I always go to this pub for lunch when I visit Cotswold with overseas visitor. some of them believe food in Britain isn't nice. because, they often go to very wrong restaurant in major sightseeing place. So I bring them here to prove British food are nice if they go to right place. all of people I brought here are... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We put the staff under pressure from the start by announcing that this was our 30th wedding anniversary dinner and boy did they oblige. Now I can cook a mean steak on the BBQ but the rump steak I had was up there with the best I have ever had. This steak had a nice crust and was finished off... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My friend and I spent a sunny day driving through the the Cotswolds and ended up in Burford early evening strolling around the shops and streets. Realising that in taking in all the lovely scenery we had forgotten lunch, we popped into the Mermaid Inn for a small bite before dinner. We were seated outside in what was left of... 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: Seafood, British, Pub

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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: Seafood, British, Pub
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?