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The Mermaid Inn

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Seafood, English, Pub
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78 High Street, Burford OX18 4QF, England
01993 822193
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Today
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 77
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  • 66
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 8
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly tasty lunch

Lovely setting, great staff, eat inside, out back or out front and watch the world go by. Extensive menu and fine drinks. A very nice quick lunch. We had the meat sharing board which was very tasty indeed..

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Kipims
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Came here for a late lunch. The service was woeful which wouldn't have mattered so much if the food had been great - and it wasn't. In fact it was pretty disappointing and overpriced, even for Burford.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We visited twice during our stay in the area. The first time it was a cool evening and it was cosy to sit inside by the real fire for a superb two course meal. The second time it was warm and sunny outside. So we had a snack in the sun trap rear garden and washed it down with an... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Bank holiday Monday, a quintessential English village. The Mermaid is a quintessential English pub. Nothing is going to come out of this kitchen containing a "foam" they are preparing from fresh and offering traditional English pub food in a newly refurbished premises. The ales that accompany the food along with all other plethora of drinks provide a truly English experience.... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Lovely setting, great staff, eat inside, out back or out front and watch the world go by. Extensive menu and fine drinks. A very nice quick lunch. We had the meat sharing board which was very tasty indeed..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Went for Sunday lunch at this very picturesque setting for a pub. The staff were excellent and very efficient. Not the cheapest Sunday lunch in the area but the food was was very good, I had beef, and my partner had the pork. The experience was slightly tainted by being charged £1 for a Yorkshire pudding which I thought was... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments they are much appreciated, we strive to serve the best possible fresh home made food and give the best service we can and its good to know you enjoyed your meal. We do try to keep our prices competitive in Burford and don't feel that £2.20 for a pint of lime and soda is... More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We popped in for an early dinner whilst travelling. Ordered drinks and food, first problem, no mashed potatoes but had chips which are also made from potatoes. How is this possible ? The pub advertised as having home made food, mmmmmm. suspect economy in the truth here. Anyhow food arrived. One order was incorrect, which was quickly remedied, so that... More 

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

I can reassure you that our food is most definitely home made, we would not state it on our menus if it was not true! ( excluding chips and bread ) for this to be possible we employ 4 chefs, the day you came in (bank Holiday Monday) I'm afraid we did run out of mash for about 40mins until... More 

Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

As the title says I enjoyed one of the best pies I have had (in the south) in this quaint village pub. I ordered extra gravy for my chips and it all made for a cracking meal. The staff were friendly and polite with our waitress being lovely and efficient in making sure we had the best possible experience.

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

Thank you for your review,we are so pleased that you had an enjoyable experience with us More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were only looking for a snack lunch and checked various menus outside the numerous bars and decided to try The Mermaid due to chose and price. The food we ordered was superb and really good value for money. The choice of cask ales was very good. Would certainly consider going here if we were in Bidford in the evening... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review we are pleased you enjoyed our fresh home made food and quality ales, we are proud holders of a Cask Marque award so we know are ales are top class we look forward to seeing you again Jackie More 

Witney, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went for Sunday lunch, we had pork and lamb and asked for additional Yorkshire as they only come with the beef. It was all very good. Hubby had steak and ale pie but was disappointed it was puff pastry. I had the creme brulee with lemon possett for dessert. It was heavenly. The others had syrup spong pudding with they... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Mermaid is a very good pub....if you are looking for a tasty meal and an unusual pint. The Mermaid is situated on the left as you travel down the hill into Burford by car. Please find a parking space as soon as you can as once you start to get down the hill into the village, or up the... 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: Seafood, English, 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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