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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Gluten Free Menu

Friendly and inviting pub downstairs, patio area to the front and entrance of the pub. Can be a little 'lively' when live music is taking place in the bar area; good fun and welcoming. The restaurant upstairs is delightful! The only problem I noted was access to the restaurant upstairs could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Sherb3
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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English first
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Friendly and inviting pub downstairs, patio area to the front and entrance of the pub. Can be a little 'lively' when live music is taking place in the bar area; good fun and welcoming. The restaurant upstairs is delightful! The only problem I noted was access to the restaurant upstairs could prove tricky for those customers who have mobility needs;... More 

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Booked n the Internet and we were not disappointed. Great food and good value. Good gluten free choice. Staff were laid back yet very attentive, not always passing the table and asking 'is everything alright! Will definitely be coming here again

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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We came here whilst out for the day at the Cotwolds on a coach tour. It was very busy with tourists but they were able to seat us. We were given a menu that had lots of variety on it. We had seen a black board out side promoting steak for £11.50 that caught our attention. So that's what we... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Warm welcome, quickly seated. Delicious food served to all the party, we had to have dessert and were not disappointed! Great to have so many gluten free choices in mains and desserts - thank you!

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waitomo
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67 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The food was the traditional Sunday roast. The amount was, to say the least, generous. The beef meal was disappointing in that the meat was obviously dried up and curling at the edges and the Yorkshire pudding should never have been served up as it was very dark, almost black, and well over-done. The pork was better, though still not... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Best steak and ale pie I have ever had!! Thankyou! And good service! We went there for our evening meal whilst on holiday and would definitely recommend.

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

Thank you so much for your positive review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to us and hope to see you again soon! you are so right with what you have said about the small minority that use T/A as a leavering tool, we serve many thousands of very happy customers every year and our aim is... More 

Lechlade, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We I popped in with my family (4 of us) on Sunday we all had the roasted beef which was one of the best roasts I have had in a long while. The vegetables and potatoes were cooked perfectly (I am quite difficult to please when it comes to veg as normally in most places they are over cooked) Due... More 

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

Many thanks for your review, some one who appreciates good home made food, hope to see you again soon kind regards Jackie More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We visited the Mermaid as part of a coach tour. Good local beers and the food came out piping hot and a good size. I enjoyed the sausages and mash that I had with a delicious thick gravy. The real cream icecream went down a treat also.

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

Thanks for your review we aim to please hope to see you again soon best regards Jackie More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was a return visit as my family had been raving about the food since they last visited a month ago. Beware the portions are substantial so tread carefully when ordering a starter and main if you like your desert. The service was delightful, the food came in good time but had clearly been cooked fresh. The ambiance inside is... More 

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

Thanks for your review for finding the time to write it thanks again Jackie More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Me and my partner went here again for a roast dinner we are always welcomed warmly and staff are very pleasant and nice we booked are table for 1pm on a Sunday and although they were very busy are drinks come to us promptly we both had a beef roast and as always is fantastic me and my partner have... More 

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

We do aim to please, that's what we do best, nobody should go away unhappy not if I can help it! Hope to see you again soon, regards, Jackie 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, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?