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The Mermaid Inn

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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    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
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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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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
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102 reviews 102 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Burford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Very nice welcoming pub. Good choice of beers and wines and food choice and quality is very good. Recommended

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Came for a meal last night all our food was very good, tasty and homemade. Friendly staff as always & good value. If we aren't sure where to go for a meal we always come to you as we have always had a good friendly experience and there is always good choice of food. See you again soon!

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Friendly service, and wide choice on menu. Very tasty food, nice wines, and a place to just have a drink and people watch even if not eating - we called back the following evening to just have a drink before our meal at another restaurant because it was such a nice place.

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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: English
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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