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The Mayshiel | 42 Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, England
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Tiny scones

Sulky disinterested staff serving average fare and the smallest cheese scones that you could imagine... Think dolls house. This is such a nice building with great outdoor seating and should be packed to the rafters but the owners are obviously as disinterested as the staff

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Campervanbob
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Sulky disinterested staff serving average fare and the smallest cheese scones that you could imagine... Think dolls house. This is such a nice building with great outdoor seating and should be packed to the rafters but the owners are obviously as disinterested as the staff

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Chef-Boutonne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Good coffe and lovely crab rolls. Friendly staff. Pretty garden to sit in where your dog is welcome.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Poor food(1piece of chicken in my 'chicken' roll) - poor service - poor coffee (press a button on a machine coffee) - dirty Cheap food but would rather have not wasted my time

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

After a dire experience in an eating establishment elsewhere in the town, we found the Mermaids Purse to be a welcome relief. The youngsters behind the counter were friendly and helpful, and our crab salad sandwich was reasonably priced and delicious. It was raining so we sat inside - light and airy - but the benches outside would have been... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is quite a nice location, however it's quite expensive, the latte was at best average and when we asked where the loos were, we were directed to the public ones.

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I thought there was a legal requirement for establishments which have indoor seating, and which serve food, to provide customer toilets. I clearly must be wrong. However being curt and off hand to customers who seem amazed at being given an invitation to hike to a public toilet a quarter of a mile away is quite another matter. Most visitors... More 

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Holt, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We politely asked for two rolls to be made to order as advertised on the board over the counter.We were then told by the older woman in the shop in a very curt way that no more rolls would be made until the existing ones were sold.I proceeded to tell them politely that that they should not advertise a service... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Looks nice but very expensive, we had two rolls which are basic with no garnish what so ever,two bags of crisps, and a pot of tea for two which you just get two small cups out all for £13-50. Ivasked for the loo and was directed to the top of the village and across the top,be warned you can spend... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I visited the Mermaids Purse on Saturday 13th June after 9 mile walk from Blakeney.It had just started raining and I was in need of a cup of tea, a rest and a toilet break. The cafe looked nice so we decided to stay and wanted to find a table to wait for our friends who were browsing in a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited as a family on a quiet Sunday. Drinks were good, as is the shop next door. The sit down cafe is also very pleasant. But the staff really need to smile, be confident and pleasant. If they want customers to go back, they really must make the experience enjoyable, which they didn't for us. Could do, and need... More 

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Additional Information about Mermaids purse

Address: The Mayshiel | 42 Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Wells-next-the-Sea
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Mayshiel | 42 Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Wells-next-the-Sea

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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