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“A perfect pub in a perfect location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Mermaid Inn

The Mermaid Inn
The Street, Bishopsbourne, Canterbury CT4 5HX, England
01227 830 581
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Surrey, England
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A perfect pub in a perfect location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We had a very quick visit to this pub whilst staying at the Beechborough B&B. We were welcomed very warmly and it was so nice to find a traditional good drinking pub in such a quaint location. So many have been closed down and I do hope that The Mermaid goes against the trend. A lovely, friendly atmosphere.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“A lovely Pub lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We have just had a lovely family lunch here. The food was excellent and nothing was left plus we didn't feel the need for any more!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Friendly village pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Very friendly unfortunately no food in the evenings, but do serve at lunchtimes only a stone's throw from our B&B.

Visited August 2012
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“Lovely lunch!! Wonderful surrounds gr8 staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

Went for a pub lunch mid week, lovely food, just what we wanted!
Great beer, traditional pub and locals!
Well worth a visit!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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“Totally unspoilt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

It's like going back in time - in a good way! The pub has quirky decoration that makes it feel like a real pub in the middle of a real community. The Shepherd Neame beer was kept beautifully. They only do food of a lunchtime (not sure about sundays) It was a basic menu but the ploughman's had top quality cheese which is much more than you get in other places. The bar girl who said she was new was very friendly and added to the charm and welcome. Thoroughly recommended. One note of caution for parents: they have fairly traditional rules towards children inside the pub (not at all on a Sunday) although I believe they have a garden, worth checking first.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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