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“Needs some TLC” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mermaid Inn

Mermaid Inn
Alexandra Road | Porth, Newquay TR7 3NB, England
01637 872954
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Ranked #120 of 180 Restaurants in Newquay
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Needs some TLC”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great little pub, beer good, food looked ok, but didn't try. It's in a fantastic location right on Porth beach. it could use a bit of TLC but the staff were friendly and made you welcome.

Visited April 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Worcs
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Good food but needs a refurb”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We went into this pub simply because it was the closest to the holiday cottage we are staying at, and I have to say at first glance I didn't hold out much hope! It seems stuck in a time warp with it's patterned carpet and red draylon (and very worn) upholstery, and was full of kids and dogs. Not my cup of tea at all, but we found a table and ordered some food. He had ribs and I had sirloin, not cheap at £14.95, but I have to say we both enjoyed our meals and the portions were generous. He also proclaimed the beer excellent! So, despite the decor, high prices and noisy customers, I would probably go again.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“meals were awful and one had to be sent back twice”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

bar staff were friendly. Pub was busy and the new line they added seemed popular. However the food was awful and they need to employ a new chef before the season really gets underway.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Hove rfc”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

good service, good value food. they coped with 70+ of our group being late due to the awful check in process at Newquay View Resort and still produced food with a smile - well done

Visited April 2014
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Newquay
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Expensive and frosty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

As a local I wish this was a better review - and I wish this was a friendlier pub.
It's expensive to eat here, the food isn't great (although portions are large), and the decor is very run-down (think shoes sticking to carpets)
The two stars go to its location- right on the sea front - the quiz which can be an amusing evening and the incredible fireworks display they put on every year. Given its location it could be so much more, though.

Visited October 2013
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