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The Mermaid Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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Alexandra Road | Porth, Newquay TR7 3NB, England
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited a couple of times over the august Bank holiday for family evening meals. Good service and very enjoyable food.

Thank Mike A
Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Early evening visitor meant a few spare tables. You should book as it gets very busy, recommended by a local taxi company.

Thank Angela-Sheep
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had food here one evening, arrived about 8-30 pm, plenty of seats inside and outside. Plenty of choice on the menu. The only negative comment would be my child's desert was the nicest, but our mains were lovely.

Thank Kate H
West Midlands
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited over the bank august bank holiday. I ordered food with a group of friends. There was a 45 minute wait on food which we didn't mind. Most the table are reserved so you'll be lucky to find a table. I had ordered cheesey chips and gravy. My friends steaks came out and my gravy also arrived but i... More 

Thank makelovenotwar15
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

13th annual family holiday to newquay. We have visited the mermaid inn several times a year every year. The last few years have seen it change from a really nice traditional pub serving great food to what is now little better than a beach cafe. Tables are crammed in and its dirty. I gave the mermaid a poor review last... More 

Thank northernblue64
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a beautiful pub when we first started coming to Cornwall. However the last 3 years the standards have dropped. Today we waited 90 minutes for our meals and 2 didn't come until 1 of us had finished. The toilets are a mess the ladies sinks don't work and we spotted one of the waitresses using them! Where did... More 

Thank Kev M
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is always busy being directly on the beach at Porth. Recommend booking a table to guarantee getting fed. We ate here twice and both times the food came hot and was very tasty. Good choice of real ales and ciders. Restaurant gets very warm. Seating are outside under pergolas to enjot a glass of wine in evening

Thank TheWhites-123
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Huge portions - honest food, nothing fancy. We ate there for lunch and dinner with our 7-year-old. Busy place, so advisable to book ahead for dinner. Friendly service. But by the evening, two of the beers were no longer available, and neither was the fudge sundae on the kids menu.

Thank MumWithWannabeTeen
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called here with my partner one dreary rainy day and had a very nice lunch. Staff very pleasant and the food was very good Dog friendly and extensive car parking to boot

Thank chesh35_11
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very busy pub an it is not easy to get a seat but it is worth it when you do. We had the best Steak Pie we have ever eaten, it was full of tender steak with at least 16 chunks of steak, the chilli is hot but good.

Thank bucketlist4212

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $14
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alexandra Road | Porth, Newquay TR7 3NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: 441637872954

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?