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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
Open 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed close by and ate twice at the Mermaid.......the first evening was early and we were able to sit at the rear and we're blessed with a lovely pink sky and amazing view of the beach.........times like this make you realise there aren't many places as glorious as cornwall.....we ate inside, five of us with our dog sat by... More 

Thank Louise K
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Basic pub food, friendly dogs in the bar! Right on the beach so handy for families. Apparently good beer!

Thank Judy H
Hythe, null, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good value tasty pub food with several vegetarian choices, in an excellent location situated on Porth Beach. Lively and busy, and often has evening entertainment, which is usually good. Front bar, large rear bar and outside eating area with fantastic views.

Thank Michele C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

looked a quirky little pub and the atmosphere did not dissapoint we enjoyed a lovely meal here and the locals were extremely friendly .. we would love to revisit at some point .hopefully.

Thank Fee4u50
Truro, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back again and far better than last time. Staff really good. As was service. Menu ok. Food very good. Good value for money and good food. Great place on the beach.

Thank FromCornwall
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good options for all pockets and appetites. Despite being busy the quality and speed of service were very impressive.

Thank study79
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub on the beach is just outside Newquay at Porth Beach. Has a better than average menu with meals not usually found in the average pub. Food is interesting and beautifully cooked and presentedBut beware. The helpings are enormous. They are however more than happy to provide an extra plate and cutlery for two to share one meal makig... More 

Thank Frank089
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family lunch of burger and chips, scampi and chips and fish finger, mash and peas. All really tasty, little one ate loads. Great portions, great, smily service AND homemade chips. A real treat considering there is zero competition within reasonable walking distance. Well done everyone at The Mermaid!

Thank mattfog
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48 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considering it the only place to eat in porth if you have children they really could do abit better..it was average and I suppose it did cater for families and a quick turn over, however if they are taking money from a customer then a smile or food manners wouldn't go a miss. And although it open all day and... More 

Thank susancookshock
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and great food very reasonable price and large portions will definitely being visiting again. We had steak which was done medium as requested and the gammon and eggs was just as large and really enjoyable. Best burger and pineapple large portion very tasty.

Thank Paul H

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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
$6 - $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
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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?