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The Mermaid Inn

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78 High Street, Burford OX18 4QF, England
01993 822193
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a charming place for fish and chips...decent quality. The staff were lovely, and made sure that our plates were warm, and we wanted for nothing. Definitely return.

Thank gillian p
Colchester, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across the Mermaid while looking for somewhere to eat with our children. It's a cosy place with very friendly staff. we did have to ask for the children's colouring a few times, but apart from that no complaints. It was very busy which is a good sign. We had tasty food and would happily go back next time... More 

1 Thank Jane H
Marlow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gluten free fish cakes were awful, solid lumps of potato with very little fish. Not made on the premises. However, staff pleasant and helpful.

Thank Jenny V
Minnei09, Owner at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, though negative! we stride to serve the best fresh food possible and have extensive gluten free options, in fact we were the first restaurant in Burford to offer a gluten free menu, others have since followed our lead, it is true to say that we do home make most of the superb dishes on our... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming staff who took us to the resteraunt area upstairs and kept reminding us about the very low beams. A lovely roast dinner with extra gravy provided on request. Our favourite cider on draught, what more could we have wanted?

Thank dawMoore1711
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the mermaid whilst we were staying in Burford its a friendly local pub with a nice selection of beers and a nice menu at reasonable prices . The staff were efficient and welcoming and the food was good value for money, depending on what night you visit you may need to book it does get busy. Both our... More 

Thank buzzandy
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub/restaurant is in a lovely old building in the main road of Burford. We had dinner here and the food was excellent and they provide a very good selection on the menu which should easily satisfy everybody. It can be washed down with excellent beers if you want. The service was very good and we were given a good... More 

3 Thank CRF2014
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Good food, helpful service, decent beer. Lots of tables quite dark but walk through to the back for a lighter setting

Thank Nigel C
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Excellent sunday lunch - best I've had in a pub for a very long time. The vegetarian nut roast was excellent as was the whole meal. Will definately visit again if looking to eat in Burford.

Thank Hilary159
Cerne Abbas, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We have eaten lunch here a few times now and have enjoyed it every time. Good menu and very good food at reasonable prices , all in a charming and comfortable old Inn. Quick and friendly service.

Thank Mike S
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Nice traditional food, great steaks, friendly atmosphere, right in the heart of Burford.It's been refurbished inside and a new patio in the back for sun lovers. Overall, a good place to go for food and drinks

Thank Alex C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 High Street, Burford OX18 4QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Burford
  • Phone Number: 01993 822193

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