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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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Lymington, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here with our children and grandchildren after a day at the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Good prompt service and we all enjoyed our mean which used locally sourced ingredients. Would recommend this pub for others.

Thank JandJ19
Leominster, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Looked at all the places to eat here in Burford and as I was eating as a woman alone I felt this was the most welcoming. I was greeted by a lovely girl behind the bar who was pleasant and chatty. I ordered a lovely meal of chicken ballantine which was totally delicious and plenty of it, great value for... More 

Thank Jo T
Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Popped in for an evening meal on a Thursday. Lovely pub, very good service and very nice food. I had the pork medallions in a honey and mustard sauce and really enjoyed the meal. Recommended.

Thank I_J_7
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I often take my mother shopping in Burford and this unpretentious pub in the centre of the town is our favourite place for a simple light pub lunch. Very friendly and attentive staff. Traditional pub food which is always good and well served.

Thank Sarah C
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fish as fresh as possible and fried in the crispiest beer batter ever. Beer was well kept and staff very pleasant.

Thank Tim M
Stratford, UK
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four vegetarian main meal options - better than most. Quality is evident and quantity is ample. Service is very friendly and relaxed. Would return.

1 Thank L R
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed lunch at The Mermaid, very friendly and helpful staff, food was brought to our table promptly and was hot and nicely presented. Great value for money and will definitely return. 🍻🍷🍴

Thank Leila281
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to say a big thank you to all the staff at the Mermaid firstly for fitting my party of 8 in at no notice particularly as you were so busy last Saturday evening & we were lucky enough to sit in your lovely upstairs restaurant over looking the high street - fantastic! your staff are a credit to... More 

Thank roo s
N.E. Somerset
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a colleague while on business nearby. Food was very good, I had the brie stuffed ballotine of chicken with dauphinoise and beans and my colleague the burger, which he highly rated. Definitely visit again

Thank Knockout
Monson, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the exterior, the Mermaid Inn's restaurant looks like the quintessential English Pub, but the service and food quality were horrendous! After ordering at the bar for food and drinks, as is typical in England, we waited 20 minutes at least for our drinks which we were told would be brought outside to us straight away. The drinks were delivered... More 

Thank Denise F
Minnei09, Owner at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to The Mermaid,and sorry that you may have had a wait ( we are very very busy & out food is freshly cooked ) but I'm shocked to read some of the comments you have made firstly the fish and chips our fish comes in fresh daily and has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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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Lymington, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?