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The Mermaid Inn

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78 High Street, Burford OX18 4QF, England
+44 1993 822193
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped off back from London. Fabulous sunday lunch in the evening. Nice atmosphere and pleasant staff.

Thank Marie P
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little stop off in a charming little town. The interior is cosy, the staff welcoming and the staff were very friendly. Enjoyed lunch, which was decently priced and well cooked. Altogether a good little stop off.

1 Thank TheHoodedCrow
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third time we have visited The Mermaid and on this occasion we had a friend with us. As usual the atmosphere was warm and sociable and staff attentive. We had fish and chips at £13.50 and I had BBQ Ribs at £14.95. All was well cooked and presented , the spare ribs a particularly generous amount. Three... More 

1 Thank Nigel S
Worcester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was overpriced even for pub food, and of a poor quality. I had a salad with a dressing that was possibly the worst thing I have tasted ever! And my partner had burnt fish n chips. It wasnt a one off either - we saw another burnt fish being served up. The atmosphere in the pub was poor -... More 

Thank ladySJ2013
stella77, Manager at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this review

Our prices are clearly stated on our menu, bearing in mind we only serve fresh fish so you would expect to pay a premium I think that would be the case for most establishments in Burford, A check back is always carried out by our waitress and we have no record of yourself or indeed any one else who has... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived the pub seemed to feel warm and cosy. We were seated in the conservatory; it was nice but we seemed cut out from the atmosphere of the pub. The food was of a good standard, but was nothing special. We would recommend that if you would like a fancier or a better quality meal this is not... More 

Thank holidayfan1583
Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Great Sunday lunch. Good food and lovely atmosphere. My friend was vegetarian and she had a tasty veggie option.

1 Thank JakHol54
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452 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Dropped in for a quick lunch and the front of house staff were very helpful with advising on our Gluten and Dairy allergy requirements. Sadly the kitchen team failed to understand that these requirements apply to ALL the food by serving the potatoes in butter! but after apologies the bill was adjusted to reflect their mistake- well done team.

1 Thank Alan P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

As always great food great service great restaurant best in burford please try you won't be disappointed.

Thank David P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Had a fabulous meal here on Thursday evening. Lovely atmosphere. Great staff. Very friendly and welcoming. Would recommend the olives or mushroom starter and the fish pie or pork medallions mains. Absolutely delicious. Probably the best place to eat in Burford. Make sure you give it a try.

Thank MDale
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

The pub itself is old and quaint. Keep out of the window sears near the fire though. That's my spot. Been here a number of times and really love the old Elizabethan windows. Go there for a quick drink whenever I am in Burford.

Thank Chris K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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: +44 1993 822193

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