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$$ - $$$, British,
Yarmouth Road, Ipswich IP1 2EN, England
+44 1473 230278
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“beef” (49 reviews)
“stuffing” (22 reviews)
“roast dinner” (15 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Yarmouth Road, Ipswich IP1 2EN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stay at the Mermaid when visiting our great grandchildren. They have a children's area where they can play and we can see them. The staff are all very nice especially Hayley, she knows are voice when we phone though are booking now. We went...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I went yesterday for a quick lunch. We both had the Calvery. It was awful. The beef was dry and tough. The roast potatoes I’m sure were re heated and were chewy. We won’t go back. The meal tasted like a roast...More

2  Thank Stacie75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing night porter lovely lady who got us into my room after having 1 too many in the mermaid bar.... True assest to the company. Great set up great location cannot wait for breakfast.

Thank Kyle A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Mum and I stopped here on a Sunday, on the way home after a weekend away. We hadn't booked, but only had to wait for about 15 minutes until we could eat, and the place was very busy. The bar staff were clearly struggling...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to queue for ages to get an average roast dinner then the mermaid is the place for you. The bar on the other hand is lovely and serves some good beer.

1  Thank GARB81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We often go here for food and it’s usually really nice and the service is normally brilliant. We visited today 29th September and was not impressed at firstly service at bar not very good, the young looked like she didn’t want to be there. I...More

1  Thank sunny015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel was a lovely little find. Handy for everywhere. The staff could not do enough for you and so helpful.

1  Thank Carol W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually eat here for the Carvery but today was a let down big time, the usual melt in your mouth beef was tough as foot leather! it was very dry and chewy and I could not eat it as it stuck in my throat,...More

3  Thank mudguts10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to The Mermaid to eat on many occasions and the food and service varies, but not having enough staff serving and poor quality meat have made my latest visit a very disappointing one. You think they'd up their game with a new...More

3  Thank Musicmazza
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Popped along for a roast with the family today. Food was good although peas were a bit hard. Didn’t have to queue today as we went about 7pm. Seated quickly, nice roast and a lovely jam rolly polly. We will be back, thanks

1  Thank Jackie H
julie m, General Manager at Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review, I'm sorry that the peas were not to a high standard. Us and the team will look forward to seeing you again.

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May 26, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from julie m | Property representative |
unfortunately not, we only have freeview channels
May 12, 2017|
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Response from julie m | Property representative |
hi there, we don't take bookings, just turn up and we'll allocate a table on arrival kind regards Mermaid Team
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yarmouth Road, Ipswich IP1 2EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 230278
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