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The Mermaid Inn

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Alexandra Road | Porth, Newquay TR7 3NB, England
+44 1637 872954
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sandhurst, Berkshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not our cup of tea at all. Very slow service. Felt a little dirty and unkempt. Only good point is they allow dogs inside.

Thank Maralyn56
Paignton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Sunday Carvery, lovely atmosphere, reasonable prices, our carvery was piping hot with a great choice of veg and one of the best we've had.

Thank Ian R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy dog friendly pub on the beach at Porth.Food very good and speedy service.Staff made us feel really welcome and recommended us to try Sunday lunch as well. Sunday was busier but food equally good.

Thank INCA847
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here 3 times at lunch time on the 2 for £10 menu and the food was excellent with large portions. Plenty of vegetarian options. Dogs welcome and it is literally on the beach. Seating was a bit tired but carpets and tables clean.

Thank Teresa L
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very busy pub on a Friday night. When we got there just 1 table left. All the others were reserved for the quiz night I think. The service was good as it looked as if there was just one serving behind the bar and it was packed. The food was really good and you could tell it was home... More 

Thank Michelle S
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly little pub by the sea, nice family room to the rear. Main bar might be too rough for some. Food is good and plentiful. Bar staff helpful and attentive.

Thank CJTW
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103 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

this is a spit and sawdust pub with great food great entertainment and everything about this place is great great great. It is right on the beach so come off the beach have a pint and a meal. Cant go wrong. Even can take the dog, although dogs are not allowed on the beach.

Thank pricillaandelvis
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We visit the mermaid every year when we go to visit my brother. The location is ideal, foods a little more expensive but always served quickly and tastes delicious. The rattler cider on draft is worth a try . My children love that they can play on the beach and play in the sea.

Thank kennard8
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Love the mermaid awesome spot right by the beach and the food is amazing highly recommend ribs and a nice pint of rattler YEES!

Thank Jodes92
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Went the The Mermaid on Sunday with family that live in Newquay. Carver was really good quality with plenty of choice, all well cooked. Some of the family had other meals and they were also good, large portions! Children were well catered for as well. Would recommend to everyone.

Thank 801margie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 14
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alexandra Road | Porth, Newquay TR7 3NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Newquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1637 872954

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