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The Mermaid Inn

££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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Alexandra Road | Porth, Newquay TR7 3NB, England
+44 1637 872954
12:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub has been refurbished since the last time we visited and it is a great improvement. The beers on tap were very well kept and couldn't be faulted. The food we ordered was very well cooked and presented. All in all we enjoyed eating here and would recommend it to anyone who visits the area.

Thank Ian G
Newquay, United Kingdom
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398 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here in November for Sunday carvery lunch @£8.95/adult, I have rate as a 3* but based on my experience, food choice is very good but both plates and food need to be hotter. Also table mats are probably from the 70's, please get some new ones! Staff very good and friendly. Will; come back for sure.

Thank Newquaygreen1
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mermaid is set in a beautiful location looking over Porth beach. We went to the mermaid as we live in Newquay but hadn't been to eat there before. At least we know now not to go back. The food was very poor, poor ingredients, poor flavour and poor texture. Although cleared the table was dirty and sticky. I actually... More 

Thank Poppy8534
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have already reviewed this out new local pub on the beach but having been there yesterday for the Sunday Carvery I felt compelled that I just have to write an update on the food because their carvery is the best ive ever had in Cornwall!! Grear choice of veg, potatoes and condiments.There are 3 choices of meat, beef, pork... More 

Thank harveysworlds
Truro, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly propped pub. Good beers, friendly staff, great location on the beach. Tidy new menu, with specials, but was a Sunday so carvery it had to be ! Excellent meal. As a carvery should be. Plenty of meat and big choice of veg to bury it under. Great value for money and can't fault the food.

Thank FromCornwall
Spalding, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Now this is definitely my partner and i's kinda bar and restaurant! Loved it!! Perfect location, lovely staff, and very homely! Food was lush too! By the way... these a starters! Huge! Can not complain at all :)

Thank Michaela_Grimes
Penarth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very busy pub so probably best to book a table. Good choice of pub food served by friendly staff. Pub has a beer garden which directly overlooks Porth beach so view guaranteed.

Thank SBenham2016
Bourne, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I arrived in the area after dark and found this place right on the beach after having had a stroll to the waters front. On entering I wasn’t quite sure of what type of food would be offered but after enjoying a convivial pint, I scanned the bar menu, a typical plastic laminated list of pub fayre consisting of burgers,... More 

Thank theresaheadinit
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Calamari, Mussels and Whitebait compared to previous meals on same holiday and other restaurants best yet. All for very reasonable pricing and big serving sizes even though we tried the starter versions as was moving on quickly. Great and very child friendly as beach is right next door/in the garden. Marked as cheap eats, but this is relative and no... More 

Thank Joe B
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had an evening meal whilst visiting recently. The location of this pub is lovely - right on the beach! Food choice is good and reasonably priced. Good sized portions and reasonable food. My pasta wasn't anything to write home about, average. Teenager had a burger which he demolished, younger son had ribs which again he loved, husband had steak and... More 

Thank Melanie P

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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
US$6 - US$14
Bar, British, Pub
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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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