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The Mermaid Inn

££ - £££, British,
78 High Street, Burford OX18 4QF, England
+44 1993 822193
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish and chips” (32 reviews)
“onion rings” (9 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
78 High Street, Burford OX18 4QF, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Staying in Burford for a few days we felt like a fairly simple pub dinner and thought The Mermaid looked very attractive on a sunny Summer evening. This is an old rambling building stretching back from the main road through Burford with lots of character...More

Thank Mike Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a bit hard-pushed to find ANY vegan food in any of the pubs or cafes in Burford, but the Mermaid Inn saved the day! This a beautiful pub with a really lovely sun-trap courtyard garden and - crucially - no TV (which made...More

Thank DanPotato
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst staying in the area we used this pub 3 times because of the variety if gluten free options. The meals were all reasonably priced compared to other pubs in the locality. Their fish and chips was huge and the Pimms was a nice summer...More

Thank Al-Shumba
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find! The gluten free fish & chips were delicious. A big piece of fish covered in crisp, crunchy batter, and the piping hot thick chips looked like they'd been freshly made (not packet frozen ones). Other meals being served looked great, too.The outside...More

Thank marilyn091
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food, but we were less than impressed with how our situation was dealt with. My wife and daughter ordered a Rose that was sweet tasting and described, we asked if we could exchange it and were told we would need to either...More

Thank slideinn1
Minnei09, Owner at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Firstly I'm glad you enjoyed your food with us. Most people if they are unsure about a wine would ask to taste it before ordering not buy 2 large glasses take a sip from each and then demand for it to be changed as they...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch at The Mermaid Inn. I had dressed crab and avocado salad which was on their specials menu, very nice indeed. My husband had Scampi and chips which was also very well presented and tasty. We sat outside watching the world go by, but...More

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had nice meal. Lots of choices. Good prices. Friendly staff. In centre of burford . Nice beer garden out the back to enjoy a drink or meal. Decor nice

Thank Gert57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good service. Nice menu and food was excellent. We had a table for eight on the ground floor at the front. A bit like having our own private dining room! First time we had been for 30 years and it didn’t disappoint.

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with friends and we all wanted something different. Not a problem, Sunday roast, delicious pasta, sharing platter, we were are delighted with our choices. Great pub, lovely food, good prices and smashing service. I have been here a few times now and this pub...More

Thank LKW1961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here with 2 friends as we were staying in Burford overnight. Firstly, the staff were very friendly and helpful and the beer was really good. The food, however, was another story. We all had the meat pie and were really disappointed to get...More

Thank John W
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Elizabeth C
28 January 2017|
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Response from Chris J | Reviewed this property |
No The Mermaid
21 August 2016|
Response from Sarah C | Reviewed this property |
There were children there that day. I think it would be fine for well behaved children.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
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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