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The Mermaid Inn

££ - £££, British,
78 High Street, Burford OX18 4QF, England
+44 1993 822193
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (28 reviews)
“rump steak” (10 reviews)
“onion rings” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 23:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
78 High Street, Burford OX18 4QF, England
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11 - 20 of 475 reviews

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Visited for lunch, service good, good location, nice atmosphere, food is good for pub grub. Good selection on the menu, serves Sunday lunch and a selection of pub grub too on Sundays which is good to have a choice and not just roasts on a...More

Thank yvette l
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Both indoor and outdoor seating, but a treat to be outdoors in fine weather. Note that there is a nice courtyard at the back, with more comfortable seating than the benches on the street. You have to order and pay at the bar, and then...More

Thank NYandAussie
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Visited when the barmaid was about to finish her shift and unfortunately received a less than warm welcome. We felt like an intrusion. Once she'd left the remaining staff were absolutely fine and the atmosphere perked up so we stayed for a while longer. We...More

Thank anonKingston
Reviewed 2 September 2017

A nice little pub .Not much choice on Draught Lager Friendly staff though. Nice seating outside to watch the world go by.

Thank samsaway
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Great lunch of cheesey chips, chicken liver & smoked trout pate. Good value for the area. Nice service. Will allow dogs in the dining room. Was very messy near the dumb waiter area which wasn't very pleasant.

Thank Bilaljennifer
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here for a lunchtime meal for 3 people. Dog friendly so no issue there. The food was great and relatively inexpensive. 3 starters, 3 mains, 6 drinks £65. Also had 10% discount on food using Caravan Club card. Friendly staff and excellent food. Fully...More

Thank Alwyn H
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Cant say enough good things about the fantastic service and friendly staff and fantastic food. We all ordered apart from the 2 young children Sunday roast. We had mix of beef lamb and pork the food was generous in portions and cooked to perfection. We...More

Thank mannyrob
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We have been here a number of times and it's mine and my husbands favourite place to eat in Burford. Lovely food, well proportioned and excellent staff. The building is lovely and out and retains its charm. Highly recommend

Thank marierawlins1982
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

OUR MISSING DEBIT CARD Having found a table we went to the Bar to Order Food and Drinks.We were Told we would need to leave a Payment Card which was put in a glass with our table number and placed on the shelf at the...More

4  Thank brianhalesuk
stella77, Owner at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Firstly I'd like to say it was an honest mistake and the member of sfaff had no intentions of using your card he was a new member of staff still in training snd has been made aware of the importance of keeping customers cards secure,...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Typical pub that serves food. On entering the Pub we received a very warm welcome. Service after that was not very good. The person that took the order was not that friendly and then I had to ask for the drinks that we had ordered...More

Thank Glyn S
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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