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The Mermaid Inn

££ - £££, British,
78 High Street, Burford OX18 4QF, England
+44 1993 822193
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish and chips” (29 reviews)
“onion rings” (8 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 17 April 2017

We had a very limited time to take a lunch.Staff were very friendly and helpful.We got under 10 minutes our Sunday roast which was tasty and large.Food and drinks was a good value too.If we ever go back again to The Cotswold go back there...More

Thank Laszlo Karoly H
Minnei09, Owner at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you for you lovely feed back pleased to hear you enjoyed your Sunday roast, we look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We ordered fish and chips and the lasagne. On arrival of our food, we were not offered salt, vinegar or tomato sauce with the fish and chips, but just given tartar sauce half way through the meal. The fish was ok, but the batter was...More

Thank Jason H
Minnei09, Owner at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

I'm sorry you were dissapoineted with your visit to, as you can see from previous reviews this isn't normal for us, our policy is to always do a check back, and so I'm sorry this wasn't done, I really wish you had spoken to me...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Came here a couple of times while in The Cotswolds. Lovely home cooked food. Good value too. Staff really friendly too. X

Thank Sam C
Minnei09, Owner at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you for your lovley review, hope to see you again next time your in the Cotswolds

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We visited for dinner and found the interior of the pub to be clean and welcoming. It can be quite cramped and as the upstairs seating area was closed we ate in the 'restaurant' annexe... this area was ok and it was clean but no...More

Thank jjopare
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We called in quite late in the evening for an Irish coffee. The pub was quaint and barman friendly, he soon made us a couple of lovely coffees (one of the locals who was having a drink at the bar promised they'd be good!) which...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We had cream tea at the mermaid. Excellent service at a good price. Sat outside in the garden,fortunately it was a lovely day. So all good.

Thank Christian L
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Would never go back to this restaurant, the lamb was fatty and tasted like it came out of a packet, the potatoes were black and hard. We waited half hour with dirty plates in front of us for sweet menu and when it finally arrived...More

Thank Alison I
Minnei09, Owner at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

I am shocked to read this review it certainly doesn't sound like The Mermaid are you sure your reviewing the correct place, I have asked all the staff and not one of them has any recollection of you, we served at least 150 Sunday roasts,...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

The outside looks good, better than the restaurant-part. It made us doubt about the quality of the food. But much to our surprise, the food was very good! I had the vegatarian lasagna, my husband had the fish and chips. The fish was really a...More

Thank Paula N
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Before it got too late, stopped off here after a fantastic day at Cheltenham festival. Finished the day off perfectly. A very warm welcome. We opted for traditional food, which was very good and very generous too. Quite a busy evening, but seated us without...More

Thank ClockWatcher16
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Another lovely meal in The Mermaid, staff can't do enough. The trout pate followed by the sea bream with mustard mash was amazing. Husband says it's the best steak ever. It is the in our opinion the best pub in Burford ..... We'll be back...More

Thank eizziL
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Elizabeth C
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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