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The Mermaid Inn

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

Went for lunch and dinner during our trip. Lunch was the best, right on the beach so beautiful surrounding on a sunny day. All our meals were excellent and the chips were particularly good. Also returned one night when half of the place is closed off and the fire is lit, so very cosy, specials available and the food was... More 

Thank JaneB77777
Bideford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great after a walk on the beach for a hot chocolate, coffe or beer. Also serve a good menu. The food was plentiful and of a good quality for the price. Staff helpful

Thank Amanda H
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in our holiday 3 times, the walk over from Fistral along the beaches... fabulous... Sunday carvery on New Years Day was the standard price and it's excellent value for money and really tasty food. Superb location directly on the beach and doggie friendly too. Will keep coming back and would recommend.

Thank JaxGallaghan
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are local and know the Mermaid well but this was the first time for the Sunday carvery. Good choice of food and the meat was lovely. All of the veg except the cauliflower cheese was almost cold. Even the gravy was not hot enough so the meal was not enjoyable. I can honestly say that the roast potatoes were... More 

Thank Kim H
Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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402 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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 

1 Thank Poppy8534
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 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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143 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 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

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?