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The Mermaid Inn, Porth - pub details

Mermaid Inn

Address: Alexandra Rd, Porth, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 3NB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 15106) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Newquay (1.3 miles), Quintrel Downs (2.1 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.9/10 (rated by 14 users)
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30 September 2014. Early evening. The barman (young male) was one ignorant toerag. Too interested in chatting up the only other customer (young woman). B*st*rd said neither "Please" nor "Thank you" to either of us.
longhotsummer - 27 Nov 2015 15:42
In all my time reviewing pubs, I don't think I have ever been more surprised. From the outside, this does not look much. From the inside, this does not look much. The scores of families, including a Jack Russell being dragged around the pub by a couple of 4 year olds does not inspire much confidence. The fact they don't allow a tab to be set up seems surprising.

But the beer is exceptional. The Betty Stogs was the best that I have had of that particular brand. And the food was exceptional. Absolutely perfect and very good portions. Getting back up the hill was a problem, and I only had three Betty Stoggs.

Best pub meal I have had for a long, long time. Beer was perfect. We will be back for the quiz :-)

10/10
Mappiman - 19 Apr 2014 21:51
Ive been a chef in London and the south for years working in 4 & 5 star hotels. That being so , I would say that I am more than qualified to cast a critical eye over the service that the Meremaid at Porth provides. It is due to the good, HOME MADE, value for money, very filling meals, friendly and very hard working staff feeding several hundred covers per day. A task that is not easy, I know. That I would give it my full reccomendation. Their fast service and food presentation you don't see very often in this type of establishment. Ive spent loads of evenings there while on holiday and enjoyed every pint, meal and nights of entertainment. Do not listen to these pretensious real ale foodies. They should try doing fifteen hours a six days a week having to serve ignorant fools like them. Its a pub restaurant on the beach not the Dorchester Park Lane London. Move on.
pronghorn - 24 May 2011 13:00
I HAVE BEEN TO THE MERMAID MANY TIMES WHISLT HOLIDAYING IN PORTH, AND I THINK IT'S GREAT. STAFF ARE ALWAYS FRIENDLY AND POLITE, IT'S RIGHT ON THE BEACH, IT SERVES GOOD WHOLESOME FOOD AT REASONABLE PRICES. I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE COMMENT ABOUT THE DECOR BEING '60'S' IN STYLE. IT HAS FISHING NETS AND MERMAIDS, SEA SHELLS ETC. BECAUSE IT'S CALLED THE MERMAID AND IS NEXT TO THE SEA. NOTHING TO DO WITH THE 6O'S ERA TO MY KNOWLEDGE. I'M GLAD THEY ALLOW DOGS. THERE ARE SO FEW PLACES THAT DO. IF SOMEONE DOESN'T WANT TO SEE A DOG LOOKING AT THEM WHILST THEY EAT, THEN DON'T LOOK AT THE DOG. THE MERMAID IS WELCOMING TO ALL. I HAVE BEEN TO A QUIZ NIGHT, AND AN ENTERTAINMENT NIGHT, AND THOUGHT BOTH WERE GOOD, AND LET'S REMEMBER, THE ENTERTAINMENT IS FREE. IF ONE WANTS A MORE INTIMATE DINNER, AND FIRST CLASS FOOD, I CAN HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE ROCK ISLAND BISTRO, JUST OPPOSITE THE MERMAID.
PINKPRICESS - 6 Sep 2010 16:35
Have just got home from a long weekend at Porth Bay and we have only praise for this pub. The atmosphere was friendly, relaxed and pleasant. The food was cooked to perfection and no, it might not be healthy, but the portions were incredible. I defy anyone to order a starter and then finish the second course!
For the four nights we stayed at Porth Beach, we ate at the Mermaid every night. We hope they keep on in the same vein, good food (and lots of it), friendly staff, clean premises (and yes they do allow dogs) and decent prices, you could not ask for more.
missusgreen - 11 Sep 2008 00:28

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