The Mermaid

High Street, Ellington, United Kingdom, PE28 0AB
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You may be unable to book a table on the below dates due to events that we are hosting, not because we are closed. So if you're interested in booking an event please get in touch.

African Food Festival
Five Course Moroccan Tasting Menu
Argentine Asado
Simply Sweets Tasting Menu
Taste of Terror Halloween 7 Courses
Bonfire Night Celebration
Christmas Festive Menu

Restaurant Opening Hours:
Lunch 12 – 2:30pm
Dinner 6:30 – 9pm
(Closed Mondays)

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Accommodation

About The Mermaid

Events:
You may be unable to book a table on the below dates due to events that we are hosting, not because we are closed. So if you're interested in booking an event please get in touch.


African Food Festival
Five Course Moroccan Tasting Menu
Argentine Asado
Simply Sweets Tasting Menu
Taste of Terror Halloween 7 Courses
Bonfire Night Celebration
Christmas Festive Menu

Restaurant Opening Hours:
Lunch 12 – 2:30pm
Dinner 6:30 – 9pm
(Closed Mondays)

Nestled in Ellington, a quintessentially English village on the outskirts of Cambridgeshire. This is where we have spent the past couple of years restoring The Mermaid, a truly beautiful 14th Century public house. After having undergone quite some neglect over the years we have managed to apply love and care to peel back the black paint and plasterboard to unveil a historic and charming building hidden beneath, complete with original beams running through the walls, brought to the village hundreds of years ago from a ship named ‘The Mermaid’.

It is here that we have created our family run restaurant, each of us with the passion and devotion to create something truly special within these ancient walls. Nicholas Marriott, our Head Chef who has spent time training at Michelin Star Restaurant Paris House, and is now using the skills learnt and his whole hearted passion to establish an extraordinary, ever-evolving menu.

The Mermaid at Ellington has the experience to cater for all occasions, from intimate dinners, business meetings, to family celebrations. We also offer a professional Outside Catering Service, designed alongside you, to create a memorable experience for your special event.

The Mermaid, Nestled into the Cambridgeshire Countryside offers a carefully crafted A La Carte Menu and a Cultural Classic Lunch Menu.

We will create you a personalised menu to suit any special dietary requirements. From Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free or Lactose free we strive to offer something delicious for everyone.

Cuisine: International
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Highly recommended from both a food and a service point of view

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

We received a very warm welcome. As we where a bit early had a drink in the cosy bar area. We had 3 courses and all of the food was not only looking great but tasted great as well.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

Lovely Sunday lunch

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Service, food and food presentation was fantastic. It was my wife and I’s first time and we’ll definitely be back. Well worth the money spent.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

Really enjoyable Sunday lunch 👍

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Exceptionally good food cooked with imaginative flavour combinations. Nothing to fault.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

The mermaid has fantastic roast lunches, the beef is my favourite.We have been once before and more recently this weekend just gone. This time the roast lunch was good, the duck terrine the foccacio wasn't toasted enough which made it doughy little past its best. Food overall was good but the service slow which let the Mermaid down this time. I would recommend it friends but I would be hesitant to go for an evening meal due to service being poor this time round.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Liked it so much we booked to go again soon.

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Excellent throughout amazing food especially the Vegan menu. Atmosphere was friendly and the staff very helpful. A big thank you all round we will return very soon

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Great food, great setting. We will definitely be back again in the future

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

It was the most special, stunning Valentines meal I've ever had - everything from food, drink, service to ambiance and atmosphere. The menu was beautifully unusual and interesting! The wine Picpoule was delicious and amazing value - and the service second to none. The delicate touches together with the warm cosy fires made it absolutely idylllic. Truly lovely!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Possibly the best pub restaurants for vegan and non-vegan food in the area

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Visited On Friday, 31 January 2020

Excellent food and the service was much improved since our last visit 18 months ago.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Fabulous food in a relaxed and friendly setting. A real gem. Food is not only exquisitely presented but has the taste to match. Staff are friendly and accommodating

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Food is outstanding - always. Such a warm welcome & tempting new dishes to try or stick with your favorites. The soft shell crab delivers every time - a real signature 5* starter. The masala monkfish was delicate & light with a fabulous cumin sauce - delectable. As its dry January for us, we stuck with soft drinks, but their wine list is great too with knowable staff to assist if required. the Mermaid is a must visit!

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Visited On Thursday, 16 January 2020

It was a very quiet mid week lunchtime so atmosphere was entirely our own! Food was lovely but a little expensive.

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

Hi All at Mermaid As requested some feedback to help you maintain standards and even get better On arrival the pub was cold and uninviting, 2 x fires were set but not lit! Including our table 4 people kept there coat on The staff were pleasant and Responsive, but perhaps not as engaging as a restaurant of your reputation might need! Menu was good, although perhaps a little leaning towards deep fried products Our choices were cooked well and presented in an excellent way (although the Hake dish, created a challenge to the palette, with the sharpness of the sauce) For some reason the young team on site.were in and out of a side door into the garden a lot , which created an additional draft All in all a perfectly adequate meal, but my guess is your aiming at better than that, so look at the whole package to support the kitchens good work Happy to take any additional contact as it won’t be the last time I visit you and I would like to keep an equilibrium DJ

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 January 2020

Lovely birthday dinner. Wonderful staff

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

The Mermaid was on our list of restaurants to visit for some time - such a shame we didn't book sooner! The food was absolutely fabulous, and the service was top notch. We will definitely be going back, and taking friends!

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

Lovely food as always. Great place for a special occasion. Looking forwards to our next visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

An amazing meal which was exceptional. The staff were attentive without being in your face. The ambience was peaceful. A wonderful evening for a special occasion.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Had a glorious lunch for my friends 40th birthday I can never recommend The Mermaid enough it's just perfect for a special meal and the service and food are always exceptional!!!!!

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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

I had lunch with 3 of my friends yesterday. Service was good, friendly but not intrusive. My friends have sophisticated tastes in food and dining. We were all very impressed with the taste, texture and presentation of the food and that this was available at lunch time.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 December 2019

We booked The Mermaid for an International Business Meeting, everybody had a great night and the food was superb.

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