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The Mermaid

High Street, Ellington, United Kingdom, PE28 0AB
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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.

May Sunday 27th - African Food Festival
July Wednesday 18th - Five Course Moroccan Tasting Menu
August Sunday 26th - Argentine Asado
September Wednesday 19th - Simply Sweets Tasting Menu
October Wednesday 31st - Taste of Terror Halloween 7 Courses
November Monday 5th - Bonfire Night Celebration
December - Festive Menu

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

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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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.

May Sunday 27th - African Food Festival
July Wednesday 18th - Five Course Moroccan Tasting Menu
August Sunday 26th - Argentine Asado
September Wednesday 19th - Simply Sweets Tasting Menu
October Wednesday 31st - Taste of Terror Halloween 7 Courses
November Monday 5th - Bonfire Night Celebration
December - 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 Thursday, 24 May 2018

I'm glad I chose The Mermaid to celebrate my birthday with a small group of family and friends. The atmosphere was comforting, the staff was accommodating and t was an overall awesome experience! I must say it's the tastiest food I've had in here in the UK! #thefoodhasflavor

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Lovely old pub with amazing food. Excited taste buds from starter to dessert. Really interesting flavours that you may not expect to go together. Will definitely go back soon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Yet another great experience at all levels, and one we will repeat soon . Colin

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

I'm rather reluctant to tell anyone just how good this place is — we don't want it to get too popular because we just love it the way it is. Yet again, we could not fault anything. Four of us all had something different and we all waxed lyrical about out individual selections. Each plate is crafted to perfection, the service is impeccable and there is a fabulous choice of accompanying beverages. It just keeps getting better and better. Keep up the good work guys — you are our favourite eating establishment north of Bray!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

Absolutely fantastic! Great food and great service. We’ll definitely be back to try the other dishes on the menu.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 May 2018

we enjoyed an excellent lunch which our friends, who had not been before, described as memorable

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 May 2018

My husband and I chose to visit The Mermaid for the first time last night, to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary. Everything about the whole evening from the moment we arrived until the minute we left, was outstanding in every way. We loved all the little details from the wooden wine menu book, to the flower arrangement in the hearth, being able to see what was going on in the kitchen, the Mermaid cocoa dusting on my coffee and last but by no means least, the incredible food. I chose the swordfish. The presentation of my meal was stunning and every morsel was cooked to perfection and tasted delicious. I particularly liked the purple new potatoes. I followed this with the cheese board and can honestly say it was the best I've ever tasted, looked incredible and I just loved all the little extras; the caramelised walnuts, little carrot & caraway salad etc... The 'crackers' were also superb. After our fabulous meal, we were presented with a beautiful little sweet treat including edible flowers and 'Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary' piped in chocolate around the rim of the plate. Delightful and much appreciated. We finished our evening with an after dinner drink in the bar area. I tried a honey-flavoured gin with Fever Tree Tonic and it was sublime. Thank you to all of you for making our evening so perfect. Look forward to coming back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Love the Mermaid! Great food, and especially inventive desserts that have the wow factor - would definitely recommend!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Delightful setting, friendly and knowledgeable service. Beautiful food, very interesting menu. I will return again very soon

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Always amazing food . Attention to detail is perfect always . When Ann is in house ,the service is faultless !!! Relaxed ,beautiful fine dining .

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Being lactose intolerant is usually a problem but to have a whole menu of dairy free food was fantastic. Food was lovely and presented beautifully. Unfortunately we don't live in the area otherwise we would be frequent visitors. Would highly recommend The Mermaid.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

First time visiting the mermaid and it was my partners birthday! The staff were super friendly and helpful and they made our experience lovely. We got sat next to the chefs window and they brought out a lovely birthday plate for him. Food was outstanding! Will be coming back again for sure!

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Visited On Friday, 04 May 2018

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

The food and service were excellent as usual. It is a shame that you have put the Sunday lunch price up to £32.00. it makes The Mermaid a less affordable option and you may find that it discourages some people from coming.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

Decor good. Beer and drinks great Staff good Food very good However, i need to comment on several issues that left me feeling unsure about The Mermaid. Firstly booking a table, I rang a few days in advance and was told I could only have a table at 7 and must vacate it 9 prompt. I then had to pay a £20 deposit. I received a call the day before to check I was still coming and finally a text on the day to check again. Wow paranoid or what? When we got to the pub it was busy but mainly with drinkers and there were no second sittings so why all the fuss over timings etc? The second point, the menu. It was in small irrregular font print on a mock parchment paper that in the subdued lighting was impossible for me to read. Yes I’d forgotten my occasional reading glasses but legible menus would help. Having used the torch facility on my phone to read the menu I then felt inadequate as I didn’t know what some of the entries were referring to and hadn’t to ask a young member of staff what on earh they were. She too wasn’t too sure and had to get a colleague to explain. The menu was limited in my opinion and lacked choice, too many non red meat alternatives e.g. vegetarian haggis for starter. I love haggis but haggis is meant to be meat. The menu would have been more in place in a posh five star London restaurant and whilst I appreciate it is aiming at the fine dining end of the spectrum, it would benefit from from a little more .... simplicity. The last point relates to price, some of the items were ridiculously expensive for what they were and represented poor value for money. Comparing the Mermaid to the Plough at Bolnhurst (the other local high end restaurant), the Plough is dearer but reprints much better value for money and has a more balanced menu that is easier to understand. I will use the Mermaid again but probably for the lunch menu which represents much greater value for money and has an easier menu to understand. One last point. Please spell my Christian name correctly when corresponding with me. Kind regards Stephen not Steven Birch

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 April 2018

All four of us enjoyed the lunchtime bar menu finding the rastes and textures of the food great Delicious meals and smiles .We will be back for Sunday lunch on 6th May

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Visited On Sunday, 15 April 2018

3 Sunday lunches in 4 months to celebrate birthdays . All faultless thank you very much and see you soon 😊😊😊

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Visited On Saturday, 07 April 2018

The staff were very friendly and attentive

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Visited On Saturday, 07 April 2018

Excellent lunch and great value... will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 31 March 2018

Excellent food- fantastic menu especially vegetarian. Beautiful to look st and tasted as good too

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Visited On Friday, 30 March 2018

an excellent meal beautifully presented and prepared.

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Visited On Friday, 30 March 2018

Great amdience and staff very friendly. We ordered from the Bar Menu. Food came out at the same time but my husband's Brioch bun and burger were burnt so he sent it back to be replaced quickly with another! Other than this one hiccup, we had a very pleasant Good Friday lunch. We will be back - thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 March 2018

Excellent as always. Must be one of the best places to eat in Cambridgeshire, indeed in East Anglia. Well done to all.

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Visited On Friday, 16 March 2018

Such a great menu and an excellent dining out experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 March 2018

Lovely looking food which tasted really good 🙂

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