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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 Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Friendly welcoming staff in this beautiful atmospheric pub. Great unusual food served and presented with loving style and attention to detail. Very impressed. Coffee also good. Will definitely be returning.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

An excellent venue with lovely staff and owners!

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Stunning food as always

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Lovely atmosphere, lovely food and excellent service , will definitely be going back

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

We had lunch yesterday and it was all fantastic. Lovely food, staff and cosy pub. Highly recommended!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Had a lovely meal here. Staff were friendly and went out of their way to accommodate large group of us. Would recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

Good food in a delightful village pub with great atmosphere and charming staff.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 November 2018

This is my favourite place in Cambridgeshire. The a la carte dishes never cease to amaze and tantalise the taste buds. If you haven't eaten here, book a table - you won't be disappointed.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Awesome meal, lovely venue. My father in law visits here whenever he's over from Canada, so finding out they had a children's menu so well could all go for lunch was a pleasure. The food was delicious and beautifully cooked. Great selection of drinks and the staff were warm and welcoming. I will definitely be booking to visit again in the near future.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Food and presentation was fantastic. The waiter brought my husband's fish and chips out and said 'one child's fish and chips' when we pointed out it was for my husband he said that the child's and adult's were exactly the same size just on different plates. We all thought this didn't seem right as the portion seemed very small for an adult. We did query this with the waitress but she was quite short with us and said that yes it was an adult portion. Apart from that lovely as ever and a really nice touch to bring a dog bowl and treats for my Schnauzer :-)

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 November 2018

I was delighted. The first time I visited the Mermaid had only been open a week. Food was good then but now it’s amazing! Definitely going here again soon

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Beautiful presentation of food. Japan white wine nice but dear for quality

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

We reserved the bar for a birthday party of 25 people. The food was delicious and reasonably priced on the lunch menu. The service was outstanding and very accommodating and although we didn’t quite have the bar to ourselves, it was the perfect venue for our celebration. Thank you!

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 November 2018

We experienced a warm, friendly welcome. One of our party had dietary needs and the staff went out of their way to ensure his needs were met, so helpful and lovely! We liked the details of each dish on the menu and the maitre d' was knowledgeable and excited by the food which was refreshing. Each dish was carefully thought out and well balanced as well as being delicious. We tasted each others food and everything was superb. The chef's skills were much in evidence, the menu was creative and the presentation was first class, Each plate was a work of art (we loved the plates and china). Absolutely the best meal we've had in a long while, the whole experience was top class - better than some places with stars! This was our fist visit to The Mermaid but it certainly won't be our last.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

Delicious tasting food exquisitely presented.The duck for my main was just melt in the mouth divine.Our guests visiting for the first time loved having a vegetarian menu .The wine recommendation was so good that I am now browsing the wine shelves to find it again.Thank you.We will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

We have eaten here a couple of times in the last month or so and were pleased and surprised that the menu had already changed.The food is amazing and the atmosphere is really friendly and staff are lovely.Will definitely be visiting again soon.

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Visited On Friday, 09 November 2018

Lovely pub and superb food, a delicate fusion of asian and British cuisine. Only 4 for atmosphere as we were there on a weekday lunchtime and it was a little quiet in there. I suspect that their curry challenge nights are buzzing. Will definitely be returning.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 November 2018

Another lovely evening at the Mermaid. Delicious food, brilliantly presented in a cosy old village pub. Fabulous!

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Visited On Thursday, 08 November 2018

As ever a simply stunning and delicous meal. My lemon sole was perfectly cooked and as for my pudding I was in heaven so well thought out and embracing autumn in colours and flavour - quince, ginger, orange and the presentation immaculate. My friend is returning with her husband - she couldn’t believe that we are so lucky to have such a fabulous venue so close. I had been to the Oxford Kitchen the day before and rate you as highly. The service was both professional, friendly and thoughtful. Don’t go please, you will be sorely missed. I put 4 star for atmosphere purely because we were a later service and it was quiet. But so relaxing, cosy and welcoming. I’ll be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Very attentive & accommodating in respect of food intolerances/allergies. A very pleasant dining experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 01 November 2018

Great meal Wine prices a little steep

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Visited On Thursday, 01 November 2018

Thank you so much for the excellent curries but also for making such a wonderful birthday platter at such short notice. Totally unexpected but delightful.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Amazing food, great service. It was a cold day, so a roaring fire would have been appreciated. Music could be a little louder as atmosphere was a little too flat. Otherwise, we’ll be returning for sure!

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

We had a lovely meal here last Saturday and we couldn’t fault it. As it was my birthday they did a special plate for me which was a very nice touch. Will definitely go back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Had an amazing meal there last night,my husband and I had 4 of the 5 courses on the al a carte menu and every dish was enjoyable and flavourful. The staff are extremely friendly and attentive and they went out of there way to make the experience memorable. We would highly recommend dinning here.

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