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 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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Visited On Tuesday, 26 November 2019

What a super pub, in a lovely village, just wish it was my local ! We had lunch on a quiet day, so obviously the atmosphere was 'quite quiet ! :-)', but that suited us, as its a halfway meeting spot for family. Very impressed with menu, either very good quality Bar food at great prices or sumptuous Al a carte food, again at realistic prices. The wine choice looked impressive, couldn't try as was driving, however the list looked fabulous. Would recommend 'The Mermaid' to anyone.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

This is our favourite restaurant in the country. Well up there with anything trendy Bray has to offer. Have been a number of times now and have never been disappointed. Food of the highest order, perfectly prepared, cooked and served. Looking forward to trying the sister pub at Great Staughton now Anne has it under her auspices!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

I went for a family meal to the Mermaid on 23/11/19. The quality of food and drink was absolutely great. We ordered a range from the menu and everyone enjoyed their food immensely. We found the atmosphere to be relaxed and welcoming and the staff were wonderful. It felt like they couldn't do enough for us. The only thing is that it's on the pricier side, but we felt that the quality of food and the whole experience justified this. We would recommend The Mermaid and would definitely go back for a special occasion.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 November 2019

This place is a little gem that we return to time and time again. Never disappoints. We have had family and friends join us here for birthday and Christmas meals over the years. Their standards never drop. We will be back again.

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Will bisit again

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

A wonderful evening. Stunning food as well as delicious. Friendly service. Slightly chilly when the doors opened. Thank you. We will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Restaurant obviously full when we booked. It was quite cold sitting next to the front door to the premises in the bar area. Had we been told this, we could of at least dressed appropriately. Otherwise brilliant..

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Another super meal. Friends dining here for first time were very impressed.

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Great place, great food - very original cuisine

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Visited On Thursday, 24 October 2019

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Absolutely loved my birthday meal at the Mermaid. Exceeded my expectations however I would prefer not to sit by kitchen window in future.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

What’s happened? We have enjoyed fabulous food and service at The Mermaid before. Not only has the menu changed for the worse, but the quality of the food on Saturday evening was frankly atrocious. Languid and tasteless soft shell crab, tiny scrapings of mackerel, inedible fish cakes, insipid marlin that I’m sure was not sous vide, cold vegetables. All horribly presented with carelessness and no attention to detail. We recommended The Mermaid to friends who joined us for my wife’s birthday. It was embarrassing. I did complain and was not charged for our main courses. If I’d not been with guests I’d have caused more fuss and refused to pay at all. You completely ruined what was supposed to be a celebratory evening. Regards Tony Turner 08974-368154

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Awesome food, really tasty and presentation, really attentive staff and you could tell there was Great team work. Quiet venue, We would definitely go back

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 October 2019

We had a fantastic anniversary meal! Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

Really good food in a great setting

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

We thought it was excellent and that you should definitely be in the running for a Michelin Star. Service and food were top-notch!

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