The Mermaid

High Street, Ellington, United Kingdom, PE28 0AB
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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 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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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Excellent food and nothing to fault - as always.

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

Great food, great venue, lovely staff

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

We had a very good night, highly recommend it...

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Lovely food great friendly service with a smile Definitely recommend Mind your heads with low ceilings! 🙂

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Quite simply WOW! What an amazing dining experience from start to end. Truly incredible food and great service. If you are looking for somewhere special to eat this is the place without doubt, the food was simply out of this world!

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

Amazing menu in a superb environment. Well worth visiting this gem of a restaurant!

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

Wonderful, as always. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

Food was very average, advertised as a 6 course meal but we only got 5, advertised as soda bread served at beginning of meal, we were not offered this either. Sat in the front of the pub with very noisy people at the bar so struggled to have a conversation, it was also cold as we were sat in a draft, did not feel it was good value for money at all and will definitely not be returning

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 September 2019

This is the second time we have eaten at the Mermaid and both times the food has been excellent. The staff, although young, are very professional, cheerful and courteous.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

We had a fantastic evening celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary at the Mermaid on 14th September 2019. The staff were professional, friendly and informative and the food looked and tasted exceptional. Thank You to all of the staff for a wonderful evening. Kind Regards Gavyn and Mandy Wright.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Food was fantastic. Great atmosphere. Staff extremely friendly and helpful, could not fault them in any way.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Good experience apart from an error on the bill. Drinks added that where not ordered by us

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