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
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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, 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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Visited On Friday, 30 August 2019

Food is amazing, go and try The Mermaid, Ellington!

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Delicious dining once again. Great flavour combinations and beautiful presentation.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Let down only because you were very busy and, I think, understaffed. Waiting time for mains was long. We were early - not sure if that helped or hindered. Food excellent as alwsys.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Food not as good as when we came in June 2018

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Very accomodating and lovely food. Puddings are incredibly expensive (£9 each!), So we passed on that. Otherwise lovely lunch.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Our 1st visit was a culinary delight. A varied and most interesting menu with amazing presentation, the food looked really colourful on the plates, which were also quirkily but delightfully mismatched. Most of the choices were rather strongly spiced so limited choice if you have a more delicate palette. The desserts were stunning too and the restaurant is made up of several small rooms with 3 or 4 tables in each giving the feeling of intimacy. The staff were efficient, polite, friendly and relaxed. Overall a most enjoyable evening.

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 August 2019

Good quality food, excellent service and a great atmosphere. I look forward to going back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Food was simply outstanding

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

The food was fantastic, we thoroughly enjoyed our time here again. We really like that the menu is updated often, and includes cuisine inspired by world flavours. Staff were obviously stretched, but still managed to provide a good service.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Food and service excellent but definitely lacking in ambiance which was really a shame

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 July 2019

I met a friend here for lunch. The food, service and ambience were excellent as always. Lots of nice new dishes on the menu. Always freshly cooked and really nicely presented.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Wonderful birthday dinner in a truly unique environment!

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

This restaurant serves too notch food by a chef who clearly knows what he’s doing. Smiling enthusiastic service and a dream soufflé to finish - a magnificent lunch

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

Great, as ever.

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Visited On Thursday, 25 July 2019

We both enjoyed our meals, my only comment would be, coming from Australia, we are exposed to a lot of Asian food. My Thai green curry, while tasty, was totally different to what I was expecting. Nice place to eat.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 July 2019

Very welcoming and accommodating. Lovely food and excellent service. We will be back. Thank you.

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