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The Mermaid Inn

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The Street, Bishopsbourne, Canterbury CT4 5HX, England
+44 1227 830581
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Today
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This pub is ok for a drink, and the beer is Shepherd Neame from Faversham , usually two available. The food used to be good but now is dire, unacceptable! Shame.

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Thank mel b
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Popped in a couple of weeks ago for a pint and some lunch. Beer okay and food reasonable, felt out of place not being a 'local'. Landlady could turn milk sour and whatever you do don't place anything on the piano.....no warm welcome here.

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3 Thank Peter L
Bishopsbourne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

OK, must be honest here as this is my local but it is a great pub and I am lucky to live in the village with such a watering hole. Great food, well kept beer and a good wine list. No juke box or fruit machines, just a proper pub

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Thank Andy C
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We loved the menu ( simple but very appealing fare) it arrived in perfect time, they changed my dressing on a Summer Salad as requested, no chips ( perfect) ice cream & coffee in the garden. Friendly & welcoming staff - highly recommended 💕❤️

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Thank SarahVeitch
Margate, United Kingdom
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438 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Had the good fortune to go there for a pub lunch last weekend. We shared a cheese ploughmans as we were not that hungry. The cheeses were delicious as was the chutney that came with it. Beer was Whitstable Bay pale ale so I was in heaven! Already looking forward to our next visit!

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Thank MichaelMacartney
Deal, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Three years after leaving the Elham Valley for Deal, my wife and I still regularly revisit the Mermaid in Bishopsbourne, knowing we can expect a warm welcome, well-kept Master Brew, and food that's well above par. Some dishes may - or indeed may not - cost a pound more than 'pub grub', but it's worth paying the painless extra for... More 

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kent
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Three of us cyclists stopped at the Mermaid for lunch today. After 18 miles in wind and steady rain we were looking forward to drying out over a good pub lunch. Everything was fine except the empty and cold wood burner. How are hearts would have been cheered by a warm glow from the hearth. A very good menu to... More 

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Thank jdgoodman
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We found The Mermaid by accident as just saw the sign and turned down the lane, but don't be put off by the grass growing in the middle of road as it will lead you to the pub. The village itself is nice and the pub is great, no music etc, just a proper old fashioned country pub. My brother... More 

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Thank Jon B
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

This is one of the few times that it's seemed necessary for me to give a poor review on tripadvisor. Myself, my girlfriend and a friend were out walking in the Barham Downs, appreciating the scenery and local churches. We decided to stop at The Mermaid in Bishopsbourne for a drink halfway through our journey. The pub sits in idyllic... More 

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10 Thank Christian T
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

I have been to this pub a few times now and find it great for meeting friends, I can converse without having to shout and there`s no musac! It really doesn't have room to accommodate children inside as space is limited ,its an old rural pub expect it to be quaint and quirky and perhaps a bit musty but I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 25
Cuisine
European, British, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street, Bishopsbourne, Canterbury CT4 5HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Bishopsbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 830581

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?