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The Mermaid at Ellington

High Street | 1 Minute from A14, Ellington, Huntingdon PE28 OAB, England
+44 1480 891106
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (16 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (8 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (5 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
European, British, Pub, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street | 1 Minute from A14, Ellington, Huntingdon PE28 OAB, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic Halloween taster evening . We have eaten here a few times now and are always blown away by the taste and presentation of the food.We have always wanted to do one of the taster evenings so chose the Halloween one and we were not...More

1  Thank Ellenager080667
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for somewhere nice to eat found this place never been so not knowing what to expect. As we entered it looked like an old English pub, oak beams small , super greeting from the bar staff all with great big smiles. Me and...More

2  Thank oggy2210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at the Mermaid several times and have always found the meals to be excellent both in terms of taste and presentation. We particularly enjoy the more unusual ingredients and combinations although there are always some conservative "safe bets" on the menu too....More

2  Thank TillyS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was taken here for my Birthday and I was really impressed. My husband has special dietary needs and they accommodated this without any problems at all, including a separate menu for him to choose from. Staff very friendly and helpful. The food is all...More

2  Thank freedomgirl50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a family celebrating a birthday. The service was amazing from the moment we stepped inside. The menu is very unusual... in a good way! We had a vegetarian/vegan in the group who was bowled over by the quality and different foods available to...More

Thank sarah q
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We found the service very slow. Had to wait a very long time for drinks and the pay the bill. The food was nice. But service really let the experience down.

Thank Louise A
Reviewed October 12, 2018

I confirm all the positive comments on recent reviews below.This is a hidden quirky gem which was recommended by friends in my local pub 35 miles away. It is worth the jouney and you should not be put off by the somewhat tatty exterior. It's...More

2  Thank johnbK5702CU
Reviewed October 8, 2018

You would be hard pressed to find food like this anywhere in the country let alone in Cambridgeshire. The food is always of the highest quality and the service always great. Recommend the Soft Shell Crab as its a staple of the Mermaid and is...More

1  Thank Nova1886
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We had what was some of the best looking and best-tasting food during our stay in England. The food, the service and the ambiance were amazing!

1  Thank alnbarthel
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Visited for birthday of friend Service was average Food was really good Was a cosy atmosphere I would certainly visit here again

1  Thank annmmackie
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September 26, 2018|
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Response from Linandgeorge | Reviewed this property |
As above yes.
December 3, 2016|
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Response from Loopylou123456789 | Reviewed this property |
We spent about £50 a head and had three courses and wine. Worth spending a bit more for the experience. Good food and service !
Aurelia B
October 26, 2016|
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Response from Richard M | Property representative |
Good Afternoon Please may I ask if you are referring to a regular visit or to one of our themed nights - e.g. this evening's Halloween Night? Thank you for your enquiry. Richard.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | 1 Minute from A14, Ellington, Huntingdon PE28 OAB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Huntingdon  >  Ellington
  • Phone Number: +44 1480 891106
  • E-mail
17Th Century village pub in the village of Ellington, five minutes from the junction of the A14 and the A1, where Nick Marriott is creating food with new, exciting flavours, whilst also retaining some of the best traditional favourites. The pub was refurbished in 2014, the first task was to bead-blast the old ships timbers throughout the public bar and the restaurant. Gone are the layers of black paint to reveal wonderful 400 year old oak beams, now oiled to bring out the grain in the wood. Gone are the old carpets - tiles from the Middle East laid to produce a clean, sharp finish. The floor in the bar area has been cleaned to reveal the original 400 year old tiles. Two log burners, one in the bar area, and one in the restaurant, contribute to the welcoming atmosphere. The whole bar and restaurant has been decorated sympathetically in shades of cream and terracotta, which coordinate beautifully with half oak panelling in the bar area. The modern, energy efficient, kitchen has been designed by Nick, and installed from scratch. This is the area where the magic begins! Nick worked towards opening his own pub/restaurant for the past 12 years, starting as "Head Chef" in a Cheltenham Bistro and working his way up at The Plough Bolnhust, The Grove Chandlers Cross London, and latterly as Sous Chef at Bedfordshire's only Michelin Star restaurant, Paris House in Woburn. Nick explains "My passion is preparing food to be visually exciting, whilst enhancing natural flavours with imaginative combinations of spices and herbs". We hope you will enjoy the fruits of his labour.
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