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Mermaid Inn

The Street, Bishopsbourne, Canterbury CT4 5HX, England
+44 1227 830581
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“ham” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
European, British, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
The Street, Bishopsbourne, Canterbury CT4 5HX, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

New landlord Stephen & his wife Liz have just taken on this Pub great beer & a marvellous atmosphere. They have a small but Great Fish menu, Cod, hake, moules ECT well worth a visit. Homemade pies, I have a feeling this place is going...More

4  Thank Theo1Uk
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Stumbled across this place yesterday, for a few excellent pints and a bag of nuts ... I have been drinking cask ale in pubs for over 40 years (bit of a hobby, I guess :) ) ... and I'm putting this place in my top...More

Thank Stjohn G
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

What a Gem of a place. Lovely location. The welcome was warm and pleasant. The home made Scotch Eggs were fabulous and Home cooked ham was some of the best I have ever tasted. Proper pub grub will be back with friends Sunday.

Thank OmaOma2000
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This pub is now in the hands of a young couple and has retained most of its best qualities - open fires, interesting photos and good beers.

1  Thank Nanneke
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Bishopsbourne is a delightful place with ancient church as is mainly bypassed by the A2 and the horrors of modernity. It was the home of authors such as Joseph Conrad and Jocelyn Brooke. The Mermaid Inn is an antidote to the gastropub, a genuine village...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Absolutely nothing wrong with the welcome (friendly) nor the food (admittedly an unchallenging cheese sandwich but made with mature cheddar and red onion). Interesting photos on the wall relating to the area's wartime past. Unpretentious. A real pub.

Thank Diptych
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Went for a drive with the family last Sunday and looked up pubs in the area. Stopped at The Mermaid Inn for a drink and ended up staying the whole afternoon. Food and service was fantastic and well priced. kids were very welcome and the...More

Thank Gemma P
Reviewed 22 July 2017

On walking holiday and needed lunch on a hot day. Don't be put off by the traditional look of the outside of the building. Nor the same on the inside! However, do enjoy the excellent food and service which we had in the small but...More

1  Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Just had a delicious supper of Ham, eggs & chips. Home cooked honeyed ham, proper yellow eggs and real chips. Don't go anywhere else!

Thank NAHR1234
Reviewed 14 June 2017

On holiday and selected a walk from our walking book around Bishopsbourne (which is delightful), the book suggested this pub at the end. I popped in before we started the walk to ask if I could use the facilities..was told no by the frosty landlady,...More

6  Thank HayW1984
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
European, British, Bar, Pub
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
As new managers of The Mermaid Inn - Paul & Samantha welcome you to our dog-friendly pub. We are a 'proper' pub (no juke boxes or pool tables here!) in the beautiful village of Bishopsbourne. We offer quality home-made pub food, real ales and a wide choice of bottled beer and lager, as well as a good range of quality wines.
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