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The Mermaid Inn

The Street, Bishopsbourne, Canterbury CT4 5HX, England
+44 1227 830581
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“puttanesca” (2 reviews)
“spaghetti” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 15:30All hours
European, British, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
The Street, Bishopsbourne, Canterbury CT4 5HX, England
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

2  Thank HayW1984
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Attractive setting in a very picturesque village. Pleasant traditional interior and cosy floral garden. Not a massive menu but something for most appetite sizes. Pleasant staff especially the young Polish girl who was new to the job. Food well-presented and tasty when it came. Bit...More

Thank Veronica H
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Nice spot and quite warm welcome....but.....sloppiest blandest lasagne I've ever had. Just a puddle really. Beer fine.

4  Thank jannimac
Reviewed 12 January 2017

A very welcoming and friendly pub in the small village of Bishopsbourne. The menu was limited but contained something for all tastes. Well used by the locals for meals which is always a good sign.

3  Thank jickmoe
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Use to visit this lovely little pub fairly regularly a few years ago and have happy memories, decided to pop in lunch recently - wish we hadn't bothered. The landlady made us feel as welcome as a batch of Japanese Knotweed at the Chelsea Flower...More

2  Thank Toni P
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I do sometimes wonder if the reviewers have eaten in the same place or are out to destroy the reputation of a great pub. This is a pub not a hotel and offers excellent pub grub in our case a cheese ploughmans with excellent local...More

2  Thank MichaelMacartney
Reviewed 19 December 2016

18/12/2016. Wonderful friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Nineteen warmly welcomed for Sunday lunch, including two tots. Two adults with special dietary requirements accommodated with no fuss. A little cramped but this is a pub. Excellent service. The food arrived promptly and hot. This is a pub (yes,...More

2  Thank Paul L
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.

2  Thank mel b
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
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
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
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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