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The Mermaid at Ellington

High Street, Ellington, Huntingdon, PE28 0AB

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Main course: £15
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 23:00

Excellent meal

Rosa Layman 24 August 2016
from Huntingdon

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A beautiful 17th-century countryside pub with a Michelin star-trained chef, The Mermaid at Ellington is a perfect rural eatery. Open log fires give it a cosy ambience, and the large beer garden has views of the village church.

Fresh, local produce is at the heart of The Mermaid at Ellington menu, with dishes such as Ellington pigeon breast served with parsnip gratin, turned turnips, shallot lyonaisse and tarragon jus. There is fresh seafood, like the signature dish of soft shell crab with soy, crisp chilli, ginger and spring onion salad. Bold international flavours can be found on the 'Culture Classics' menu, such as Spanish paella, and Caribbean blackened chicken with cilantro.

Desserts at The Mermaid at Ellington also boast innovative flavours, like the chocolate and black bean ice cream with pistachio, beetroot and quinoa crumb. There is a critically selected wine list, and exceptional selection of cask ales and premium beers.

Bringing another level of culinary flair to countryside pub dining, The Mermaid at Ellington is just 2 miles from beauty spot Grafham Water, and 11 minutes' drive from Huntingdon Rail Station.

The Mermaid at Ellington

High Street, Ellington, Huntingdon, PE28 0AB

Contact +44 1480891106

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Customer reviews for The Mermaid at Ellington

4.6 (((() (based on 52 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (44)
  • lunch (31)
  • romantic (20)
  • private dining (18)
  • trendy (15)
  • luxury (12)
  • value (10)
  • business (6)
  • child friendly (6)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* by from Kimbolton

    Food as usual was excellent. Think maybe they could offer some 'less fussy ' dishes as well. Our companions found choosing difficult. And steak was their only option really. It was however very good

  • ((((( by from Ellington

    Great menu for all tastes and diets. Very friendly, attentive, considerate and knowledgeable staff. Locals at the bar gave this place a warm and welcome feel. Kids were greeted and included which for a restaurant with a menu like this is unusual I feel.
    We enjoyed the inspired taste blends in all dishes. Perhaps a little too many at times so not for those wanting a standard, familiar pub grub taste.
    Wish it was nearer to us!

  • ((((( by from Huntingdonshire District

    Wonderfully old surroundings tastefully preserved to provide a good comfortable dining space, The food is so well presented it is almost a crime to disturb it. The colours and flavours in the vegetarian dish are out of this World. The service is second to none with Kiera serving us with her passionate knowledge of the dishes on offer and the wines to compliment. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff to answer your every question. A great selection of food and wines. Having met the Chef and owner Nick, it is clear that you will not have a bad experience here. My friends called it a hidden Gem with the WOW factor. It doesn't get any better than this. A wonderful atmosphere with majestic cuisine made this a fantastic evening. My friends agreed and the word is out.

  • ((((( by from Huntingdon

    Excellent meal

  • ((((( by from Bedford

    Amazing flavour combinations

  • ((((* by from Loughborough

    Lovely resturant in rustic setting with very helpful and attentive staff. We were not aware of the menu until we arrived and was surprised by the meals offered. They are different and it was nice to see but I do think that not everyone is adventurous in their eating and perhaps a couple of very nice staple dishes to choose from in addition to those offered could be of benefit. Although the desert we chose was explained by the waitress it was disappointing, more a spectacular than actual tasty and appetising. Again a very nice staple like chocolate fondant or pannacotta with a twist as an alternative could be of benefit to the menu.

  • ((((( by from Huntingdon

    Fantastic meal with superb service and surroundings. The menu offers a real adventure with new tastes and brilliant visual presentation. This is definitely a pub with fine dining aspirations. If you want a new dining experience with lots of originality, give the Mermaid a try. I have enjoyed every meal thus far and will be coming back.

  • ((((* by from Cambridge

    I had the Lebanese lamb which was good, had a good window seat, service excellent, dishes all explained.

  • ((((( by from Cambridge

    Another splendid evening at a hidden gem in Ellington. The staff was attentive, courses delivered timely with appropriate spacing, and the Dexter was a welcome host. It is challenging to select a favorite dish, as each had its own charm, artful presentation, and well-balanced flavors.

  • (((** by from Huntingdonshire District

    Nice village pub; good service; and some very interesting menu choices but not all of the dishes work as they were probably conceived.
    Worth a visit to see a pub doing something different but don't go expecting standard pub fayre.

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