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Mermaid Inn, The

Church Street Elsing Dereham, Norfolk NR20 3EA

A 15th Century Freehouse offering real ales ‘DIRECT FROM THE CASK` and home cooked food for lunches and evening meals.

Helen, Kevin, Theonee extend a warm welcome to their 15th Century Freehouse. Offering real ales ‘DIRECT FROM THE CASK` and home cooked food for lunches and evening meals, see our entries in the 2010 CAMRA real ale guide, and the CAMRA Good Pub Food Guide.

We welcome well behaved children, DOGS, young farmers and have full DISABLED FACILITIES, In addition we have full WI FI access so you can DOWNLOAD some programmes and DOWNLOAD some beer.

There are choices on our menu for coeliacs, or give us a call and we can offer a greater selection.

We offer a varied menu including our famous Steak and Kidney Roly Poly, home baked ham with free range eggs, our daily recession proof meal of locally made sausages (or vegetarian sausages) egg and chips for 4.95. Our authentic Indian and Thai curries are popular made from our own home grown garlic and chilli’s. available every night. We also have a “pie chart” with a selection of pies with garlic or mustard mash and lashings of gravy, there is a page of vegetarian options too.

For all you dedicated walkers we can open up early to offer tea and coffee to start your day then come and relax with a pint of real ale, or grab a game of Pool, whilst we cook your lunch to order. Tuesdays is steak night and Sundays are Kevin’s famous roasts including pork with crispy crackling and his special recipe gravy.

We are stockists of Norfolk Farmhouse Ice Cream made in North Tuddenham is so gorgeous and the now very famous honeycomb, or whisky and marmalade are our best sellers.

We cater for shoot Dinners, small Weddings, Christenings, Anniversaries, Birthday and Christmas parties, and we specialise in lad’s birthday get togethers with burgers or hotdogs and a game of pool and darts  with their mates.

Over the last nine years many WI clubs have become regular visitors. Also we can supply outside bars and own Venue catering for village halls and catering at home.

Hours of work

Restaurant: Restaurant closed
Bar: 12noon - 3pm and 7pm - 11pm

Tuesday to Thursday
Restaurant: 12noon - 2pm and 7 - 9.30pm
Bar: 12noon - 3pm and 7pm - 11pm

Friday and Saturday
Restaurant: 12.00 till 2pm and 7 - 9.30pm
Bar: 12noon - 3pm and 6pm - 11pm

Restaurant: 12.00 - 2pm and 7 - 9.30pm
Bar: 12noon - 3pm and 6.30pm - 10.30pm


BARTLES LODGE 3* fishing lakes and B&B is next door.
The WI HANSARD WOOD is just a 5 minute walk
HOSEASONS Kingfisher apartments are in the next village at Lyng
ROBERTSON BARRACKS in Swanton Morley in a five minute drive
HUNTERS HALL is also on the way to Swanton Morley
NORFOLK SHOWGROUND hosting the Royal Norfolk Show is a short drive
TAVERHAM GARDEN CENTRE is also in the locality

Mermaid Inn, The

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