The Mermaid Inn - St. Mary's

Your first port of call on St Mary’s. You will always find real ales flowing in our traditional bar and quality cuisine in our contemporary restaurant and bistro.

Open every day for food and drink.

The Bank, St Mary's, TR21 0HY
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Situated at the entrance of St Mary's Harbour, the Mermaid Inn is the Isles of Scilly's most iconic public house. 

Traditionally the haunt of smugglers, pirates and fishermen the pub is still firmly connected to its maritime past. Now the destination of choice for sailors and more legitimate boatmen, locals and visitors alike the traditional main bar is the social hub of St Mary’s.

You can also experience the Slip Inn bar and bistro or The Mermaid restaurant both of which overlook the old quay and St Mary’s Harbour and have certain stunning views of Samson, Bryher and Tresco. While the main bar retains it’s historic character, The Slip Inn and Mermaid restaurant exude a more fresh and contemporary maritime feel.

Whether your just getting back from a boating day-trip, arriving on the Scillonian or just snooping around St Mary’s The Mermaid is your first port of call where you will always find real ales flowing, quality cuisine, friendly service and a warm welcome!! 

Opening Times

Breakfast and Brunch menus 8.30am till 12
Lunch menu 12pm - 3pm
Evening menu 6pm - 9pm
Pub opening 11am - 11pm - Mon - Thurs and Sun
11am - 11.30pm Fri and Sat

Frequent Special events with late licence.

Facilities & Features

  • Great location with sea views from the restaurant and lower bar
  • Traditional and long established main bar
  • Food served throughout the day
  • Hub of island activity, particularly at festival times
  • Late licences and live music
  • Great pub food