Situated at the entrance to St Mary’s Harbour quay 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 stunning views of Samson, Bryher and Tresco. While the main bar retains its historic character, The Slip Inn and Mermaid restaurant exude a more fresh and contemporary maritime feel.

Whether you’re just getting back from a boating day-trip, arriving on the Scillonian or just wondering 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 hours

Monday- 11:00 – 23:30
Tuesday – 11:00 – 23:30
Wednesday – 11:00 – 23:30
Thursday – 11:00 – 00:00
Friday – 11:00 – 00:00
Saturday – 11:00 – 00:00
Sunday – 12:00 – 23:00

Food served every day
lunch served 12 – 2:30pm
Evening dinner 5:30pm – 8pm