Mermaid Inn, Bishopsbourne

Welcome to the Mermaid Inn

A traditional pub in the beautiful village of Bishopsbourne

Updated pub guidelines

Some of our pub opening times have changed, please check individual pub websites or Facebook pages. We can now accept groups of no more than 6, and remember to wear your mask when entering. Full guidelines can be found by clicking the button below. Read our Chief Executive’s statement here.


About the Mermaid Inn

There’s nothing mythical about the Mermaid Inn - a country village pub as real, honest and traditional as they come! 

Always promising a warm, friendly welcome, it is the beating heart of local life in Bishopsbourne, a secluded village just five miles outside Canterbury

The pub was originally built in the 1860s as a tap house for local estate workers - and it’s still the perfect place for a pint today. Award-winning ales and lagers from Kent’s own Shepherd Neame brewery lead the line-up of liquid refreshment at the bar.

When the weather obliges, you can even enjoy your beer alfresco, with our south-facing garden catching the sun throughout the day.

Well-behaved dogs, kept on a lead, are very welcome.

Eating at the Mermaid

A changing menu of delicious, freshly cooked seasonal favourites throughout the year. 


Example Menu:

- Stuffed Fig with Gorgonzola
- Courgette Gratin 
- Mini Yorkshire Puds with Roast Beef and Horseradish Cream 

- Pork with 5 spice, star anise and plum served on rice
- Lamb with olives and rosemary served with mash 
- Butternut Squash and chili risotto 

- Chocolate and Raspberry Tart served with pistachio cream
- Creme Caramel 
- Lemon Polenta Cake 


Mermaid Inn, Bishopsbourne