Helen, Kevin and Theonee extend a very warm welcome to The Mermaid Inn, a 16th Century traditional Norfolk village Country Pub (the building dates from c.1540) situated opposite St. Mary's Church in Elsing village near East Dereham.

The Mermaid Inn is an independent 'Free House' pub offering Woodfordes Wherry, Adnams Broadside and Wolf Breweries real ales ‘direct from the cask‘, regular guest ales and Worthington, Kronenburg 1664, Adnams Aspall Cyder, Mild, Stoford Press Cider, Becks Vier, Fosters and Guinness draught ales together with home cooked food for lunches and evening meals that can be served in the bar, in our dining room restaurant or weather permitting in our two beer gardens; where there is a wonderful array of tropical plants in the summer.

Mermaid Inn barWe have full disabled facilities and welcome well behaved children, dogs and young farmers. In addition we have full Wi-Fi internet access so you can download some programs and download some beer.

For all you dedicated walkers we can open up early to offer tea and coffee to start your day then come back later and relax with a pint of real ale, or grab a game of Pool, whilst we cook your lunch to order. 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 chillies are 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. There are choices on our menu for coeliacs, or give us a call and we can offer a greater selection.

Mermaid Inn barTuesdays is steak night: 8oz Steak and Chips "from" £5.95 and Sundays are Kevin’s famous roasts including pork with crispy crackling and his special recipe gravy: still only £6.95, with a Pud £9.95.

We are stockists of Norfolk Farmhouse Ice Cream made in North Tuddenham; it 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. We can also supply outside bars and own venue catering for village halls and catering at home.

Please see our entries in the C.A.M.R.A. Good Beer Guide 2012 - we're in it (our eleventh year) and in the C.A.M.R.A. Good Pub Food Guide.

We now also sell slow burn recycled wood fuel briquettes - the perfect eco-friendly CO² carbon-neutral fuel. Please view our new 'Buy Wood fuel Firelogs' page for more information.