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Mytton and Mermaid, Atcham

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user reviews of the Mytton and Mermaid, Atcham

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First visit here last Friday. Offa's Dyke beer available on the bar. Parts of the venue were being used exclusively by a wedding party, looking at previous posts this looks to be the norm here. Good friendly service, but definitely a hotel, not a pub, but plenty of areas to have a drink, rather than a meal.
PoorBeerHater - 14 May 2013 15:39
Once again - arrived in the middle of a wedding party. While it's not their fault, the wedding guests completely take over the relatively small bar area. Service is a little pretentious and the food does not meet expectations. I've visited many times and am normally disappointed.
bbn - 20 May 2012 12:20
Went here last night. Normally ok food and drink. However issues with the pumps so not much to choose from. When they did get the pumps going my other half ordered a Staropramen lager as there was nothing else on and was served a pint of pipe detergent as they had not ran it through.....nice. For the price of the place I would head into Shrewsbury to the Three Fishes.

ThePrincess - 2 Oct 2010 23:45
Had (and heard of) really mixed experiences of this place. It does have a nice riverside location - also opposite Attingham Park, but really the buildings the wrong way round to make the most of it. Have had some really good food in bar and some ok in the restaurant - although given the prices the restaurant the service is very patchy. Beer is generally ok.
kwak09 - 31 Jul 2009 23:22
This pub has a lovely setting next to the old bridge and in sight of the church at Atcham. It sets itself out to be a gastro-pub with two AA rosettes and contrasting bar and restaurant menus. The beer is excellent, with Old Tom (Robinson's) being the choice pick. The food is expensive, but variable. We ate as part of a group of six people on each of four nights in April, so we between us tried most things on the both the restaurant and pub menus. Unfortunately, most dishes with meat were disappointing. The attempt to provide imaginative cooking just doesn't work, with inappropriate menu items failing to set of the main meat centrepiece. Though stacked up in the way that seems popular these days, portions aren't always generous, so an additional vegetable or starter is recommended. Old spot pork is a case in point - tiny and over-cooked. The fillet (most expensive on the menu at around 23) was disappointingly tasteless and the rib eye (c15 from the bar menu) was similarly bland. I had the misfortune to be speared by boned in the rabbit starter, so that is best avoided as well. Some dishes look at taste very differently, though, with the fish being particularly good and not subsumed in the array of silly extras that accompany other dishes - single ravioli, etc. Deserts are lovely - try the banana fritters. So, choose carefully and certainly enjoy the setting - which is probably the highlight of dining and drinking at the Mytton. Service is very friendly and the rooms okay (around 80 per night - not cheap for what you get, but serviceable).
nroskilly - 5 May 2008 19:50
I could not believe the ignorance of the whole place, we went for Sunday Lunch and was told that we were too late, 3 yuppies turned up 20 minutes after us and got served!!! Well - we will take our custom else where, too busy with weddings now me thinks....
ThePrincess - 18 Sep 2007 19:01
Classy bar with good quality food. I agree that the jazz is annoying but the well kept Shropshire Lad and Ruddles makes it bearable!
TheGunner - 18 Dec 2006 23:14
What a place, a great mix of people, made to feel very welcome, whether going to dine or just have a drink,
Excellent food well worth the wait.. ( Although Adrian the Head Chef is a personal Friend)Only complaint is the constant jazz music coming from the speakers all the time. Overall this is how a place like this should be!!
pubvisitor1979 - 14 Jun 2006 22:26
Although a hotel, the bar and restaurant are superb. Always has an eclectic mix of people and provides an excellent, relaxed atmosphere with background jazz music and live jazz on a sunday night. Big fire with comfy sofa's in winter. Some big name restaurants could learn a lesson from the staff, who are spot on with he service. Beers are excellent and the food is sublime. Wonderful
Andy_Ald - 17 Mar 2006 14:06

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