Food Awards 2016
On the 18th April the Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff played host to second annual Food Awards Wales. The classy black tie event acknowledged and celebrated the accomplishments, determination and hard work of various professionals, establishments and businesses from the Welsh food sector. Awards comprised Gastro Pub of the Year, Traditional Welsh Restaurant. We are proud to announce that we were voted Take Away Of The Year, North Wales.
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Daily Post Award 2015
During National Chip Week (February 16-20 2015) hundreds of people contacted the Daily Post on Facebook, Twitter and through our website to nominate the best chippy in North Wales.

Will Huntley, who has run The Mermaid with his wife Nina for 25 years, said: “The news that we have won is fantastic. In the competition last year we came second.”

He added: “I’d like to thank the Daily Post. It’s good for this area. We’ve got no industry here to support us so we are reliant on tourists. It’s so beautiful here with the Mawddach Estuary. I am passionate about this town.”

One of the people who nominated The Mermaid, Helen Atkins, said: “It just is the best fish and chips anywhere! Holidaymakers and locals alike know this is the plaice to go - oops sorry place.”

While Daniel Griffith said: “Excellent food, excellent staff! Consistently busy and the best tasting fish for miles.” Congratulations Will and Nina!

(updated March 2015)
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What's New at The Mermaid
We always aim to do better and better, and this year is no exception, so expect the best from the best.

We continually look around for premium quality items so the customer can be guaranteed of the finest quality foods at all times.

We often upgrade our Chip Shop from floor to ceiling, but most importantly, we maintain the highest degree of cleanliness at all times.
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Our Support
We are proud to sponsor Barmouth & Dyffryn United Football Club through generous and regular donations.

The Club was formed in 1863, making it older than all of the Premier League Clubs today, and only 6 years younger that the oldest FIFA recognised club Sheffield FC.

Will Huntley is the current Chairman and has rejuvinated, improved, and developed the club in ways previously only dreamt of.

These improvements are constantly being made with new additions such as floodlights and extra seating, making it the envy of most visiting teams.

Please go and see them play, or visit their Website for more information.


Ron Bridges, General & Referees Appointment Secretary of the Welsh Alliance League Alun Foulkes, Vice President Barmouth FC, Mickey Thomas, Former Professional Footballer Tom Hughes, Honorary Life President Barmouth FC


Eric Wyn Jones (Fixture & Registration Secretary of the Welsh Alliance League) Will Huntley, Chairman Barmouth FC Trefor Lloyd Hughes, President of the FAW Ross Porter, President Barmouth FC
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Welcome to The Mermaid Fish Bar in Barmouth, North Wales.

We’ve been cooking our fantastic, award-winning, 100% natural fish and chips since 1964, right on the beautiful Mid Wales coastline.

Our food is strictly fresh and natural for the best-tasting, traditional seaside experience!
The Mermaid Fish Bar has been family run for over 50 years and is currently under command of Nina and Will Huntley. Click above to see a short video from Quality Cottages showing what The Mermaid is all about.

We are widely known as the UK's best Fish and Chip Shop.

In 2015, we were voted Top in the Daily Post Best Fish and Chips in North Wales. As well as that, the Guardian voted us one of the best seven seaside Fish and Chip Shops in the UK, only one of two from the whole of Wales.

In 2016 we received the Food Awards Wales Take Away Of The Year for the North Wales region.
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