Mermaid InnThe Bank, Hugh Town
Busy, boisterous and popular with locals and tourists alike, this old granite pub by the quay is the first one you come to when leaving the Scillonian ferry from Penzance. The main bar, which usually has 'background' music playing, is crammed with maritime bric-à-brac including flags covering the ceiling, lighting from bulbs screwed into hanging ships' wheels, and assorted souvenirs of the Scillonian gig rowing and fishing traditions. The pub has a separate restaurant upstairs, with a newly-refurbished cellar bar/restaurant downstairs called the Slip Inn, which is available only for private functions. The guest beer may be from the Ales of Scilly brewery, varying within the range available.