The Mermaid Inn
With a ceiling draped in sails and ships’ figureheads lining the walls, The Mermaid Inn will make you want to uncork a bottle of rum with your teeth like the sailors of old. This pub is a Scillonian institution and a must-visit if you’re on the islands for the World Pilot Gig Championships. Outside of weekends, it has plenty of atmosphere on Thursday nights when the St Mary’s cricket team typically descends on the pub after playing. The sheer volume of ships’ artefacts that the pub houses is even more impressive than the extensive gin collection.
The Bank, St Mary’s, TR21 0HY