The Slip Inn and The Mermaid restaurant from time to time double as live music venues, music is a big part of island life and music evenings always draw a following and create a lively atmosphere! 

The pub hosts the local gig racing teams, after the races, every Wednesday (ladies) and Friday (mens) evenings through the summer months. watching the gigs and following it up with a few pints in the Merm is a real Scillonian tradition. 

During the winter months the pub has both darts and pool teams competing in the local leagues and is home to the islands cricket and rugby clubs.