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The Mayflower, Rotherhithe, SE16

117 Rotherhithe Street
SE16
SE16 4NF
Phone: 02072374088
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Tris C left this review about The Mayflower

This has a history dating back to around 1550, when it was the Shippe Inn. It was later known as the Spread Eagle & Crown upon rebuilding in the 1800s, then just the Spread Eagle, the current name arriving in 1958 to commemorate the ship taking the Puritans who set sail for America a stone’s throw from here in 1620. The pub is on CAMRA’s list of pubs with historic interiors, this being of Some Regional Importance.
Sometimes I think CAMRA doesn’t quite appreciate what’s around as the interior, much of which dates from the late ‘50s, gives the visitor a true nautical experience of old, with sturdy wood beams, dark from age and not Dulux. There are simple walls and leaded stained-glass windows, much dark wood and a riot of nautical bric-a-brac, such as a stuffed parrot and rats climbing ceiling mounted rigging; out back there’s a poop deck patio, with fine views out over the Thames. Customers had packed out the pub, even on a Tuesday evening, no doubt drawn in by the quiz, a mixed bunch with a few American tourists in attendance.
No longer a GK outlet (Black Dog pubco since 2013), there was one clip reversed, then Tribute, Kent’s El Dorada, Southwark Brewing’s Full Sail and Bedlam’s Amagansett, a 5% APA at £2.35 a half – how much would Hopwood’s have charged me – served by very friendly and professional bar staff, one barman carefully inspecting glasses of ale after prolonged pull throughs following barrel changes and all deftly skipping over the open cellar hatch, like wallabies.
This is an absolute must-visit at a national level.

Rated 9.75.

On 27th April 2022 - rating: 9
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Mayflower

Haven’t been to this wonderful historic atmospheric pub in the backstreets of Rotherhithe for quite a while, so being in the area decided to look it up again. In these covid pandemic table service only times we were lucky to get a table for a drink opposite the bar in the main section of the pub for an hour or so, but only due to it being pre booked at 6.00PM. But at least the upside due to the covid restrictions were that it did not get uncomfortably crowded which can happen as previously mentioned.
Four of the five ale pumps were in operation with one reverse clipped and alongside the pubs Mayflower Scurvy Ale were Bexley Brewery Golden Acre, East London Brewing Pale Ale and a very decent stout that I failed to make a note of.
Very good service levels from the young team and although we had not intended to eat here we were talked into going for some of the snack dishes by the guy who seemed to be in charge and fortunately the home made scotch egg with Piccalilli lived up to its central London £6 price tag, and the spicy Pattas Bravas (apparently on the menu due to their being an Ecuadorian chef in the kitchen) took no prisioners and were some of the best I’ve had in a long while.
Very good ale, very good food, and a warm atmospheric historic pub on a cold October afternoon, it was actually a bloody good job that they had to move us on at 6.

On 20th November 2020 - rating: 9
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Mayflower

Must visit pub, for those with an interest in history.

Story well told - from this site the Mayflower set sail for American in 1620. The captain is buried in the churchyard opposite.

The pub is completely old world. Leaded windows, door to the. A bottom bar full of nick nacks and nautical pictures. An upstairs terrace for dining. Low ceiling and lighting make you think you are in any century since the mayflower set sail.

Greene King house. Around four handpulls from independent breweries - Redemption Hopspur in reasonable condition.

Cheese board looked intriguing.

On 13th January 2020 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Rotherhithe, 0.13 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Canada Water, 0.52 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Wapping, 2.37 miles, 45 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Terrace overlooking the Thames - last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 27 April 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesdays. - last updated 27 April 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
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