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The Mayflower, Rotherhithe, SE16

117 Rotherhithe Street
SE16
SE16 4NF
Phone: 02072374088
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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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Quinno _ left this review about The Mayflower

A wonderful old atmospheric tick box pub in the backstreets of Rotherhithe. Inside is a tight, L shaped layout with much in the way of 17th century olde worlde charm (leaded windows, fireplaces, wooden beams etc many of which are good reproduction – the pub was rebuilt in the mid 1800’s and then again after being bombed during the war), and oodles of nautical ephemera everywhere, more than you can possibly take in on a single visit. Atmospherically dark and low-lit inside, there are a few nooks and crannies to find a seat in and pretend it’s 1719 rather 2019. However it gets very crowded, and atmospheric can turn to claustrophobic very quickly here at certain times of day I’d imagine. To the outside rear is a large area of covered decking with river views. Five ales on the go, I sampled the Old Dairy Green Hop (NBSS 4), Oakham Bishops Farewell (3) and one from Bexley (2.5). If you’re in the area this is a must-visit. 8.5

On 18th December 2019 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
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)
Latest updates View all updates for The Mayflower, SE16
20th Nov 2020, 15:50
Review submitted by Steve of N21
 
13th Jan 2020, 16:42
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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 : No last updated 18 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • 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 16 February 2016 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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