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The Mayflower

The Mayflower

Pub and Restaurant££££
Surrey Quay, London
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    Lidia V.
    "Totally deserving of its title of one of the best pubs in London."(4 Tips)
    Kevin M.
    "Lovely traditional pub hidden away off the tourist track."(5 Tips)
    Kevin A.
    "Great seafood and beer overlooking the Thames at this historic pub."(3 Tips)
    Lucas U.
    "Fantastic river side view, friendly staff, and good food!"(26 Tips)
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  • Emily-janeheart icon on user image
    Emily-janeJanuary 8, 2018
    Beautiful traditional pub, could be in the middle of the countryside! Decking outside with a view of the river. They do cheese boards and traditional pub food! Lovely crowd a proper hidden gem.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • James C.heart icon on user image
    James CheshireMarch 6, 2016
    What small pubs SHOULD be like - cozy, vibrant and friendly. Great selection drinks, great food and all lots of books and crannies to sit in.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaJune 5, 2015
    Order a local beer and custom cheese plate to enjoy on the deck perched over the Thames. It's enough to make an American want to move to the Motherland. Read more
  • Isabella P.heart icon on user image
    Isabella PalumboMarch 28, 2014
    This is love at first sight!! Amazing atmosphere, a stunning view on the Thames and they are playing The National!!Just wow!And u can have wine with cheese!!Definitely already in my top 5 london spot!
  • Lucas U.heart icon on user image
    Lucas UllrichJuly 3, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic river side view, friendly staff, and good food! Although food quality varies by item: roasts, mussels, liver terrine great - burgers could be better.
  • Wayne F.heart icon on user image
    Wayne FordDecember 19, 2017
    Charming old-fashion pub situated right on the banks of the River Thames at Rotherhithe, serving excellent food. Sit outside on the deck in summer, and watch the river right below your feet.
  • nina s.heart icon on user image
    nina sJanuary 18, 2015
    A beautiful pub with a fireplace and lots of little antiques, nice place to have lunch and a pint. Looks like it's lost in time, which is good. Lovely staff.
  • Daniel K.heart icon on user image
    Daniel KolodziejJune 13, 2018
    A wonderful little pocket of london. The pub is charming and full of history. Worth a special trip.
  • Seth A.heart icon on user image
    Seth AndersonSeptember 9, 2016
    The burger and chips were good. Try and find a seat on the covered deck in the rear. Nice place to enjoy a few pints!
  • S. R.heart icon on user image
    S. R.February 14, 2015
    Lovely, lovely old pub. Beautiful location and a nice selection of ales to choose from. They use candles to light up the place! Only gripe was the music. I'd prefer this pub with no music at all.
  • Greg J.
    Greg JaneJuly 31, 2019
    Steeped in history. Nice terrace on the river but get there early if you want a table outside in summer. Good "craft" beer selection and the food is pretty decent too.
  • Sam M.heart icon on user image
    Sam MJuly 8, 2015
    Lovely atmosphere and Thames-side outdoor area in this old pub. Enjoyed it so much I completely ignored that some of the beer wasn't very well kept. Punk IPA was suitably tasty. Worth seeking out.
  • The Guardian
    The GuardianApril 25, 2012
    "The current building is 18th century, and looks every inch the traditional English pub with oak beams and wooden panelling. A fine dining room can be found upstairs, with impressive Thames views..." Read more
  • Daniel ダニエルheart icon on user image
    Daniel ダニエルApril 22, 2014
    The food is consistently good at this riverside pub. The 30 day aged beefburger is really good, fast efficient service. The Old Salt Quay nearby could learn a LOT from this place..
  • Phil C.heart icon on user image
    Phil ClampSeptember 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My favourite pub south of the river. Fantastic pub grub (loved the pie) and decent selection of beers. The back puts you right above the thames. Great for a summers day
  • Jenna A.heart icon on user image
    Jenna AndersonOctober 5, 2014
    One of the coolest pubs in London. Especially excellent when the back deck is open as it sits right over the Thames!! Great place for dinner. It's an intimate and very cool pub
  • Hoss N.heart icon on user image
    Hoss NassabiJuly 6, 2015
    Great view to Thames, cosy location to hangout with friends while enjoying good pub food. We had Haddock and it was tasty ^_^
  • Sam M.heart icon on user image
    Sam MMarch 13, 2016
    Lovely cosy old pub. Not a great beer selection but Punk IPA on keg is up to standard, and you can't argue with sitting out on the edge of the Thames when the weather is good.
  • Tim C.heart icon on user image
    Tim CohenMay 6, 2019
    Great deck, good beer selection and pub meals, cosy winter interior. Good for cold winters or hot summer days. Proper old pub with a bit of American history.
  • Liana L.heart icon on user image
    Liana LindenbergDecember 9, 2015
    Perfect pub for Americans. It's got a neat history I tell people back home in the States over and over again.
  • Rose C.heart icon on user image
    Rose CeeFebruary 27, 2015
    Best chicken & mushroom pie I've ever had! Crispy pastry sitting on mashed potato, carrots, lots of green veg & a rich beefy gravy.
  • Shelley C.heart icon on user image
    Shelley CFebruary 15, 2015
    Lovely classic old English pub. Start the night with some cheese and ale. Steer clear of the main meals. Great band on a Friday night making it a fun atmosphere.
  • Timothy R.heart icon on user image
    Timothy RaymondApril 6, 2023
    Cozy place with great history, nice views of the river, and all around good food and selection.
  • Dilyana S.heart icon on user image
    Dilyana Sen 🌊May 10, 2019
    Absolutely amazing food - I recommend trying fish and chips! Lovely atmosphere & friendly staff! 🇬🇧✌🏻
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Jump off the Overground line at Rotherhithe for a pint and some food at one of London’s best pubs. It takes its name from the ship that took the Pilgrim Fathers to New England in 1620. Read more
  • Kasia G.heart icon on user image
    Kasia GéJuly 1, 2018
    Really cool British pub and good food. Placed by the Thames river and has very nice soul
  • caseq
    caseqJune 22, 2018
    A cozy little place with a nice view of Thames and a fair selection of decent ales -- a true hidden gem!
  • George B.
    George BatchelorSeptember 10, 2017
    Really great burger's to have with a beer. Can't decide if it's better outside in the summer, or inside in the winter
  • Yiota P.heart icon on user image
    Yiota PapJanuary 4, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this pub. Such a cozy feeling with the fireplace and the wooden decor. Food is also very nice.
  • David A.heart icon on user image
    David AllenAugust 31, 2015
    Fantastic London pub. Good stock of beers at the bar, good pub food and a fantastic beer garden over the river
  • Lidia V.
    Lidia VorontsovaJuly 12, 2015
    Totally deserving of its title of one of the best pubs in London. Sit outside if you can.
  • Brianheart icon on user image
    BrianJune 8, 2014
    Amazing roasts and fish and chips. They also have a deck right along the water.
  • Vic M.heart icon on user image
    Vic McGinMay 3, 2015
    2 for 1 fish and chips on Fridays! This place is so historic and beautiful. Sit on the deck in summer for a view if the river.
  • Dilyana S.heart icon on user image
    Dilyana Sen 🌊May 10, 2019
    Food was absolutely amazing - I recommend trying the fish and chips! Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff! 🇬🇧
  • Sara K.
    Sara KriegelMay 24, 2014
    Pies and views are great. Leave the risotto. It's £1 if you want more than 3 small pieces of bread with the Camembert, which you will.
  • Silvia M.heart icon on user image
    Silvia MAugust 9, 2014
    Excellent beer, food and desserts. Add to that the great view on the Thames and the history of this lovely pub.
  • Steph J.
    Steph JonesOctober 29, 2014
    A really lovely traditional pub with a great pint! Love the atmosphere and is pretty easy to get to on the tube. Read more
  • Cla C.heart icon on user image
    Cla ClaNovember 6, 2018
    Great historic pub. Also great food. Look for the upstairs floor. The atmosphere is great.
  • Sophia M.heart icon on user image
    Sophia MinaJune 19, 2018
    Riverfront location is amazing! Great outdoor seating area, pies were magnificent. Highly recommend.
  • Emmheart icon on user image
    EmmMay 12, 2017
    Off the beaten track but worth finding. Food was great! Great views of the Thames.
  • Chris R.heart icon on user image
    Great place, friendly staff, tables you book are not all that comfortable.
  • Ben T.heart icon on user image
    Ben TweedySeptember 18, 2016
    Amazing pub on the river. One of the oldest pubs in London, very cosy and great food.
  • JESSICAheart icon on user image
    JESSICASeptember 23, 2020
    Atmospheric pub located close to where the Mayflower set sail to the New World.
  • Michel T.
    Michel TardyNovember 11, 2018
    Lovely old pub on the south side of the Thames. Nice decor, good beer and food selection.
  • Francisco
    FranciscoJune 21, 2014
    Awesome little pub. Full of character and right by the river. Perfect for a pint or a lunch!
  • Biancaheart icon on user image
    BiancaFebruary 24, 2017
    Cozy pub with a view across the Thames. Nice selection of ales. Historical place.
  • M C.heart icon on user image
    M CJanuary 18, 2017
    Come early to diner (be sure to make reservations or calling first) or take a beer at the pub!
  • Zach S.heart icon on user image
    Zach StockwellApril 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great menu, great ambience, great location. Trifecta for the won!
  • Anaïs T.heart icon on user image
    Anaïs TraoréFebruary 16, 2015
    It's an amazing pub with a lot of historical details and artifacts.. and the beer is good. Shame abt the yuppies..
  • Whimsical V.heart icon on user image
    Whimsical VoyagesApril 9, 2017
    An absolutely charming original pub, which is popular with the locals. Always a good idea.
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