Pub review – The Mayflower

I’d been meaning to visit this place for more than a year, but it lies on the funny little south stretch of the Thames path that I didn’t seem to wander down terribly often.

Inside, it’s a charming mix of old-time British boozer and pirate’s tavern. There’s a good selection of traditional ales and bar snacks (and an amazing looking cheeseboard that alone is worth a repeat visit).

The outdoor area overlooks the river, space enough to seat quite a few on a summer’s day. I can see this place getting crowded in the height of July, so I might return in the winter bow I’ve clocked the patio heater.

We had our second drink nestled in the cosy back room, lined with wooden benches with cushions, the candles on the tables giving it a cosy dining room feel and casting a comforting evening glow that meant I was quite taken by surprise to find it still light when I stepped out.

This is the sort of pub it’s easy to spend the entire day, and all of the night in. Sometime soon, I imagine that’s exactly what I will do. Thank god for Uber, and the London Overground.



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