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The Mayflower (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mersea Island - OysterExcellent1
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldExcellent1
Georges - Cockleboats Best BitterExcellent4
Green Jack - Lurcher StoutExcellent1
Georges - Bell End BitterExcellent1
Colchester - Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla PorterExcellent1
Georges - Dragon's GoldGood1
Georges - Wallasea WenchGood1
Crouch Vale - Yakima GoldGood1
Mighty Oak - Old Man & The SeaGood1
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Brentwood - Marvellous Maple MildNot Tried0
Fuller's - Oliver's IslandNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's RedwoodNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Maxim - Double MaximNot Tried0
Billericay - Chapel Street PorterNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Wantsum - FortitudeNot Tried0
Tryst - EKG East Kent GoldingsNot Tried0
Truman's - ZephyrNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Mayflower, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
Picture 2. The Mayflower, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

Visits Details

23 Oct 2017 (ChrisE)
Monday afternoon, about a dozen of us arrived at about 12:00 and stayed for a few hours. I decided to try the fish and chips which were very good.
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Excellent
Green Jack - Lurcher Stout4.80Excellent
Georges - Cockleboats Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Georges - Bell End Bitter4.10ExcellentBespoke house beer.
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Truman's - Zephyr4.40Not Tried
11 Aug 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-afternoon on a Friday and Old Leigh is packed. Every table taken here, inside and outside. Swarming with children.
Mersea Island - Oyster5.00ExcellentA particularly good, smooth, black Stout.
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Georges - Cockleboats Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Tryst - EKG East Kent Goldings3.90Not Tried
23 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early afternoon. The bar was full of people eating fish and chips, so I sat out in the breezy garden with a view of the estuary.
Mighty Oak - Old Man & The Sea4.10GoodAn oily, black Stout.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Not Tried
Georges - Cockleboats Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
06 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
Not too many people about on a January afternoon so we sat in comfort and enjoyed what we could see of the views on a cloudy and overcast day.
Colchester - Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla Porter4.60Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Yakima Gold4.20Not Tried
Georges - Cockleboats Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
19 Nov 2015 (HSB)
12:00 First stop on a tour round the LTS railway network. Four others in. The barmaid had worked at the Rochford beer festival on Tuesday. Bit of a busman's holiday.
Georges - Cockleboats Best Bitter4.00ExcellentVery flavoursome. More a red ale than a best bitter.
Crouch Vale - Yakima Gold4.20Good
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Colchester - Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla Porter4.60Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
04 Oct 2015 (Stephen Harris)
I resist the fish & chips here (my custom goes to the excellent take-away part of Simply Seafood at the other end of the street) and sit in the relatively secluded back garden.
Georges - Cockleboats Best Bitter4.00GoodA dark coppery sort of colour. Malty and fruity.
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Maxim - Double Maxim4.70Not Tried
Billericay - Chapel Street Porter5.90Not Tried
26 Jun 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening meet up with Friday Evening Group who had been in situ for hours. I can imagine this venue being good on a wet and windy and cold winter's evening but tonight was draughty (nay windy) inside with overpowering vinegar fumes from fish and chips on every second table.
Georges - Cockleboats Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Brentwood - Marvellous Maple Mild3.70Not Tried
Fuller's - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Redwood4.00Not Tried
07 Oct 2012 (Stephen Harris)
I sneaked a quick pint in the suntrap garden here in a break from the Crooked Billet.
Georges - Wallasea Wench3.60GoodPale copper colour. A nicely-balanced, quaffable pint with a fairly low hop rate.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Yakima Gold4.20Not Tried
18 Sep 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
2110 hours through the door. Main reason for visit to Leigh was to see this pub but told "We're closed". Upon enquiry it seems they close at 2100(ish) in Winter. Pity as, from experiences in other High Street pubs later, there was a lot of business about.
04 Aug 2011 (ChrisE)
A rather wet and miserable summer afternoon, we went for a stroll along the sea front and found this fish and chip shop/ice cream parlour/pub, we decided to investigate, and were delighted to find four real ales on hand pump.
Georges - Dragon's Gold3.90GoodWhat a surprise, beer from a new micro-brewery in a bar at the back of a chip shop. Pale in colour, and a good quaffable beer.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried

About The Mayflower

The pub sign. The Mayflower, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 2EN.

A High Street comfortable bar situated at the rear of the Mayflower Fish & Chips and soft scoop ice cream parlour. South East Essex CAMRA Branch 2014, 2015 & 2016 Pub of the Year. 5 handpumps. Outside riverside seating. The passenger manifest of the Mayflower written on the wall above the rear windows is noteworthy.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 25 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SS9 2EN