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The Mayflower (Rotherhithe Pub Company)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Hook Norton - HookyGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Ossett - Silver KingNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Special Ale (previously Ale)Not Tried0
St Austell - Liquid SunshineNot Tried0
Greene King - Mayflower Scurvy Ale (house beer)Not Tried0
Greene King - FiresideNot Tried0
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - GuzzlerNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Rocking RudolphNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Mayflower, Rotherhithe, Greater London

Visits Details

02 Sep 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A right old tourist trap. A bossy barmaid scolded me for not having asked for a straight glass at time of ordering, presumably assuming I had psychic knowledge of the pub's "quaint" policy of serving ales in jugs. A good reason for this being my last visit.
Hook Norton - Hooky3.50Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Ossett - Silver King4.30Not Tried
Black Sheep - Special Ale (previously Ale)4.40Not TriedRan out
St Austell - Liquid Sunshine3.90Not Tried
Greene King - Mayflower Scurvy Ale (house beer)3.90Not TriedNot a jot of Greene King provenance on the pumpclip
12 Dec 2014 (Stephen Harris)
A nostalgic visit for me to a pub that was for a few years in the late-1980s my local, when I lived just yards away on the Swan Road Estate. It was a time when the area was a bit of a battleground between squatters, council tenants and ‘yuppie’ invaders. We had recently transferred from the first camp into the second, but in time this pub was lost to the third. Dominated today by a raucous Christmas party table.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentA reliably excellent beer.
Greene King - Fireside4.50Not Tried
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Guzzler3.60Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Rocking Rudolph4.20Not Tried

About The Mayflower

The pub sign. The Mayflower, Rotherhithe, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Rotherhithe, Greater London, SE16 4NF.

An ancient, riverside pub believed to have been established, as the Ship, in 1550. Associated with the departure point of the Mayflower, which sailed from here, via Plymouth, to the Americas with a shipload of Pilgrim Fathers in 1620. The pub was rebuilt in the eighteenth century (supposedly incorporating timbers from the Mayflower) and became known as the Spread Eagle & Crown, before adopting the Mayflower name in the 1960s. It has the appearance of venerable age, with plenty of dark timber and nooks and crannies. There is a riverside, wooden, drinking platform. Popular with American tourists. 6 handpumps.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 11 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE16 4NF