Renovated inn with nautical décor, plenty of drinking and dining space, good food and drink and seats in garden; bedrooms
- Separate restaurant
Dogs allowed in the restaurant
Bar food times: 12-3, 6-9; 12-9 Sat; 12-8 Sun
Typical main dish: crispy-battered haddock and chips
Typical main dish price: £15.00
Average two course evening meal price: £21.00
- Speciality beers
- Cask ales
Price of cheapest bitter: £3.65
Name of cheapest bitter: Ringwood Razorback
- Dogs allowed in bedrooms
Price of a bedrooms starts at £0.00
- Children allowed in the bar
- Children allowed in the restaurant
- Dogs allowed in the bar
- Dogs allowed in the restaurant
- Dogs allowed in bedrooms
The good pub guide review
A seafaring theme dominates the décor at this jolly inn, where local salty seadogs congregate with holidaymakers from the glittering marina right next door. There are photographs of smart yachts and views of the western Solent, and sailing paraphernalia including model boats and ship's instruments displayed with pride. There's also much evidence of the historic vessel from which the pub takes its name, which weighed anchor in nearby Southampton in 1620 before the gruelling sea crossing ahead. The high-ceilinged front rooms have built-in wall seats and leather-seated dining chairs around dark wooden tables, candles and fresh flowers, patterned wallpaper or turquoise paintwork and logs piled neatly into the fireplace. Brakspear Gravity, Ringwood Razorback and frequently changing guests (Flack Manor is a favourite) on handpump and several wines by the glass, served by efficient young staff. Two rooms at the back have similar seats and tables, bookshelves and a raised woodburning stove; background music and TV. There's a covered terrace and steps down to a lawn with heavy rustic tables and benches. The ocean-wave theme continues in the six airy, stylish bedrooms, some of which have coastal views.
The good pub guide food review
The pleasing food is seasonal and strong on fish and seafood, including a highly prized fish pie. Other dishes include crispy bacon, gem and avocado salad, seared bream fillet with Cornish new potatoes niçoise, chicken, tarragon and leek pie with mash and buttered greens, pan-fried 8oz rump steak with field mushroom, tomatoes, watercress and garlic and parsley butter, Moving Mountain vegan burger with vegan cheese, guacamole and fries, roast cauliflower with Persian-spiced lentils, spinach, chickpeas and flatbread, and puddings such as lemon tart crème fraîche or sticky toffee pudding.
Whether you’re stopping by for a quick drink or settling in for your evening meal, make sure to soak in the stunning coastal views, exquisite seasonal cuisine and warm hospitality that characterises our pub.Recently awarded an AA Rosette, we pride ourselves on our commitment to fresh, locally sourced British ingredients. Our seasonal menus change regularly and celebrate the bounty of flavoursome produce available to us from the South Coast and Hampshire countryside. Classic dishes with contemporary flair is our speciality, and each of the menus has been lovingly put together by our talented Head Chef. Our passion for British produce extends to our fully stocked bar. We’ve carefully selected the finest local ales and spirits from the nation’s most sought after distilleries and our extensive wine list is updated regularly to reflect the changing seasons.Visit our website themayflowerlymington.co.uk for more information.
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