Mayflower Pub Review

During a recent trip to London, we had the pleasure of visiting The Mayflower Pub, a great little gem on the waterfront in the town of Rotherhithe. This little spot is about a 30-minute walk from the Tower of London, and well worth the visit!

Inside, you’ll be treated to the traditional Mayflower Pub Menu of Fish & Chips, Scurvy Ale, and a wonderful cheese platter, just like the pilgrims might have enjoyed back before their maiden voyage.

This is the original 1620 mooring point of the Pilgrim Father’s Mayflower ship, which continued to Plymouth before sailing to the New World under Captain Christopher Jones.

We started out with the Scurvy ale, their house specialty, followed by a really nice cheese platter with crackers, chutney and grapes. Ate out on the patio since it was a beautiful October day.

Watch out when you eat on the patio, as the tide can come up quickly and splash you pretty well!

Look at this deliciousness!

Fish and chips were so good at the Mayflower Pub. The tartar sauce had great flavor put into it, as did the mushy peas, which had a mint accent. Soooooo delicious!

In all, I would say that the Mayflower Pub served up the best fish and chips in London that we had! Such history and so adorable both inside the pub and out on the patio!

Fun fact: I am a direct descendent of Francis Cooke, a Leiden Separatist who came to America on the Mayflower and signed the Mayflower Compact.

I had a chance to sign the Mayflower Book with my girls, and it was such a special experience!

The Mayflower Pub Cheese Plate

Recipe by Jason Hill – CookingSessions.com
Serve with crackers, Port, grapes and chutney.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, British
Servings 50
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Notes

Gubbeen – Soft good bounce to the texture. Nose of mushrooms, nuts and the forest floor. 
  • Milk- Pasteurized Cow
  • Rennet- Traditional Animal Rennet
  • Location- Near Schull, Co Cork
  • Producer- Tom & Giana Ferguson
Mayfield – Semi-hard, pasteurized cow’s milk cheese with delicious creamy, sweet nutty flavor.
  • Milk- Pasteurized Cow
  • Rennet- Vegetarian Rennet
  • Location- Mayfield, East Sussex
  • Producer- Arthur Alsop and Nic Walker
Olde Sussex – Although a hard cheese, it has an open and bouncy texture and butter rich color.
  • Milk- Unpasteurized Cow
  • Rennet- Vegetarian Rennet
  • Location-The Traditional Cheese Dairy, Sussex
  • Producer- Cliff, Julie & Rebecca Dyball
Cornish Blue – Mild and creamy, with a gentle sweetness and a dense texture and buttery richness.
  • Milk- Pasteurised Cow
  • Rennet- Vegetarian Rennet
  • Location- Knowle Farm, Liskeard, Cornwall
  • Producer- Philip Stansfield
Cornish Yang – The flavors are gently lactic but with rich, creamy and slightly sweet undertones. The texture crumbles very slightly but it is moist and rich.
  • Milk- Pasteurised Cow
  • Rennet- Vegetarian Rennet
  • Location- Lynher Dairy near Truro, Cornwall
  • Producer- Catherine Mead
Crozier Blue – Creamy and salty flavor with roasted nut aromas.
  • Milk- Pasteurised Ewe’s Milk
  • Rennet- Vegetarian Rennet
  • Location- Beechmount Farm, Co. Tipperary
  • Producer- The Grupp Family
Katherine – Complex lemony flavor and smooth texture.
  • Milk- Unpasteurised Goat
  • Rennet- Traditional Animal Rennet
  • Location- Pylle, Somerset
  • Producer- Pete Humphires
Baron Bigod – Smooth silky texture and a golden curd, with long lasting warm earth, farmyard and mushroom flavours.
  • Milk- Unpasteurised Cow
  • Rennet- Traditional Animal Rennet
  • Location- Fen Farm Dairy, Suffolk
  • Producer- Jonny Crickmore
Drunken Burt – Golden color taken from cider with a delicate smokey note from the oak barrels, and a rich, creamy texture.
  • Milk- Pasteurised Cow
  • Rennet- Vegeterian Rennet
  • Location- Ollerton, Cheshire
  • Producer- Claire Burt
Lincolnshire Poacher – Smooth and creamy with nutty notes and a sharp tang that tastes like pineapple.
  • Milk- Unpasteurised Cow
  • Rennet- Traditional Animal Rennet
  • Location- Alford, Lincolnshire
  • Producer- Simon & Tim Jones
Wigmore – Flavors are gentle with hints of caramel while the texture is smooth and creamy without running away with itself.
  • Milk – Unpasteurised Ewe’s Milk
  • Rennet – Vegetarian Rennet
  • Location- Nr Riseley, Berkshire
  • Producer- Anne & Andy Wigmore
Keyword appetizers, cheese, London
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So many great beers on tap!

You can find them at 117 Rotherhithe St, London SE16 4NF, United Kingdom. Visit their website!

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