The Mayflower | Pub in Hampshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Mayflower - Pub in Hampshire

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King's Saltern Road, Lymington, SO41 3QD, Hampshire
England, United Kingdom

Gary Grant
+44 (0)1590 672 160(landline)

Head for the south coast, to the lovely Georgian market town of Lymington. A nautical delight! Tasty food with sea views

An imposing grey and blue building - a mix of brick and wattle and daub - opposite a row of pretty cottages, overlooking the Lymington slipway. There’s no forgetting you’re in a renowned sailing resort, from the paraphernalia to the clientele – a mix of locals and well-heeled boat owners from the nearby marina. They come for the food and friendly welcome from the young staff. The menu is traditional (think scallops, pork belly, or aubergine and feta with couscous), the wine list wide-ranging, and the décor new and shiny. Comfy armchairs, lead windows, parquet flooring, a wood burner and four separate eating areas help to keep it cosy and welcoming. Dynamic landlord Gary is working hard to make his mark, running events with the local community. There’s a large garden to sit in, the whole of Hampshire and the New Forest to explore, and, of course, a spot of sailing, too.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Gary Grant:

Local points of interest from
Gary Grant:

  • We've recently been awarded an AA Rosette for our seasonal cuisine, expertly prepared by our talented Head Chef Edward.
  • Our prime location in the pretty seaside town of Lymington is a mere 10-minute walk from the train station, making us easy to find and visit.
  • Nearby New Forest national park is a gem for outdoor pursuits enthusiasts; offering rambling, horse riding, mountain biking and raft building.
  • You can also take to the waters at New Forest Water Park for kayaking, canoeing, water-skiing and wakeboarding.
  • Our stunning garden overlooking the water services itself in summer, with a separate bar and more relaxed outdoor menus.
  • A water lover’s dream, we’re right on the coast and sandwiched between two major yacht clubs, so you can easily sail out on the open waters or enjoy the ocean view.
Points of interest

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Mains from £12.95. Dinner, 3 courses, £30-£35.


Open all day.


King's Saltern Road, Lymington, SO41 3QD, Hampshire


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