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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Mayflower Public House

Brunel's engine house is a worthwhile pilgrimage for those so inclined, but this is the real draw for me. A pub with its own lifebelts. That's my kind of place.

I'd vote The Mayflower to be one of the best located pubs in London, and one that most tourists won't find, either (possibly some connection, there). Here is their drinking deck (lifebelts are on the wall) and here is their hearth. When I first came here [hurrumph] years ago, there were cheese rolls behind the bar; these days: Asparagus Quiche and Tempura Prawns. Times do change.

Actually, I came down here hoping to take a picture of what used to be an exceptional restaurant 100 yards away, housed in the ground floor flat of a block of council flats. Run by an american, it served Creole food when most people would have had to look that up in a dictionary. You ate sat around one large table, with the menu passed round on a blackboard, amended as the night progressed. His son took over, but now you could not even imagine council flats here.

Diamond Geezer visited Rotherhithe last June.

posted by Ham at 00:03 -- Comments here: 6

Comments on "The Mayflower Public House"


Blogger Oleanderman said ... (12:27) : 

So many pubs to visit - thanks for the tip! Simplicity and contrast - a great shot.


Blogger Cheltenhamdailyphoto said ... (12:52) : 

Looks great and jogs a memory Ham, perhaps i've been here at some point?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (14:27) : 

Not many things would tempt me to Rotherhithe but the tunnel, the Brunel museum and this pub will do the trick. :-)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (17:14) : 

First time to your site and I wanted to let you know I really enjoyed.


Blogger Chuckeroon said ... (17:44) : 

Wapping, Shadwell: great for wandering. Great for photos....AND of course the pubs. Greetings, Ham.


Blogger Vanessa said ... (19:33) : 

My sister lived in Rotherhithe for awhile so I've been to the Mayflower many times. But not once in weather that allowed us to enjoy their drinking deck!

It's a great pub. Thanks for the photos!


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