The best thing after a night out painting the town red, is a late lunch of a large portion of pub comfort food with some good friends.
This particular day, Jean, Chris, a couple friends and I went to The Mayflower Pub, which they recently discovered. It is tucked away off the cobbled roads of Rotherhithe Village and has a very warm and homely feel to it. It has claimed to be the oldest pub on the River Thames and definitely looks like it has a lot of history. There is an large open stone fireplace that is constantly burning wood in the winter season, a grand moose head on one of the walls, and grand french doors that open up to the large decking area right on the river. They even provide hot water bottles and blankets for the winter!
As well as atmosphere, the food is also great. They have an everyday menu and then a specials board which is constantly changing. Its the perfect pub grub with a touch of je ne sais quoi.
I could have eaten everything on the menu. Chris highly recommended the sausage and mash, so that’s what I ordered.
It came with steamed vegetables at the bottom, covered with mashed potatoes, and topped with a slice of black pudding, and three juicy, well seasoned pork sausages. All of it covered in an onion gravy.
After a little break from the very large portions, we ended the meal with a cheese board. They have a good selection of British cheeses and it was a social way to end the meal as we tried them all.
It is well priced at £8 a main meal on average.