Photo of The Mayflower

“The Mayflower is a smart pub with rooms close to Lymington's marina. Six individually designed rooms, all with a cool nautical theme & one with private balcony. Dinners (AA Rosette standard) feature delicious locally sourced, seasonal fare. A great base for exploring the coast or New Forest.”

“The Mayflower is a smart pub with rooms close to Lymington's marina. Six individually designed rooms, all with a cool nautical theme & one with private balcony. Dinners (AA Rosette standard) feature delicious locally sourced, seasonal fare. A great base for exploring the coast or New Forest.”

Hotel Review

The latest jewel in the Epicurean Collection's crown is The Mayflower (AA 4 star Gold Inn), recently opened in a quiet area of Lymington, near the Marina and opposite the Town Sailing Club. The theme is most definitely nautical with yacht prints adorning public spaces and bedroom walls, and the six bedrooms are all named after famous historical yachts. These rooms are smartly fitted out with white nautical look furniture, tongue and groove headboards, writing desks, old-style alarm clocks and retro black telephones. Romantics should book Maybird, which has a bathtub in the bay window with plenty of room for two. All rooms come equipped with Nespresso coffee machines (fresh milk is delivered morning and evening), Bramley bath products and Egytian linen on the beds. For light sleepers, or those who want an early night we'd recommend one of the rooms at the front, as on warm evenings the rear beer garden can be noisy. Dining (AA Rosette) is either in the bar/restaurant or outdoor on the terrace when the weather allows. The food and drink are both locally sourced and the aim is to create dishes reflecting the mix of both coast and New Forest. The menu changes seasonally (but look out for the daily changing specials board). The Mayflower is the perfect base for exploring this yachties paradise with its myriad of boutiques and restaurants, and for those who want to explore further afield the New Forest is on the doorstep and the Isle of Wight a short ferry ride away.
Recommended for
  • Local exploring
  • Whether you're a yachtie or land lubber, there's plenty in the surrounding area to keep everyone happy.
 

Written by Malcolm Orr-Ewing

Recommended For

  • Local exploring
  • Whether you're a yachtie or land lubber, there's plenty in the surrounding area to keep everyone happy.
  • Birdwatching
  • Britain's largest colony of Black headed gulls can be found in the North Solent Nature Reserve
  • Sailing
  • Charter a boat and enjoy a day's sailing off the South Coast
  • Sights nearby
  • Motor mueum at Beaulieu, plus gardens at Exbury and Furzey
  • Great walks
  • Plenty of good walking in the New Forest
  • Riding
  • In the New Forest
  • Cycling
  • In/by a Nature Reserve
  • The North Solent Nature Reserve is very close by The Mayflower
  • Views
  • Many of The Mayflower's rooms boast lovely coastal views
  • Restaurant
  • AA Rosette
  • Less £
  • Free wifi
  • Traditional
  • Beach nearby
  • Inn
  • Full of character

Facilities

  • Views
  • Many of The Mayflower's rooms boast lovely coastal views
  • Garden
  • Beer garden to the rear
  • Restaurant
  • AA Rosette
  • Outdoor dining
  • Bar
  • Safe
  • Free wifi
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Britain's largest colony of Black headed gulls can be found in the North Solent Nature Reserve
  • Sailing
  • Charter a boat and enjoy a day's sailing off the South Coast
  • Sights nearby
  • Motor mueum at Beaulieu, plus gardens at Exbury and Furzey
  • Great walks
  • Plenty of good walking in the New Forest
  • Riding
  • In the New Forest
  • Cycling

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