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The Mayfly Riverside Pub

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Bar, British, Pub
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The Inn by the River | Testcombe, Stockbridge, England
+44 1264 860283
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Vero Beach, Florida
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a side trip off a beaten path. Delicious food, charming ambiance and great pub selections. Right by a river. Awesome!

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Thank therealskinny8
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mayfly is always a favourite for a spring/summer day to come for a drink but every time I have come for dinner it is a different matter. The food is good and we have rarely complained about that, but the service at The Mayfly needs looking at. As someone who started work at 15 I understand getting a job... More 

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1 Thank Lucy M
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location but little else. "Mexican" chilli was bland, chicken and mushroom pie had so little meat it was pretty much a vegetarian dish - gravy was decent though. Very expensive for what is offered.

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1 Thank Duncan F
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two pints was £9.... which they then add a 25p payment charge for card transactions under £10.... I mean... who still does that?!!

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Thank Dkmrcw
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked for a table of 5, which was taken down as table of 2. First minor issue. We ordered drinks at the bar and were told where our table was. We returned to order food, when I have been here previously it was waitress service not sure whether this is still the case as nobody came to take order!... More 

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Thank Natalie P
England
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit about once a year and I have to say this ticked all the boxes today. The staff were helpful and friendly and we were served promptly. Unfortunately it was too chilly outside but the location is excellent beside the river. The place got very busy after twelve which is testament to the popularity of the place. I had... More 

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Thank lindylou49
southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always liked the location of this pub but the food and general service lets it down. You get the feeling that they're processing you as a money making unit. The food was at best school dinner standard and expensive for what you get.

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2 Thank Robin M
Tadley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in with family today. Ordered coffees and pastries. Coffee came pastries "forgotten ". Asked twice, told they were on there way. Still no sign of them after half an hour- coffee finished. We got up to leave and said Cancel our order. Hey presto they appeared. The Lady Manager or Owner came to our table and offered her apologies.... More 

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West Byfleet
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, great fun watching the ducks and the trout competing for titbits. Service is regimented and structured, ploughmans was ok, the Purple Potato and Broccoli soup inedible ( Like it had been dredged fro the river bed) and boy is it expensive. It was on the way home I came to the conclusion that as the place was packed... More 

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Thank Snevetsnitram
Winchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in for a quick drink on the Bank Holiday afternoon and could not believe the cost. 1/2 a pint of Leffe, a pint of lime and soda and 2 bags of crisps came in at a staggering £7.90. I must say, it was not as busy as it used to be and I might know why.

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Thank Barnaby W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Inn by the River | Testcombe, Stockbridge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Stockbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1264 860283

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?