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The Mayfly Riverside Pub

££ - £££, British,
The Inn by the River | Testcombe, Stockbridge, England
+44 1264 860283
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (56 reviews)
“pudding” (30 reviews)
“pork pie” (9 reviews)
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10:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
The Inn by the River | Testcombe, Stockbridge, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was excellent as were the staff, it was raining so the full potential of outside eating and atmosphere could not be taken full advantage of. Its the first time we have been and will definitely be back again

1  Thank blackgnat2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been a few times early evening, the staff have been pleasant and efficient, and we both like the food. We have eaten inside as it has been too cold outside. I think it is a great location and the food is good pub...More

1  Thank P M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately the food didn't quite match up to the setting over looking the river Test, but perhaps dining on the outdoor balcony was the main attraction. Small car park, booking usually necessary to secure the right table.

Thank AlanMN3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came too this pub a while ago, lovely situated by the river! Great drinking pub and lovely atmosphere! Dog friendly! However we went last night for a meal, and it was very average 'pub grub' but nothing to moan about! They hadn't got much...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here this weekend for a family birthday lunch. Great location. Luckily got a space in the car park, which was full, but had to wait for someone to leave before I could park. Sat outside by the river at first and loved the...More

Thank soniavbuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here with my wife, and sat outside in beautiful autumn sunshine. The setting is idyllic, and it is lovely to sit by the riverside. We were somewhat disappointed by the menu, which is generally limited to standard pub fare, and both ordered the...More

1  Thank Norman B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub could be great. It is not. The queues for food and drink make no sense. They infuriate customers and completely get in the way of the staff. WHY WHY WHY? Either change the layout of the pub or hire more staff. Until they...More

1  Thank 1982Luke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As everyone else always says, the exterior is lovely. You will be fighting to get a seat in the summer and the views are wonderful. Inside...not so much. In fairness, the decor is perhaps just not to my taste but I feel like it could...More

1  Thank Hydro1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meal was OK, just two people working the entire bar. When I tried to book last weekend for Sunday lunch i was told bookings are only taken between 12 30 and 1pm , after that it was a wait and see when a tabale...More

1  Thank Sandfoson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a birthday meal last Saturday and what a disappointment. Staff were rude and too busy to give any proper service. The pudding was awful - out of a tin! The tables were left untidy. My dog took a particular dislike to a man...More

2  Thank asmith235
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Diana B
7 June 2016|
Response from jdm87 | Reviewed this property |
So20 6ax
28 April 2015|
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Response from Julie L | Property representative |
We have a severe coeliac who works at the Mayfly so we are very aware of this illness, and eighty per cent of our menu is gluten free, we even have gluten free Yorkshire puds for the Sunday roasts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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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