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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
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Pub is situated in perfect tranquil surroundings overlooking the river. good friendly service from the waiting staff. lots of gluten free options available. food was freshly cooked and all home made. no microwave chefs! I had the fishcakes which were perfect portion size and very tasty. Other half had the steak and ale pie which he said the pastry was... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Visited the Mayfly for while out for a country walk. The Mayfly has a good range of food and ales/wines on offer. The pub is sat beside the river Test with a lovely outlook. Worth a visit either lunchtime or evening.

Thank kendo1953
London, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I was taken to the Mayfly (4 miles from Andover) Inn/Pub for a business lunch earlier today. It is located in a secluded spot directly on the River Test which - due to the recent heavy rains was at a high level. We arrived around 1130 and had no trouble finding a good table but within an hour the place... More 

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Devizes, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Met up with a friend for lunch as a wonderful setting at any season. However since our last visit in the summer we felt that the service had declined. No one welcomed us, no one offered menus when we ordered drinks, we had to find the menu ourselves and only until later did we realise there was a specials list.... More 

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Hook, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went for lunch on a cold day so the place was not packed like it is on sunny days. The location is beautiful right on the river. We ate inside and the food was nice, service adequate and prices were OK. It seems like they rely rather too much on the view and could probably turn the service and... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

As a family we have been to The Mayfly many, many times over the years. Mainly due to its location being on the fabled River Test. To go there in the early evening, sit on the bank side and feed the ducks and the trout that swim below them is something special. That's were it stops! We have eaten there... More 

Thank Snail5
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Visited this pub with friends whilst we were visiting Andover. We called in for a spot of lunch and would truly recommend this to anyone. It is a beautiful location by the river and inside is very warm and welcoming. With excellent food and service this is definately a must to go for a meal.

Thank Jennifer T
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A little surprised by the excellent menu and quality of the food. This place definitely does not rest on the laurels of a most fabulous setting and location. Can't wait to return.

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Once again an excellent lunch. Have never had a poor meal there. Great service as well by everyone. Keep it up "Mayfly" Will be back soon.

Thank rogernhw
Winchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stopped off on a miserable Monday evening. The Mayfly is a large comfortable pub, nicely decorated and well maintained with cheerful staff. We had single course dinners: beef short ribs and minute steak. The ribs were rather dry and tasteless with tired vegetables but in a rich flavourful gravy improved by liberal helpings of horseradish - so only 2... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
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
Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?