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The Mayfly Riverside Pub

$$ - $$$
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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Reading, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Apart from the setting on the river this place has very little to offer in my experience. Poor quality and expensive food, rude landlady, very little parking. The river views are what keeps it popular.

Thank pusseycat12
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely setting and worth visiting for a drink especially in the summer months. Food was disappointing and we had to visit the bar each time we wanted to order. I asked what one of the cheeses was and bar staff just said "Don't know". Will return for a drink but not food.

Thank jsmiffy1
Croydon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found this delightful place by searching for riverside pubs on the internet. We had stayed with friends for a couple of days and were looking for a nice location to eat on our way home. I would expect this place is packed out somewhere n the summer, but as we visited in late April on a Tuesday late afternoon,... More 

Thank huggetts2016
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful setting beside the River Test. Lovely food and good sized portions. Good service and enjoyable meal

Thank Christine B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch this afternoon. Setting was tranquil, food slightly below average surprisingly as menu was very limited so the expectation would be one of good quality. Where this establishment was let down today was by the front of house staff. The bar staff were rude, the waiting staff cleared the glasses on the table when they were half... More 

2 Thank Richard P
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227 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mayfly is perfect for a springtime drink, and the atmosphere is great by the side of the river Test - overall its a lovely pub with a lovely atmosphere!

1 Thank Dunks961
Braintree, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in to the Mayfly today for a quick drink after a walk along the test valley. The setting is absolutely stunning and perhaps one of the nicest settings by a river we have been to. Although we only had a drink our experience was very good. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The toilets were very clean as was... More 

Thank Joann K
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is absolutely beautiful overlooking river, however, the food left a lot to be desired. Very limited menu which was carefully constructed so that lots of food could be prepared in advance. Separate queues for food and drinks so had to queue for 15 mins to order food and then another 10 minutes to get drinks. One card machine so... More 

2 Thank tiggy1264
Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got charged £14 for a frozen roast lamb. They ought to be ashamed of themselves, ruining this previously good pub. Visit when you see the 'Change of Management' sign, as its such a nice location.

4 Thank bobety316
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place on a lovely sunny day and got a seat outside.We wanted a ploughman's and buffalo baguette. The buffalo baguette was sold out and they had no ham for the ploughman's so we asked for just cheese well for £12.50 I expect more than 3 small pieces of cheddar gone off salad and rank mayonnaise.!!!! we will... 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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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?