The Mayflower

Lymington, Hampshire

Head for the south coast, to the lovely Georgian market town of Lymington, luxurious rooms and tasty food with sea views


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


An imposing grey and blue building – a mix of brick and wattle and daub – opposite a row of pretty cottages, overlooking the Lymington slipway, in a residential area half a mile from the town centre. There’s no forgetting you’re in a renowned sailing resort, from the plush rooms (and smart bathrooms) named after ships to the associated paraphernalia: charts, pictures of boats, seashells, not forgetting the clientele – a mix of locals and well-heeled boat owners from the nearby marina. They come for the food and friendly welcome from the young staff. The menu is traditional (think scallops, pork belly, or aubergine and feta with couscous), the wine list wide-ranging with a good selection by the glass, and the décor new and shiny. Comfy armchairs, lead windows, parquet flooring, a wood burner and four separate eating areas help to keep it cosy and welcoming. Dynamic landlord Gary is working hard to make his mark, offering good value for the area and running events with the local community. There’s a large garden to sit in, the whole of Hampshire and the New Forest to explore, and, of course, a spot of sailing, too.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Open all day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Mains from £12.95. Dinner, 3 courses, £30-£35.


Nightly price
from £95
6 Doubles
From £95


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Fiona Moucq

  • We've recently been awarded an AA Rosette for our seasonal cuisine, expertly prepared by our talented Head Chef Edward.
  • Our prime location in the pretty seaside town of Lymington is a mere 10-minute walk from the train station, making us easy to find and visit.
  • Nearby New Forest national park is a gem for outdoor pursuits enthusiasts; offering rambling, horse riding, mountain biking and raft building.
  • You can also take to the waters at New Forest Water Park for kayaking, canoeing, water-skiing and wakeboarding.
  • Our stunning garden overlooking the water services itself in summer, with a separate bar and more relaxed outdoor menus.
  • A water lover’s dream, we’re right on the coast and sandwiched between two major yacht clubs, so you can easily sail out on the open waters or enjoy the ocean view.