The Mayflower Village
Located close to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, The Mayflower Village is a modern pub which has recently undergone a full internal and external refurbishment with a previously redundant basement turned into a bar.
Work on the redevelopment began in August 2018 and was undertaken by main contractors Brynwell Southern and Interior Designers and Architectural Consultants Tibbatts Abel.
Speaking to Premier Hospitality magazine about the project, Drew Twyman from Tibbatts Abel said: “The Mayflower Village is a two storey development. The existing ground floor bar was fully refurbished and the redundant basement was opened up to create a two level operation. The basement now has bookable function rooms and table tennis tables, as well as being a break out space from the ground floor which is primarily a bar and a restaurant.
“The bookable areas are known as the ‘Village Hall’ and can be used by local businesses, students and any other group organisation needing event space.”
As part of the pubs transformation, the site was transferred from Greene King to Urban Village Pub Co. Urban Pub Village Co is an independent pub company founded by Ian Grundy and Gavin Drew which currently operates four pubs in the South East of England.
As with all of the Urban Village Pubs, Mayflower Village has all of the relaxed, informal and friendly attributes of a Great British Pub combined with a modern, contemporary and vibrant environment that has a strong sense of identity within the local community.
Drew added: “The scheme is based around the washed out reclaimed industrial feel. There is lots of reclaimed timber and exposed brickwork. The scheme is lifted to a more premium feel with the introduction of herringbone flooring, high end furniture and lighting specs. The fascia is treated as its sister site so there is a cedar fascia with hand painted signage.
“Any old building that hasn’t been refurbished for a while is a challenge and creating a multi floor venue is always tricky to ensure that one level doesn’t feel isolated. By reinstating the original staircase at the front of the building, as the way into the basement, it allowed light from the glazed elevation to flood down into the basement and the open staircase ensured the atmosphere is throughout the venue.
“This is the third concept in this ‘Village’ concept that we have done for our client, Ian Grundy of Urban Village Pub Company. They are a great client to work for with great ambitions to be a design lead pub company who offer an excellent customer experience. It is a pleasure to work for them.”
At Mayflower Village, they pride themselves on their range of artisan craft beers and freshly made to order pizzas and food.
The sites unique self-service fridge is stocked with more than 30 beers and their craft draught wall sees the finest keg beers from some of the finest breweries on the planet. They serve 30 bottled craft beers from around the world and six on draught, including local ales. These are changed regularly to make sure there is always something new to try on the bar. There is also a well-crafted wine list which includes fruity whites, deep robust reds and cheeky pinks and a cocktail list featuring all of the classics as well as a few little surprises to give guests the chance to discover something new.
The food is made from the freshest ingredients from suppliers they trust. The pubs pizza bases are made using authentic Italian ingredients and are carefully pulled and rolled by hand. They are then topped with hand-picked ingredients, each bursting with flavour and stone-baked to crispy perfection. On the other hand, the burgers are something to behold – deliciously thick patties are nestled in a Pretzel bun and packed full of tasty toppings.
For more information visit: https://www.themayflowervillage.com/