The first recorded mention of this pub was in 1714 when it may have been on the other side of the road, backing on to the river. The current main building still dates from the late 18th century.
The Flowerpot was used in the 19th century for auctions/meetings and was a posting house for coaches from Chertsey to London. It also features in "Kit and Kitty: a Story of West Middlesex", a novel by by R D Blackmore published in 1890:
"What a lucky thing I told the man to rest the horses for at least two hours at the Flowerpot."
An extension to the west was demolished around 1983 when it became unsafe.