Your Traditional Local Pub

Warmest of Welcomes

Good Selection of Beers

Great Food & Drink

Unique Entertainment

Good Times


Located in the historic and picturesque market town of Thaxted, The Maypole is a traditional pub serving a great selection of real cask ales, lagers, wine, cocktails and spirits.

Our beautiful courtyard garden is perfect for a cold beer on a summer’s day, and two covered and comfortable areas (The Cosy and The Snug) will keep you dry. Dogs are welcome!

We serve delicious home cooked food six days a week from a traditional pub menu, and it’s always best to phone ahead to book a table if you plan to dine with us – 01371 831599.


We love to entertain, and we’re keen for The Maypole to become THE place to go!

Hosting live music entertainment on the last Saturday of every month, this includes local bands, singers from further afield and some amazing tribute acts. Sometimes our events are ticket only, but the majority are free entry. Occasionally we will host karaoke, and this is mainly on a Bank Holiday Sunday night.

We are also famed for our unique Quiz with a difference, which is held on a Sunday night every six weeks or so. Places go fast, so book nice and early!

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Lovely landlord, made us feel very welcome. Sat outside in The Snug with our dog, lovely food & great service. Would definitely recommend!
- Karen Booth
Amazing team, beautiful pub in a lovely village. Tonight they had Lisa Martin singing as Adele and Karen Carpenter! And she was absolutely brilliant. Will definitely come again, especially if she is singing!
- Kevin Fahy
What can we say, excellent service, lovely food and a friendly atmosphere. Hannah (palindrome), our waitress, was brilliant and made us feel very welcome as first time visitors to The Maypole. Best place we’ve been in a while.
- Travis Hills
Had a beautiful lunch in the garden. Great options on the menu, cooked to perfection. Really delicious wine options. Overall great value. All the staff are lovely and accommodating with a positive and relaxed atmosphere. Faultless.
- Sarah Kingdom
Lovely village pub, really friendly and welcoming staff. Tasty food, the waiting staff couldn't have been more attentive. Highly recommend.
- Helen Stewart
Was very impressed with the amazing spread put on for a funeral I recently attended at the Maypole. Made very welcome and the place is very clean and has a lovely garden area. Would definitely recommend for functions, just a drink or a lovely meal.
- DizzyE Reed
Great local pub, lovely atmosphere. Vince and team were really accommodating with any of our needs. Thank you to the Maypole for our lovely meal and evening.
- Sam Dunbar



Vince and Leon of The Maypole Thaxted are delighted to announce that they have been named one of the best in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2024. Vince says “The

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Everyone needs a bit of sparkle during the weekend, so we are offering 1 x bottle of prosecco for just £15.00.  Come and join us and enjoy the bubbles  

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We are delighted to add to our permanent line-up two local ales  from the Bishop Nick Brewery, based in Braintree. RIDLEY’S RITE Pale Ale 3.6% GOLD Champion

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