MEET THE LANDLORDS
We believe the people and visitors of Thaxted deserve more from the local pub and it’s our job to deliver just that. We like to think of ourselves as friendly, and we pride ourselves on giving the warmest of welcomes.
We have lived together in Thaxted for over 20 years. In fact, Leon is Thaxted born and bred, as are most of his family who live in this pretty and historic town. We have been married since 2008, and together with our two dogs; Chardonnay and Daisy, have taken over the running of this lively pub in the heart of the Thaxted community.
Pop in for a drink and say hello – we look forward to greeting you!
Vince and Leon x
Leon has been in the catering trade since he left school in 1995. He started his career as a kitchen assistant, working his way up to Head Chef for another local establishment, a position he held for 22 years! He’s now in charge of his own kitchen and will be showing off his culinary skills to the patrons of The Maypole. Leon believes in home cooking, locally sourced produce, and great value for money.
Vince started his career in science, before working in the NHS where he stayed for over 20 years. Alongside this he’s held numerous bar jobs and run his own entertainment company hosting Disco, Karaoke and Quiz nights. There are two sides to every coin and there certainly is to Vince. Meet his alter ego Miss Ginny Tonic (and Friends), she fronts the Quiz nights and will be a regular feature at The Maypole.
NEWS & EVENTS
GOOD BEER GUIDE 2023
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 2023. Vince says “Theread more
5 Star Food Rating
The Maypole is proud to have been awarded the top grade of 5 by the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, which is conducted in partnership with local authorities inread more
Trip advisor 2022 award
The Maypole is the proud recipient of the Travellers Choice award for 2022, an award that honours businesses that earn consistently great reviews. What are theread more