ABOUT US

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

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 PATERSON

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 SALTER

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 “The

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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 in

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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 the

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WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US

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