The Maypole, 31 Mill End, Thaxted Essex CM6 2LT

For a faster response, please call us on 01371 831599 to book a table or arrange a function.

If it’s out of hours or during our busy time, do fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we’re able. Of course, you’re welcome to call in for a drink and have a chat with Vince or a member of the team.


We do have a compact car park at the rear of the pub, but if this is full there is a free public coach & car park a short walk away up Bardfield Road (just past the school, across the road before the Fire Station). See Google map below for directions.



Monday: 12pm – 10:30pm Monday: 12pm – 2:30pm & 6pm – 8.30pm
Tuesday: 4pm – 10:30pm Tuesday: Kitchen closed
Wednesday: 12pm – 10:30pm Wednesday: 12pm – 2:30pm & 6pm – 8.30pm
Thursday: 12pm – 10:30pm Thursday: 12pm – 2:30pm & 6pm – 8.30pm
Friday: 12pm – 11pm Friday: 12pm – 2:30pm & 6pm – 9:00pm
Saturday: 12pm – 11pm Saturday: 12pm – 2:30pm & 6pm – 9:00pm
Sunday: 12pm – 9pm Sunday: 12pm – 4.30pm



    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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    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