We host regular entertainment events including Live Music on the last Saturday of the month, including some ticket only tribute acts. We hold a regular Quiz Night with a difference, hosted by our very own Ginny Tonic. We like to help support local charities by holding Fundraisers – even the on occasion, odd Karaoke and Disco.

There’s always lots going on at The Maypole and we’ll be constantly updating this page to keep you informed so you don’t miss a thing.

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Upcoming events


The Maypole is delighted to present the amazingly accurate George Michael tribute act and impersonator Pete Valentine.

Pete has been perfecting his George Michael Tribute Show, entertaining sold out crowds all over the UK for over a decade, and his repertoire will keep the audience captivated and dancing all night long! A stunning performance, you will believe George Michael is in the room with you!

No pre-show dining available or table reservations, although hot nibbles are provided at this event. Please do not send messages or emails for ticket purchases as these will not be accepted.

Tickets are on sale – don’t miss out, GET YOURS NOW!

Ginny Tonic

Our very own Ginny Tonic is the alter ego of landlord Vince. Ginny is a fabulous diva with her own style, with a bit of singing and a wicked sense of innuendo style humour.  Ginny lives by the mantra that ‘Quiz Nights are Fun Nights’ and our quizzes certainly are fun and very popular. We hold around six quizzes a year.

Ginny also occasionally hosts other special events, so keep an eye on our events pages.


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Trip advisor 2022 award

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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