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The Maypole Inn is a former coaching inn offering elegant rooms and high-quality dining. Situated in the in the beautiful village of Wellow, the bar has a view of the village green and famous Maypole where local residents still celebrate the tradition every year on May day.
We have a dog friendly bar and some of our stable style rooms are also perfect for your pet to relax at the end of the day.
Being in the heart of Nottinghamshire the Maypole Inn is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and tourist attractions including Rufford Abbey, Sherwood Forest, Robin Hoods Major Oak, Forest Pines, Newstead Abbey and the medieval village of Laxton the last remaining open field village in the United Kingdom & Europe.
12-last orders for drinks every day
Our Chefs, Dean and Angela are professionally trained and highly experienced culinary experts, taking pride in every meal they prepare using our locally sourced ingredients.
Whether you are looking for a light snack, an evening meal or group event our Chefs are prepared to delight your olfactory and gustatory senses.
The Maypole Inn prides itself on using locally sourced vegetables, meats and ice creams which are all freshly prepared in our open kitchen everyday.
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|Monday – Thursday||Bar Menu||12 – 2.30pm|
|Monday – Thursday||Bar Menu & Restaurant Menu||5 – 9.30pm|
|Friday – Saturday||Bar Menu & Restaurant Menu||12 – 9.30pm|
|Sunday||Sunday Lunch & Light Menu||12 – 6.00pm|
The existence of the Wellow Maypole can be traced as far back as 1856 and on the 9th of May 1860, a new pole had to be erected as the old one had been sawn down during a drunken spree a few weeks earlier.
To commemorate Queen Victoria’s Jubilee in 1887, a new pole was given by Sir John Savile, which had three cross pieces near its summit, painted spiral decoration and a seat around the base.
In 1923, Lord Savile replaced the Jubilee Maypole. This pole lasted until 1937 when it was deemed to be unsafe and was cut down from 60ft to 20ft. In 1949, this pole was finally chopped down for safety reasons and in 1950 a new pole was bought from Rufford Estates.
During Victorian times, Sherwood became a tourist attraction, with interest in the ancient ‘greenwood’ fuelled by romantic novels set in medieval times, such as Walter Scotts’ Ivanhoe.
Since then, The Major Oak has become its new name. Due to its national importance, conservation measures to the tree have been carried out continually since 1908.
Today, this world famous oak, at least 800 years old, weighs an estimated 23 tons, its trunk circumference is 33 feet (10m) and its branches spread to over 92 feet (28m).
Being in the heart of Nottinghamshire the Maypole Inn is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and tourist attractions including Rufford Abbey, Sherwood Forest, Robin Hoods Major Oak, Sherwood Forest, Newstead Abbey and the medieval village of Laxton the last remaining open field village in United Kingdom & Europe.
Situated only 20 minutes from Newark and Mansfield, 25 minutes from Doncaster, 35 minutes from Nottingham city centre and 45 minutes from Lincoln, the Maypole Inn at Wellow is perfectly situated to enable visitors to commute or explore this fascinating part of the country.
We have a variety of rooms available for your stay with us, why not browse out rooms and make your booking today!
Come and join us and enjoy our excellent locally sourced food in our relaxing restaurant
Our fantastic restaurant staff will welcome you to our warm and friendly restaurant and will look after your every need, we pride ourselves on delivering excellent service to small and large groups alike.
With a great selection of locally sourced food, carefully cooked to meet your requirement we promise to make your visit a memorable one which will make you want to return time and time again.
Come and join us on one of our linen dressed tables in our spacious restaurant to experience the fine dining we have to offer from our a’la’carte starter, main and dessert menu for a more exquisite meal and evening
The Maypole bar is a great place to relax and enjoy a drink with friends and family and has a great selections of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to suit your needs. Daniel, Simon, Chris, Hollie, Olivia and Lucy our trained bar staff are ready to welcome you and look after you throughout your visit.
With comfortable seating and a warm fire for those cold winter days and evenings you can relax and enjoy yourself.
With 2 big TV’s and license to show Sky Sports you can watch your favourite team or sports event with friends in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Here at The Maypole we pride ourselves in employing local staff members who are seeking experience in customer service skills and help with growing their confidence ready for future opportunities. Therefore, we train young women and men that are at college or sixth form so they are able to work as part of our waiting team along side the senior and management members of staff. We believe this will help develop their work skills, giving them the independence and an advantage in future life.
We have, Bryony, Beth, Faith and Luke who form the younger waiters in our restaurant, all of which are very professional and eager to start on their bar training! All of which are at college or sixth form
Then we have, Brendan, Abbi and Joe which work in our pot wash. Brendan is starting a placement with us through his school since he is so keen in cooking and helping our chefs in the kitchen… we are hoping to give him an apprenticeship once he finishes school! Abbi loves baking and is currently preparing for her GCSE’s and Joe is very musical, studying music at college in Nottingham.
Lovely location & beautiful food