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The Maypole (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Elgood's - SnakeslayerExcellent1
Three Blind Mice - MosaicExcellent1
Fellows - Chapeau D'EspagneExcellent1
Hellhound - Black ShuckExcellent1
Turpin's - MeditationGood1
Lacons - Extra StoutGood1
Buntingford - Maypole AleGood1
Tring - KotukuGood1
BlackBar - Black EconomyGood1
Tydd Steam - YooliganGood1
Bishop Nick - Heresy (was once 4.1%)Good1
Nethergate Growler - Green with EnvyAcceptable1
Tydd Steam - Barn AleAcceptable1
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - Bear IslandNot Tried0
Mauldons - Micawber's MildNot Tried0
Milton - PegasusNot Tried0
Milton - NeroNot Tried0
Buntingford - Polar StarNot Tried0
Buntingford - Highwayman IPANot Tried0
Buntingford - Crow's NestNot Tried0
Tring - Squadron Scramble Not Tried0
Colchester - Double Brown AleNot Tried0
Shortts Farm - SkiffleNot Tried0
Buntingford - Imperial Pale AleNot Tried0
Evolution - No. 9Not Tried0
Mauldons - DickensNot Tried0
Tring - Ridgeway BitterNot Tried0
Tring - BlondNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Buntingford - TwitchellNot Tried0
Grain - OakNot Tried0
Mauldons - Blackberry PorterNot Tried0
Elgood's - Black Eagle Imperial StoutNot Tried0
Colchester - Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla PorterNot Tried0
Milton - MinervaNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Pitman PaleNot Tried0
Cottage - Metropolitan AleNot Tried0
Tring - Bring Me SunshineNot Tried0
Elgood's - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Milton - Archimedes Not Tried0
Buntingford - Full TiltNot Tried0
Milton - CharybdisNot Tried0
Cottage - Battle of the BluesNot Tried0
Panther - Red PantherNot Tried0
St Austell - Big JobNot Tried0
Grain - Winter AshNot Tried0
Grain - SlateNot Tried0
Hellhound - Soul Survivor (superseded by 5.7% version)Not Tried0
Moonshine (see also Cambridge Moonshine) - SundownerNot Tried0
Mauldons - OctoberfestNot Tried0
Grain - 3.1.6.Not Tried0
Tring - Tea Kettle StoutNot Tried0
Nene Valley - Bible BlackNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mr. SquirrelNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Maypole, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Picture 2. The Maypole, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Visits Details

14 Oct 2018 (Stephen Harris)
I seem to have fallen out of the habit of going on pub crawls – but have a little one planned in Cambridge today, starting here. It is busy just after noon, mostly with damp survivors from a sponsored walk ending nearby on Jesus Green.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Blind Mice - Mosaic4.20ExcellentHazy gold. Soft mouthfeel. Bursting with Mosaic goodness.
Turpin's - Meditation4.30GoodA clear, golden and crisp Pale Ale.
Nethergate Growler - Green with Envy4.50AcceptableI don’t get on very well with this Green Hop beer which has odd flavours and is unexpectedly sweet – the variability of fresh hops I guess.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Mauldons - Octoberfest5.00Not Tried
Tring - Ridgeway Bitter4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Grain - 3.1.6.3.90Not Tried
Tring - Tea Kettle Stout4.70Not Tried
Colchester - Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla Porter4.60Not Tried
Nene Valley - Bible Black6.50Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mr. Squirrel4.00Not Tried
09 Dec 2015 (HSB)
18:30 Post curry visit. Fairly busy, chat with the Landlord and a beer ticker who insists on a legal measure to count a beer. Sound chap.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tydd Steam - Yooligan4.70GoodI have had better
Bishop Nick - Heresy (was once 4.1%)4.00Good
Panther - Red Panther4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Big Job7.20Not Tried£5.50 a pint
Hellhound - Black Shuck3.90Not Tried
Grain - Winter Ash5.00Not Tried
Grain - Slate6.00Not Tried
Hellhound - Soul Survivor (superseded by 5.7% version)4.20Not Tried
Moonshine (see also Cambridge Moonshine) - Sundowner3.60Not TriedNo.8 of the 13 moons of 2015
21 Mar 2014 (HSB)
12:20 Two in when we arrived but soon filled up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lacons - Extra Stout4.50GoodFull of flavour. A revival of a 1916 recipe.
Tring - Kotuku4.00GoodMade with Rye crystal malt and New Zealand hops. Liked the hops but not the dry rye finish.
Cottage - Metropolitan Ale4.70Not Tried
Buntingford - Twitchell3.80Not Tried
Buntingford - Highwayman IPA3.60Not Tried
Tring - Bring Me Sunshine4.20Not Tried
Colchester - Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla Porter4.60Not Tried
Elgood's - Plum Porter4.50Not Tried
Milton - Archimedes 6.30Not Tried
Buntingford - Full Tilt4.10Not Tried
Milton - Charybdis5.00Not Tried
Cottage - Battle of the Blues4.70Not Tried
23 Jan 2014 (HSB)
17:40 Relatively quiet
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tydd Steam - Barn Ale3.90Acceptable
Newby Wyke - Bear Island4.60Not Tried
Mauldons - Dickens4.00Not Tried
Tring - Ridgeway Bitter4.00Not Tried
Tring - Blond4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Buntingford - Polar Star4.40Not Tried
Buntingford - Twitchell3.80Not Tried
Buntingford - Highwayman IPA3.60Not Tried
Grain - Oak3.80Not Tried
Mauldons - Blackberry Porter4.80Not Tried
Elgood's - Black Eagle Imperial Stout8.70Not Tried
Colchester - Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla Porter4.60Not Tried
Fellows - Chapeau D'Espagne4.00Not Tried
Milton - Minerva4.60Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Pitman Pale4.50Not Tried
30 Oct 2013 (HSB)
12:30 Many years since I last visited here. The pub itself is unchanged and is a good example of a 1960s refit. The beer choice though much extended. Without a doubt the best in the city centre. Landlord told us that he gets through a nine of a popular beer in an hour.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fellows - Chapeau D'Espagne4.00ExcellentDry Hopped Black IPA
Hellhound - Black Shuck3.90ExcellentFull of roast flavour
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Newby Wyke - Bear Island4.60Not Tried
Mauldons - Micawber's Mild3.50Not Tried
Milton - Pegasus4.10Not Tried
Milton - Nero5.00Not Tried
Buntingford - Polar Star4.40Not Tried
Buntingford - Highwayman IPA3.60Not Tried
Buntingford - Crow's Nest3.90Not Tried
Tring - Squadron Scramble 4.00Not Tried
Colchester - Double Brown Ale4.40Not Tried
Shortts Farm - Skiffle4.00Not Tried
Buntingford - Imperial Pale Ale7.20Not Tried
Evolution - No. 93.80Not Tried
24 May 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Beer festival in progress which soon got overwhelmed with afternoon refugees from Cambridge Beer fest.
BeerABVScoreNotes
BlackBar - Black Economy4.60GoodDark brown and hoppy in the style of a black IPA with good citrus hop character tempered by toasted malt flavours. My score 15/20.
24 May 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Quite busy with refugees from Cambridge Beer festival.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Buntingford - Maypole Ale3.80GoodPale house bitter with very good citrus hop character. Quite sweet and fruity with good malt balance. My score 15/20.
25 May 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - Snakeslayer4.50ExcellentRoasty dry Irish style stout with a very strong roast malt character and a little hoppiness in the finish. My score 16/20.

About The Maypole

The pub sign. The Maypole, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good7
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8AF.

Family owned and run free house that has recently been freed from tie with Punch Taverns. A good selection of beers including local breweries is available.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 55 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CB5 8AF