Wahoo! It’s here the last Friday before Christmas, one of the best Fridays there is. Hopefully, you will have most of your presents sorted (ha!) and have the food ordered so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the weekend before the big day. So, if you’re wondering about what’s going on at the pub in the coming days, here’s all you need to know. N.B We’re taking a small Christmas break from the Weekender, so this is a bumper edition. Our next version will be on the 4th of January when will be telling you all of our plans for the New Year.
When we’re open
Well, first of all, if you’re thinking of visiting the pub for a pint or some food in the coming weeks you’re probably wondering when we will be open! Here’s our full list of opening hours until the new year.
- Christmas Eve: 11:00-17:00
- Christmas Day: Closed
- Boxing Day: 11:00-16:00
- 27th-30th: Open as normal
- New Years Eve: 11:00-02:00
- New Years Day: 11:00-16:00
Refurbishment: We will be closed from the 7th of January for a one-week refurbishment, reopening on the 14th once we’ve spruced the place up for the new year!
Vouchers people actually want
Whether you’ve just suddenly remembered you forgot to buy one person a gift, or you haven’t even started your Christmas shopping yet, our vouchers are here to save the day. Available from the bar and redeemable for food and drink, a Maytime Christmas Gift Voucher is certain to be an appreciated present for anyone who likes…well… food and drink. Purchase over the phone or at the bar.
Where to be on NYE
Making New Year’s Eve plans is always a nightmare, so don’t worry about it, we’ve made them for you. Come to the Maytime for some amazing booze and food and live music from Vince Freeman! We will be open until 2 am and there’s no entry fee or need to buy tickets. Just great vibes all night long.
Andy’s Last Quiz
It is with a heavy heart we tell you that Andy, our bar manager and infamous Quizmaster-general is leaving us. So, if you fancy seeing him off come to join us for our last monthly pub quiz with Andy at the helm this Sunday. Expect the usual great prizes. £1 per entrant with a maximum team size of six. Booking recommended.
Wassail the bard
Finally, if you’re looking to do something this weekend but fancy escaping all the tinsel and Michael Bublé, why not go wassailing at Shakespeare’s Birthplace? Every day until the 30th of December, the trust is hosting guided tours of Shakespeare’s Birthplace showing what the traditional Tudor Christmases the bard himself would have enjoyed which finishes with a ‘free taste’ of the House Steward’s wassail.