ALE November/December 1996 No. 286

Anglian Pub of the Year

Maiden's Head, Whitwell

In the middle of Hertfordshire between Stevenage and Luton, it was bought by McMullens in about 1898, a 17th century building now greatly altered and restored. Mike and Barbara Jones have been the publicans for the last 14 years. Mike has won the McMullens Best Kept Cellar award for the last four years.

To become Anglian Pub of the Year, The Maidens Head had to beat off the strong challenge of local pubs The Cambridge Blue and The Ship at Brandon Creek, as well as The Prince of Wales, Stow Maries (south-east Essex) and The Turks Head (East Suffolk). We wish the publicans and McMullens Brewery good luck as the pub goes forward to the National Pub of the Year contest.

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