Maulden Village Pubs

Maulden used to have many pubs, and there are historical records of at least 7 in the village. Sadly, there are now just two active village pubs – The George and the White Hart – in line with the trend to loss of public houses and amenity throughout the UK in the last three decades. A third pub, The Dog And Badger, is rumoured to have closed permanently in 2020 as a result of the CoViD-19 virus.

The George

The George, a Grade II listed building in the village has reopened after a really impressive and complete renovation.

The pub has food, lots of seating inside and out, a meeting room, and overnight accommodation.

The George Interior

As it was:

The George, Maulden

The White Hart

This large inn is in the middle of the village and has a strong following for its food and events, including a summer beer festival, live music events, New Years Eve ball and more.


This pub has a wide range of activities and is very popular most nights of the week – well worth dropping in for a well kept pint or good family meal.

The Dog and Badger (Closed 2020?)

A pub with a large bar, real ale and well liked food offering.

The Dog and Badger has an amazing history – having once been owned by the wife of Horace Walpole. A list of the licencees is available online from 1822 to 1995 on this local history website.

Maulden Pub Dog and Badger

Historic Inns

The Black Horse

The village lost the Black Horse in 2012, and the site has been developed for housing now. It was the last “boozer” in the village, a pure village beer drinkers’ pub.

Black Horse Pub Maulden

The Commander In Chief

A pub on Clophill Road – lost to time…

The Anchor

This one is mentioned in a few records as an old half-timber and thatch inn, stands picturesquely on the south of the main road at the west end of the village opposite the road from Haynes” it is further described in an Barrett Family old text as “of respectable antiquity”. The building is still quite obvious in George Street, and would have been accessed mainly by a walking or ridden track from Haynes to the North of the village.

The Ship

We wrote a little about the ship and other lost pubs in this post on the history of pubs in Maulden.