March update from Rob at The Maynard


So the news we had all been waiting for was announced on the 22nd February.  We have a way out and hope on the horizon to be able to live normally.  We’re still not sure what normal trading feels like as we’ve never had the luxury of it.  However, with what we’ve been faced with we have full confidence that we have this covered.

February has been another good month (under the circumstances).  Chef Adrian has smashed out a fantastic Valentine’s takeaway menu.  We are continuing our pledge to keep refurbishing our existing rooms; adding a modern contemporary theme, whilst being sympathetic to the heritage of this fantastic building.

George has also been roaming around the Peak District on huge walks, including Stanage Edge, which has just been voted one of the most picturesque parts of the UK.

Other than the above we’re ready to get going , bringing you delicious takeaway meals until we can do so.

Boris has spoken

The prime minister has announced steps (not the 90’s pop group, who refuse to go away) to reopening the economy.  Provisional dates have been given of when these might happen and they all depend on criteria and everyone behaving themselves.

Step 2 – Alfresco

Whilst we had a beautiful spring last year, we cannot guarantee the same.  A marquee has been ordered with heaters to a select few warm on wet and cold days/evenings.  Live music is booked for every Sunday.  We are also seeking clarity on how weddings will take place for up to 15 people.

Step 3 – A bit more normal

Our hotel, bar & restaurant will open and we can honour bookings for up to 6 people for bedrooms, meals and drinks (no scotch eggs required).  Weddings, events and outdoor gatherings of up to 30 people can also take place

Step 4 – I can’t belieeeeve it!

Restrictions on numbers will be dropped.  Wedding, events can resume with large numbers.  You can celebrate those postponed celebrations and there might even be dancing…

Mum’s the word

The snow drops are out, it won’t be long until the daffodils follow.  That can mean one thing, Mothering Sunday is coming.  The 14th of March to be precise.  Last year restaurants had only just been forced to close 2 days before the day, however with social distancing restrictions not being enforced, many were still able to celebrate Mother’s Day at home with the whole family.  This year is different again.

We understand the stresses and heart-wrench of not being to gather the family together for important calendar dates.  Our takeaway offering might just put a smile on a few faces.  Firstly, Mum can relax.  No cooking and minimal washing up!  You can also collect a takeaway from us and drop it off to elderly relatives.  Nothing would make anyone happier than a delivery of lovely rare sirloin of beef with all the trimmings.  We also will deliver to anyone that requires it, within 5 miles.

All the meals will be freshly prepared by ourselves using the freshest of local ingredients.  A full reheat guide will be issued with each takeaway.

To order, email us before 5pm on Thursday 11th March to


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