This was my first time going to The Maids Head. I found the atmosphere to be very welcoming, happy to let in dogs and is kept to a very good standard of cleanliness.
Additionally, the menu is good and varied. The pub does an amazing job as the food is locally sourced, I found the meat from Spinny Abbey Farm (local) to be especially delicious. It's also very good for veggies. If you want a great lunch the sausage and mash is just 'smashing'!
So if you are visiting the area for work or leisure, this is a great find. I would certainly look forward to a return visit if we have cause to be in the area again.