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The Queens Head, Cambridge

Fowlmere Road
Newton
Postal town: Cambridge
CB22 7PG
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Queens Head

One of the "Magnificent Seven" pubs that have appeared in every edition of The Good Beer Guide,this is the epitome of a country village pub and I doubt it has changed in the fifty years that the Short family have been running it. The wooden front door opens onto a wood pannelled corridor with doors to the public bar to the right and saloon to the left.I went left and came into a very traditional pub interior with wooden beams,horns and antlers on the walls and a large brick fireplace with a warming log fire on a cold midweek lunchtime.There is also an unused inglenook at the end of the room,the furniture is authentic wooden,some settles and there is a small serving counter in one corner.
Although there is a freehouse sign outside,the pub only carries three Adnam's ales all served from the wood.Southwold Bitter and Broadside are regulars,my seasonal Topaz was in top condition.There is a simple lunchtime menu of soup and rolls or sandwiches,a little pricey but very high quality.
The public bar is larger but still traditional and there is no muzak,machines or any other modern contraptions.Use of mobile phones inside is politely outlawed.
This is a real gem and is popular with locals ,walkers and cyclists and if you want to step back in time to how pubs were in the immediate post war period,I am hard pressed to think of a better example.The younger members of the family now run the pub and are good,friendly hosts .Don't miss out on this pub if you are in the area.

On 27th October 2012 - rating: 8
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Rob Thomas left this review about The Queens Head

This is what a pub should be. Ale out of the cask. Two bars, public and sallon. Roaring fire in winter. Fantastic.

On 3rd December 2010 - rating: 10
[User has posted 4 recommendations about 4 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Foxton, 2.31 miles, 44 min walk (show)
Shelford (Cambs), 2.95 miles, 57 min walk (show)
Shepreth, 3.51 miles, 1 hr 7 min walk (show)
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15th Sep 2018, 10:24
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15th Sep 2018, 10:24
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
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